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10 Tallest Premier League Players of All Time

Height is something that can be a major advantage on a Soccer field and clubs always love to bring in a player that can use their stature to help the team.

The Premier League has been home to some of the tallest players to have ever played the game and these players are not only helpful on the field, but commercially too.

Today we will be looking at the 10 Tallest Premier League Players of All Time and give you a little backstory about each of them. Some of the players in this list are famous around the world, whereas others are featured very briefly for their team. 

It may not come as a surprise, but the majority of the tallest players in the EPL are goalkeepers:

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Also, to give some context to the heights below, the average height in the Premier League is 5′ 11.9″ (182.6cm).

Let’s get to it.

10. Asmir Begovic – 6’ 6” / 199cm

  • Position: Goalkeeper

We begin our list with one of the best and most recognizable Premier League goalkeepers of recent years. Bosnia and Herzegovina legend Asmir Begovic comes in at 199cm tall and takes the 10th spot on our list.

Begovic has played for several Premier League teams during his time in England and is currently playing his trade with Everton but is more of a backup choice nowadays.

In his prime, Begovic is known for his spell with Stoke City. The goalkeeper was with the ‘Potters’ for five years and made 160 appearances for the club. 

During his time with Stoke, Begovic scored one of the most famous goals in the history of the Premier League.

In a match against Southampton, Begovic managed to score from his own side of the pitch and took the record for the longest goal in Premier League history. This goal was scored after just 13 seconds of play too. 

9. Dan Burn6’ 7” / 201cm

  • Position: Defender

In 9th place, we have the first man on our list to come in at over 200cm tall. Dan Burn has a height of 201cm and is currently enjoying a successful stint at Newcastle United. 

Burn is a peculiar player in the sense that his stature would best suit the attributes needed to be a centre-back, however, he has been utilized as a full-back for much of his Premier League career.

At Brighton and Hove Albion, Burn became one of the foremost full-backs in the League and duly earned himself a move to the Northeast where he is now playing in his preferred position. 

Burn first appeared in the Premier League in 2011 for London-based club Fulham and has since spent time in the EFL to refine his playing style that has now made him one of the most valuable assets in the Newcastle squad. 

8. Stefan Postma – 6′ 7″ / 201cm

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  • Position: Goalkeeper

So far, we’ve had two Premier League stalwarts in this list and players that you will likely be familiar with. In 8th place though, is a man that you may now know so well, Stefan Postma had a lengthy spell with Aston Villa between 2002-2006 and is 201cm tall. 

Postma was a goalkeeper and spent most of his time in England as a reserve player for the ‘Villains’, despite this the Dutchman made 11 appearances for his team over the four years he spent in the Midlands.

Following his time with Aston Villa, Postma moved across to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006 and went on to feature 17 times for the club before departing England for good. 

Postma would return to his native Netherlands and played for a number of teams before retiring in 2011, he is now a goalkeeping coach for his final team AGOVV Apeldoorn in the 7th tier of Dutch Soccer. 

7. Lars Leese – 6′ 7″ / 201cm

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  • Position: Goalkeeper

Next up, we are sticking between the posts with a German goalkeeper that also comes in at 201cm tall. Lars Leese was once the tallest player to have played in the Premier League and featured for Yorkshire-based team Barnsley in the late 1990s. 

Leese was signed by the newly promoted side to be their first-choice goalkeeper and went on to make 16 appearances for Barnsley during the club’s one and only season in the Premier League. The club has since played most of its Soccer in the EFL Championship and EFL League One. 

Leese did remain with Barnsley following their relegation, but rarely played and as such moved back to Germany in the year 2000. The German spent the remainder of his career playing for reserve clubs in the lower divisions and is now a coach for DSK Köln. 

6. Ian Feuer – 6′ 7″ / 201cm

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  • Position: Goalkeeper

Yet another goalkeeper takes the 6th spot on our list and this time we have an American hero that had a brief spell in the Premier League in the early noughties. Ian Feuer is also 201cm tall and spent time with West Ham United in the 2000/01 season.

During his time in London, Feuer was the reserve choice for his club and as such only made three appearances during his short time with the team.

The American is mostly known for his time with Luton Town in the lower echelons of English Soccer and split his career between England and the US for many years. 

In the later years of his career, Feuer became somewhat of a journeyman that offered a wealth of goalkeeping experience and had spells with teams such as Wimbledon, Tranmere Rovers, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.  

Feuer also made one appearance for the USMNT and is now enjoying a successful career as a goalkeeping coach in the US. 

5. Stefan Maierhofer – 6′ 8″ / 202cm

  • Position: Striker

As we reach the top five in our list, we are moving to the top of the field for our first striker. The Austrian forward Stefan Maierhofer was an impressive 202cm tall and was an aerial threat in his native Austria but failed to make any real impact in England. 

During a short spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Maierhofer played just 10 times for the club and only managed to score one goal for the team.

This goal came on his Premier League debut against Blackburn Rovers, however, ‘Wolves’ still lost the match 3-1.  Maierhofer later suffered a major hip injury that limited his chances for the Midlands team and would make the move to Bristol City on loan in 2010. 

The Austrian is the archetypal journeyman striker and has since been with 13 different teams since his Premier League days, he is currently a free agent after departing German club Würzburger Kickers last season. 

4. Nikola Zigic – 6′ 8″ / 202cm

  • Position: Striker

In 4th place, we have another Premier League stalwart and a man that was a fan favorite wherever he went. Nikola Zigic has spent much of his career in England and is 202cm tall.

The Serbian striker had a remarkable goalscoring pedigree before moving to the Premier League and thus joined Birmingham City in 2010 following a poor spell at Valencia. 

Zigic would go on to become one of the team’s most important and well-loved players during his two spells at the club. His first stint in Birmingham was by far his most successful though, with the Serbian scoring 32 times in 128 appearances for the Midlands-based team. 

The striker’s finest moment came in the League Cup Final in 2011 though, as he scored a goal in Birmingham’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal. 

For his country, Zigic proved to be a fine goal scorer and registered an impressive 20 goals in 57 games for Serbia. 

3. Peter Crouch – 6′ 8″ / 202cm

  • Position: Striker

As the podium is reached, the 3rd spot goes to the most famous player on this list and indeed the most notable ‘tall’ player in Premier League history. The great Peter Crouch is 202cm tall and enjoyed a fine career at a number of Premier League teams. 

Crouch announced himself during a spell with Portsmouth, where he formed a ‘little and large’ partnership with fellow Englishman Jermaine Defoe.

After spending time with a few other clubs, Crouch eventually found himself at Liverpool, spent three years with the ‘Reds’, and scored 22 times for them. 

In 2011 Crouch moved to Stoke City (after more short spells with other teams) and finally settled with the ‘Potters’. Crouch would spend over 7 years with Stoke and appeared 22 times for the team, scoring 46 goals. 

Since retiring in 2019, Crouch has gone on a second career as a broadcaster and has hosted a number of successful TV and Radio shows for the BBC. 

2. Lacina Traore – 6′ 8″ / 203cm

  • Position: Striker

We go even taller as we have a 203cm tall player in 2nd place on our list. Lacina Traore only spent a brief time in the Premier League on loan during the 2013/14 season though.

In his short time with Everton, Traore only appeared once as a substitute in a match against Hull City. 

Before this, Traore has suffered a hamstring injury that meant he had missed much of his loan spell with the ‘Toffees’ but he did manage to score a goal for the club in the FA Cup, this would be his only other appearance on Merseyside. 

Following his short time in England, Traore would be loaned out to a number of other clubs around Europe and has never really managed to settle anywhere.

The winger is currently with Varzim Sport Club in Portugal and has made five appearances at the time of writing. 

1. Costel Pantilimon – 6′ 8″ / 203cm

  • Position: Goalkeeper

Here we are then, the tallest Player to have ever played in the Premier League is Costel Pantilimon. The Romanian goalkeeper comes in at a staggering 203cm tall and filed the goal whenever he appeared. 

Pantilimon first appeared as a backup to former England goalkeeper Joe Hart whilst at Manchester City and was a part of the iconic title-winning squad in 2012.

Despite spending most of his City career on the subs bench, Pantilimon did make 7 appearances for the club (mostly in cup games) and would later transfer to Sunderland.

During his two years with Sunderland, Pantilimon established himself as the club first choice goalkeeper and appeared 45 times for the ‘Black Cats’. Since then, Pantilimon has had spells with Nottingham Forest, Deportivo La Coruna, and Denizlispor in Turkey. 

He is currently a free agent though. 

There we have it, the 10 Tallest Premier League Players of All Time. Do you think we’ll see anyone taller than 203cm in the future?