Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton (18 December 1980 – 25 February 2017)[1] was an English actor and basketball player. He was the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7.56 in (232.6 cm) in height and among the 25 tallest men in the world.[2][3]

Neil Fingleton
Personal information
Born(1980-12-18)18 December 1980
Durham, England
Died25 February 2017(2017-02-25) (aged 36)
Gilesgate, Durham, England
NationalityBritish
Listed height7 ft 7.56 in (2.33 m)
Listed weight168 kg (370 lb)
Career information
High schoolHoly Name Central Catholic
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
College
NBA draft2004 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–2007
PositionCenter
Number15
Career history
2004Boston Frenzy
2005–2006Tees Valley Mohawks
2006CB Illescas
2006–2007CB Ciudad Real
Career highlights and awards

This title has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records in the summer of 2007; Fingleton took over from Christopher Greener who stood at 7 ft 6 ¼ in (229.2 cm) in height.


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