Possibly, Cristiano Ronaldo might be on your mind seeing “Top 10 highest jumps in football history”, I thought about the same at the time of writing this article.
In the history of football, Cristiano Ronaldo has featured in a lot of jumps, most especially when he wants to head the ball.
One of Ronaldo’s notable high jumps was against Wales in Euro 2016, Portugal vs Wales, on that day, The Portuguese international recorded 2.42 meters high to head the ball inside the net for his side in the 50 minute of the game, helping Portugal to win 2 – 0.
Moreover, not just Cristiano Ronaldo but other players have jumped so high in football history, and this is why I am taking this time to discuss the Top 10 highest jumps in football history with you.
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So, let us quickly proceed –
Top 10 Highest Jumps In Football History
1. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Manchester United (2.93m)
For a long time in football history, Cristiano Ronaldo held some records for the highest jumps.
The goated player of course worked for his progress in football and is now considered one of the best footballers of all time.
One of Ronaldo’s skills is that he can hang in the air for a few seconds having jumped nearly his height, and of course that he is higher than some of the highest jumps recorded by an NBA player.
Due to being exceptional in jumping, Ronaldo has recorded more head goals than any footballer in the history of football, with around 150 goals for clubs and country, and also holds the record for the highest jump in football history.
The former Manchester United player’s highest jump is 2.93 meters and was recorded in February 2013 while scoring for his Spanish side Real Madrid against Manchester United, his former England side in the first leg of the round of 16 match in the UEFA Champions League.
Even Patrice Evra who was known to be the final bus stop as a defender for Manchester United stood no chance against Ronaldo as he only watched him flying high in the air.
2. Youssef En-Nesyri vs. Portugal (2.78m)
If not for anything, Youssef En-Nesyri will always be known for scoring a gravity-defying header against Portugal that gave Morocco the lead in the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar.
The Moroccan and Sevilla striker went into an aerial clash with Portugal goalie, Diogo Costa to score a stunning header for his nation, registering his side a 1-0 victory at the final whistle.
The header was recorded to be a height of 2.78 meters.
3. Bevis Mugabi vs. Ross County (2.62m)
Ugandan International defender, Bevis Mugabi went on a head-to-head clash with gravity to score a towering header in the goalie box against Ross County despite being in the midst of other players too.
Well, this event was in a Scottish Premiership match in February 2021.
The Ugandan international jump was recorded to be 2.62 meters high.
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4. Fikayo Tomori vs. Juventus (2.61m)
In May 2021, former Chelsea and AC Milan broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s highest jump record in the Serie A after nodding the ball in for AC Milan’s 3-0 victory against Juventus.
Tomori clashed against Giorgio Chiellini in the air but exceeded the Juventus defender to score from 2.61 meters high.
5. Victor Osimhen vs. Spezia (2.58m)
In 2023, Victor Osimhen of course featured in the most jumps in the goalie’s box in the Serie A and set the record for Napoli’s player with the highest jump.
On February 7 2023, Victor Osimhen scored from height to secure a 3-0 win away to Spezia for Napoli on Sunday.
The gravity-defying goal came in the 68th minute when he jumped above Spezia goalie Bartlomiej Dragowski to score for Napoli.
The remarkable 2.58 meters jump holds the highest jump in the history of Napoli.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Sampdoria (2.56m)
By now you should have been expecting to see Ronaldo’s name on the list of the highest jumps in football
Against Sampdoria in a Serie A clash in 2019, Cristiano defied gravity with a leap of 2.56 meters high.
Ronaldo’s jump on this day was the winning goal for Juventus and an assist for Alex Sandro.
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Inter Milan (2.53m)
It was in a Milan derby match in February 2020, Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided an assist for AC Milan’s first goal and jumped higher into the air to get another goal for his Milan side.
He recorded a 2.53 meters jump off the ground, and it was a stunning goal which the fans could not stop wowing!
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8. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Torino (2.47m)
Ronaldo recorded another high jump off the ground while playing in a Serie A match against Torino in the 2018/19 season.
Even though Torino saw victory on the way coming, Cristiano Ronaldo denied them the victory at 84 minutes of the game with a stunning header which recorded 2.47 meters off the ground.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Osasuna (2.44m)
It might already be tiring seeing Ronaldo on the list again, but I see it as fun.
In the 2011/12 La Liga season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid against Osasuna in a 7-1 win at Santiago Bernabeu.
The goal that completed his hat-trick was a header of 2.44 meters leap.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Sassuolo (2.44m)
Ronaldo again?! Yes, it is Ronaldo’s world, we are only living in it.
At Juventus, Ronaldo recorded another high jump that awestruck the fans in an aerial duel in the Serie A against Sassuolo.
Ronaldo won this aerial duel against Sassuolo goalie Andrea Consigli who could not proceed to 2.44 meters off the ground like the goat.
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The highest jump in football history is recorded by Ronaldo. At times, I wonder how a player hangs in the air for a few seconds waiting for the ball to get to him.
However, I have already discussed the highest jumps recorded in football history, and I would like to know which one was your favorite in the comment section.
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