NEW Brighton signing Kjell Scherpen has already become the JOINT-tallest Premier League player ever.
Standing at 6ft 8in, the goalkeeper enters a select group of mighty footballers to ply their trade in England’s top flight.
But who are the other behemoths to kick a ball in the Premier League?
And how big was their impact in the beautiful game?
Here, SunSport’s Anthony Chapman walks with giants…
KJELL SCHERPEN – 6ft 8in
Former Ajax goalkeeper has completed his move to the Amex and will challenge Robert Sanchez for Brighton's No1 jersey.
At 21 years old, is there still room to grow for the Dutch stopper?
COSTEL PANTILIMON – 6ft 8in
Romanian goalie played for Sunderland and Watford while also winning the 2014 title with Manchester City.
Pantilimon is now back in his home country with Denizlispor after 54 games in the Premier League.
LACINA TRAORE – 6ft 8in
Ivory Coast striker only made one league appearance while on loan at Everton in 2014.
The journeyman forward is now with Turkish side Bandirmaspor after spells in Russia, Hungary and Romania.
PETER CROUCH – 6ft 7in
The most iconic tall player in Premier League history, Crouch played for EIGHT top flight teams including Tottenham, Liverpool and Burnley.
Now retired, Crouch’s incredible height saw him become the league’s most dangerous aerial presence for years.
NICOLA ZIGIC – 6ft 7in
Serbian striker is a Birmingham icon but only spent one of his five years there in the Premier League.
Brainy and brawny, Zigic was a class target man made for English football.
STEFAN MAIERHOFER – 6ft 7in
A former Bayern Munich forward, Maeirhofer played nine times in the Prem for Wolves.
Life as a big striker saw the Austrian play for 18 different clubs throughout his career.
IAN FEUER – 6ft 7in
Probably more suited to basketball, American goalie Feuer played for West Ham and Derby in the top flight.
The former stopper’s sister was once married to Hollywood legend Mickey Rourke, while Feuer himself moved into coaching after retirement.
LARS LEESE – 6ft 7in
German goalkeeper had a spell with Barnsley in the late ‘90s, playing 16 league games.
Born in Cologne, he now manages DSK Cologne in his home city.
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STEFAN POSTMA – 6ft 7in
The second Stefan and the second Dutchman in the list, goalie Postma played for Midlands rivals Aston Villa AND Wolves.
He now works as a keeper coach at AGOVV Apeldoorn, his final club as a player.
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