Here are the top 10 tallest football players in the world
Being tall is a blessing to a player. A tall player will have a greater advantage of connecting headers and clear the ball.
However short players have their own advantages. They dribble better than tall players and they somehow balance themselves while dribbling even if they fall while dribbing.
Top 10 tallest football player in the world:
1. Kristof Van Hout (2.08m/6ft10in) – The 31-year-old goalkeeper is officially the tallest goalkeeper and in the world, measuring up to a monstrous 6ft 10 inches.
2. Paul Millar (2.08m/6ft10in) – Besides being a footballer, he is also a full-time fireman who works at the RAF Kinloss base at Moray in the Highland areas of Scotland.
3. Vanja Ivesa (2.05m/6ft9in) – Croatian goalkeeper Vanja Ivesa is the oldest player ever to participate in the Croatian First Football League on 17th February 2018.
4. Yang Changpeng (2.05m/6ft8in) – He is currently playing for Henan Jianye of the Chinese Super League. The 6 feet and 8 inches tall Chinese soccer star is the 4th tallest footballer in the world.
5. Tor Hogne Aaroy (2.04m/6ft8in) – Tor’s stint with Japanese club JEF United Chiba also got praises from football pundits. Standing at 2.04 meter (6 ft 8 1?2 in), Tor Hogne Aaroy is the world’s 5th tallest footballer in the world.
6. Lacina Traore (2.03m/6ft8in) – Traore played as a striker for Premier League side Everton and became the tallest soccer player in EPL. Traoré is nicknamed the “Gentle Giant” and “The Big Tree” due to his 6 ft 8in frame.
7. Costel Fane Pantilimon (2.03m/6ft8in) – While playing for City, Costel became the tallest soccer player in Premier League. After leaving the sky blues, he then played for Sunderland.
8. Kjell Petter Opheim (2.03m/6ft8in) – As a goalkeeper standing 6.8 feet tall, he is the 10th tallest football player in the world.
9. Even Iversen (2.03m/6ft8in) – With an unmatched height of 6.8 feet, Iverson is the 9th tallest football player in the world.
10. Yvind Hoas (2.03m/6ft8in) – Besides his club appearances, Hoas also played for the under-21 international squad of Norway. With a height of 6ft and 8 inches, he is one of the tallest soccer players in the world.
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