FIFA 20 Career Mode: All the tallest players to sign

These big boys will give you a physical advantage, which could be vital over a long season.

Tom Young by Tom Young

Having a tall player in your squad in FIFA 20 can be a game changer.

Whether it be defending balls into the box or getting on the end of a set piece, they offer an alternative outlet and can cause nightmares for your oppositions defence.

You can stretch that logic to goalkeepers too, with the larger your stopper, the more of the goal they cover.

We look at all the tallest players on FIFA 20, and how you can sign on them on Career Mode.




Tomas Holy (OVR 66 – POT 70)

Height: 6’9″

Age: 27

Position: GK

Club: Ipswich Town

Country: Czech Republic 

Best stats: 71 GK handling, 69 GK reflexes, 65 GK positioning

Value: £518,000 (Release clause: £944,000)

Wage: £2,700 a week

For the second successive year, the Czech Tomas Holy comes in as the tallest player in FIFA, at a huge 6’9″. Holy started his career with Sparta Prague and after a few loan spells across Europe, he eventually signed for Gillingham Town where he spent two seasons before a move to Ipswich Town in the summer. 

With a potential of 70 and a transfer fee of around £750,000, Holy may be a good addition to your squad if you are in need of a stopper.

Abdoul Ba (OVR 67 – POT 70)

Height: 6’8″

Age: 25

Position: CB

Club: Auxerre

County: Mauritania 

Work rate: Low/Low

Best stats: 91 strength, 70 standing tackle, 65 marking

Value: £540,000 (Release clause: £1 million)

Wage: £1,800 a week

25-year-old Abdoul Ba has spent his full career to date playing in the France. Ba started at RC Lens B team in before making the step up to the Lens first team in 2014, where he stayed for three seasons before moving across France to AJ Auxerre.

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With a massive 91 strength as well as some decent defending attributes, the 6’8 Mauritanian could be a good addition for a lower league club, especially seeing as his wages will come in at under £2,000 a week.

Costel Pantilimon (OVR 73 – POT 73) 

Height: 6’8″

Age: 32 

Position: GK

Club: Nottingham Forest

County: Romania

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 76 GK reflexes, 73 GK positioning, 73 GK kicking

Value: £2.2 million (Release clause: £4.2 million)

Wage: £23,000 a week

32-year-old Costel Pantilimon is coming towards the twilight of his footballing career, but at 6’8″ is still one of the tallest in FIFA 20. The former Manchester City man has dropped to number two at Nottingham Forest following the arrival of Manchester City loanee Aro Muric.

With a 73 overall, Pantilimon will be a solid keeper for a lower league side. However, he will set you back upwards of £2 million as well as taking a fair chunk out of your wages, there are better alternatives out there if you are looking for a big man between the sticks.


Aaron Chapman (OVR 63 – POT 65) 

Height: 6’8″

Age: 29 

Position: GK

Club: Peterborough

County: England

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 66 GK diving, 65 GK reflexes, 62 GK positioning

Value: £267,000 (Release clause: £493,000)

Wage: £2,000 a week

Another goalkeeper playing down the leagues in England, Peterborough’s Aaron Chapman. Chapman enjoyed a solid first season for the Posh, making 37 appearances and keeping seven clean sheets.

With a maximum potential of 65, Chapman is best suited for those lower division sides. With 66 diving, 65 reflexes and 62 positioning he would make a good squad player for a lower league team. He will set you back around £350,000, with wages of just £2,000 per week.

Lacina Traore (OVR 70 – POT 70) 

Height: 6’8″

Age: 29

Position: ST 

Club: CFR Cluj

County: Ivory Coast

Work rate: Medium/Low

Best stats: 88 strength, 79 heading accuracy, 74 shot power

Value: £1.6 million (Release clause: £2.2 million)

Wage: £8,000 a week

The first attacking player to make the list is Ivory Coast 6’8″ striker Lacina Traore. The former Everton forward signed a contract with Romanian side CFJ Cluj having been out of a contract since leaving Monaco back in February.

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With impressive strength attributes (88 OVR) and solid heading (79 overall) Traore would make a great target man for those sides on a budget, setting you back around £1.9 million.


Matt Casey (OVR 54 – POT 74)

Height: 6’8″

Age: 19

Position: CB 

Club: Portsmouth

County: England

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 69 strength, 60 jumping, 56 sprint speed

Value: £126,000 (Release clause: £347,000)

Wage: £890 a week

Promising English youngster Matt Casey stnds at 6’8″, but the 19-year-old is yet to make a league start for Portsmouth. He has featured three times for the club in the EFL Trophy this term, however, as the Blues look to defend their crown.

Whilst his base stats may not be the greatest, Casey has the potential to rise 20 ratings to a 74 overall. With a wage of just £890 a week, Casey is a must have centre half for any lower league side on FIFA 20.

Mikkel Mena Qvist (OVR 63 – POT 64)

Height: 6’8″

Age: 26

Position: CB, LM, ST 

Club: AC Horsens

County: Denmark

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 90 strength, 68 aggression, 66 heading accuracy 

Value: £334,000 (Release clause: £447,000)

Wage: £1,800 a week

Colombian-born Dane Mikel Qvist is one of FIFA’s most versatile big men. Whilst his given position is a centre, he is also listed as a left midfielder and a striker in his alternate positions, which could come in handy if you need to throw him upfront chasing a goal.

The AC Horsens man is slightly expensive given his overall and potential, however, setting you back upwards of £300,000, with a maximum rating of 64, there are definitely better, cheaper options if you are after a new centre back.

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Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (OVR 70 – POT 78) 

Height: 6’8″

Age: 22

Position: GK 

Club: Standard Liege (on loan from Torino)

County: Serbia

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 78 GK kicking, 73 strength, 69 GK diving

Value: £1.8 million

Wage: £5,000 a week

Serbia’s 6’8″ stopper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, brother of Lazio’s Sergej, is the next name to make the list. Having hopped around from club to club on loan, Vanja signed a 12-month loan deal with Belgian side Standard Liege in the summer, who have committed to buying him in 2020 when the loan expires.

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The 22-year-old may not be a household name like his brother, however he does still have some decent potential (78) and with already some decent stats to his name already, he is one of the better keepers you could go after if you fancy a big, intimidating presence between the sticks. 

Demba Thiam (OVR 51 – POT 63) 

Height: 6’8″

Age: 21

Position: GK 

Club: SPAL

County: Senegal 

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 62 GK positioning, 62 strength, 59 acceleration

Value: £44,000 (Release clause: £90,000)

Wage: £890 a week

The Senegalese Demba Thiam rejoined Serie A side SPAL in the summer, following the conclusion of his loan with Serie C side Viterbese.

The 21-year-old isn’t going to the be the first choice in many, if any FIFA 20 sides and with a maximum potential of 63, it’s a struggle to see where he fits in. However, with wages of £890 per week, he may be worth a spot on the bench.

Samuel Brolin (OVR 55 – POT 70)

Height: 6’8″

Age: 18

Position: GK 

Club: AIK

County: Sweden

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 72 strength, 61 GK diving, 57 GK handling

Value: £126,000 (Release clause: £243,000)

Wage: £900 a week

Another young goalkeeper returning to his parent club is 18-year-old Samuel Brolin. The young Swede has made 16 appearances in 2019, keeping just two clean sheets.

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Like his counterpart Thiam, Brolin’s wages will set you back just £890 per week, and with a potential rating of 70, he seems much better business than the Senegalese. He would be worth a shot for a lower league side, causing no significant damage to your budget.

All tall players above 6’7″ on FIFA 20

Player  PosAClubCountryHOVRPOTVW
Tomas HolyGK27IpswichCzech Rep.6’9″6670£512k£2.7k
Abdoul BaCB25AuxerreMauritania6’8″6770£757k£1.8k
Costel PantilimonGK32Nott. ForestRomania6’8″7373£2.14m£23k
Aaron ChapmanGK29Peterboro’England6’8″6365£267k£2k
Lacina TraoreST29CFR ClujIvory Coast6’8″7070£1.6m£8k
Matt CaseyCB19PortsmouthEngland6’8″5474£125k£890
Mikkel QvistCB
26AC HorsensDenmark6’8″6364£334k£1.8k
Vanja Milinkovic-SavicGK22Standard LiegeSerbia6’8″7078£1.8m£5k
Dominic ThiemGK21SPALSenegal6’8″5163£44k£890
Samuel BrolinGK18AIKSweden6’8″5570£140k£890
Kjell ScherpenGK 19AjaxNetherlands6’8″6781£1.25m£1.8k
Lovre KalinicGK29Aston VillaCroatia6’7″7577£4.9m£33.9k
Karlo LeticaGK 22Club BruggeCroatia6’7″7178£2.2m£8k
Simon MakienokST28UtrechtSwitz.6’7″6767£712k£6.2k
Kenny AthiuST26Melbourne VictorySouth Sudan6’7″5960£169k£1.78k
Eirik JohansenGK26BrannNorway6’7″ 6468£378k£890
Ross LaidlawGK26Ross CountyScotland6’7″6165£213k£890
Paul OnuachuST25MidtjyllandNigeria6’7″7176£2.85m£13.4k
Fraser ForsterGK31SouthamptonEngland6’7″7373£2.3m£26k
Aleks VukoticCB23Waasland-BeverenCroatia6’7″6974£1.1m£4.5k
Henk VeermanST28St. PauliNetherlands6’7″7171£2.2m£12.5k
Axel SjobergCB28Colorado RapidsSweden6’7″6869£778k£2.7k
Harry SouttarCB20Fleetwood TownAustralia6’7″6178£427k£890
Till CissokhoCB19ClermontFrance6’7″6378£767k£890
Kalidou SidibeCDM
Sasa KalajdzicST
Johan BrattbergGK22FalkenbergsSweden6’7″5964£142k£890
Tomas ChoryST24Viktoria PlzenCzech Rep.6’7″7074£2.1m£890
Nick PopeGK27BurnleyEngland6’7″7982£9.8m£28.5k
Jacob KarlstromGK22TromsNorway6’7″6072£266.9K£890
Robin KallmanGK20HJK HelsinkiFinland6’7″5468£115k£890
Alexei KoșelevGK25Fortuna SittardMoldova6’7″7074£1.5m£4.45k

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Tom Young