Average height of the teams.

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by LordR, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. LordR

    LordR Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    I've done some research on statistics concerning the World Cup and one fact I find quite interesting is the average height of the teams. I didn't expect the differences to be that big, also it shows how the game becomes more and more physical. Most countries have a team much taller than their national average to match their physical style of play (Korea, Brasil, C.Rica) and no country has a below-average team (as i reckon) , which contradicts the old chliché that football players are rather short.

    average height in centimeters, stats from www.transfermarkt.de
    Serbia         185,1
    Croatia        184,6
    Czech Rep      184,5
    Germany        184,2
    Sweden         184,2
    Australia      184,1
    Holland        183,8
    Poland         183,8
    Schwitzerland  183,5
    Italy          182,9
    France         182,7
    Ukraine        182,7
    Tunesia        182,6
    England        182,4
    Togo           182,3
    Trinidad       181,9
    USA            181,3
    Brasil         181,0
    Iran           180,8
    Ghana          180,4
    Paraguay       180,4
    Korea          180,3
    Costa Rica     180,1
    Angola         179,7
    Spain          179,6
    Ivory Coast    179,6
    Portugal       179,5
    Ecuador        179,0
    Japan          178,7
    Saudi Arabia   177,3
    Mexiko         176,6
    Argentine      175,4
  2. mixedknuts

    mixedknuts New Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Charlottesville, VA
    This is great info. Thanks for compiling it.
  3. Holla at ya boy

    May 15, 2005
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what is the conversion of centimeters and inches?
  4. LordR

    LordR Member

    Jul 12, 2002

    5'9: 175
    5'10: 178
    5'11: 180
    6': 183
    6'1: 185
  5. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Should be interesting when Serbia play Argentina :D
  6. ShaRule

    ShaRule Member

    May 5, 2005
    Belgium - Iran
    cool, Iran tallest of group D
  7. schafer

    schafer Member+

    Mar 12, 2004
    Now we know why Crouch is on the England squad;)
  8. bsas

    bsas Member

    May 27, 2004
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    size does not matter :D


    Jun 7, 2006
  10. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member+

    Feb 5, 2001
    England would drop 2 places and be very near the USA if Crouch were replaced with an average sized player, according to my "dodgy math".

    No real surprises, other than I didn't figure Argentina would be last, and I would have happily taken even odds that England (even without Crouch) would be taller than Tunisia.

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