Who is the tallest football player in the world?

Who is the tallest football player in the world? It is a really good question, and we have done the research so you do not have to! 

We have compiled a list of the top five tallest football players in the world currently known, and it will no doubt be interesting to see if anyone breaks the record in the future. Nonetheless, here are the top five tallest football players in the world currently…

Peter Crouch was known as a player who used his height to tower above defenders – PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images – Photo by Icon Sport

Who is the tallest football player in the world? – The top 5

5. Fokko Booiman – 2.11m/6ft 9in

The first player on the list is Booiman, who is a 37-year-old Dutch goalkeeper. He has played for a few lower division clubs in the Netherlands, including VVAK, VV Hoogeveen and La Premiere.

4. Benjamin Bobsin – 2.11m/6ft 9in

Unsurprisingly, another goalkeeper makes the list in Bobsin. The 35-year-old plays in Germany for TSG Sandershausen II, but has only played once for them since the 2021/22 season.

3. Felix Wolf – 2.12m/6ft 9in

A third goalkeeper makes the list, and second German one, in Wolf. The 38-year-old plays for Kunersdorf in Germany, where he made one appearance in the 2017/18 season.

2. Andre Spaker – 2.13m/6ft 9in

The second-tallest player in the world known currently is Spaker, who (you guessed it!) is a German goalkeeper. The 33-year-old is last known to have played for SG Borken in Germany in 2023, and has also played for Adler Weseke.

1. Jonathan Mertsch – 2.14m/7ft

The tallest player in the world remarkably breaks the 7ft barrier. Yet another German, Mertsch is a lot younger than the other players on the list at just 23 years old. But unlike them, he is not a goalkeeper. Mertsch is an attacker who plays for SC Edermunde in Germany, and made one appearance for them in the 2022/23 season.


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