Height can be a crucial attribute in FIFA 21, particularly for strikers. Taller players are more likely to win headers, which can be an important factor both in scoring goals and in your build-up play.
With the very tallest players in the game, impressive height can also make up for lower attributes elsewhere – so a cheap man-mountain could prove a real hidden gem.
Admira Wacker targetman Stefan Maierhofer is the tallest striker in FIFA 21, at 6 ft 8 in or 202cm. Now 38 years old, Maierhofer has played in England, Germany and Austria, even playing twice in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich back in 2007, and he has 19 international caps for Austria.
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The 63-rated Maierhofer is only 1cm shorter than the tallest player in FIFA 21 altogether, Auxerre centre-back Abdoul Ba.
There are three silver cards tied for second place behind Maierhofer. Heerenveen striker Henk Veerman, Genk’s Paul Ebere Onuachu and Simon Makienok of St Pauli all stand at 6 ft 7 in, or 201cm.
The tallest gold-rated strikers on FIFA 21 are Strasbourg’s Ludovic Ajorque and Wolfsburg forward Wout Weghorst, who are both 6 ft 6 in, or 197cm.
Long-time FUT favourite Lacina Traore is not on FIFA 21 as he has joined Bandirmaspor in the Turkish Second Division, which is not included on this year’s game.
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is the tallest striker among the world's top clubs, standing at 6 ft 5 in or 196cm - putting him just ahead of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Erling Haaland.
|Rank||Player||Club||Nation||Overall rating (OVR)||Height|
|1||Stefan Maierhofer||Admira Wacker||Austria||63||6 ft 8 in / 2.02m|
|2||Henk Veerman||sc Heerenveen||Netherlands||72||6 ft 7 in / 2.01m|
|3||Paul Ebere Onuachu||Genk||Nigeria||72||6 ft 7 in / 2.01m|
|4||Simon Makienok||FC St. Pauli||Denmark||66||6 ft 7 in / 2.01m|
|5||Leonardo Rocha||Eupen||Portugal||66||6 ft 7 in / 2.00m|
|6||Sasa Kalajdzic||VfB Stuttgart||Austria||67||6 ft 7 in / 2.00m|
|7||Tomas Chory||Viktoria Plzen||Czech Republic||70||6 ft 7 in / 2.00m|
|8||Oliver Hawkins||Ipswich Town||England||63||6 ft 6 in / 1.99m|
|9||Aaron Seydel||SV Darmstadt 98||Germany||65||6 ft 6 in / 1.99m|
|10||Robin Simovic||Odds Ballklubb||Sweden||64||6 ft 6 in / 1.99m|
|11||Nick Woltemade||Werder Bremen||Germany||60||6 ft 6 in / 1.98m|
|12||Roberts Uldrikis||FC Sion||Latvia||62||6 ft 6 in / 1.98m|
|13||Matt Smith||Millwall||England||69||6 ft 6 in / 1.98m|
|14||Simy||Crotone||Nigeria||71||6 ft 6 in / 1.98m|