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tall soccer players The tallest athletes in the world are usually basketball players (because putting a star on a Christmas tree is not a sport). But this page has some of the tallest athletes in other sports from all over the world.  These men are pushing seven feet (2.13m) or even taller.

Nikola Žigić
Nikola Žigić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Жигић, IPA: [nǐkola ʒǐːɡit͡ɕ]; born 1980) is a massive 6'8" (2.03m) Serbian international footballer who played as a center forward.  Yet he only weighs 212 lbs. Being Serbian means his name has all kind of crazy foreign characters that break my English language website.  Who put's funny things on top of a capital "Z"? Who does that? USA USA USA!

Žigić was born in Bačka Topola, in what was then SFR Yugoslavia, the son of Jovan, a former footballer, and his wife Milica, who had been a basketball player. He completed his secondary education at the mechanical engineering school in Bačka Topola. His brother Branko, 15 months his junior, also became a footballer, as a central defender with clubs including Cement Beočin and Serbian First League club Proleter Novi Sad. During the Yugoslav Wars in 1999, Žigić's hometown was beneath the flight-path of NATO bombers heading for Belgrade; for much of that part of the conflict, the family home was without electricity or running water. Žigić is married to Sanja; the couple have two daughters.

Mariano Galarza
Mariano Galarza (born 1986 in 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union player. He plays lock for the English club Gloucester. His former clubs have included Universitarios de La Plata, in Argentina, Leinster and Worcester. Galarza, a student of medicine, was selected to Los Pumas squad for the 2008 end of year tour to Europe. He debuted for the Argentine national team in 2010 and participated in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He signed a deal with Leinster at the start of the 2010–11 season and made his Magners League debut against Glasgow Warriors in September 2010. After just four caps he left Leinster in February 2011 to play for Argentine side Pampas XV in the Vodacom Cup. In 2013, he signed with English team Worcester Warriors. On 5 February 2014, Galarza was signed by local rivals Gloucester Rugby, which would see him leave Warriors at the end of the 2013–14 season .

Will Jefferson
6'10" (2.08 m) William Ingleby Jefferson (born 1979) is a former professional cricketer who played for Essex County Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in a 12-year career. He retired from the game in 2012 as a result of a chronic hip complaint. He was the tallest player in county cricket during most of his career, and among the tallest professional cricketers ever. Cricket is a strange game kind of like baseball but, instead of a bat, they use a big paddle like the kind frat brothers spank each other with during initiation ceremonies.

Jefferson was a right-handed opening batsman and a reliable slip fielder. He was born in Derby to a cricketing family; his father Richard Jefferson played first-class cricket for Surrey. He showed his promise at Oundle School and Durham University, and made his first-class debut for British Universities against the touring Zimbabweans in 2000. His first full season at Essex was 2002, during which he scored 815 first-class runs; his 165 not out in the final match of the season made a major contribution to Essex winning the second division of the County Championship. His best season was 2004, in which he scored 1555 first-class runs at an average of 55.53 with 6 centuries including a high score of 222. In 2005, a slump in form saw him relegated to the Essex Second XI, but he responded with 303 not out against MCC Young Cricketers, and regained his place in the first team. Before the start of the 2006 season, he suffered a freak accident, cutting his left wrist whilst trying to open a window, and severing the tendons.

Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan (Urdu: محمد عرفان‎) (born 1982) is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler who is 7'1" (2.16m). Why would someone that tall take up bowling?  He didn't. That a is a term for something they do in cricket, the weird British game discussed above. He is notable for his height and pace. His height makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, a title that was previously shared by former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid, both of whom are 6'8" (203 cm) tall.

After impressing coaches at the NCA Irfan got several offers from First Class teams including Habib Bank and ZTBL. However it was KRL opener, Azhar Ali, who convinced KRL coach Rashid Iqbal to give Irfan a trial with Khan Research Laboratories (KRL). Azhar had seen Irfan take 4 wickets against Pakistan A and had immediately called KRL telling them that Irfan would be a good fit for their team. Irfan went for the trial and got selected.

He made his first class debut in the QEA Trophy in October 2009 playing for Khan Research Laboratories. He bowled economically but was unable to take any wickets in a high scoring game. In his second first class game, Irfan took 7–113 in the second innings and 9 wickets overall in the match. His first wicket in professional cricket was of young Pakistani international batsmen Ahmed Shehzad. He also took the wicket of Imran Farhat and injured Hasan Raza with a bouncer before taking his wicket. Irfan continued to impress early on in his first class career. In his third match he grabbed 11 wickets to help his side to the first win of the championship. He recorded 5/27 in the first innings and 6/96 in the second innings.[7] Before he was offered a lucrative break in cricket, Irfan contemplated giving up the game and was working for a plastic pipe company. He confirmed his height as 7'1" which makes him the tallest first-class cricketer of all time above county players Anthony Allom, Paul Dunkels and Will Jefferson, each individually measured at 6'10".



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