Height and physical presence are two traits that managers across the globe look out for when scouting potential transfer targets. This XI is made up entirely of players that tower above their rivals, and are sure-fire favourites to win any aerial duals.

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon - 6ft 3in

The Azzuri stopper is among the best in the business and one who has been tested with everything the sport has to offer. Unsurprisingly he has passed with flying colours given his decorated career.

Right-back: Jerome Boateng - 6ft 3in

The Bayern Munich man has come in for his fair share of criticism but there is no doubt the German international is a star on the rise with his ability to play centrally and on the right - an added bonus.

Centre-back: Vincent Kompany - 6ft 4in

On his day, there is probably no better defender in the world. Whether you want someone to make a goal-line clearance, block or crucial intervention in the box, Kompany is your man.

Centre-back: Mats Hummels - 6ft 4in

The Borussia Dortmund star has elevated himself to world-class status in recent years as he has emerged as one of the Bundesliga's finest central defenders during Dortmund's back-to-back Bundesliga title successes.

Left-back: Giorgio Chiellini - 6ft 1in

We know how good the Juventus star is in the heart of defence, and that does not change as a left-back as the Italian is also able to operate with his usual excellence out wide as well. 

Centre-midfield: Michael Carrick - 6ft 2in

One of the most under-rated players in world football, the Englishman only recently began to receive the plaudits that he deserves as he has been an integral part of Manchester United's charge towards a 20th league title.

Centre-midfield: Sergio Busquets - 6ft 2in

A vital component of Barcelona and La Furia Roja's midfield, the Spaniard is perhaps the best defensive midfielder in the world today, and has been for quite some time now, despite the fact he is only 24.

Right-wing: Cristiano Ronaldo - 6ft 1in

There is not a thing this man can do whether it be thundering in free-kicks from improbable range or dribbling past half a team to score a wonder goal. Offensively there is arguably no-one who is more complete either physically or technically.

Attacking-midfield: Yaya Toure - 6ft 3in

The burly Ivorian is a monster in the middle of the park with his destructive runs and cultured football making him one of the world's most complete midfielders.  

Left-wing: Gareth Bale - 6ft 1in

The Tottenham star has taken his game to a whole new level this season as he has carried Spurs to victory all by himself at times with ridiculous clutch goals and pulsating runs down the channels. Bale, equally as competent through the middle, has made scoring goals and assisting his teammates a trademark this season, and continues to go from strength-to-strength. 

Centre-forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 6ft 5in

The PSG man is a towering presence in attack with his dominance in the air and unbelievable ability with the ball at his feet. His clinical finishing makes him the complete package.


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