How tall is Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

French former Footballer who played for Manchester United, turned actor from films such as Looking for Eric, The Salvation, Switch, Elizabeth and You & the Night.

How tall is Eric Cantona
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Average Guess (31 Votes)
6ft 2in (188cm)
Samuel M.O said on 19/Jun/22
Hi Rob

Is it the afternoon height that is used when listing people?
Editor Rob
Think around lunchtime
Rapha said on 31/Jan/22
Hi Rob

Do you see any height loss for him yet ?
Editor Rob
few mm's maybe
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 23/Sep/21
Keane's looking 5' 9.5" to 5' 9.75" at best there, but can't see footwear.
Editor Rob said on 21/Sep/21
Back in the day with a young Roy Keane:
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Rory said on 16/Sep/21
Think 6ft2 is too high for him, in that infamous Crystal Palace match in '95 he looks shorter than Chris Coleman when they square up. Id go 6ft1.75, seems a perfect candidate for that, near 6ft2 but not a solid one. At 55 could be 6ft1.5 now.
Edgar said on 8/Apr/21
How tall Naseem hamed ( boxer) compared to him..? Click Here
Editor Rob
looks near a foot smaller, but maybe posture-wise not as good as Eric
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Mar/21
Eric eye level were pretty high sets like 4.5" range unlike most 6'2 guy have 4.75-4.9" eye level.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Feb/21
Il a toujours regardé à peu près à cette hauteur, 188 centimètres. Eric est certainement l'un des footballeurs les plus mémorables des années 1990. Je me souviens encore de ce coup de tête lors du match de Crystal Palace comme si c'était il y a quelques années seulement. Je te salue, Roi Eric !
Rapha said on 9/Jan/21
He is possibly 188 cm in the morning but not taller than that.
Slim 6'1" said on 18/Dec/20
Weak 6’2”
Jkiller said on 16/Dec/20
Decent 6'2.
Nik Ashton said on 3/Jul/20
I have seen his Dad listed as 1.62 m online.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/May/20
🎂🎈⚽🎭 Happy Birthday Eric! 🎭⚽🎈🎂

Many Happy Returns to footballer turned successful actor Eric Cantona, who celebrates his 54th Birthday today!

6ft2 😃👍

Rory said on 5/Sep/19
I think 6ft1.75 personally. I feel he is one of those guys whose close to 6ft2, 6ft1.5 feels a tad too low. Maybe 6ft1.75 in his playing days and 6ft1.5 now in his fifties.
K.A 188 ! said on 4/Sep/19
Honestly am not sure if Cantona was ever 6ft2...

I remember watching a Joga tv Youtube video Cantona and CR7 stood beside each other and looked the SME here is the link
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Maybe he was 186 peak at most today he is definetely not 6ft2.
Editor Rob
Eric could be 6ft 1.5
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/May/19
🎁🎈⚽ Happy Birthday Eric! ⚽🎈🎁

From a massive career in football to going on to star with the brilliant Cate Blanchet in 'Elizabeth', a film about my favourite Tudor monarch, and plenty more besides! Bravo Eric!

6ft2 and handsome with it!

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/18
He does look near 6ft2 most of the time, 187cm is the least I’d argue.
Height said on 23/Jun/18
More in the 186 cm -187 cm range during his playing days.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jan/17
What a very impressive career Eric has enjoyed! I was stunned to see him star with the fantastic Cate Blanchett in the film 'Elizabeth'. I said to my boyfriend "Wow! This guy has made it as an actor - big time!"
I think Eric looks every inch of the 6ft2 written here, if not a touch more!
Being this tall must have been handy for Eric's football career! I certainly remember watching him play - he did stand out! I particularly enjoy the international matches and the important cup finals. Well, I'd be a real spoilsport if I didn't enjoy football as my boyfriend LOVES it more than anyone I've ever known!
⚽🏆🌍🌏🌎🏆⚽ 🍻👍
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
More a solid 187cm guy
mickey said on 23/Nov/16
an actual 6ft 2 apparently?
Borats Chicken said on 27/Aug/16
Rob, would his current height be 6'1.5 to 6'1.75?
Editor Rob
it's possible 187 range.
Jed said on 27/Jul/16
Check the picture of him with Andy Murray (on Murray's instagram), Murray looks at least an inch taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
Weak 6ft2, Rob?
Editor Rob
yeah he can look that
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/12
6"2.5(189cm) in shoes definitely
Ir- said on 18/Dec/12
He's actually pretty tall, when he was standing next to me and my friend, he almost had the same height as my friend (who is 6'4) and he was remarkably taller than me (6ft). Altough he was wearing high shoes, I think he's around 6'2 1/2
Robby D said on 28/Aug/12
Definately 6'2" in my opinion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/12
Nah 6"1 flat is out of the question. Looks near 6"2 alright but maybe just a bit shy of that
"height: 6 ft 1.75 in (187cm)". Probably identical to fellow ex-pro footballer and hardman, Vinnie Jones.
Godred said on 22/Jan/12
I could buy 6`1
walter said on 24/May/11
wax model is probably the closest i will get to the real person,thats good enough for me,lol
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/May/11
Those wax models are never really a great way to accurately gauge height
walter said on 29/Apr/11
in my previous comment i ment to say the statue was bigger than me on the photo,i was standing next to the statue,i compared us,thats my oppinion.
Walter said on 28/Apr/11
I took a picture in madame toussauds museum in london,the statue was like 1/2 inch bigger,i am about 6'0.75-6,1(185 cm european),he is like 186,5 cm
Daii said on 30/Jun/09
I thought he was a 5'11 (180 cm) guy until I payed more attention to his posture and realized hes a strong 6'1 if not 6'2 for sure.
Doug said on 28/Jun/09
Peak wasn't he 189cm? I just remember having a Premier League sticker album back in around 1995 and he was listed at 189 I think. Looks a legit 6'2" to me.
Anonymous said on 16/Jun/09
Definite 6,2". He had Jonathan Ross by a good inch on his Ross's show a couple of weeks ago.
Joe said on 16/Jun/09
im surprised his height is 6'2 on here. i agree with guk because i remember his height from the merlin sticker books and the footie sites to. i've never heard 6'2 for him but have heard many times 5'11 and 6'0 mentioned.
Hugh 190cm said on 15/Jun/09
I used to go to Man U matches all the time back in the 90's when they played Arsenal ( I support them). Cantona did look close to 6ft2. Maybe 186-187cm.
GUK said on 15/Jun/09
He used to get listed as 5ft 11 by footballing sites then all of a sudden it changed to over 6ft. He's def well over 6ft
Austrian said on 15/Jun/09

never knew Cantona was that tall

thought hes like 180-182

but oh well i cant remember him that well :D
Adam said on 13/Jun/09
I am not a man... I am Cantona haha
Zach said on 11/Jun/09
Was a big guy. Stuck his chest out all the time too stallone style.
miko said on 11/Jun/09
Certainly looks all of 6"2.

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