Tall ladies seldom hear, “You’re tall. Do you play soccer?” But it is apparent that height, long limbs, and being ahead above your competitors is a huge advantage in this sport. As we approach the final games of the first round of the UEFA, I thought it would be fun, for sports’ sake and… you know, other reasons, to find out a little bit more about the tall men of the Euro Cup. Note: If you are a reader of this blog, you may remember that I am half German, and yes, it is safe to assume that is who I am cheering for and may show a little bit of bias towards in this post. Smiley face.
Andreas Isaksson (199cm)
Height of significant other: No info available. Not sure. An interesting development for some of you, perhaps?
Second Tallest Man
Per Mertesacker (198 cm)
Height of significant other: Her name is Ulrike and she is a foot shorter than he is!
Third Tallest Man
Petr Čech (197 cm)
Team: Czech Republic (so Petr Čech isn’t just a clever name…)
Height of significant other: Her name is Martina, and it is unknown. Well, I couldn’t find it.
It’s a TIE! Both Croatia and Germany have an average team height of 185 cm.
And for that matter, both teams have the highest, or are tied for the highest amount of points in their group. (Germany with the most points overall. Whaaat…???) Admittedly, this piece may not be the most compelling piece of sports writing- it is probably my first… but let’s see how far the height advantage takes these two teams- best of luck to both!