Height may not be the most significant quality of a football player, but it comes with so many advantages. Nevertheless, over time we have encountered some short players who have combated against all odds and still came out successful.
In this article, we will be glancing through the 7 Shortest footballers in the history of soccer.
Daniel Alberto Villalva Barrios is an excellent football player from Argentina, he's considered to be one of the shortest gamers in soccer history.
He is presently 29 years old, and he performs as a midfield attacker. He stands at a height of 1.59 meters tall.
Benedict Vilakazi is said to be one of the shortest players in African football history. He is from South Africa, and he is retired from playing.
In the past, he played in a club in Botswana. He stands at a height of 1.54 meters.
3. Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona was a footballer and club manager from Argentina. He was recorded as one of the greatest footballers in the history of football.
In 1986, he won the FIFA world cup in the Argentina national team.
When he retired from playing he became a football coach, and he coached about 8 clubs, from 1994- 2020. Sadly, the legend passed away in November 2020, after suffering a long-term sickness.
Surprisingly, he is also one of the shortest players in football history; about 1.65 meters tall.
4. Levi Porter
Levi Porter was a professional footballer from England. He is also recorded as one of the shortest men that played football as professionals.
He played in the England team for many years, and he retired in 2019. He is 1.6 meters tall.
5. Jafal Rashed Al-kuwari
Jafal Rashed Al-kuwari is next on our list, he is a Qatari football player, he was the captain and played as a midfielder in the Qatar national team from 1992 till 2002. Also one of the shortest footballers; 1.55 meters tall.
6. Marco Veratti
Marco Veratti an Italian footballer, is presently playing the Italian national team, and the league one club; Paris Saint-Germain.
He is about 1.65 meters tall.
7. Marcin Garuch
Marvin Garuch is last on our list, he is a Polish football player, he currently performs in a small club in his home town in Poland.
He is one of the shortest footballers in Europe; 1.53 meters tall.
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