Nemanja Matić

Serbian international Matic is a tall and strong central midfielder currently playing for Portuguese outfit SL Benfica. As a youth team player he played in the ranks of both Partizan and Red Star Belgrade before making his professional debut with FK Kolubara. After two years in Slovakia with MFK Kosice he caught the eye of Chelsea scouts where he stayed between 2009-2011; taking in a loan spell at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem before moving to Benfica as part of the deal that saw David Luiz arrive in London.

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The 7 best tall footballers over 6’4”

Joel Matip of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London, England.

You have to be at least 6 feet and 4 and a ½ inches tall when rounded to the nearest half an inch to qualify. Players just slightly too short to feature, then, include the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko. We have excluded goalkeepers from the main seven.

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Joel Matip of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London, England.

The 7 best tall footballers over 6’4”

You have to be at least 6 feet and 4 and a ½ inches tall when rounded to the nearest half an inch to qualify. Players just slightly too short to feature, then, include the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko. We have excluded goalkeepers from the main seven.

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