Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time

July 9, 2021 By Sourav

Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time

The list of the top 10 tallest athletes of all time is definitely quite interesting for sports addicts and lovers. Please let us know if you know any other athletes taller than we mentioned below.


Tallest Athletes of All Time

Edouard Beaupré - Canada


Height: 8 ft 3 in

"Willow Bunch Giant" Canadian Professional Wrestler, Tallest strongman as well as the tallest wrestler in history. Edouard's growth rate then increased dramatically, so much so that by age nine he was six feet tall, and by the age of 17, his height was recorded at 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 meters).

In 1902, Edouard's height was measured at 8 feet 2.5 inches (2.50 meters) and he weighed over 400 pounds (180 kilograms). His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing.


Suleiman Ali Nashnush - Libya

Height: 8 ft 0 in

Suleiman Ali Nashnush is one of seventeen individuals in medical history to reach or surpass eight feet in height. He was a Libyan basketball player and actor. In 1960, he successfully underwent surgery to correct his abnormal growth.

He was one of the tallest basketball players ever at 8'0½" (245 cm) though when he played basketball he was closer to 7'10" (239 cm) and played for Libya.


Gogea Mitu - Romania


Height: 7 feet 11 inches

Gogea Mitu was a Romanian boxer and the tallest Romanian in history. Mitu became world-famous because of his enormous stature, at the age of 20 he was 2.42 meters (7.9 ft) tall.

He had a weight of 183 kilograms (403 lb) and had a foot size of 38 centimeters (15 in).


Sun Mingming - China


Height: 7 feet 10 inches

Sun Mingming is a Chinese basketball player. It has been argued that he is the tallest player to ever play professional basketball, although Guinness World Records indicates Libyan Suleiman Ali Nashnush was taller.

Mingming stands 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) and weighing 370 lb (168 kg). Sun wears size 20 sneakers. He also makes occasional appearances as an actor.


Gheorghe Mureșan - Romania

Height: 7 feet 7 inches

He is one of the tallest players in NBA history, along with Sudanese player Manute Bol, who was also 7 ft 7 in. He played professionally in the French league with Pau-Orthez during the 1992–93 season and was an instant hit with fans.

The NBA took interest in him and he was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1993 NBA Draft. Gheorghe played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000 showing signs of a promising career that was derailed by injuries.


Manute Bol - Sudan


Height: 7 feet 7 inches

Next on Tallest Athletes, was a Sudanese-born basketball player and political activist. At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was one of the tallest men ever to play in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureșan.

He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962, in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan).


Yao Ming - China

Height: 7 ft 6 in

Next on Tallest Athletes, Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980) is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in). he is the 7th all-time tallest athlete in history. Besides, he is also one of the tallest NBA players of all time.


Hasheem Thabeet - Tanzania


Height: 7 ft 3 in

Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. At 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m), Thabeet is the tallest active player in the NBA.

He was drafted as the 2nd pick overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft after playing with the Connecticut Huskies. Thabeet was the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies.


Giant Silva - Brazil


Height: 7 ft 2 in

Next on Tallest Athletes, Paulo César da Silva is a Brazilian former basketball player, playing for the Brazilian Team in the Olympic Games. and mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Giant Silva.

A super-heavyweight wrestler capable of significant aerial maneuvers as well as power moves, he was both a face and a heel in several professional wrestling promotions.


Margo Dydek - Poland


Height: 7 ft 2 in

The only female athlete to make this list, Margo Dydek was a Polish international professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall, she was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world.

She played the center position for the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA and was a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League. She is also one of the tallest female basketball players in the WNBA.


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Final Words

So, which one of these Tallest Athletes is your favorite in 2021. Don't forget to mention the name in the comments below.

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  1. Paul
    Paul August 25, 2019 07:41

    Shawn Bradley should be on this list. He was 7'6. Ming was not 7'6, that was his meaurement in shoes, was 7'5. Ralph Simpson was 7'4 and Mark Eaten was a sliver under 7'4 at 7'3 and 3/4. The Grizzlies Center was 7'3 in shoes not Barfoot. He was 7'2 barefoot.

    1. Connor
      Connor August 16, 2020 13:02

      Giant Gonzales should also be on this list. He was 8'0" tall.

  2. Mykull
    Mykull September 7, 2019 16:40

    Giant Gonzales was 7'7

  3. MEGHDAD Apr
    MEGHDAD Apr September 4, 2021 15:54

    Morteza Mehrzad, the Iranian sitting volleyball player and leader, the two paraolympic gold winter (2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo), the second tallest live man on the earth with 246cmm height is the tallest athlete forever.

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