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Tallest Premier League players

The Premier League is well known for its players who are counting on their pace to run in behind defenses, for the wingers who dribble past the defenders, but also for its physically strong players.

There are some giants in the Premier League, whose height decide games. Premier League fixtures are often decided by a single set piece.

We from Oh My Football decided to make a list of the tallest players who are still playing in the Premier League.

1. Sander Berge – 195 cm.

Sheffield United signed the 22-year-old Norwegian midfielder late in the January window. Sander Berge is a record signing for Sheffield €22.00m to make the deal happen.

Berge started his career in Valerenga and then back in 2017 he moved to Belgium to play for Genk.

2. Aston Oxborough – 196 cm.

Oxborough has been with Norwich City since at the age of 12, when he joined their youth academy in 2010. When he first joined the club it was known that the position at which he will play will be the goalkeeper area due to his height.

Oxborough is currently on loan in the National League South until January.

3. Joe Hart – 196 cm.

The England international joins Burnley in July 2018. He spent more than a decade at Manchester City and won a catalogue of honors at the highest level.

Hart helped the Citizens to win the title in 2014. He has been capped 75 times by England since making his debut in 2008. 

He played the first 19 Premier League games of the season, and featured in goal in Burnley's first home European tie for 51 years, at home to Istanbul Basaksehir, before making way for Tom Heaton.

4. Angus Gunn – 196 cm.

Angus Gunn is the son of Canaries legend and former Scotland international goalkeeper Bryan Gunn. Gunn followed his father's footsteps and quickly impressed everyone with his talent.

Gunn joined Southampton in 2018 as a reserve for Alex McCarthy. But after a long wait claimed he managed to take the regular starting spot for himself.

His debut for the Saints in a 1-0 League Cup victory away to Brighton, in August 2018 and managed to make a clean sheet against Chelsea in January.

5. Paulo Gazzaniga – 196 cm.

Gazzaniga is an Argentine goalkeeper, who joined Spurs in 2017 from their rivals Southampton.

He made his debut against Crystal Palace in the 2018. Gazzaniga played in number of games for Spurs in 2018 and managed to impress everyone with his performance.

Recently he replaced Lloris as the main goalkeeper was seriously injured and the Argentine played very well.

6. Nick Pope – 197 cm

Nick joined Burnley from Charlton Athletic in 2016, signing a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Pope was used as the Clarets’ main ‘cup goalkeeper’ in 2016/17, keeping clean sheets against Sunderland Bristol City in the FA Cup.

After Heaton got injured in September 2017, the young Englishman made his Premier League debut with a clean sheet against Crystal Palace.

Nick Pope started the 2019/20 season like the preferred goalkeeper and now he is the one with most clean sheets for this season so far.

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7. Wayne Hennessey – 198 cm.

Hennessey signed with Crystal Palace in 2014.

The Wels international became Palace's first-choice goalkeeper during the 2015/16 season.

Today he is the Eagles' most capped international ever, overtaking former captain Mile Jedinak in October 2018 with 39 international appearances.

8. Jannik Vestergaard – 199 cm.

Vestergaard signed with Southampton in 2018. The defender made his debut for the Saints against Burnley and managed to keep a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.

With his figure he brings much-needed physicality to the defense. He kept the Saints out of the relegation zone last season.

Vestergaard is still a key player for Ralph Hussenhute in the 2019/20 campaign. He scored his first goal against City to earn a point against Manchester United at St Mary’s.

9. Matt Macey – 201 cm.

He joined Arsenal in 2013. The tall goalkeeper appeared twice for Arsenal last season when the team faced Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

He also featured in the Carabao Cup win over Norwich City at Emirates Stadium. Currently he is on a loan at Plymouth Argyle in League One.

10. Dan Burn – 201 cm.

Dan Burn signed a four-year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion from Wigan Athletic in August 2018.

He started his career with Newcastle United’s academy, but eventually moved to Wigan in 2016, where he caught Albion's attention.

He really stands out on the pitch with his over two meters height and this season he has become a regular in the Brighton defense.

Tallest Premier League players ever

Per Mertesacker – 199 cm.

Per Mertesacker joined Arsenal in 2011. He is one of the tallest defenders in the world.

The Gunners' centre-back Per Mertesacker is nicknamed the "Big F*****g German" for a reason.

Peter Crouch – 201 cm.

There is no way we make a list with the tallest player and not include the giant striker.

With his physique it was easy for Crouch to win the aerial duels with most of his opponents, but the big English former player was unbelievable good with the skill he possesses with the ball at his feet.

Lacina Traore – 203 cm.

Lacina Traore who was on loan to Everton from Monaco back in 2013 is among the highest player in the world.

Traore is known as "the Gentle Giant," and with his 203 cm. it is easy to see why.

Costel Pantilimon – 203 cm.

The Premier League's tallest player ever, who literally stands head and shoulders above the rest on the pitch, is Costel Pantilimon.

The former Manchester City's backup goalkeeper, who is now playing for Omonia Nicosia, is a towering 6'8" (2.03m) tall.

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