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Top 10 Tallest Footballers In The World

Top 10 Tallest Football/Soccer Players In The World

World’s tallest footballers? Who are the tallest football players in the world? Who are the tallest footballers in World right now? Well fear not, SillySeason have you covered and have identified the 10 tallest footballers in the world.

Automatically most fans will think of Peter Crouch when you say name a tall footballer, but surprisingly, he doesn’t make the top-10 list with the tallest footballers in the world as being 6 ft 7 just isn’t tall enough.

On this list will be players you’ve probably never heard of, but we will provide you with a bit of background history and also show you just how tall they are.

Top 10 Tallest Footballers In The World

Who is the tallest footballer? I know what you have all been wondering. So without wasting anymore time, lets take a look into the giants of the footballing world. Our next list will be with the shortest football player in world. This is a list of the tallest professional footballers.

10. Kjell Petter Opheim – 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Kjell Petter Opheim is one of the Top 10 Tallest Footballers In The World. The 33-year-old goalkeeper stands at 6 ft 8, which is quite important considering he is a goalkeeper.

For those of you who haven’t heard of him, which is most likely all of you, Opheim currently plays in the Norwegian third division with a team called Stryn Soccer.

He has previously played for teams like; Oslo East, Manglerud Star, Lyn and Moss.

Now you will never forget the name of this Norwegian giant.

9. Even Iverson – 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Ever Iversen is also one of the Top 10 Tallest Footballers In The World. Another player famous in Norway. They just love the tall players.

Well this centre-back also stands at 6 ft 8 and commands his defensive area when playing in the Norwegian league.

Iversen has has previous with Oslo East and Flakstad IL.

The 33-year-old has now retired from professional football. We think.

8. Oyvind Hoas – 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Another player from Norway is also one of the tallest Football Players in the World. What do they put in the food out there?!

Oyvind Hoas is your classic target-man striker. The 6 ft 8 man stands over most of his opponents and most defenders trying to block him and mark him.

The 31-year-old has enjoyed spells with; Molde, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Honefoss, which is where he currently plays.

He spent most of his career with Sarpsborg, making over 100 appearances for the club

7. Costel Pantilimon – 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Costel Pantilimon is also one of the tallest Soccer Players in the World. I would guess that it is finally a soccer player you would have heard of.

Costel Pantilimon has spent most of his career as an understudy to Joe Hart at Manchester City, however, he ended his time there when he agreed to join Sunderland.

The Romanian is still in the Premier League and is currently at Nottingham Forest on loan from Watford.

6. Lacina Traore – 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)

Another player you should have heard of. Lacina Traore.

A massive centre-forward who surprisingly is quick on his feet and good on the ground as well.

The Ivorian came onto the scene in Russia with Anzhi before completing a move to France with AS Monaco.

Another guy that stands at 6 ft 8 and another real handful striker.

5. Tor Hogne Aaroy – 2.04 m (6 ft 8 1/2 in)

Yep. Back to Norway.

Tor Hogne Aaroy just eclipses anyone who is 6 ft 8 as he has an extra half onto that and is just shy of 6 ft 9.

The 38-year-old, who was a forward, has recently retired from the game, ending his career with Aalesund.

Aaroy spent most of his time at that club and returned there for a season to retire. He spent 10-years there from 2001 til 2011 making nearly 300 appearances.

4. Yang Changpeng – 2.05 m (6 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

Nickname the Chinese Peter Crouch. Can you tell why?!

A very tall striker that actually spent one-month in England with Bolton Wanderers on trial. However he failed to impress and didn’t get the chance to play in English leagues.

Changpeng has spent all of his career in China with Chinese clubs, but at the age of 26, there is still hope for the man-mountain.

Who would want to try and mark this lad?!

3. Vanja Ivesa – 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)

Coming in at number-three is a 6 ft 9 goalkeeper. Monster.

Vanja Ivesa is a Croatian ‘keeper who currently plays for Opatija. The 38-year-old has played for numerous clubs over his career, but spent most of his time in Turkey with Eskişehirspor.

He made over 100 appearances for the Turkish club but has sadly never made an appearance for his national team despite his rather large frame.

2. Paul Millar – 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)

The largest footballer in British football.

Paul Millar is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Elgin City and he stands at a whopping 6 ft 10.

Millar signed for Elgin back in 2010 after playing in a friendly when he was part of the Royal Air Force. The manager of Elgin was so impressed by his performance, he decided to sign him.

Sadly for Millar he’s recently suffered a horror knee injury and hasn’t played football in a long time.

1. Kristof van Hout is the tallest footballer in the world- 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)

World’s tallest footballer? Kristof van Hout is the Tallest Football Player in the World. He is the world’s tallest professional footballer. 

Kristof Van Hout stands at a whopping 6 ft 10 and at just 28-years-old, he’s got plenty of game-time left in him. The joint tallest footballer in the world.

Van Hout is a goalkeeper, so he must look rather intimidating in between the sticks, but he’s yet to command the number-one position at any club he’s been with.

The tallest Soccer Player in the World, Kristof Van Hout,  is currently at K.V.C. Westerlo.

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