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Top 10 tallest footballers in the world


8. Kjell Petter Opheim – 203 cm

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Norwegian footballer Kjell Petter Opheim has earned compliments for his performance with Norway’s club Stryn Football (3rd tier Norwegian league squad). Besides Stryn, he also played for several other big clubs such as 2-time Norwegian Premier League winners Lyn Football and the 1983 Norwegian Cup winners Moss FK.

He also participated in several competitive matches for Manglerud Star club. Despite having good seasons in the Norwegian lower league, Opheim never really made a mark for himself in the world of football.

7. Costel Pantilimon – 203 cm

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Romanian footballer Costel Fane Pantilimon currently plays as a goalkeeper for English Championship club Nottingham Forest. He earned praises for his performance with Manchester City during his time in the club between 2011 and 2014. While playing for City, he became the tallest soccer player in Premier League. After leaving the Citizens, he then played for Sunderland.

He is known for his fine conduct and performance. Besides his club career, Pantilimon also played for the Romanian national team since 2008. He is currently the 7th tallest footballer in the world.


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