The tallest goalkeeper in the premier league 2021.
Who is the tallest goalkeeper in the Premier League?
The need for a Goalkeeper to have qualities such as being tall cannot be overemphasized, hence the tallest goalkeeper in the premier league is the Dutchman and Brighton and Hove goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen.
Kjell Scherpen was born on the 23 of January 2000, 21 years old currently and has a height of 6ft 8in and weighs 85kg at the moment, and is a professional Netherlands footballer.
it is not coincidental seeing a lot of tall goalkeepers over 6’2″ in height. The tallest goalkeeper award in the premier league currently goes to Brighton’s goalie who has an incredible height of 2.04m or 6’8″.
The importance of a goalie being very tall is to make critical and crucial saves and can help his team in avoiding defeats, keeping clean sheets, and also motivating his team defence.
The tallest goalkeeper in the Premier League Kjell gives most premier league players the illusion that he covers the whole goal post which makes it hard for players to score one on one goals while facing him.
However tall Goalkeepers like Kjell scherpen are advantageous for their team, but in extreme, we tend to find out that they are slow and sluggish to protect their goal post with some of them not being coordinated at all.
The last match for Kjell Scherpen was against Aston Villa in the English Premier League, was in a 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion away loss. It’s obvious that the tallest goalkeeper in the premier league hasn’t been starting for his team, but Hopefully, soon he will regain the top spot.