Top five Man City tallest players in the 2021/22 squad
Man City tallest players in the 2021/22 squad? Who are the five tallest Manchester City players this season? Aymeric Laporte’s height? Ederson’ height? Rodri’s height? John Stones’ height?
Which Man City players are the tallest? Here we take a look at the tallest Manchester City players in the current squad.
Man City Tallest Players 2021
Height is an important factor in football. Teams usually prefer tall centre-backs and goalkeepers in order to stop the opposing team from scoring. While strikers heights are becoming a more popular factor too as many teams look to have a target man to play off in the attack.
Manchester City usually likes to play with a small, strong and athletic striker to play off with taller players like Rodri and Aymeric Laporte benefitting.
Generally speaking, Pep Guardiola’s side boasts mini maestros who are quick in acceleration and plenty of agility for their high-tempo tactics.
So here the five tallest Manchester City players this season in 2021/22
So here we look at Manchester City players heights for 2021. Which five Manchester City players are the tallest?
5. John Stones 1.88m (6 ft 1 in) – Man City Tallest players
The English centre-back joined the Cityzens camp back in the summer of the 2016-17 season. He had a disappointing 2019/20 season after his recovery from a muscle injury back in 2019/20 season.
Summer signing Aymeric Laporte was sidelined for several months, John Stones was expected to shoulder some of the team’s defensive responsibilities in his absence. Yet the Englishman found himself left out of the matchday squad throughout the season and watched on as the likes of Eric García and Fernandinho leapt over him in the centre-back pecking order.
4. Ederson 1.88m (6 ft 1 in) – Man City Tallest players
The Golden Glove winner Brazilian goalkeeper is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe
He possesses both physical strength and excellent reflexes and shot-stopping abilities between the posts. Last year against Real Madrid, he broke his own Guinness World Record for the longest football drop-kick. That’s another world-record for the Brazilian shot-stopper. Wow!
3. Aymeric Laporte- 1.89m ( 6 ft 2 in) – Man City Tallest players
Aymeric Laporte somewhat surprisingly comes in as first on the Top five tallest Manchester City players list. Laporte, a centre-back by trade- is tall even for a defender. Aymeric Laporte is one of the tallest defenders in the Premier League, coming in at 6 foot 3 inches.
The Englishman is usually good at defending corners and crosses with his height being an advantage when competing for a header. He is one of Guardiola’s favourite defenders in the squad. This new CB pairing of Laporte and Dias looks dynamic in 5 games together although they did concede two goals, one goal came from a corner and other from a penalty.
Laporte often uses his height to defend but he can be prone to mistakes.
2. Zack Steffen- 1.91m (6 ft 3 in) – Man City Tallest players
Zack Steffen is a goalkeeper who plays for Manchester City and the USA National Team. He was signed in 2019 to ideally replace veteran goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Steffen made his first clean sheet in a league cup game against Bournemouth.
“It was obviously amazing to make my debut and play two games and those were my first games in nine months so I really needed them for confidence and just to know I can still do it,” Steffen told the US Soccer podcast.
“I’d definitely say in the games that I’ve played I’ve gained some respect, at least some confidence.”
1. Rodri- 1.91m ( 6 ft 3 in) – Man City Tallest players
Rodri, a signing from Atletico Madrid in August 2019, is one of the tallest Manchester City players. His big frame and height allows him to win balls in the air which helps him score all those two goals from the corner. Rodri is useful as a holding midfielder who can block off the strikers with his physique and allow other smaller players time and space with the ball. He has been the most used Manchester City player last season.
Rodri is one of the tallest holding midfielders in the Premier League and the tallest midfiedler at Manchester City.
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