Top 20 tallest soccer players of all time

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

Top 20 tallest footballers of all time:

Since the game of football was invented, some very tall players have graced the field. In fact, some of the tallest footballers in the world are also some of the tallest people in the world. Here’s a look at the 20 tallest footballers of all time.

The greatest football 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

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

2. Kristof van Hout

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

Belgian professional footballer Kristof van Hout is the tallest footballer in the world with an amazing height of 2.08 meters (6.10 feet).

3. Paul Millar

Height: 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Position(s): Striker
Current Club Team: Deveronvale
Nationality: Scotland

Paul Millar is a Scottish professional footballer. At 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in), he is the second tallest footballer in the world.

4. Vanja Iveša

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

This retired Croatian soccer goalkeeper is third on the list of the tallest soccer players of all time.

5. Tomáš Holý

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

Tomáš Holý is a Czech professional and senior footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for 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: China

This Chinese soccer player Yang Changpeng is 2.04 meters (6.8 feet) tall. Among the highest football players of all time, he ranks 6th.

7. Tor Hogne Aarøy

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

With a height of 2.04 m, Norwegian former soccer striker Tor Hogne Aarøy is one of the tallest professional soccer players in the world of all time.

8. Lacina Traoré

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

Ivory Coast professional footballer Lacina Traoré, who last played as a forward for Portuguese club Varzim SC, is the 8th tallest player at 2.03m tall.

9. Abdoul Ba

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

Top professional footballer Abdoul Ba, who plays as a defender for the Libyan Premier League club Al-Ahli Tripoli.

10. Costel Pantilimon

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

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: Stryn Football
Nationality: Norway

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

12. Even Iversen

Height: 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Position(s): Defender
Current club team: Hasle-Løren Idrettslag
Nationality: Norway

Norwegian defender Even Iversen holds the 12th place in the ranking of the highest footballers. He never played outside of Norway during his professional career.

13. Øyvind Hoås

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

Another skinny tallest soccer player from Norway, Øyvind Hoås, 2.03 m tall, holds the 13th position in the ranking.

14. Mikkel Mena Qvist

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

The tallest Danish-Colombian footballer who plays as a central defender for the Icelandic club Breiðablik.

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 who plays for Gosport Borough as a defender.

16. Peter Crouch

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

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

17. Omar Gonzalez

Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s): Middle back
Current club team: New England Revolution
Nationality: United States of America

Gonzalez is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender 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 highest paid professional soccer player in history.

19. Giorgi Aburjania

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

Aburjania is a Georgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ukrainian club Desna Chernihiv and the Georgian national team.

20. Juan Pablo Angel

Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s): Striker
Current club team: Atlético Nacional
Nationality: Colombia

Angel is a Colombian former professional footballer who played as a striker and is currently the seventh highest professional footballer in history.

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

Tomáš Ujfaluši (1.94 m): Ujfalusi is a Czech former professional footballer who played as a central defender or right back and is currently the 20th highest professional footballer in history.

As you can see, there have been some very tall players on the field throughout history. Kristof van Hout and Paul Millar are the tallest professional footballers with a height of 2.08 meters, while Vanja Iveša and Yang Changpeng share second place with a height of 2.05 meters. Tor Hogne Aarøy is in fifth place with 2.04 meters, followed by Lacina Traore (2.03), Costel Pantilimon (2.03), Kjell Petter Opheim (2.03), Even Iversen (2.03) and Øyvind Hoås (2.03). Thanks for reading!