Peter Crouch enters Guinness Book of World Records

Peter Crouch is now the proud holder of a Guinness World Record for the most headed goals scored in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old beanpole became the first player to score 50 headers in England’s top flight when he netted the only goal in Stoke City’s win over Southampton on the final day of last season and his landmark achievement has now been officially commemorated by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Despite being a bit-part player at Stoke, Crouch has netted twice in the league so far this season – including another header – taking his Premier League goals tally to 103. Speaking in May, the former England international revealed he has no intention to retire any time soon.

The first thing to go as a player is pace, but it is fair to say I never had a great deal of that so my game has never revolved around it,he said.

I have other attributes and I don’t think those other attributes are waning any time soon. I am not going to lose what I bring to the table.

I know I can play at this level for a number of years. The thought of not doing it every day does worry me, to be honest. It is that fear that has made me so hungry this season. When you become older you appreciate it more, you appreciate just how good what we do for a living is.

Mark Hughes played until he was nearly 40 at a decent level and I think I can do the same. Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer previously held the Premier League record for headed goals with 46, while ex-Chelsea defender John Terry managed an impressive 27 before dropping down to the Championship in the summer.

Top 10 Premier League aerial specialists

1. Peter Crouch – 51
2. Alan Shearer – 46
3. Dion Dublin – 45
4. Les Ferdinand – 40
5. Dwight York – 38
6. Teddy Sheringham – 36
– Duncan Ferguson – 36
8. Tim Cahill – 31
9. Robbie Fowler – 28
10. Andrew Cole – 27
– John Terry – 27

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