Per Mertesacker's Height
6ft 6 ½ (199.4 cm)
German footballer who has played for Hannover 96, Werder Bremen and Arsenal. He once claimed 199.5cm.
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Average Guess (48 Votes)
6ft 6.47in (199.3cm)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Sep/20
I wouldn't go as far as calling it sick, but it's certainly meticulous. "Sick" would be claiming something like 199.99cm.
Van Halen said on 10/Sep/20
Sick claim. He doesnt like round up to 2 meters. But i understand, 2 meters is other category.
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Looks same as Melo. Old listing was better
185vietnamese said on 25/Aug/20
this is more reasonable for this guy now, a good upgrade.
said on 21/Aug/20
@niter jaaa richtig! Ein meter neunundneunzig komma fünf. Rob, you should add this claim by per! 199.5 cm tall that is a super precise claim by him. This guy is definitely no less than this.
6ft 6.5 is a figure he can look, sounds like 199.5 is a measurement.
said on 17/Jul/20
Any German (or speak some German) can confirm if Mertesacker actually said his height is 199,5 cm in the podcast below ? Should be around 04:11 mark
I took this from his Wikipedia page in German language :
Canson said on 13/Jul/20
@The Swiss Man: the listed height is probably more like it 6’6.25. He looked similar to Carmelo Anthony but not taller
The Swiss man said on 12/Jul/20
I think 6ft6 (198cm) is too short for this guy. Imo he might very well be 6ft7. I remember watching the matches of the German Footbal team during the 2006 World cup, and he also towered over 6 ft 4 1⁄2 (194cm) in players like Christoph Metzelder and Tim Borowski. They were clearly more than four cm between him and them.
said on 29/Apr/20
Rob the guy on the left besides mertesacker has claim on instagram to me that he stands 196 cm tall , is it possible? He is a getman pay tv host from DAZN
The other guy could be 6ft 5, Per maybe holding his eyelevel up a bit higher.
Hanov said on 25/Mar/20
Clearly shorter than Crouch next to him
Valois 2.0 said on 16/Aug/19
It's a shame that height can't be translated into football skills. 6'6 and a bit for Per.
185 said on 13/Jul/19
I really feel like per could edge carmello and close to lebron range
MICHAEL CONSTANTINO said on 19/Mar/19
In the World Cup 2010 his soccer card stated he was 1.98, for the Euro 2012 his card said he was 1.96, and for The World Cup 2014 his card said 1.99. In three different books that I have his card he was given three different heights.
Canson said on 19/Mar/19
@JD1996: you may edge them by a hair or be at a point where it’s not noticeable
JD1996 said on 18/Mar/19
@canson I'm 6'7.25" out of bed and 6'6 3/8-1/2" at my low yeah I think they would be very close in height and probably very similar to me.
Canson said on 1/Feb/19
@JD1996: how tall are you out of bed and at a low? I know Melo looks 6’6 minimum in person so I agree he and Per would be similar
Dream said on 30/Jan/19
JD1996 said on 24/Dec/18
Melo and mertesacker would probably measure very similar to me I would imagine.
Canson said on 20/Nov/18
@184guy: I figured same size as Melo or similar to him. I wouldn’t hesitate to say he’s this or a full 6’6” since Melo could also be a solid 6’6” low. Definitely not 6’5.25 tho
said on 5/Nov/18
With 6'6.25 listed Carmelo Anthony :
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Sep/18
6'5.25" is too low. He's taller than someone like me for sure.
Batistataker said on 30/Aug/18
He has a height of 6ft 5 ¼ (196.2 cm) in my opinion. If his height was slightly less, he would have had a better posture, if way lesser than that it would have been worse.
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
Darth Vader said on 13/Jun/18
Mertesacker is definitely a legit 6'7" or 201cm. He has at least two inches on 6'5" Petr Cech. End of Discussion! Anything below 6'7" is a wrong height information for Mertesacker.
Jakob said on 29/Apr/18
For Werder Bremen vs Spurs years ago he looked about half inch to 3/4 if inch shorter thsn Crouch. I think 199 and 201 is what they would measure.
said on 19/Apr/18
Just compare him to his (former) teammates like Boateng (6ft3.5/192cm), Neuer (6ft4/193), Čech (6ft5/196cm) or Naldo, (6ft6/198cm). He is definitely taller than them (yes, even 6ft6 Naldo) and in some pictures he even seems to tower over Boateng, Hummels and Neuer (between 191cm and 193cm) by about 4 inches. There is no way he is shoter than 200cm. He looks like a legit 6ft7 to me. If you don't belive me, look at him standing next to Peter Crouch.
edimaropk said on 18/Apr/18
Canson said on 10/Mar/18
I think he can be 6’7 -6’7.25 out of bed and 6’6.25 bang on at his low in the afternoon/evening
Canson said on 8/Mar/18
I think this is a good listing
Harvey Ejekwu said on 7/Mar/18
He is the least 200cm
Canson said on 15/Jan/18
@Johnson: If the 199.7 is an hour out of bed or so he could easily get down to 198.8 by afternoon. Someone his size can lose the full inch. He’s probably over a full 6’7” upon waking
Johnson said on 14/Jan/18
199.7 in the last medical check
jessman said on 13/Jan/18
He looks too tall to be 'just' 6'4.5. Look at some Arsenal squad photos, particularly when he stands beside Petr Cech. I can't see him below 6'6. Easily wakes up close to 6'7.
Big shaq said on 12/Jan/18
Dude 173 cm said on 22/Dec/17
That guys loss about 2.8 cm, both 201.5 cm out of bed. Both are between 6'6.25/6'6.5
Canson said on 2/Dec/17
@Junior: a guy like him prob is 6’7” out of bed at Least
Junior said on 14/Oct/17
Good listing. Per Mertesacker must be 6'7 out of bed.
Johnson said on 20/Aug/17
@Ally182 Giroud is shorter than legit 190.
Ally182 said on 18/Aug/17
To be honest he doesn't look shorter than 2m. He is 10cm taller than Giroud and 20 cm taller than Ospina
Slim 181 cm said on 16/Jul/17
Might be pushing 2 meters.
even said on 11/Jul/17
said on 22/May/17
Rob how tall is Granit xhaka with Per in this pic
Editor Rob: might be near 6 inch range shorter.
Canson said on 20/Mar/17
Goes to show how tall a strong or even legit 6'6" (he could be either) is. He isn't 6'7" and is not as tall as crouch is. Far more likely faried is 6'5" not 6'6". The NBA is not trustworthy with its measurements even the barefoot ones
Johnson said on 15/Feb/17
Mertesacker is listed 199 cm and 95 kg in Arsenal catalogue. For example Chamberlain is listed 175 cm 79 kg and Walcott 174 cm 73 kg. Cazorla is overlisted 169 cm and Alexis 171 cm and Ozil 182 cm too
Steve said on 10/Feb/17
Also, Emmanuel Mudiay & Malik Beasley, who I can't seem to find on here, are in no way, shape or form 1.96m as listed. both were barely an inch taller than Rob Holding (who himself is maybe a cm above 6'2") and a good 4" shorter than Mertesacker so 6'3" for both would be my guess. Completing the Nuggets players who visited the Emirates stadium, Juan Hernangomez is 6'9", seemed 2 inches taller than Per.
Steve said on 10/Feb/17
6'7" to 6'7.25" if Faried is genuinely 6'6". When the Nuggets had publicity shots taken in the Arsenal dressing room, Per was noticeably taller. I'm not a basketball fan but assumed (based on Per being 6'6" as listed) Faried was 6'4.75" to 6'5". If, as Johnson says, he was measured in barefoot at the draft at 6'6" then Mertesacker is 6'7" minimum because he genuinely is an inch to an inch and a quarter taller. Faried is maybe an inch taller than Petr Cech who to me is a genuine 6'5" bloke so 6'6" for him sounds spot on. Peter Crouch is all but 6'8" for comparison if anybody can find a pic of him with Mertesacker and Neuer is a genuine 6'4".
Johnson said on 11/Jan/17
No less than 2 meters for Mertesacker
Johnson said on 11/Jan/17
Faried was measured 6'6 barefoot in draft
jags said on 11/Jan/17
I just saw a picture of him standing next to Kenneth Faried (NBA player) and he appears to be about an inch taller than Faried who's listed at 6'8"!!! Should also be noted that NBA players pretty regularly are listed an inch sometimes two taller than they actually are, but I suspect Mertesacker might actually be a little taller than he lets on. He might even be a tiny bit taller than 6'7"
Kendel said on 26/Mar/16
I knew it!!!! That he was taller than what he claims. He has a solid 4 inches over 6ft 4 Baoteng. Just like my roommate who is the exact same height as this guy yet claims only 6ft 6. I'm also 6ft 4 and he has his eyes over my head. Mertesacker must be 6ft 8 in shoes.
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 21/Dec/15
To me 6'6.25 measured Carmelo Anthony appears a bit taller.
J.M. said on 25/Sep/15
Ok. Checked a few pics. 199 - 200 is more believable than 6'6 flat.
Before he became a professional player (in the same year he debuted for hannover) in Hannover - I met him. I had a friend who played with him in the youth team. The first thing I registered was his height and I asked him how tall he is. He just answered "too tall" then he said 1-98 .. it could very well be that he isn't someone who is very proud for his height.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
Indeed, check him out with Van Persie. Looks about 6 inches taller. Persie is supposed to be around 6 ft 1.
said on 19/Sep/15
Rob, why do you think he is taller than he is listed?
[Editor Rob: generally he can look more than the 198cm, when compared to other footballers, at times he can look 6ft 6.5 in fact.]
MaryAnne said on 5/Sep/15
Manuel Neur please,please,please Rob =PPPP
said on 3/Sep/15
Rob, how low it goes after a match, you said that the ibra fall to 193.5
[Editor Rob: most players might reach absolute lows after 90 minute matches. The body gets dehydrated and the strain on the discs compresses them to their lowest.]
Liam said on 1/Sep/15
As slow as he is tall.
joe @@ said on 1/Sep/15
between 6'6.25 and 6'6.5
joe @@ said on 1/Sep/15
6ft 6.25in (199 cm)
Arch Stanton said on 31/Aug/15
Thanks Rob, seems a good shout. He could look near 6 inches taller than players who are supposedly near 6 ft 1!