This list tracks the tallest men born between 1950 and 1979. In this list, Leonid Stadnyk (1970-2014) claimed the tallest height at 257cm (8 ft 5 in) , although tecnically this height was not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.
Second on the list, is Zhang Juncai of China at 242cm (7 ft 11 in). Born 1966 in Shanxi, Zhang Juncai is the tallest living Chinese person. Third on the list, is Alexander Sizonenko of former Soviet Union. He was a Soviet Union basketball player and possibly the tallest person to have ever played professional basketball.
Leonid Stadnyk (1970-2014)
List of the tallest men born between 1950 and 1979 continues below:
Bao Xishun born 1951
Considered the tallest living person (236cm tall) by Guinness World Records until September 2009
Manute Bol, Sudan (1962-2010)
One of the tallest well-known men of Africa was Sudan-born Manute Bol , who played in the NBA from 1985 to 1996. Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan of Romania were the two tallest men at 231cm to have played in the NBA.
Gheorghe Mureșan born 1971
Well-known Romanian NBA player (231cm in height) who was tied for the title of the tallest player in NBA history with Sudan-born Manute Bol.
Shawn Bradley born 1972
One of the tallest and well-liked NBA professional basketball players at 229cm (7 ft 6 in).
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