Top 10 Tallest Football Players

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 1

In football shorter players mostly have better control of the ball, they are more agile and seem to run faster a few examples are Lionel Messi, Maradona and Pele etc who are easily the three of the best footballers ever but today we are going to put up a list of 10 players who are tall, very tall infect and have played professional football.

Its interesting that most of these very tall players are goalkeepers, for a very tall out-field player its hard to match the pace of the game but we have seen some tall strikers like Crouch and Drogba.

Even Iverson (2.03m – 6.8 ft)

A defender from Norway who played all his career in norway football league, Iverson has a massive stature with a 6.8 feet not the most agile put a powerhouse in his league.

Oyvind Hoas (2.03m – 6.8ft)

Another player from the Norway league, Hoas plays as a striker for Honefoss in the top division in norway. He has been a consistant performer and ranks pretty high in the tallest players list.

Costel Pantilimon (2.03m – 6.8ft)

Romanian goalkeepr Pantilimon is currently playing second fiddle to Joe Hart in Manchester City squad. He made a few appearences in 2012-13. Pretty solid solid keeper and one of the tallest player in premier league.

Lacina Traore (2.04m – 6 ft 8.5 in)

Played for Everton recently on loan, Ivory Coast striker is tall but has decent pace and power to his game.

Tor Hogne Aaroy (2.04m – 6 ft 8.5 in )

Another player from the Norway , Tor Hogne Aaroy is pretty good footballer he is not only tall but immensly powerfull header of the ball, scored loads of goals before called up for the National side back in 2009.

Peter Crouch (2.05m – 6 ft 8.7 in)

English striker who is probably the most famous one in the list, Crouch hit the peak of his career when started every game for England in 2010 FIFA World Cup in south africa. He has been regarded as the tallest premier league player for some time currently playing for Stoke City.

Yang Changpeng (2.05m – 6 ft 8.7 in)

Chinese player who spent a month on trial for Bolton Wanderes in 2006 but never made it to the premier league, currently playing in chinese super league for Meizhou Kejia.

Vanja Ivesa (2.06m – 6.9 ft)

One of tallest player to have graced football is croatian goalkeeper Vanja Ivesa who played for number of clubs around the world. He played in Croatia, Turkey, Australia and a couple of lower divisions in Germany and Italy. His heights is around 6.9 feet making him one of the tallest footballer in he world.

Paul Millar (2.07m – 6 ft 9.5 in)

Paul Millar plays in the lower divisions of english football currently playing for Elgin City FC. He is almost 6.10 feet tall making him the tallest player in the english league system.

Kristof van Hout (2.08m – 6.10 ft)

Kristof van Hout tallest footballer in the world

So the tallest footballer in the world is Kristof Va Hout who played for PSV in the dutch league. Guy is 6.10 feet tall and can be a giant on set pieces and corners. Probably dont have to jump when defending corners.

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  • Jon Ingleson

    This article isn’t factually correct so largely pointless (no pun intended)

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