Peter Crouch, 38, confirmed he would retiring from football in a Twitter post today after “much deliberation”.
After the announcement was made public, his wife, Abbey Clancy, 33, released a statement to her spouse, telling him how proud she is.
She rote on Twitter: “Happy retirement to my darling husband @petercrouch We couldn’t be more proud of you!
“What an incredible career you have had! I’ve loved watching you and supporting you over the years and will continue to do so in the next chapter of your life!!”
She continued: “I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world !! We love you @petercrouch xx.”
Abbey also said she was “excited” to have her spouse at home to help look after their four children.
“Ps excited to have you as a full time manny at home #4babies @petercrouch,” she wrote.
Earlier in the day, Peter had tweeted: “After a lot of deliberation this summer I have decided to retire from football!
“Our wonderful game has given me everything. I’m so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long. X.”
In a follow-up post, Peter reflected on his incredible career in the sport and said: “If you told me at 17 I’d play in World Cups, get to a champions league final, win the Fa cup and get 100 @premierleague goals I would have avoided you at all costs. It’s been an absolute dream come true.”
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