Top Tallest Football Players


Here are the five tallest footballers in the world today:
Height can be a very desirable trait for a footballer depending on a team's style. Tall players can be effective as target-men when building attacks quickly and as strong. Tall footballers bring strength to a team and strike fear into their opponents as they have a physical advantage on high balls.

1. Belgian Goalkeeper
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 Belgian Goalkeeper who plays for the Belgium Jupiler League club, Standard Liege. Kristof van Hout joined Willem II in 2004, he came from K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel as a youth. On June 2011, he returned to Kortrijk on a one-year contract. He is the joint tallest footballer in the professional game along with Elgin City FC Paul Millar.

2. Yang Changpeng (ST)- 2.05m - (6ft8½)
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Yang Changpeng (born May 1 1989), the Chinese footballer, currently playing for Bolton Wanderers on trial from Wuhan Huanghelou. Chinese striker who currently plays for the club Three Gorges Kangtian in China. Yang had a one month trial with Bolton Wanderers where he was dubbed 'China's Peter Crouch' by the British media due to his extremely tall stature.  After 2011 season Yang Changpeng became a free agent and went for various trails and ended up at Shenzhen with newly-founded Shenzhen Fengpeng.

3. Vanja Iveša (GK) - 2.05m - (6ft8½)
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4. A Croatian footballer Vanja Iveša plays for Elazığspor as a goalkeeper. He was born on 21 July 1977.
Vanja’s the product of the youth system of NK Istra. In 2003, NK Zminj bought the player’s contract out. In 2012, the footballer opted to join Elazığspor to play in the Turkish Super League.

5. Tor Hogne Aarøy (ST) - 2.04m - (6ft8)
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Norwegian Striker who plays with Aalesund FK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen. After spells with Spjelkavik IL and Frigg, Aarøy tried his luck at Rosenborg BK from 1999 to 2001. In 2011 he moved to Japan to play for J. League Division 2 side JEF United Ichihara Chiba.
Kjell Petter Opheim (GK) 2.03m - (6ft8)

The Norwegian goalkeeper currently plays for Stryn Fotball in the Norwegian 3rd division after recently playing for FC Lyn Oslo in the Tippeligaen. Standing 2.03m - (6ft8) tall, Kjell Petter Opheim  is one the world's tallest professional footballers

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