Top 10 tallest professional athletes of all time in Sports History

Posted on March 12, 2019, 2:27 pm
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In recent time, athletes are the most analyzing facts to the general people. The followers of them want to learn much about their favourite stars. Throughout the world, there are plenty of athletes used to take part in a different sporting event. Those who used to take part in sports, we used to call them as athletes. For the different games, there are different sized athletes are suitable. Today we would like to consider the Tallest Athletes of all time in the world. 

Tallest Athletes of all time in Sports HistoryPeople would get shocked by learning their actual height, as we speak. If we consider the tallest athletes in the World of all time, we must consider that these tallest players used to take part in NBA, NFL, Wrestling and different kinds of Circus. How tall they actually are which is the real question. Let’s take a look below where we present the list of top 10 tallest athletes of all time.

Top 10 Tallest Athletes of All Time Ever

10. Margo Dydek 

Margo Dydek SportseonMargo Dydek was a Polish professional basketball player. She was one of the tallest athletes of all time with 7 ft 2 in height.

Due to her height, she was the very popular player in basketball history. She was born on 28th April 1974 and at the age of 37, she died.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Poland NBA 28 April 1974 27 May 2011 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 223 lb (101 kg)

9. Giant Silva

Giant Silva SportsEonGiant Silva who is officially known as Paulo Cesar da Silva. His ring name is Giant Silva. He is the former basketball player in Brazil and played for the Brazilian national basketball team.

Later, he was also a mixed martial artist and also a professional wrestler. He was born on 21st July 1963 and currently 55 years old. With 7 ft 2in height, he is one of the tallest athletes of all time.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Brazil NBA & Wrestling July 21, 1963 7 ft 2 in (218 cm) 385 lb (175 kg)

8. Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet SportsEonHasheem Thabeet is a professional basketball player in Tanzania who is officially known as Hashim Thabit Manka.

He is one of the tallest athletes of all time. His height is reportedly 7 ft 3 in. He was born on 16th February 1987 and currently 31 years old.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Tanzania NBA 16 February 1987 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 263 lb (119 kg)

7. Yao Ming

Yao Ming SportsEonYao Ming is the retired professional Chinese basketball player who played for Shanghai Sharks of CBA and Houston Rockets of NBA.

He is one of the tallest athletes of all time with his height 7 ft 6 in.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
China NBA September 12, 1980 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m ) 311 lb (141 kg )

6. Manute Bol

Manute Bol SportsEonManute Bol was the professional American basketball player though he was born in Sudan. He was the tallest NBA player in history along with Gheorghe Muresan.

He was born in 16th October 1962 and at the age of 47, he died. His height was 7 ft 7 in.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Sudan NBA October 16, 1962  June 19, 2010 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) 200 lb (91 kg)

5. Gheorghe Muresan

Gheorghe Muresan SportsEonGheorghe Muresan who is officially known as Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan or simply Ghita is the former professional basketball player in Romania.

He is the tallest player in the history of NBA with 7 ft 7 in height. He is currently 47 years old and his weight is 147 kg.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Romania NBA February 14, 1971 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) 325 lb (147 kg)

4. Sun MingMing

Sun MingMing SportsEonSun Ming Ming is a Chinese professional basketball player. In recent time, he is the tallest basketball player in the World with his current height 7 ft 9 in. He is currently 34 years old and his weight is 154 kg.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
China NBA August 23, 1983 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) 340 lb (154 kg)

3. Gogea Mitu

Gogea Mitu SportsEonGogea Mitu was the professional boxer who was Romanian by birth. He is also the tallest Romanian of all time in history.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he was the tallest professional boxer. He was born in 14th July 1914 and died in 22nd June 1936, when was at 21 years old.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Romania Boxing July 14, 1914 June 22, 1936 2.42 m (7.9 ft) 150 kg (330 lb)

2. Suleiman Ali Nashnush

Suleiman Ali Nashnush SportsEonSuleiman Ali Nashnush is one of the tallest athletes of all time in history. He was born in 1943 at Tripoli, Libya. He was one of the tallest basketball players who played for team Libya.

His height was crossed eight feet and according to the report, his height was 8’0½”. When he was at 17, he made a surgery to correct his abnormal growth. He died on 25th February 1991 when he was at 47 to 48.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Libya Basketball 1st July 1943 February 25, 1991 8 ft 0.4 in (2.449 m) 360 lb (162 kg)

1. Edouard Beaupre

Edouard Beaupre SportsEonAt first, we must release the name of Canadian tallest person Edouard Beaupre. He is officially known as Joseph Edouard Beaupre Piche. He was born on 9th January 1881.

He was a star of Barnum and Bailey’s circus as well as a freak show giant, wrestler, and strongman. He is still considered the tallest athletes recorded in the history. His height was 8 ft 3 in and weight was almost 170 kg.

When he was at 23 years old, he died and the cause of death was tuberculosis. When he was at nine, his height was six feet and at the age of 17, his height was 7 feet 1 inch. According to his death certificate, his height was 8 feet 3 inch and still growing.

Country Sports Born Died Height Weight
Canada Wrestling January 9, 1881 July 3, 1904 251.4 cm (8 ft 3 in) 170 kg (374.8 lb)

 

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