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Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World (UPDATED)

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We have already published some lists about athlete’s height like, Top 12 Tallest Cricketers and also 12 Tallest Bowlers in Cricket, Top 10 Shortest Cricket Players, Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time, Top 10 Shortest Athletes of All Time, Top 5 Shortest Soccer Players. here we going to compile another list about height and here is the Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players  List.


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We are going to include all the footballers who had to have played some sort of professional football during their careers. This would be fitting to answer the eternal question: Who is the tallest footballer in the world? scroll down to get to your answers.

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players


Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World
The 26-year-old goalkeeper is officially the tallest goalkeeper and soccer player on the planet, measuring up to a monstrous 6ft 10 inches. He began his career in Netherlands at Willem II, the former club of Jaap Stam before he moved to PSV. he also played K.V. Kortrijk (Belgium). this lanky Goal-keeper doesn’t even have to jump to catch the incoming corners because of his 6.10 height.

Paul Millar

Height: 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)

Paul Millar is a British Third division striker who plays for Elgin City FC. He is also a full time fireman who works at the RAF Kinloss base at Moray in the Highland areas of Scotland. Elgin City FC staff had to heighten the entrance because of his 6.10 feet height. He is at 2nd position among tallest soccer players.

Vanja Ivesa

Height: 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World
Vanja Ivesa Croatian goalkeeper, currently plays for Elazığspor, the first division club in Turkey. after debuting with NK Istra in 1995, Vanja Ivesa played multiple clubs in and out of Croatia like, Australian league team Sydney United FC in 2002, NK Zminj, Croatian Football Club, Eskişehirspor, a Turkish Club. He is the 3rd Tallest Soccer Players on earth.

Yang Changpeng

Height : 2.05 m (6 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

Next one on Tallest Soccer Players, Yang is a Chinese striker and is well known due to his stint in Bolton Wanderers in 2006. Upon his arrival, he was dubbed as “Chinese Peter Crouch” when he was at one-month trial in England, but as he failed to make an impression, he moved back. He is currently playing for Meizhou Kejia.
the 6 feet and 8.1⁄2 inches tall Chinese, is the 4th tallest footballer of the world.

Tor Hogne Aaroy

Height: 2.04 m (6 ft 8 1/2 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World
Tor Hogne Aaroy is a Norwegian football forward. Standing 2.04 m (6 ft 8 1⁄2 in) tall, Tor Hogne Aaroy is the world’s 5th Tallest Soccer Players.
Aarøy was called up to the Norwegian national team on 27 January 2009, as a part of caretaker coach Egil Olsen’s first squad. He eventually opted to withdraw from the squad to stay home awaiting the birth of his second child.

Lacina Traore

Height : 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World
Lacina Traoré is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for Everton on loan from AS Monaco. He is nicknamed the “Gentle Giant”, due to his 6 ft 8in frame, he not just rely on his height but also on his pace and power.  Traoré is 6th among the tallest professional footballers.

Costel Pantilimon

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World

Costel Fane Pantilimon is a Romanian footballer who plays for the Premier League club Manchester City as a goalkeeper. At the height of 6’8″ (203 cm), he is currently the tallest player in the Premier League. He is known for his fine conduct and performance which could be seen during France vs. Romania in 2012 Euro qualifier
over-all he is the 7th tallest footballer in history.

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Kjell Petter Opheim

Height :    2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Kjell Petter is an goal-keeper for norway’s club Stryn Football (3rd tier league team in norway), Stryn Football also played for other clubs in norway like, 2-time Norwegian Premier League winners Lyn Football and the 1983 Norwegian Cup winners Moss FK. but never really made a mark for himself in the world of football.
standing 6.8 feet tall, he is the 10th tallest footballer in the world.

Even Iversen

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Iverson is a Norwegian defender and has never played outside of norway. In fact, he is believed to be without a club at the moment. The only pinnacle of his professional soccer career was when he played in Norwegian League Champions Bode/Glimt in 2006-2007.
with frame of 6.8 inches, Iverson is the 9th tallest player in football history.

Oyvind Hoas

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Top 10 Tallest Soccer Players in the World

Yet another lanky footballer from Norway, but unlike the former ones, he has made a name for himself in soccer world. Oyvind Hoas plays as a striker. he starts his career playing for Molde FK, then he transfered to Fredrikstad two years later.
Oyvind Hoas is now playing for Honefoss (Norwegian first division team). With height of 6ft and 8 inches, he is one of the tallest soccer players in the world.

Which one is your favorite in this list of Tallest Soccer Players, let us know in the comments section below.


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