How tall is Paul Sturgess

Paul Sturgess Height

7ft 7 ¼ (231.8 cm)

English basketball player, and Britain's tallest man. For Guinness Records, in 2011 he measured in at 7ft 7 ¼. In 2014 he mentioned "When I was about 15, I started to grow a lot faster. Between the age of 15 and 16, I grew really fast [10-12 inches] and then it was gradual until I was 21. I’m 7ft 8in now and I’ve stopped growing". At age 14 he was only 6ft and his Father is 6ft 7.

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Average Guess (53 Votes)
7ft 7.17in (231.6cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 7/Jun/23
"Sambridge isn't 7ft 1, he was measured in a documentary at 6ft 10 and looked be fair, the Doctor got it right - in person he is a few inches shorter than ian whyte."

@Rob, considering how Ross Sambridge had spine curvature though and measured 6'10 with that curvature, is it not possible he was like maybe 7'0 peak without it? Not as tall as 7'5 though like he previously claimed.
Editor Rob
It could depend when the curvature developed.
Cinmh said on 29/May/23
He is tallest guy I ever seen
I'm 7'6 he edged me 2cm
Sup said on 30/Apr/23
Rob how big is Paul head?
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Editor Rob
Compared to the man, I'd have said 12-12.5 inches
Cmoem said on 1/Apr/23
Caleb 178.7cm said on 22/Jan/23
Steven Gatkuoth's listed height of 7'0/213cm looks legit in the pic with Paul Sturgess. I'd say Mat Piotrowski looks over 7'0 but under 7'1 and Luke Piowtrowski's 6'11 listing looks legit.👍
Caleb 178.7cm said on 22/Jan/23
You mean South Sudanese basketball player Steven Gatkuoth? I found him by searching "Gatkuoth" on Eurobasket and saw he was the one of the three players with the last name "Gatkuoth" who is listed as 213cm/7'0. He does look like the guy on the left in the pic. Interestingly, he also went to Mountain State, the same college that Paul Sturgess went to.
Joanis said on 1/Jan/23
This guy is huge. I’d give him 232-233cm
Xeaonittyy said on 9/Dec/22
@Caleb The giant of left is Gatkuoth who is 7 ft 0.
Matt99 said on 6/Jul/22
Saw this guy walking in Loughborough town years ago. He was unbelievably tall in person, I felt completely dwarfed!
Caleb 178.8cm said on 21/Apr/22
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Far right is 6'11 listed Luke Piotrowski and second from right (between Luke Piotrowski and Paul Sturgess) is 7'2 listed Mat Piotrowski. Paul for once doesn't look like a giant here. I wonder who the guy on the far left is though...
Editor Rob
I have no idea of the guy on left.

It's interesting seeing Paul's head size compared to the other very tall guys.
Yohandas Lee said on 1/Nov/21
Rob, so basically he is 2 ft taller than you? 😮😮😲
Editor Rob
yeah, it would be a huge difference in person if I stood beside Sturgess.
Canson said on 4/Aug/21
7’7 flat at an afternoon height
Chris Junior Hernandez said on 15/Jun/21
Click Here Peter Crouch did not look 11.75" shorter than Paul, Peter make it an inch above his chin which he look over 6'8. Paul's head legit 12" maybe 1/4 more, so i have no doubt Peter is below 6'8 in reality.
Alienx1995 said on 8/Mar/21
I meant to say the late Neil Fingleton
Alienx1995 said on 8/Mar/21
@ Editor rob, in that video clip, it's kind of tricky to tell because of his hair, but his boots are at least 1.5-1.75 inches thick.

Click Here, here he is standing next to a giant ruler (this may not be very accurate), but it seems he goes up to the 234 cm mark in his sneakers. Here's an up close view of his boots, Click Here.

And lastly, here's a picture of him standing next to the last Neil Fingleton, it seems that neil is standing slightly behind him. Click Here
Editor Rob
he can look 1.5 inches taller, although maybe is indeed a bit closer...I'd still have thought he could measure taller than Neil
Alienx1995 said on 6/Mar/21
Mr.Rob, whenever you have time, can you give this clip a look. Have you ever heard of Bob Wegner? He says his 7'8.5", but I don't think that's barefoot. In this clip, you can see he's a smidge over 7'9", but look how thick the soles of his boots are. Click Here
Editor Rob
actually it might be possible he has measured over 6ft 8 flat barefoot.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 23/Nov/20

Yeah Paul head is 12" in length and Dan Walker is probably 6'4 1/2" a low indicate Paul lowest claim of 7'7 since he also claim 7'8.
Vincent Caleb said on 19/Nov/20
Maybe like 6’4.5”.
Alienx1995 said on 5/Jun/20
@Nik Ashton, that guy is not 6'6". If he was, his head would be closer the Paul's chin.
Alienx1995 said on 1/May/20
Hey Rob, check out this video. At the 3:15 mark sturgess measures himself at 7'7 1/4 with shoes on. Click Here
Editor Rob
How accurate the measurement I'm not sure, could be some room for error. One thing I noticed is The tape on the wall was moved, but I don't think anything funny, just moved up - if he read the bottom of the yellow tape then that would have been near where the girl put the object on his head.
Nik said on 26/Oct/19
I would love to see a photograph of him with Sultan Kosen!
Nik Ashton said on 26/Oct/19
Look at diss:

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Nik Ashton said on 26/Oct/19
His younger sister is 5’6”!
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 7/Aug/19
Based on this picture, it seems he is more in the 7’6 range, and plus he is in shoes too, maybe 7’5.75-7’6 is more accurate

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Granted the scale could be entirely wrong
Alienx1995 said on 2/Jul/19
Mr. Rob what’s your opinion of Robert Bobroczky, the 7’7” teen who plays for Spire institute. I read that he also has scoliosis, how tall do you believe he’d be with a straight spine? Apparently he was 6’2” at 8 YEARS OLD!! Will you be adding him to your site anytime soon?
Editor Rob
His skinny frame helps him look at least that range, maybe even taller at times. WOuld be interesting to see what he actually measured.
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 1/Jul/19

Also a possible explanation as to why Paul Sturgess’ voice is so deep in comparison to someone like Neil Fingleton is perhaps due to his accent? Some accents in parts of the British Isles can sound quite deep. Rob himself is an example of this!
Alienx95 said on 22/Jun/19
@Arslan 6'10 210 CM

So around 7’8.5”? I spoke to someone who is 7’6” and he said the same thing. He told me that a doctor told him he has full genetic height potential and that only an inch or two more is possible. He said that his youngest son is predicted to be a little taller than him, his other son is 7’2”
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 22/Jun/19
@Alienx95 235 cm
Alienx95 said on 18/Jun/19
He looks like a legit 7'7". He does appear to have long face and deep voice.
Alienx95 said on 18/Jun/19
@Arslan 6'10 210 CM

You're right about Neil fingleton and Bob Wegner, both are naturally tall. Manute Bol was all natural also ( 7'6 3/4" ).

If you had to guess, what's the maximum height that could be achieved through genetics?
Alienx95 said on 18/Jun/19
@Arslan 6'10 210 CM

You're right about Fingleton and Wegner, both are genetically tall.

If you had to guess, what do you believe is the maximum height a person can grow to through genetics?
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 14/Jun/19
@cmillzz it is very possible actually but rare

Neil Fingleton didn’t have gigantism, and there is a dude named Bob Wagner who is 7’8 and is all natural
cmillzz said on 14/Jun/19
didn’t even think it’d be possible to be 7’7” without having some kind of medical condition or pituitary issue.
Arslan 6'10 210 CM said on 13/Jun/19
I am sure he has gigantism, as his face is very long and the structure of his face points to such. Also, his voice seems very deep as in the case of someone with gigantism. Yes, a lot of naturally tall giants like Yao Ming have deep voices but Sturgess has a voice characteristic of someone with acromegaly.

As for my guess, he appears to be 232-233cm tall
ImAlexandros said on 12/Jun/19
(Tallest British People) Part II

7' 8" Francis Sheridan (1841-1870) Irish/Scottish

7' 6" Charles Hamilton (1795-1829) Northern Irish

7' 5" James Patrick Tolley (1839-18??) Irish

7' 3" Martyn Walters (????-????) Irish/English

7' 2" Captain Hugh Murphy (1870-19??) Northern Irish

7' 2" Patrick O'Conner (????-????) Irish

7' 2" James Clancy (1812-18??) Irish

7' 2" Michael Grealish (1892-19??) Irish

7' 1" James Kirkland (????-????) Irish

7' 1" William Connery (????-????) Irish

7' 0" Mary Murphy (????-????) Northern Irish

6' 7½" Annie O'Brien (1863-1902) Irish
ImAlexandros said on 5/Jun/19
(Tallest British People)

8' 1" Patrick Cotter O'Brien (1760-1806) Irish
(Tallest Man Ireland, Billed 8ft 7in Tall)

7' 9" Or 7' 11" Jane Bunford (1895-1922) English
(Tallest British Woman)

7' 9¼" Frederick John Kempster (1847-1918) English

7' 9" John Middleton (1578-1623) English
(Billed 9ft 3in Tall)

7' 9" William Bradley (1787-1820) English

7' 9" Angus MacAskill (1825-1863) Scottish

7' 8½" Ernest "Ted" Edward Evans (1924-1958) English
(Actor, Billed 9ft 3½in)

7' 8" George "Weean" Hamilton (????-????) Northern Irish (Very Very Old)

7' 8" Francis "Big Frank" Sheridan (1841-1870) Irish

7' 7½" Neil Fingleton (1980-2017) English
(Actor, Basketball Player)

7' 7¼" Paul Sturgess (1987-) English
(Actor, Basketball Player)

7' 7" Charles Byrne (1761-1783) Northern Irish/Scottish
(Legend Man, Billed 8ft 4in)

7' 7" George Page (1844-1870) English
(Brother Of Meadows Page)

7' 7" Henry Dalglish (1926-1951) English

7' 6½" Thomas Dalroy (????-????) Irish

7' 6½" William Olding (1914-19??) English/Scottish
(Actor, Tallest Cameraman)

7' 6¼" Christopher Paul Greener (1943-2015) English
(Actor, Basketball Player)

7' 6" William Evans (1599-1634) Welsh
(Porter Of Charles I & James I)

7' 6" James MacDonald (1643-1760) Irish
(117 Years Old!!!)

7' 6" Charles Hamilton (????-????) Northern Irish

7' 6" Edmund Mellon (1665-1684) Irish
(Mellon, Malone, Mollon)

7' 6" James Allender (1848-1886) Northern Irish

7' 6" Henry Alexander Cooper (1853-1899) English
(Corporal, Billed 8ft 8in Tall)

7' 5½" Anna Haining Swan (1846-1888) Scottish
(Tallest Mother, Billed 7ft 11in)

7' 5" Michael Coulter (1965-????) Northern Irish
(In 1997 Arrested For Stealing Clothes)

7' 4½" William George Auger (1881-1922) Welsh
(Captain, Actor, Billed 8ft 4in)

7' 4½" Rev Shaun Aisbitt (1962-) Irish
(He Was 6ft 11in, Started Grow Again At 39)

7' 4" Meadows Page (18??-1917) English
(Brother Of George Page)

7' 4" Alan Bannister (1967-) English
(Former Basketball Player)

7' 3½" Patrick Murphy (1834-1862) Northern Irish
(Billed 8ft 1in Tall)

7' 3" Cornelius Magrath (1736-1760) Irish
(Billed 7ft 5in Tall)

7' 3" Chris Lister (1988-) English
(Model, Billed 7ft 4in Tall)

7' 2½" John Lebar (19??-) English
(Horror Actor)

7' 2" Knipe Brothers (1761-17??) Northern Irish
(Tallest Twins In 18th Century)

7' 2" Albert Brough (1870-1919) English
(Billed 7ft 7in Tall)

7' 2" James Cully (1922-1981) Irish
(4th Tallest Boxer, Billed 7ft 4in)

7' 1½" James Hugh Murphy Jr. (1842-1875) Irish
(Billed 8ft Tall)

7' 1" Ian Stuart Whyte (1971-) Welsh

7' 1" Ross Sambridge (1979-) English

7' 0½" Peter William Mayhew (1944-2019) English

6' 10" Brian Norton (19??-) Northern Irish

6' 10" Devin Toner (1986-) Irish
(Rugby Player)

6' 9" Brendan Holland (1952-) Northern Irish
(Businessman, Billed 6ft 11in Tall)

6' 9" Kristian Nairn (1975-) Northern Irish

6' 7½" Martin Austin Ruane (1946-1998) Irish/English
Editor Rob
Sambridge isn't 7ft 1, he was measured in a documentary at 6ft 10 and looked be fair, the Doctor got it right - in person he is a few inches shorter than ian whyte.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 6/Dec/18
He was measured at 7'7.25" in a documentary, so Paul definitely isn't shorter than that and he looked like a foot taller than Peter Crouch who is listed as 6'7.5" on here. He was a little bit shorter than the late Neil Fingletob, they gave a similar impression even though Paul had a bigger head. Paul is 7'7 1/4" inches tall.
Modeus 5ft9,5 said on 6/Dec/18
Does anyone have the picture of him with boomer esiason? I can no longer find it on Internet.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Nov/18
Paul was measured 7'7 with shoes on a channel content with the tallest teen's in britain decades ago.
Littlelee168cm said on 9/Oct/18
That's Dan walker with him in the photo and he's 6ft 5 makes paul 7ft 7 minimum
Anonymous said on 8/Dec/17
Click Here How tall is that guy next to Sturgess Rob ?

I don't think Manute Bol was a real 231cm since I saw him next to Chris Mullin who is about 6'4-5 (he looks 6'3 in my opinion)Click Here
I actually think he was no taller than his son Bol Bol
Bennett said on 21/Oct/17
Definitely acromegaly gigantism causes his head grow one foot long. I don't see Yao Ming, Shawn Bradley and Manute Bol had such long head and large hands.
Bigman69 said on 22/Aug/17
Sturgess has acro and constantly denies this. He should seek medical help. I do believe though that his height is legit.
Tyson said on 21/Jul/17
Clearly acromegaly in Sturgess and maybe is very possible had gigantism.
even said on 20/Jul/17
exactly as listed
avi said on 15/Jul/17
This guy definitely has a condition. Most likely acromegaly. Classic signs are his huge jaw and hands. Also he grew a foot I'm such short period of time so there is something up with his pituitary this isn't genetic growth.
mrtguy said on 15/Jun/17
Rob, I know I'm very demanding but can you recycle or delete this page maybe replace it with Brahim Takioullah if no one bothers to even comment on much, cause all the fanbase want to comment on 8ft+ rather than just 7'7''??
Editor Rob
mrt, I will give Brahim a page, but it's not always about commenting.
DRK said on 4/May/17
I believe his height is natural. His father is around 6'9".
mrtguy said on 29/Apr/17
He never did any test of acromegaly like Neil, so there is a possibility he has it and he resembles Christopher Greener
mrtguy said on 27/Apr/17
Rob, you think he has acromegaly?? it looks so
Editor Rob
compared to someone like Neil Fingleton, he certainly has a much bigger head.
haha said on 26/Apr/17
Hi rob,i have a question,who should i trust more your guess or the Average guesses from visitors?

I hope you answer.
Editor Rob
my guess is still part of an overall average.

I'm trying to find a best guess for all these people really, though in cases like Paul, he was measured, so that is a good point to consider!
jas said on 26/Apr/17
Rob, how big do you think his head is?
Editor Rob
jas, he's got over 12 inch long head.
shiva 181 cms said on 25/Apr/17
Who knows he could even wake up over 6'9
S.J.H said on 25/Apr/17
Rob, is he the new british tallest man after the passing of Neil Fingleton?
Editor Rob
yes, he is now the tallest.
Allie said on 24/Apr/17
Something was in the water in that family.
travis said on 24/Apr/17
thank god i aint even that tall
Strong 5ft9 said on 24/Apr/17
Hey Rob, do you think 7'8" is his morning measurement?
Editor Rob
would be interesting to find out how tall he wakes up at. I'd say with certainty he would clear 7ft 8.
Blake said on 24/Apr/17
I watched this documentary a couple of times in the last year Paul Sturgess is measured in it at about 6 minutes in a very non celebheights style measurement with shoes on if you havent seen it already Rob. Click Here
Editor Rob
yeah those measurements are very loose and simple...
ken said on 24/Apr/17
What a pituitary disorder that made he grown another foot or so
5'12 said on 24/Apr/17
Doesn't seem to have gigantism.
MSJC said on 24/Apr/17
Thanks for the add here Rob, let's hope he stays with us alot longer than Neil, rest his soul. I saw an article somewhere where his nickname is 'tiny'.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 24/Apr/17
I'm sorry but he's too tall to be a great basketball player. I would say 2.2m is the absolute limit for significant success in the sport. Of course there are a few exceptions like Yao Ming, Shawn Bradley and Manute Bol.
Nik said on 24/Apr/17
Good addition to the website!
Matthew Robinson said on 24/Apr/17
He was similar to my height at age 14... I wound up around 6'3" and he wound up at this!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Apr/17
His mother is only 5 ft 5!!! Even with a 6 ft 7 father he showed never have been anywhere near 7 ft let alone 7 ft 7!

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