Europe on the weighing scaleEuropeans are generally said to be 'well built', but who amongst them are the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest? Lets take the footballers participating in Euro 2016 to find out.
The TallestSweden are the tallest team with an average height of 186 cms. The tribe of Zlatan stands tall and just ahead of the Germans by a meagre average of 0.43 cms.
The ShortestSpain are the shortest team with an average height of 180 cms. Not exactly short, but shortest of the lot. An average difference of 5.6 cms separates Spain from the Swedish giants.
The HeaviestGermany are the heaviest team with an average weight of 80 kgs. An average of 434 grams is all that separates the Germans from the Swedes.
The LightestTurkey are the lightest team with an average weight of 73 kgs. Turkey are
TallestRomania's CostelPantilimon (Goalkeeper), the tallest of all Euro 2016 players weighs 96 kgs and is 203 cms tall.
Shortest & LightestItaly's LorenzoInsigne (Forward), the shortest & lightest of all Euro 2016 players weighs 59 kgs and is 163 cms tall.
HeaviestRepublic of Ireland's DarrenRandolph (Goalkeeper), the heaviest of all Euro 2016 players weighs 98 kgs and is 188 cms tall.
How do they fare by position?
The Republic of Ireland's goal keepers are the heaviest (91 kgs) and shortest (186 cms) of all goal keepers. Austria's Forwards are the heaviest (86 kgs) and tallest (192 cms) forwards while the Spanish have the lightest (71 kgs) and shortest (177 cms) forwards.
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Average Height of Players of each country participating in Euro 2016
Height in cms. Countries are sorted by Height