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20 tallest soccer players of all time

Do you like soccer? How about the tallest athletes of all time? If you answered yes to both questions, then you are in for a real treat! Here we will discuss the 20 tallest soccer players of all time. These athletes are among the tallest and best players in the world. And they have reached amazing heights both on and off the field. We hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we enjoyed exploring and writing about them! So, without further ado, let's get started!

Top 20 tallest football players of all time:

Ever since football was invented, very tall players have appeared on the field. In fact, some of the tallest soccer players in the world are also some of the tallest people in the world. Here's a look at the 20 tallest soccer players of all time.

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The tallest soccer players of all time.

1. Simon Bloch Jorgensen

Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 10.5 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: Waltham Abbey
Nationality: Germany

Jørgensen is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a defender for FC Copenhagen and the Danish national team.

2. Christoph van Hout

Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: Lommel
Nationality: Belgium

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Belgian professional footballer Christoph van Hout is the tallest footballer in the world with an astounding 2.08 meters (6.10 feet).

3. Paul Millar

Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Deveronvale
Nationality: Scotland

Paul Millar is a Scottish professional footballer. He is the second tallest soccer player in the world at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in).

4. Vanya Ivesha

Height: 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: NK Opatija
Nationality: Croatian

The Croatian retired football goalkeeper is ranked third on the list of tallest footballers of all time.

5. Tomasz Holi

Height: 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: Carlisle United
Nationality: Czechoslovakia

Tomas Holi is a professional and tallest Czech footballer, goalkeeper of the EFL League Two club Carlisle United.

6. Yang Changpeng

Height: 2.04 m (6 ft 8 + 1⁄2 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Henan Jianye
Nationality: Chinese

The height of this Chinese footballer Yang Changpeng is 2.04 meters (6.8 feet). He is ranked 6th among the tallest football players of all time.

7. Tor Hogne Aroy

Height: 2.04 m (6 ft 8 + 1⁄2 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Aalesunds FK
Nationality: Norwegian

At 2.04m, former Norwegian football striker Tor Hogne Aroy is one of the tallest professional footballers in the world of all time.

8. Lacina Traore

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Varzim
Nationality: Ivory Coast

Ivorian professional footballer Lacina Traore, who last played as a striker for Portuguese club Varzim SC, is the 8th tallest player at 2.03m.

9. Abdul Ba

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Defender
Current club team: Al Ahly Tripoli
Nationality: Senegal

The tallest professional football player, Abdul Ba, who plays as a defender for the Libyan Premier League club Al-Ahli Tripoli.

10. Pantilimon Church

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: Al Muharraq SC
Nationality: Romanian

Romanian professional footballer Costel Pantilimon, who plays as a goalkeeper, is 2.03 m tall.

11. Kjell Petter Opheim

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: String Football
Nationality: Norwegian

Norwegian footballer Kjell Petter Opheim is the 11th tallest player in football history.

12. Even Iversen

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Defender
Current club team: Hasle-Lohren Idretslag
Nationality: Norwegian

Norwegian defender Even Iversen ranks 12th in the ranking of the tallest football players. Throughout his professional career, he has never played outside of Norway.

13. Oyvind Hoas

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Kristiansund
Nationality: Norwegian

Another lanky and tallest player from Norway, Eyvind Hoas, at 2.03 m, is ranked 13th in the ranking.

14. Mikkel Mena Quist

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Central defender
Current club team: Breidablik
Nationality: Dane-Colombian

The tallest Danish-Colombian football player who plays as a central defender for the Icelandic club Breidablik.

15. Matthew Casey

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Defender
Current club team: Gosport Borough
Nationality: England

15th tallest English professional footballer playing for Gosport Borough as a defender.

16. Peter Crouch

Height: 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Position(s): Stricker
Current club team: Brentford
Nationality: England

Crouch is a retired English professional footballer who played as a striker. He is currently one of the tallest professional footballers in history.

17. Omar Gonzalez

Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s): Central defender
Current club team: New England Revolution
Citizenship: USA

Gonzalez is an American professional football player who plays as a defenseman for Mexican club Pachuca and the United States national team.

18. Paul Robinson

Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s): Goalkeeper
Current club team: York City
Nationality: England

Robinson is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the fourth tallest professional football player in history.

19. Georgy Aburdzhania

Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s): Midfielder
Current club team: Gil Vicente
Nationality: Georgia

Aburdzhania is a Georgian professional footballer, a midfielder for the Ukrainian club Desna Chernihiv and the Georgian national team.

20. Juan Pablo Angel

Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s): Forward
Current club team: Atlético Nacional.
Nationality: Colombian

Ángel is a Colombian former professional soccer player who played as a striker and is currently the seventh tallest professional soccer player in history.

John Riise (1.94 m): Riise is a Norwegian former professional footballer who has played as a full-back or winger on both sides of midfield and is currently ranked ninth on the list of tallest professional footballers in history.

Thomas Ujfalushi (1.94 m): Ujfalushi is a former professional footballer from the Czech Republic who played as a centre-back or right-back and is currently ranked 20th in the list of tallest professional footballers in history.

As you can see, throughout history there have been very tall players who have graced the field. Christoph van Hout and Paul Millar, at 2.08 meters, are considered the tallest professional football players in history, while Wan Ywesha and Yang Changpeng are tied for second at 2.05 meters each. Tor Hogne Aroy is fifth with 2.04 meters, followed by Lacina Traore (2.03), Costel Pantilimon (2.03), Kjell Petter Opheim (2.03), Even Iversen (2.03) and Oyvind Hoas (2.03). Thank you for reading!

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20 tallest soccer players of all time