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!
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.