July 13, 2017 13:34 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Crouch jokes about having 'Crouchinho' on back of shirt

Crouch jokes about having 'Crouchinho' on back of shirt

In response to a Twitter using querying why players like James Rodriguez could have 'James' on the back of their shirt, Crouch joked that he too had enquired about a potential change.

Peter Crouch has gained quite a reputation for his Twitter page, sharing jokes at every opportunity... and this summer is no different.

Perhaps the most humorous was his picture alongside a giraffe, referring to the animal as his 'family', and now the Stoke striker has been at it again.

In response to a Twitter user querying why players like James Rodriguez could have names like 'James' on the back of their shirt, Crouch joked that he too had enquired about a change ahead of the new season.

Peter Crouch, pictured in a pre-season friendly for Stoke, has been cracking jokes on Twitter

Peter Crouch, pictured in a pre-season friendly for Stoke, has been cracking jokes on Twitter

The big striker joked that he has asked to have 'Crouchinho' on the back of next season's shirt

The big striker joked that he has asked to have 'Crouchinho' on the back of next season's shirt

He wrote: 'Always wondered this . I have made inquiries . From next season I will be known as crouchinho 25.'

This is all well and good, but has Crouch made quite a crucial error in his humorous claim?

In fact, the Brazilian nickname -inho means 'little', meaning the 6ft 7ins striker would be changing his name to 'Little Crouch'.

Perhaps a better swap would be to add -ao to the end of his surname, making it 'Crouchao', or 'Big Crouch'.

Crouch this summer captioned a picture on Twitter saying he was spending time with 'family'

Crouch this summer captioned a picture on Twitter saying he was spending time with 'family'

The Stoke man scored the winning penalty in a shootout against Young Boys on Wednesday

The Stoke man scored the winning penalty in a shootout against Young Boys on Wednesday

The former England striker is now 36 years old and heading to the twilight years of his career, but he insists he still has plenty left in the tank.

Speaking to BBC Radio Stoke, he said: 'Getting to a certain age where people are supposed to be retiring has made me hungrier.

'I want to stay around for a lot longer yet. I love what I do.

'Coming in every day and playing football, then having a match at the end of it all, to work towards, is something that I've always loved and still want to do.'

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