Is there any open dataset of physical data (e.g. weight and height) of elite football players in european leagues over time (the last 15 years)?
European Soccer Database
From the data source description:
What you get:
- +25,000 matches
- +10,000 players 11 European Countries with their lead championship
- Seasons 2008 to 2016
- Players and Teams' attributes* sourced from EA Sports' FIFA video game series, including the weekly updates
- Team lineup with squad formation (X, Y coordinates)
- Betting odds from up to 10 providers
- Detailed match events (goal types, possession, corner, cross, fouls, cards etc...) for +10,000 matches
IIHF ice-hockey players height
In case you need just elite sportsmen, here is a small dataset that I gathered manually -- Ice hockey players at IIHF world championships, 2001-2016.
The dataset contains 6292 records of 3333 players' height and weight parameters at 16 world championships.
There is also a blog post with some analysis of this dataset
This post is also available in Russian.