The average height of a Footballer is 5-foot-9, not significantly tall. Once one looks at of the best football players of all time, the likes of Diego Maradona, Pele, Ferenc Puskas and Johan Cruyff, they're all underneath six feet. Take a glance at today's prime players, together with Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and Neymar, and also the trend continues. Of course, some oppose the trend, with obvious examples of Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, all of whom are taller than six feet.

The tendency towards shorter players is not any surprise, particularly in creative and assaultive players. Meanwhile, for central defenders and a few attackers, height may be a large advantage, within the obvious case of aerial duels. The opposite position that tends to examine taller players is in goal, you will rarely see a great goalkeeper underneath six feet.


This list is restricted solely to players who have contended at a good level of professional football, thus there aren't any amateur or part-time players. The list includes Premier League and international football stars, likewise as some less acquainted faces. Here are ten tallest football players In the world:




10. Costel Pantillmon

The former Manchester City and Sunderland goalkeeper is by far the most familiar face on this list. Pantillmon currently plays as a goalkeeper for English club Nottingham Forest and the Romania national teamThe Romanian, is an impressive 6-foot-8, meaning it is little effort for him to reach up and touch his crossbar.
Costel Pantillmon
                                                                              

9. Lacina Traore
Lacina Traore is an Ivorian footballer that plays for Hungarian professional football club Újpest, 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). He previously played for AS Monaco, Everton, CSKA Moscow and Sporting Gijon.
Lacina Traore

8. Yang Changpeng

He is a Chinese footballer who currently plays for Henan Jianye in the China Super LeagueChangpeng is 6-foot-8 and a half inches tall, making him the tallest Asian football player.
Yang Changpeng




7. Vanja Iveša

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) 
vanja ivesa


6. Tonny Brogaard

Formerly Tonny Nielsen, Tonny Bogaard is a Danish football goalkeeper, who last played at Boldklubben Frem in the Danish 1st Division. At 206 cm (6'9"), he is one of the tallest playing footballers. He had a brief spell in England with Doncaster Rovers but soon found himself back in Denmark.
tonny brogaard


5. Dino Hodzic
Dino Hodzic arrived at Vejle Boldklub in July 2017 after coming up through Trnje Zagreb’s youth side. He is yet to be capped at any level by Croatia.
Dino Hodzic



4. Tomas Holy
Tomas Holy started his career with Sparta Prague, but never progressed beyond the reserve side. He was loaned out from 2013 to 2017 when he signed with Gillingham. He has made 42 appearances to date with them and was capped up to under-18 level by Czech Republic. He stands at 2.06 m(6 ft 9 in). Currently he plays as a goalkeeper for Ipswich Town.
Tomas Holy


3. Paul Millar

Millar is a Scottish footballer who last played for Deveronvale and is most notably remembered for his time at Elgin City F.C. Standing at six feet and ten inches, he is widely Recognized as the tallest outfield player in British football.

Paul Millar

2. Simon Bloch Jorgensen
Simon Kristian Bloch Jørgensen  is a Danish professional footballer who plays for English club Dulwich Hamlet, as a goalkeeperBloch spent his early career with FremFC Copenhagen.  In August 2017 he joined English club Accrington Stanley,He made one appearance for the club in the EFL Cup.
Simon Bloch Jorgensen

1. Kristof Van Hout

Kristof Van Hout is a Belgian footballer, who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Westerlo in the Belgian Pro League. He  is officially recognized as the tallest professional football player in the world, measuring at a heighty 6-foot-10.
Simon Bloch Jorgensen