Robert Huth and Ryan Shawcross formed a very good friendship off the pitch at Stoke City some years ago and it helped them on it as they propelled the Potters to establish themselves in the Premier League. Robert Huth and Ryan Shawcross formed a potent central defensive partnership at Stoke City.
Huth recentlypaid tribute to Shawcross in January after the ex-Stoke City skipper retired from football upon the advise from medical doctors. He called time on his career as a professional footballer after failing to recover from a persistent back injury. Shawcross spent the last year of his career at Inter Miami in the MLS (Major League Soccer).The Englishman suffered as a result of the back injury at various times in his career before he decided to quit football after another setback.