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Five Of The Tallest Footballers

Tall players can influence any side they play in, as their height brings a completely different dynamic to their team. Maybe they’re not appreciated at much as they should be, but the Fan Park has had a look at some of the tallest players to have left their mark on the game.

Kristof Van Hout

Height: 2, 08 m

The goalkeeper is reported to be the tallest player in football right now, and when you see him standing next to his captain for the handshakes, it’s not difficult to believe! How does he manage to get down?

Nikola Zigic

Height: 2, 02 m

The former Birmingham City forward looked an intimidating force whenever he took to the field, and it’s probably because he looked a giant compared to his opposition!

Peter Crouch

Height: 2, 02 m

The Stoke forward redefined the term ‘target man’ when he burst on the scene, and has donned that role ever since. He’s often blown up for his arms being all over his opponent, but what does the ref expect? It’s not his fault he’s that tall. Funnily enough, he isn’t bad with his feet as well!

Per Mertesacker

Height: 1, 98 m

The towering centre-back hasn’t been on the best of runs in terms of form, but you’d back the Arsenal centre-back to win almost every header in the air. Notably, he is the only defender on our list.

Fernando Llorente

Height: 1, 95 m

The Juventus striker is another forward on our list, and it’s probably his strength that is his best asset. The Spaniard is a proven goal-scorer, and often wins crucial headers – which his height allows him to do with ease.

Can you name any other tall players in football? 

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