In this top, we have collected the tallest football players in the world who are still playing. That is, there are only active players. Thus, this is the most up-to-date rating at the moment. It’s nice that it has players from Russia and Ukraine. And it is interesting that the tallest acting football player is practically unknown to anyone. He has a very modest professional career.
Tallest Football Players in The World
Here are the Tallest Football Players in The World. Lets Start…
10. Pylyp Budkivskyi
- Height: 194
- Weight: 78
Let’s start with a not very well-known Ukrainian player, a graduate of Shakhtar Donetsk. Budkivskyi may be familiar to Russian fans from his short spell at Anzhi. After this club, he tried his hand at Kortrijk and Sochaux, but eventually returned to his native Lugansk Zorya, where he had the best segment of his career. Let’s see what will happen next.
9. Marouane Fellaini
- Height: 194 cm
- Weight: 83 kg
The former Belgian international excelled at Everton, where he moved from the Liège Standard in 2008. David Moyes was able to get the most out of the defensive midfielder and then took him with him to Manchester United. But as part of the “Red Devils”, he could not become necessary, especially after the departure of Moyes.
In the end, in the summer of 2019, Marwan left for the Chinese Shandong Luneng to earn money at the end of his career. Although he is only 31 and still everything is possible.
8. Gerard Piqué
- Height: 194 cm
- Weight: 85 kg
He was the well-known defender of Barcelona and the Spanish national team, with whom he won all kinds of trophies. He began his professional career at Manchester United. But Sir Alexa rejected Gerard and sent him to Real Zaragoza. From there, he moved to Barcelona in 2008. Piqué also plays for the Catalonia national team.
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Height: 195 cm
- Weight: 95 kg
We continue. Before us is His Majesty Zlatan, the greatest football player of all times and people in his opinion. He plays really well and during his career, he has shown himself in various championships of the highest rank, including Serie A, League 1, and the Premier League.
He also played in the Spanish Example, but his career did not work out there due to bad relations with Pep Guardiola. Otherwise, Ibra has been indispensable at Juventus, Inter, Milan, PSG, and Manchester United. And now he is ending his career in Los Angeles Galaxy, where he scores in almost every match.
6. Artem Dzyuba
- Height: 196
- Weight: 91
Dzyuba is one of the most famous players on the Russian national team, who showed himself perfectly at the home World Championship. It is likely that he will become the top scorer in the history of his team if he overtakes Kerzhakov.
During his career, he played only in Russia and is a graduate of the Moscow Spartak. But things didn’t work out for him in the capital club, but Artem showed himself in Tom and Rostov, after which he left for Zenit St. Petersburg, where he is the main forward.
5. Yevhen Khacheridi
- Height: 198 cm
- Weight: 85 kg
Evgeny Khacheridi was once called up to the Ukrainian national team but then decided to leave Dynamo Kyiv, where he is unconditionally the main one. Zhenya moved to PAOK, where he played only 3 matches and scored absolutely nothing.
Now he has moved to another Dynamo, from Brest, and will continue playing in the Belarusian championship. Fans of Kiev remember him for numerous disputes with judges, violations of the rules, and outright stupidity. It would be unreasonable to expect a decent performance in Europe from such a player.
4. Peter Crouch
- Height: 201 cm
- Weight: 75 kg
Perhaps someone expected to see this guy in the first place, but he is far from being the tallest player in the world. Surprisingly, Crouch is still playing. His career began in 1998 at Tottenham.
After that, there were more modest clubs and in 2005 Peter came to Liverpool, for which he played 85 matches and scored only 22 goals. Since 2011, he has represented Stoke City, and in the summer of 2019, he came to Burnley. Crouch is back in the English Premier League! In the period from 2005 to 2010, he was even called up to the England team, for which he also scored 22 goals, but only 42 games were enough for him.
3. Lacina Traoré
- Height: 203 cm
- Weight: 92 kg
The representative of Côte d’Ivoire is familiar to many Russian fans. In 2011, he moved from the modest Romanian CFR to the Kuban, for which he scored 18 goals in 38 matches. Then there was a season in Anji and a promotion in Monaco. However, as part of the Monegasques, he failed to gain a foothold and scored only 4 times in 25 games.
After that, there was a period of the loan to Everton, CSKA, and Amiens, but no success. In 2019, he was bought out by the Hungarian Ujpest, from which Lacina returned to his native CFR. For his national team, Traore played 13 games and scored 4 times. Quite an average career, but the appearance of this lanky striker will be remembered by many fans.
2. Costel Pantilimon
- Height: 203 cm
- Weight: 96 kg
One of the tallest goalkeepers ever. In 2010, the Romanian keeper showed himself in the Champions League as part of Timisoara and was noticed by Manchester City scouts. With the Citizens, he made his debut in the FA Super Cup against Chelsea and won the tournament.
It was interesting to see how much the pantilimon was taller than the blues players – like a teacher and children in a kindergarten. Now Costel plays in the modest Nottingham Forest. He has 30 caps for the Romanian national team.
1. Christopher Van Hout
- Height: 208 cm
- Weight: 110 kg
The tall and heavy goalkeeper is still a Westerlo player, although his career seemed to be coming to an end when he moved to Delhi Dynamos in 2014. But a year later he was signed by the Belgian club. Van Hout is not the main goalkeeper. He was the main one only once in his entire career, which began in 2006.
It was in Kortrijk, in the 2011/2012 season. After that, he moved to Genk but did not pull the level of this team, conceding 29 goals in 19 matches. Almost unknown to anyone, but the tallest footballer in the world.
By the way, it is sometimes convenient to bet on tall players. A tall forward is an advantage over short defenders. If the opponents are equal, you can bet on the team where there is an attacker taller than 190 cm. Such a strategy can give a result. To play it safe, you can take a win with a draw (in betting this bet is called double chance ). We hope you enjoy our selection!