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Top 7 Tallest Volleyball Players in the World. It’s not Musersky…

Top 7 Tallest Volleyball Players in the World.

Volleyball is all about being tall. In this sport, there are players who are tall and players who are super tall. How do I define being super tall? You need to be at least 215 cm (7 ft). If you’re tall like that’ you have a huge advantage, but remember that height isn’t everything.

So, who are the tallest volleyball players?

Wuttichai Suksara224 cm (7.35 ft)
Dmitrij Musersky218 cm (7.2 ft)
Bartlomiej Lemanski217 cm (7.1 ft)
Renan Zanatta Buiatti217 cm (7.1 ft)
Leandro Martins da Silva216 cm (7.09 ft)
Alexander Kazakov
216 cm (7.09 ft)
Kay van Dijk215 cm (7.05 ft)

1. Wuttichai Suksara224 cm (7.35 ft)

Nationality: Thailand
DOB: 21 June 1995
Position: Middle blocker
Spike: 350 cm (183 in)

Some people still believe that Dmitrij Musersky is the tallest volleyball player. Well, that’s not the case anymore, because Thai Wuttichai Suksara is 6 cm taller. Some sources say Suksara is 224 cm, others say 222 cm. It doesn’t change the fact that there is no other volleyball players taller than him right now. This height isn’t normal and Suksara was diagnosed to have gigantism. What’s interesting is at the age of 13 he was already 198 cm tall (6.5 ft). His siblings are also way taller than their relatives. Wuttichai Suksara’s shoe size is 56 (Europe) or 22 (USA) so it’s hard to find the right shoes for him. This Thai volleyball player is still playing in Thai league, but if he improves his condition and technique, he can play for some better European team. More surprising facts like this you can find in this article.

2. Dmitrij Muserskiy- 218 cm (7.2 ft)

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Nationality: Russia
DOB: 29 October 1988
Position: Middle Blocker
Spike: 375 cm (148 in)

Dmitrij Muserskiy is quite popular in the volleyball world. It’s thanks to his tremendous height. He’s 218 cm (7.2 ft) and he’s the tallest volleyball among the ones that are popular and are performing regularly on World Championships, World Cups, and European Championships. Andirej Woronkow- a former Russian volleyball player says that Muserskiy in 2013 was the best player in the world because of his intelligence and ambition. Some even say he’s the best player in history, but I would disagree. Of course, he helped the national team of Russia win the World League, Olympic Games, and European Championship, but he had worse and better times. Right now Dmitrij plays for the Japanese club Suntory Sunbirds where he’s really popular because of his height. He even complains that Japanese ceilings are too low for him, but overall he’s a warm and helpful friend.

3. Bartlomiej Lemanski217 cm (7.1 ft)

Nationality: Poland
DOB: 19 March 1996
Position: Middle Blocker
Spike: 365 cm (144 in)

This Polish young guy is a real giant. He was born in 1996, so he is still relatively pretty young, and he has a chance to win lots of medals with his teams. Bartlomiej Lemanski admits that he often has problems finding the right size of suit, clothes, and shoes for him. His foot size is 50 EUR. He wasn’t extraordinarily tall until the age of 13 when he started to grow really quickly. He started his volleyball career because of his mother who forced him to go for training. As a volleyball player, his biggest success by far is a silver medal at the World Cup in 2019. He debuted at the age of 18 in the Polish league. His current club is Asseco Resovia Rzeszow. He’s not considered the best volleyball player yet, but maybe in the future. Right now you can check out the list of the best volleyball players here.

4. Renan Zanatta Buiatti- 217 cm (7.1 ft)

Nationality: Brazil
DOB: 10 January 1990
Position: Opposite
Spike: 360 cm (142 in)

Renan Zanatta Buiatti is another volleyball player who doesn’t have to try hard to block the opponent. Even though he’s tall, his movement and coordination are remarkable. He spent most of his career playing in Brazilian teams, but he also played in Europe. He has a couple of individual awards including Best Blocker on Brazilian Championship or Best Opposite on Pan American Games. With Brazil, he won the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and won a silver medal in the World Championship in 2014. With his club Sada Cruziero his biggest success was winning the FIVB Club World Championship in 2016. His biggest strength is blocking and great predictions.

5. Leandro Martins da Silva- 216 cm (7.09 ft)

Leandro Martins da Silva

Nationality: Brazil
DOB: 6 December 1992
Position: Opposite
Spike: 360 cm (142 in)

Another Brazilian in this ranking. Some sources say he’s 216 cm and some he’s 217 cm. His height is impressive, though. He’s playing as an opposite in Brazilian Vôlei Itapetininga. In the past, he used to play in Sesi São Paulo, where he won the Brazilian Superleague in 2011 and Al-Arabi Doha, Lebes Canoas, and Anapolis Volei. As you can see, he doesn’t even have to jump to block. As one of very few players, he’s the opposite, which means he has great coordination and jumping abilities.

6. Alexander Kazakov- 216 cm (7.09 ft)

Alexander Kazakov

Nationality: Russia
DOB: 18 March 1976
Position: Middle blocker
Spike: 360 cm (142 in)

Although Alexander Kazakov has ended his career, he’s still remembered for his significant height. He is 216 cm (7.09 ft) and he’s only slightly shorter than his countryman Dmitrij Muserskiy. In 1998, he was chosen as the best Russian player. In 2004, he won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Athens. With Cimone Modena Kazakow won the Italian Championship in 2002.

7. Kay van Dijk- 215 cm (7.05 ft)

Nationality: Netherlands
DOB: 25 June 1984
Position: Opposite
Spike: 365 cm (144 in)

Kay van Dijk is the real traveler. During his career, he played for 18 different clubs. He has got a couple of successes like the Slovenian Championship in 2011 or Belgium Championship in 2008. He even played in the famous Trentino Volley, but he was only the substitute. In his national team, he played 180 games, and he even won a silver medal in the European League in 2008. As he says on his official website, even though, he’s well over 30 years old, he’s still trying harder and harder every day.

How tall is the average men’s volleyball player?

The guys from the list of the tallest volleyball players in the world are exceptions. In reality, volleyball players aren’t that high. We all know that volleyball players are tall, but how exactly? What’s the average volleyball player height?

I couldn’t find any data when it comes to the average volleyball player’s height. That’s why I decided to calculate it by myself. I took 10 random volleyball clubs from random world’s leagues and calculated their average height. Here’s the result:

Zenit Kazan: 200,3 cm (6,57 ft)
Skra Belchatow: 195,8 cm (6.42 ft)
Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle: 196,9 cm ( 6.46 ft)
Trentino Volley: 197,5 cm (6.48 ft)
Lube Civitanova: 195,7 cm (6.42 ft)
Sada Cruzeiro: 195,7 cm (6.42 ft)
Khatam Ardakan: 193,8 cm (6.36 ft)
Fakel Novy Urengoy: 197 cm (6.46 ft)
VfB Friedrichshafen: 196,5 cm (6.45 ft)
Fonte Bastardo Azores: 191 cm (6.27 ft)

The average volleyball player is 196,02 cm (6.43 ft).

It’s not a perfect estimation, because 10 clubs might be too little to assess, but it’s a good overall view. I think the average volleyball player’s height is 194-197 cm.

Who is the tallest libero?

You might be also curious, who is the tallest libero and how tall he is.

Well, as you already know, liberos are typically the shortest players in the team, but of course, it’s not always the case.

It’s normal when liberos are sometimes 190 cm (6,2 ft), but there is a libero who is 208 cm (6,8 ft). It’s Aleksander Bogomolow. In a match Zenit Kazan-Bielogorie Bielgorod played as a libero. Normally, he plays as a middle blocker, but in this game, he had to substitute Aleksiej Obmoczajew, because of illness.

And Bielogorie Bielgorod won this game…

How tall is the tallest girl volleyball player?

You might also wonder, who is the tallest woman in volleyball.

Women are naturally shorter than men, and we can see it well in volleyball. The tallest men volleyball player is 224 cm. The tallest women in volleyball is 207 cm (6,8 ft). It’s Alba Hernandez from Puerto Rico. She’s a middle blocker playing for Rote Raben Vilsbiburg.

Another tall women in volleyball are Anna Kajalina (205 cm, 6.7 ft), Dana Rettke (203 cm, 6.66 ft) and Gabriela Polanska (201 cm, 6.58 ft).

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