If you don’t already listen to ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, then you should, as the former England striker is good value and regularly tells brilliant anecdotes about his playing career.
On his most recent episode, he’s recounted having his teeth knocked out at The Britannia Stadium back in 2012, by then Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini!
Here’s the quotes:
“The Coloccini one. He gave me an elbow and it was one of those that was intentional.
“I went to jump and he had one eye on me, elbow in the chops. I lost all four of my front teeth. They all fell out at the same time but I caught two of them.
“The other two were on the floor and the physio came on and my mouth was gushing with blood. I asked the physio if he could get my two teeth back in!
“I tried to play but there was no chance. I went back in at half-time and I tried to put the teeth back in. If you put them straight in milk apparently it keeps them alive so there is a possibility of getting them back in.
“It was awful, really. My front four teeth are all false. They are filed down to pegs and they are like veneers.
“I have been called the fourth Bee Gee at times and I would like to address it now that it was a medical procedure.
“I didn’t want to look like the fourth Bee Gee but I can see it!”
Our former captain certainly had a nasty side!
Who could forget his red card at Anfield for his tackle on Suarez, or when he nearly took Demba Ba’s head off when his former team mate came back to St James for the first time with Chelsea.
The 38-year-old is still playing, believe it or not, with him recently signing a new contract with Argentine side San Lorenzo!