Tallest Soccer Players of All Time
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The Top 20 Tallest Soccer Players of All Time

Do you love soccer? How about tallest athletes of all time? If you answered yes to both, then you’re in for a real treat! Here, we will be discussing the top 20 tallest soccer players of all time. These athletes are some of the tallest and best players in the world. And, they have achieved amazing heights both 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!

The Top 20 Tallest Soccer Players of All Time:

Ever since the game of soccer was invented, there have been some very tall players gracing the pitch. 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 top 20 tallest soccer players of all time.

Tallest Soccer Players
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

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

2. Kristof van Hout

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

Belgian professional footballer, Kristof van Hout is the tallest soccer player in the world with an astonishing height of 2.08 meters (6.10 ft).

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. He is the second tallest football player in the world having 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) height.

4. Vanja Iveša

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

This retired Croatian football goalkeeper is third on the list of 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: Czechoslovakia

Tomáš Holý is the Czech professional and tallest 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 footballer, Yang Changpeng is of 2.04 meters (6.8 ft) tall in height. He hold the 6th position among tallest footballers of all time.

7. Tor Hogne Aarøy

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

Norwegian former football forward, Tor Hogne Aarøy, standing 2.04 m tall, is one of the world’s tallest professional footballers of all time.

8. Lacina Traoré

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

Ivorian professional footballer Lacina Traoré, who last played as a forward for Portuguese club Varzim S.C. is the 8th tallest player standing 2.03 m tall.

9. Abdoul Ba

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

The tallest professional footballer, Abdoul Ba, who plays as a defender for 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, standing 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: Norwey

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

12. Even Iversen

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

Norwegian defender Even Iversen hold the 12th spot in the ranking of tallest soccer players. He never played outside of Norway throughout his professional career.

13. Øyvind Hoås

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

Yet another lanky tallest soccer player from Norway, Øyvind Hoås standing 2.03 m tall and hold the 13th position in the ranking.

14. Mikkel Mena Qvist

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

Tallest Danish-Colombian soccer player, who plays as a centre-back for Icelandic club Breiðablik.

15. Matthew Casey

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

The 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): Stricker
Current club team: Brentford
Nationality: England

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

17. Omar Gonzalez

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

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 soccer player who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the fourth-tallest 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 soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Ukrainian club Desna Chernihiv and the Georgia 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 soccer player who played as a striker, and is currently the seventh-tallest professional soccer player in history.

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As you can see, there have been some very tall players gracing the pitch throughout history. At 2.08 meters, Kristof van Hout and Paul Millar holds the distinction of being the tallest ever professional footballers, while Vanja Iveša and Yang Changpeng are tied for second place at 2.05 meters tall each. Tor Hogne Aarøy comes in at 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!