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Top 10 tallest footballers in the world

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It sure can’t be easy to play football when you are tall.

Many people think tall players are too slow, or their reactions aren’t sharp enough. 

If you think Peter Crouch is the tallest football player in this world, you will most probably get flabbergasted reading this article. Since being short means more technique and speed, having tall football players in your football team is also an important asset.

On our journey to compile the most accurate list of tallest football players of all time, we came across plenty of inaccuracies and historical evidence to make this a challenging proposition. The criterion for selection was that the footballer had to have played some sort of professional football during their career. This would be fitting to answer the eternal question: Who is the tallest football players in the world?

To find out the answer to this eternal question, let’s take a look at our list of the Top 10 tallest footballers in the world.

10. Oyvind Hoas – 203 cm

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He is a tall bloke from Norway, but Hoas is some what recognized. Oyvind Hoas currently plays as a striker for Kristiansund since his joining in 2015.

He started his football journey while playing for Molde FK, and then he transferred to Fredrikstad two years later. He earned acknowledgements for his brief career with Honefoss (Norwegian first division team). Besides his club appearances, Hoas also played for the under-21 international squad of Norway.

9. Even Iversen – 203 cm

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The 31-year-old Norwegian defender hasn’t really played outside his home country. The current whereabouts regarding Even Iversen are still unknown but most of them believe that Even is without a club at the moment.

The pinnacle of his professional career was when he represented three-time Norwegian League Champions Bodo/Glimt between 2006-2007. He also scored 3 times during his 33 appearances for the club.



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