Premier League's tallest ever players revealed, including Brighton's 6ft 8in giant goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen

Brighton reserve keeper Kjell Scherpen is the JOINT-TALLEST Premier League player ever.

Standing at 6ft 8in, the goalkeeper enters a select group of mighty footballers to ply their trade in England’s top flight.

But who are the other behemoths to kick a ball in the Premier League?

And how big was their impact in the beautiful game?

Here, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman walks with giants…

KJELL SCHERPEN – 6ft 8in

The former Ajax goalkeeper completed his move to the Amex and will eventually challenge Robert Sanchez for Brighton's No1 jersey.

At 22 years old, there isn't any more room for Scherpen to grow. But he's currently on loan at Oostende.

COSTEL PANTILIMON – 6ft 8in

Romanian goalie played for Sunderland and Watford while also winning the 2014 title with Manchester City.

Pantilimon last played in his home country with Denizlispor after 54 games in the Premier League, but is now a free agent.

LACINA TRAORE – 6ft 8in

Ivory Coast striker only made one league appearance while on loan at Everton in 2014.

The journeyman forward is now with Portuguese club Varzim S.C, after a spell with Turkish side Bandirmaspor.

PETER CROUCH – 6ft 7in

The most iconic tall player in Premier League history, Crouch played for EIGHT top flight teams including Tottenham, Liverpool and Burnley.

Now retired, Crouch’s incredible height saw him become the league’s most dangerous aerial presence for years.

NICOLA ZIGIC – 6ft 7in

Serbian striker is a Birmingham icon but only spent one of his five years there in the Premier League.

Brainy and brawny, Zigic was a class target man made for English football.

STEFAN MAIERHOFER – 6ft 7in

A former Bayern Munich forward, Maeirhofer played just nine times in the Prem for Wolves.

Life as a big striker saw the Austrian play for 18 different clubs throughout his career.

IAN FEUER – 6ft 7in

Probably more suited to basketball, American goalie Feuer played for West Ham and Derby in the top flight.

The former stopper’s sister was once married to Hollywood legend Mickey Rourke, while Feuer himself moved into coaching after retirement.

LARS LEESE – 6ft 7in

German goalkeeper had a spell with Barnsley in the late ‘90s, playing 16 league games.

Born in Cologne, he now manages DSK Cologne in his home city.

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Postma played for both Aston Villa and WolvesCredit: Getty

STEFAN POSTMA – 6ft 7in

The second Stefan and the second Dutchman in the list, goalie Postma played for Midlands rivals Aston Villa AND Wolves.

He now works as a keeper coach at AGOVV Apeldoorn, his final club as a player.

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