Victor Osimhen height – Is he the tallest Super Eagles player?

Victor Osimhen height – Is he the tallest Super Eagles player?
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There is no doubt that Victor Osimhen is one of the most talented players in world football.

Not only is he one of the most talented strikers on the planet, with Victor Osimhen height, he is one of the most imposing players around as well. 

The physical attributes he possesses are impressive and his physique allows him advantages over defenders.

Standing at 1.86 meters tall, Victor Osimhen height allows him an extra yard beyond his defenders, his spring-like legs give him the ability to leap high into the air above his defender and score headers.

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His physical frame also serves as a foundation for his hold up play to which he will utilize his technique to control the ball and execute his next actions while holding off his opponents with his strength and height. 

He is one of the tallest players about but is he the tallest Super Eagles player? This article looks to uncover this as well as find out who the tallest player in the last Super Eagles squad to be called up is if it's not Osimhen. 

Victor Sochima

The answer to the question, “Is Osimhen the tallest Super Eagles player?” is no. There are a few players in the squad taller than him and Victor Sochima is one of them. 

It isn't unnatural that a goalkeeper is taller than an outfield player and the Rivers United keeper definitely falls under this category with his 1.88 meters height. 

Sochima plays his trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League which is the highest local division in Nigeria and the Super Eagles International keeper, though called up in the last international break, has yet to make his debut for his country. 

Sochima is a one time national champion in the NPFL with Rivers United which they won in the 2021/2022 season. 

Olorunleke Ojo

The Enyimba goalkeeper is the second on this list and another player on the National team squad who is taller than Victor Osimhen. Standing at 1.90 meters, the goalkeeper who is a former U-20 AFCON winner in 2015 recently helped Enyimba become NPFL winners. 

Like Sochima, he was called up to the national team during the last round of international fixtures, but he was not given a runout by Jose Peseiro. 

William Troost Ekong

The Super Eagles vice captain and new PAOK signing makes this list as well. Standing at 1.91 meters, the center back is one of the more commanding presences in the Super Eagles camp and has the aura fitting for a leader. 

64 caps later, Troost-Ekong is still a key member of the Super Eagles squad and will most likely be one of the first names on the team sheet come AFCON 2023. 

Kevin Akpoguma

At 1.92 meters, Akpoguma is the second tallest player on the Super Eagles squad. The Hoffenheim defender has managed only eight caps for the Super Eagles as he is behind the starters in the squad. Regardless, he provides quality backup for the squad. 

Semi Ajayi

The West Bromwich Albion defender is the tallest player in the squad. The 29 year old stands at 1.93 meters although he has a slight frame, his long limbs allow him to execute defensive actions. 

Ajayi has 24 caps for the Super Eagles to his name and has represented the country at major tournaments. 

 

 

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

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