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Fantasy Football – Top 8 Tallest Football Players in The World

In fantasy football of 11Wickets App, you don’t have to be necessarily a high player to perform the best. With average height, you have a lower center of gravity and then are easy to dribble, run, and handle the ball. However, you must be fortunate if you are a footballer and have the height of a basketball player.  

There are many advantages when you’ve got a great height. First, you are a great header. You will take the fantasy premier league ball on the air and score by your head more easily than any other players. If you are a defender, then your penalty box is safer from the high ball situation. Do you believe it? 

Now, let’s see the list of top 8 tallest football players in the world and then you play the fantasy football games 

Kristof Van Hout – 6 FT 10 IN 

The Belgian goalkeeper turns to 31 years old this year (2019) and is considered to be the tallest goalkeeper in the world. He nearly dominates the area inside the penalty box when the team face a free-kick or corner kick. He also has long legs and arms, which allows him to reach over the corners without much effort.  

Paul Millar – 6 FT 10 IN 

Having the same height with Hout but Millar plays as a striker, instead. He was born in England and played for Deveronvale in Scotland in the last season. He was known to play for Elgin City FC from 2010 to 2014, and the most exciting thing was that the club had to heighten the entrance to fit his height.  

Vanja Iveša – 6 FT 9 IN 

The Croatian footballer is the oldest player in the Croatian First Football League on 17th February 2018, and also holds the third tallest football player in the world. He’s now playing for NK Istra 1961, after serving Elazığspor – a Turkish football club.  

Yang Changpeng -6 FT 8 1⁄2 IN 

Yang was famous for his height in Premier League when he played for Bolton Wanderers in 2006. He was also named as the “Chinese Peter Crouch” as Peter was also the tallest striker in England at that time. Yang played as a forward but didn’t achieve as many good results as Peter. He is the fourth tallest football player in the world. 

Tor Hogne Aarøy – 6 FT 8 1/2 IN 

Aarøy is one of the tallest players in the world but very strong and fast. He also showed up the right time and scored decisive goals. He played an essential role for Aalesunds FK – a club in Norwegian Premier League and performed well in JEF United Chiba of Japanese league. This man is the 5th tallest football player in the world. 

Lacina Traore – 6 FT 8 IN 

Traore is a dangerous striker as he has excellent height, durable body, and fast pace. He can protect the ball and handle smoothly enough in the first touch, not like other tall strikers.  

Costel Pantilimon – 6 FT 8 IN 

Pantilimon was most well-known when he was playing for Manchester City from 2011 to 2014. He was the tallest player in EPL during that time and performed well in the Citizens’ shirt. However, he left the club and moved to Sunderland for two seasons before joining Nottingham Forest. Currently, he is the 7th tallest footballer in the world. 

Kjell Petter Opheim – 6 FT 8 IN 

This goalkeeper comes from Norway, and it seems like many tall players are Norwegian. Opheim gained compliments when he played for Stryn Football and two other big clubs in Norway: Lyn Football and Moss FK. He is recorded as eighth tallest football player in the world. 

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy! 

 

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