Top the tallest football players (Step 2)


Many people think tall players are too slow, or their reactions aren't sharp enough. However, tall players can be effective as target-men when building attacks quickly and as strong.

Here are the tallest football players in the world ( Step 2):

6. Lacina Traoré (ST) 2.04m - (6ft8)
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Lacina Traoré (born 20 May 1990) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for Anzhi Makhachkala in the Russian Premier League but is already 6ft 8in tall. The Ivorian striker plays for Anzhi Makhachkala in the Russian Premier League and joined for an undisclosed fee - believed to be over £15m. Traoré has scored 59 goals in 160 games as a career total, including a goal for Anzhi against Liverpool in their 1-0 win.

7. Oyvind Hoas (ST) - 2.03m - (6ft8)
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Oyvind Hoas is also a Norwegian striker and plays for Sarpsborg 08 in the Tippeligaen. Currently in his tenth year as a professional footballer, he has a career total of 64 goals in 210 appearances. He trained with Luton Town, who were then a League One side before the 07/08 season. He came close to signing for the club, but a transfer never materialised.

8. Nikola Žigić - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
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Serbian striker who is currently playing for Valencia in Spain.  Nikola Zigic plays for Birmingham City in the Championship. He joined Birmingham from Valencia in May 2010 and plays as a centre-forward for the club. He has 25 goals in 91 games for Birmingham, including the opening goal in the 2011 Carling Cup Final in which Birmingham beat favourites Arsenal 2-1. Many clubs have reportedly gone after the big man, including Tottenham Hotspur, Fenerbahçe, Man City, Werder Bremen, Barcelona and Juventus.

9. Jan Koller (ST) - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
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Jan Koller (was born 30 March 1973) is a former Czech footballer.
As an international player he played as a striker for the Czech Republic national team. The Czech Striker is currently playing in the French 3rd division with AS Cannes after recent years with Krylya Sovetov Samara, 1. FC Nuremberg, AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.

10. Zeljko Kalac (GK)  - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
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Australian Goalkeeper who was up until last season, with AC Milan in Serie A. He now plays for recently promoted Kavala in the Greek Super League. He made three appearances in 1996 for Leicester City in England while playing for current Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill.
Honours Champions League : 2007 (AC Milan); Club World Cup : 2007 (AC Milan); Club World Cup : 2008 (AC Milan); European Super Cup : 2007 (AC Milan); League Cup : 1997 (Leicester City)
Clubs: Australia, AC Milan

11. Paolo Acerbis (GK) - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
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Paolo Domenico Acerbis (born 5 May 1981) is an Italian footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper. Italian Goalkeeper currently playing with Grosseto in Serie B after a short spell with Livorno in Serie A.

12. Peter Crouch - 2.01m - (6ft7)
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The Tottenham striker and his family moved to Singapore when he was 4 and lived there for a year. Peter Crouch is a victim of his own body - one of the Premier League's tallest players, he often finds balls lumped up to him in the hopes he'll get a flick on, but he is probably more talented with the ball at his feet.  is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Stoke City as a striker. He was capped 42 times by the England national team from 2005 to 2010, scoring 22 goals for his country in that time
Crouch suffered a dip in confidence when he took a while to get off the mark at Liverpool, but Crouch has since settled in well at Tottenham Hotspur alongside the nippy Jermain Defoe.
Born 30/01/1981 - Macclesfield
Height 6'7" Weight 10.9st
Honours Championship : 2004 (Norwich City); Community Shield : 2006 (Liverpool); European Super Cup : 2005 (Liverpool); FA Cup : 2006 (Liverpool); League Cup : 1999 (Tottenham Hotspur)
Clubs Southampton, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Portsmouth, England, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool

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