Monday, April 12, 2010

World's Tallest Active Soccer Players

A list of the world's tallest active professional soccer players. (minimum of 2.02m - 6ft7½)

Vanja Iveša - Eskişehirspor

GK - Kristof van Hout - 2.08m - (6ft10) Standard Liege (Belgium)

FW - Yang Changpeng - 2.05m - (6ft8½) Three Gorges Kangtian (China)

GK - Vanja Iveša - 2.05m - (6ft8½) Eskişehirspor (Turkey)

FW - Vitali Shuhanau - 2.05m - (6ft8½) Nõmme Kalju (Estonia)

GK - Nikola Drkusič - 2.05m - (6ft8½) Krka (Slovenia)

FW - Tor Hogne Aarøy - 2.04m - (6ft8) Aalesund (Norway)

DF - Žarko Marković - 2.04 m (6ft8) Gaz Metan Mediaş (Romania)

GK - Costel Pantilimon - 2.03m - (6ft8) FC Timişoara (Romania)

FW - Øyvind Hoås - 2.03m - (6ft8) Sarpsborg 08 (Norway.2)

GK - Kjell Petter Opheim - 2.03m - (6ft8) Stryn Fotball (Norway.3)

GK - Milan Lukač - 2.03m - (6ft8) AEK Athens (Greece)

FW - Jan Koller - 2.02m - (6ft7½) AS Cannes (France.3)

FW - Nikola Žigić - 2.02m - (6ft7½) Valencia (Spain)

GK - Paolo Acerbis - 2.02m - (6ft7½) Grosseto (Italy.2)

GK - Zeljko Kalac - 2.02m - (6ft7½) Kavala (Greece)

FW - Stefan Maierhofer - 2.02 m (6ft7½) Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)

GK - Lazar Jovisić - 2.02m (6ft7½) CD Nacional (Portugal)

FW - Kevin Vink - 2.02m (6ft7½) RKC Waalwijk (Netherlands)

GK - Jurgen Wevers - 2.02m (6ft7½) RKC Waalwijk (Netherlands)

GK - Wojciech Kaczmarek - 2.02m - (6ft7½) Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)

GK - Pavel Kováč - 2.02m - (6ft7½) Olympiacos (Greece)

This post is an update to the previous tallest player list. I've changed the requirements from 2.00m up to 2.02m as the other list was getting too long and harder to update. This list wouldn't have been near as long without the help of all the commenters at the old post. Once again, if you know of any players that should be included in this list (2.02m or taller), please let me know and I'll add them.


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  2. Tor Hogne Aaroy from Norway is 2.05! Striker

  3. Jurgen Wevers has moved to Fc Oss and what about Lacina Traoré who plays in Romania for CFR Cluj

    (I posted a couple times on the old blog)

  4. Washington Roberto Mariano da Silva currently plays for Borac Čačak (on loan from Partizan)- 2.02

  5. Who is the tallest midfielder?

  6. dat guy so short....ha ha ha

  7. Jason mooney Wycombe goalkeeper 6ft 9in

  8. Lacina Traore from kuban khrasnodar... striker 2.03m

  9. Arsenal Defender Per Mertesacker is 6ft 6in.

  10. Tranmere Rovers have just signed Jason Mooney - quoted at 6'9"