Top 10 tallest footballers/soccer players in the world


If you think Peter Crouch is the tallest football player in this world, you will most probably get flabbergasted reading this article. Having tall football players in your football team is an asset.

On our journey to compile the most accurate list of tallest football players of all time, we came across plenty of inaccuracies and historical evidence to make this a challenging proposition. The criterion for selection was that the footballer had to have played some sort of professional football during their career. This would be fitting to answer the eternal question: Who is the tallest footballer in the world?

Although the likes of Peter Crouch, Jan Koller and Nikola Zigic are more heard of, none of them makes the list of Tallest Footballers in the world.

For the record, Peter Crouch, Jan Koller and Nikola Zigic are all 6ft 7.5in (2.02m), thereby just missing the cut in the list of tall football players. Quite a tall order!

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Kjell Petter Opheim

Height: 6ft 8in (2.03 metres)

Country – Norway

Position – Goalkeeper

This tall Norwegian goalkeeper plays for Stryn Fotball, a third tier league team from Norway.

Opheim has also played for other clubs in Norway such as two-time Norwegian Premier League winners Lyn Football and the 1983 Norwegian Cup winners Moss FK.

Despite his large frame, Opheim never really made a mark for himself in the world of football.

 

# 9 – Even Iversen

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Even Iversen

Height: 6ft 8in (2.03 metres)

Country – Norway

Position – Defender

The 31-year-old Norwegian defender hasn’t really played outside his home country.

The current whereabouts regarding Even Iversen are still unknown but most of them believe that Even is without a club at the moment.

The pinnacle of his professional career was when he represented three-time Norwegian League Champions Bode/Glimt between 2006-2007. He also scored 3 times during his 33 appearances for the club.

Iversen is, in fact, so off the grid, that even a vast google search did not turn up any images of him

 

# 8 – Øyvind Hoås

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Øyvind Hoås

 

Height: 6ft 8in (2.03 metres)

Country – Norway

Position – Striker

Yet another tall bloke from Norway. But unlike the other two in our list so far, Hoås is some what recognized. He began his career at Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Molde FK and then moved to Fredrikstad two years later with both of these teams being in the top division of Norwegian Football.

Later, Hoås moved to a second division team Sarpsborg 08 with whom he enjoyed great success. He helped them achieve promotion in 2010 but they were relegated back to the second division in the very next year. Nonetheless, Hoås scored 44 goals in 128 appearances for the team.

He has been linked with a host of second string English teams in the past including Luton Town and Norwich City.

He currently plays for another Norwegian First Division team Hønefoss.

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