Heads up: Aston Villa signing Nicklas Helenius and the tallest players in football

The players that reached the heights of the game - if only in a literal sense

Aston Villa today announced the signing of Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg.

While you might not of heard of him, you'll have no bother spotting him next season as the striker is an impressive 6ft 5in.

Which got us thinking - who are the tallest footballers to have played the game? Here, we take in some familiar faces and others that reached the heights of the game if only in a very literal sense.

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