Football is a game that don’t necessarily require a certain height for the professional level unlike basketball , you can fine talented and popular footballers of all heights range , but thinking about who is the tallest footballer in the world can be a question that come to our mind often , because a lot of people can be curious to know who are the tallest footballers in the world , below we have prepared to you a list that consist of a descending order for The World’s Top Ten Tallest Footballers .
10- Kjell Petter Opheim .
Kjell Petter Opheim is a goal keeper in the Norwegian club Stryn , He also played for two other Norwegian clubs which are Lyn Football and Moss FK , He stands at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) which makes him the tenth tallest footballer in the world .
9- Even Iverson .
Even Iverson is also a Norwegian defender that played for the Norwegian League Champions Bode Glimt 2006, 2007 , at the moment he is believed to be not playing in any club , He stands at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) which make him the ninth tallest footballer in the world .
8- Oyvind Hoas .
Here is another Norwegian footballer that unlike the previous two has managed to make a name for himself in the international football , He played for Molde FK , Fredrikstad and now he is playing for Honefoss as a striker , He stands at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) which make him the eighth tallest footballer in the world .
7- Costel Pantilimon .
Costel Pantilimon is a Romanian footballer that plays for the Premier League club Manchester City as a goalkeeper , He is known with his performance , with a height of 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) he comes as the seventh tallest footballer in the world and the tallest in the Premier League .
6- Lacina Traore .
Lacina Traore is an Ivorian footballer that plays for AS Monaco as a striker , he is known as the Gentle Giant for his height and performance , He stands at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) which makes him the world’s sixth tallest footballer .
5- Tor Hogne Aaroy .
4- Yang Changpeng .
Yang Changpeng is a Chinese footballer who plays as a striker for Meizhou Kejia , He stands at 2.05 m (6 ft 8 1/2 in) which make him the world’s fourth tallest footballer .
3- Vanja Ivesa .
Vanja Ivesa is a Croatian footballer that currently plays for Elazığspor , He played for many clubs which include NK Zminj , Sydney FC United , He stands at 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) which makes him the third tallest footballer in the world .
2- Paul Millar .
Paul Millar is a British Footballer who plays as a striker for Elgin City FC , he stands at 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) and that’s why he is the world’s second tallest footballer .
1- Kristof van Hout .
Kristof van Hout tops our list as he comes as the tallest footballer in the world , he played for Willem II, Jaap Stam , PSV , K.V. Kortrijk and because he stands at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall he is named the officially tallest goalkeeper and footballer in the world .