This is a list of the tallest players currently playing professional soccer around the world.
Kristof van Hout - 2.08m - (6ft10)
Belgian Goalkeeper who plays for the Belgium Jupiler League club, Standard Liege.
Yang Changpeng - 2.05m - (6ft8½)
Chinese striker (pictured above) who currently plays for the club Three Gorges Kangtian in China. He had a one month trial with Bolton Wanderers in 2006.
Vanja Iveša - 2.05m - (6ft8½)
Croatian goalkeeper playing with Turkcell Super Lig club Eskişehirspor
Tor Hogne Aarøy - 2.04m - (6ft8)
Norwegian Striker who plays with Aalesund FK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.
Øyvind Hoås - 2.03m - (6ft8)
The Norwegian striker plays in the second tier in Norway with Sarpsborg Sparta FK. He is also a former Norway U21 player and has been linked to Norwich City.
Kjell Petter Opheim (GK) 2.03m - (6ft8)
The Norwegian keeper currently plays for Stryn Fotball in the Norwegian 3rd division after recently playing for FC Lyn Oslo in the Tippeligaen.
Even Iversen - 2.03m - (6ft8)
The 26 year old Norwegian Defender is, as far as I can tell, currently without a club, after leaving Arctic Circle based Bodø/Glimt in the Norwegian Tippeligaen in June 2009.
Jan Koller - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
The Czech Striker is currently playing in the French 3rd division with AS Cannes after recent years with Krylya Sovetov Samara, 1. FC Nuremberg, AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.
Nikola Žigić - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
Serbian striker who is currently playing for Valencia in Spain. Many clubs have reportedly gone after the big man, including Tottenham Hotspur, Fenerbahçe, Man City, Werder Bremen, Barcelona and Juventus.
Paolo Acerbis - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
Italian Goalkeeper currently playing with Grosseto in Serie B after a short spell with Livorno in Serie A.
Zeljko Kalac - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
Australian Goalkeeper who was up until last season, with AC Milan in Serie A. He now plays for recently promoted Kavala in the Greek Super League. Kalac made three appearances in 1996 for Leicester City in England while playing for current Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill.
Stefan Maierhofer - 2.02 m (6ft7½)
Maierhofer is a striker currently with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EPL after a successful time at Rapid Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga. In 2007, Stefan was with Bayern Munich but he only managed two sub appearances before moving on.
Lazar Jovisić - 2.02m (6ft7½)
The 21 year old Serbian goalkeeper transferred to CD Nacional in Portugal in 2008.
Kevin Vink - 2.02m (6ft7½)
The 25 year old Dutch Striker plays for RKC Waalwijk in the Netherlands
Wojciech Kaczmarek - 2.02m - (6ft7½)
Polish goalkeeper who plays for Śląsk Wrocław in the Ekstraklasa
Jurgen Wevers - 2.02m (6ft7½)
Jurgen is a Goalkeeper who also plays for RKC Waalwijk in the Netherlands
Peter Crouch - 2.01m - (6ft7)
Random Fact: The Tottenham striker and his family moved to Singapore when he was 4 and lived there for a year. Early in his career he played for IFK Hässleholm in Sweden.
Dennis Lawrence - 2.01m - (6ft7)
After many years in England at Wrexham, Swansea City, and Crewe Alexandra, Dennis has moved back to his native Trinidad to play for San Juan Jabloteh.
Rob Jones - 2.01m - (6ft7)
English born Defender who recently transferred to Championship side, Scunthorpe United, after most recently playing for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League.
Morike Sako - 2.01m (6ft7)
Sako is with 2.Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli in Germany after short stints in the lower divisions of England at Torquay United and Rochdale.
Stefan Postma - 2.01m - (6ft7)
Dutch Goalkeeper currently with AGOVV Apeldoorn in the Dutch Second Division. He had previous stints with Aston Villa and Wolves in England.
Ben Futcher - 2.01m - (6ft7)
The 28 year old Englishman made over 100 appearances for Lincoln City before moving around to various lower league clubs. He is current playing with League Two club Bury FC.
Bertrand Bossu - 2.01m - (6ft7)
The French-born keeper has played in the lower leagues in England for many years. He signed with Scottish club Aberdeen in 2008 and has signed with Crewe Alexandra for this season.
Robert Egbeta - 2.00m - (6ft7)
U20 Nigerian Defender who is playing with Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt) (I Think?) in the Nigerian Premier League
Lungisani Ndlela - 2.00m - (6ft7)
Ndlela is a South African International (9 caps) who plays in the South African Premier Soccer League with Moroka Swallows.
Marcin Krzywicki - 2.00 m - (6ft7)
Krzywicki recently move to Flota Świnoujście in Polish second division.
Jakub Dziółka - 2.00m - (6ft7)
The big defender plays with Polonia Bytom in Poland's Orange Ekstraklasa.
Adrian Rolko - 2.00m - (6ft7)
The 30 year old Central Defender plays with Czech Gambrinus Liga club FK Mlada Boleslav.
Bo Antal - 2.00m - (6ft7)
Antal, a young Hungarian goalkeeper, has recently made the leap to the Watford first team after spending a couple of years in The Hornets academy.
It was tough to find a good source for this list so, once again, feel free to let me know if there are any current professional players that should be included (2.00m or taller).
Original Post: 3/30/08
UPDATE 1/01/09: Kristof van Hout added; THANKS to commenter NKANU
UPDATE 1/07/09: Krzywicki, Maierhofer, and Sako added; THANKS to commenter NKANU
UPDATE 3/10/09: Rolko, Opheim, Iversen, Ndlela, Bossu added; THANKS to commenters NKANU and ANONYMOUS
UPDATE 10/29/09: Vink, Wevers; THANKS to commenter HEGGERS, Also updated current clubs
UPDATE 1/27/10: Antal, Kaczmarek; THANKS to HEGGERS; Updated Club info
IMPORTANT UPDATE 4/12/10: I've started a new tallest player list with a minimum height requirement of 2.02m. See the new list here (LINK)