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FIFA World Cup 2010: Nikola Zigic and Peter Crouch top World Cup Tallest List

To continue the statistical review of the players and nations taking part in FIFA World Cup 2010, The Global Herald reveals the Top Ten Tallest players taking part in the tournament:

World Cup 2010 – Top Ten Tallest

Nikola Zigic, at 202cm (6′ 7.5″) will be the tallest player taking part in World Cup 2010 in South Africa, as the Serbian forward narrowly edges out England’s Peter Crouch (201cm or 6’7″) to claim the dubious honour of tallest player in the tournament.

Tallest Facts:

  • England and Nigeria both have two men in the Top Ten Tallest list;
  • Five of the Top Ten Tallest players are goalkeepers;
  • Six of the Tallest players are aged over 30 – three are 35+:
  • David James, Mark Schwarzer and Per Mertesacker are equal 10th (there are 11 players in the table as a result).
CTRYNAMEDOBHT (cm)
POS
SerbiaNikola ZIGIC25/09/1980202FW
EnglandPeter CROUCH30/01/1981201FW
GreeceKonstantinos CHALKIAS30/05/1974198GK
NigeriaUwa ECHIEJILE20/01/1988198DF
South AfricaMatthew BOOTH14/03/1977198DF
NetherlandsMaarten STEKELENBURG22/09/1982197GK
NigeriaNwankwo KANU01/08/1976197MF
SloveniaJasmin HANDANOVIC28/01/1978197GK
AustraliaMark SCHWARZER06/10/1972196GK
EnglandDavid JAMES01/08/1970196GK
GermanyPer MERTESACKER29/09/1984196DF

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2 comments

  1. Per Mertesacker of Germany not in the list? That is a surprise.

    • Robin Scott

      Per Mertesacker is 196CM according to FIFA’s official statistics – which places him equal tenth. We did not get out the measuring stick to separate these players, so Mertesacker can join the table.

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