Who is the tallest soccer player in the world right now?

Who is the tallest soccer player in the world right now?

Sospeter Itolondo
June 11, 2022 at 7:25 AM

Soccer is one of the most famous sports on the face of the earth. It has attracted billions of fans and kept its spot as the most popular sport for many years. So, it is only natural if the fans are curious about the height of their favourite footballers. So, who is the tallest soccer player in 2022? Read along to find out.

Tallest soccer player in 2022
Peter Crouch jokes as they train with Joe Cole and Michael Carrick ahead of their match against Sweden. Photo: Matt Roberts
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I bet many of you are asking, is Peter Crouch the tallest soccer player ever? He was definitely in the limelight for a long time for his towering height of 2.01 metres. He was also famous for scoring beautiful goals. So, who is the tallest footballer right now? Come with us as we unfold more about the football world's giants.

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5. Vanja Ivesa

6'9" (206 cm)

4. Tomas Holy

6'9" (206 cm)

3. Paul Millar

6'10" (208cm)

2. Kristof Van Hout

6'10.5" (208cm)

1. Simon Bloch Jorgensen

6'11" (210cm)

1. Kyle Hudlin

6'11" (210cm)

The tallest soccer players in the World

Height is not a requirement in football, mostly as we have seen shorter players like Lionel Messi, Diego Maradonna and Shaqiri command the field of play. Only centre-backs in the modern game are required to be gigantic for aerial dominance. Here are some of the tallest soccer players in the World:

5. Vanja Ivesa (6'9" or 206cm)

The tallest soccer players ever
Vanja Ivesa saves the ball during a round 15 NSL match in December 2002. Photo: Daniel Berehulak
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The former Croatian goalkeeper is currently not standing between the posts at the age of 44. However, he was pretty solid and consistent in playing, proving that he was worth game time.

He has played for different leagues in his home country. The last team the towering goalkeeper played for was NK Opatija in Croatia. He retired in 2018 as the oldest footballer to have ever played in the Croatian First Football League.

4. Tomas Holy (6'9" or 206cm)

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Tomas Holy during a match for Ipswich Town on October 24th 2020. Photo: Andrew Vaughan
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The Czech Republic goalkeeper is currently playing for Port Vale on loan from Ipswich Town. The 30-year-old has been consistent in his football career, although most would say he has not reached his full potential. However, his height definitely comes in handy when in goal.

3. Paul Millar (6'10" or 208cm)

The Scottish international has had his fair share of injuries over the last few years of his career. However, the talented footballer was the tallest in the Scottish League Two and among the tallest in the World. He played for Elgin for most of his career. He is currently a manager in the NIFL Premiership Club Glentoran.

2. Kristof Van Hout (6’10.5” or 208cm)

The tallest soccer players in the world
Kristoff Van Hout celebrates a victory in a match on April 8th 2012. Photo: Phillipe Crochet
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He features as a goalkeeper for the Belgian first division A side, Westerlo. He has been with them the longest, since 2015. The gigantic goalkeeper is the only one listed as 6'10.5". Van Hout has been consistent and has been a guaranteed starter for a while.

1. Simon Bloch Jorgensen (6’11” or 210 cm)

How tall is the tallest soccer player?
Simon Bloch Jorgensen during a Carabao Cup first-round match. Photo: Kevin Barnes
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He has been recorded as the tallest soccer player ever. So, how tall is the tallest soccer player? He is 6'11" or 210 cm, which is quite gigantic even for the average basketball player. He is also the tallest active soccer player. He currently features for Waltham Abbey as a goalkeeper. He was born in Flensburg, Germany, but he is of Danish nationality.

1. Kyle Hudlin (6'11" or 210cm)

The tallest soccer player in the world
Kyle Hudlin celebrates after scoring during the FA Cup second-round match for Solihull Moors on November 28th 2020. Photo: Alex Livesey
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Kyle Hudlin is tied for the top spot of the tallest soccer player in 2022. Standing at 6'11", he is the tallest soccer player in feet. The 21-year-old, as of June 2022, features for Solihull Moors FC as a centre-forward. He is of English nationality.

The tallest soccer player in Premier League

Jannik Vestergaard is currently the tallest player in the Premier League. The Leicester man features as a centre-back and has been at the club since 2021. He is from Denmark and was born on 3rd August 1992.

The tallest soccer players in Premier League
Jannik Vestergaard celebrates after scoring for Leicester City during the UEAF Conference League knockout round. Photo: Visionhaus
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So, who is the tallest striker in the Premier League? The title goes to Burnley's Wout Weghorst. He stands at an astounding 6'6" or 197 cm.

The tallest soccer player out right now is Kyle Hudlin. Height is not a must-factor for football, but the height comes in as an advantage when battling for aerial balls. Although most extremely gigantic footballers do not make it to the limelight, others like Peter Crouch have consistently proven that height is not a hindrance.

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