Tall footballers are always blamed for playing using their elbows all the time. The truth of the matter is we need them to make the beautiful game complete. The issue of height should never be a stumbling block to young men and women who want to achieve their dreams in football. Stoke City (Relegated) striker Peter Crouch has taken advantage of his stature to achieve a lot in the game. He is a role model to all those youngsters struggling to accept their physique. Today we feature six footballers taller than Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini who is 1.94 Metres tall.
6. Costel Pantilimon- 6ft 8in (2.03 metres)
Costel Pantilimon & I (how tall) pic.twitter.com/nE0bSUHa0d
— Steve Beckwith (@becksmetz) August 11, 2015
Former Manchester City and Sunderland shot-stopper Costel Pantilimon was a tough man to beat during his days at Etihad Stadium. The Romanian currently plays for Nottingham Forest. He is 6ft 8in (2.03 metres) tall.
5. Tor Hogne Aaroy- 6ft 8.3 in (2.04 meters)
— Tips Fútbol (@TipsFutbol) February 24, 2013
If there is a country that has tall men in the entire World that has to be Norway, their national team average almost 2 meters. You will certainly find 10 in top 20 from the Scandinavian nation. Tor Hogne Aaroy is one of their tallest strikers. He is 6ft 8.3 in (2.04 meters) tall.
4. Yang Changpeng- 6ft 8.7 in (2.05 meters)
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 3, 2016
The tallest and shortest men in the World come from China and now they have their own addition in football too who goes by the name Yang Changpeng. The 29-year-old striker currently plays for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League. He is 6ft 8.7 in (2.05 meters) tall.