Shortest Football Players

Football is no more a big man’s game. The game is now does not necessarily demands a strong, muscular presence of players but it has now got history and traditions of Shortest Football Players who’ve proved their technical abilities in the game. So that leaves us with accepting the fact that height and strong built does not matter. All what counts is the technical skills a footballer possesses.

In this article we’ll let you know about the Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World who, with their not much height, have proved themselves as among the best footballers of the world. So here’s a glimpse of these players, with no fear and no hesitation of playing the game. Take a look and enjoy browsing!

Top Shortest Football Players in the World


Player #10: Alexis Sanchez

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Sanchez – Chile

At number 10 of Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World, we have Alexis Sanchez. With a height of 1.69 m, which is almost 1.70m, Alexis is rocking his life at age 27. Born in 1988, this Chilean footballer who plays for Arsenal is amazing at what he does and is a successful footballer as of now. According to research and analysis in 2014, this player has a salary of more than 11 million USD, which tells you more than one needs to know.

Player #9: Joe Allen

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Right now aged 26…this young professional player on this list has a height of 1.68 m only. This roughly means that the player is 5 ft. and a little more than 5 inches tall. Born in the year of 1990,he is from Camarthen , UK and has been playing football professionally since he was 16 years old. Despite is height he is an amazing midfielder for Premier League club Stoke City. This is why Joe Allen bags the number 9th position on Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World.

Player #8: Madson Formagini

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At number 8 of this list of Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World, we have one of the best… Madson Formagini. If there’s a list for the short footballers who have made their names with their prodigious skill, Madison Formagini will be a sure shot to make the list. Born in 1986 at the football crazy Rio, Madson was a football prodigy in making even as he started his career participating in the ranks of the local youth clubs. With the prestigious names like the Vasco da Gama club where he was a popular face in spite of his inconsistencies, and also Santos afterwards, he has a career to boast.

Player #7: Levi Porter

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Porter – Shortest footballer

Levi Roger Porter, the 29 years old Briton has shown with rigorous claim that size indeed doesn’t matter. With his 5 ft 3 inch modest height, this guy towers above many with his sheer magnificent skill .This is why Levi Porter deserves the number 7th position on this list of Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World. He began his career on a high note with a one year extension contract with Leicester City. Being a product of the Leicester City youth system, he had a lot to offer. With a few more teams showing interest in his worthwhile career, Levi had finally joined the Shepshed Dynamo back in December, 2012 and has been quite a dependable part of the squad ever since.

Player #6: Maximiliano Moralez

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At number 6 of Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World, we have Maximiliano Moralez. This attacking midfielder for Liga MX club Leon lands in this position with a height of 1.6 m. He is definitely shorter than most footballers , but ‘Frasquito’ is loved by everyone. He started his career in 2003. His efficiency and skills are more than what his height defines.

Player #5: Rui Gil Soares de Barros

Top 5 Shortest Football Players in the World

This 1.6 m (5 feet 3 inches) Portugal player who has now moved into management used to be a highly dangerous attacking midfielder. This small heighted player is at no. 5 of our list of the Top 10 Shortest Football Players. Rui Gil Soares de Barros has represented Porto, Juventus and Marseille among other clubs in the late 80’s and 90’s. With his small height he has made a name in the world of soccer. His skilled techniques at the game, his exceedingly well playing style and his ability to keep the ball away from the opponents was a proof of his having a successful career in football.  He has scored 43 goals in 191 games which is another proof of his being a great footballer, irrespective of his short stature. All in all with his proven abilities, he exhibits a promising career in football.

Player #4:  Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari

Top 5 Shortest Football Players in the World

Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari, a 1.55 m (5 feet 1 inch) tall footballer is at no. 4 on our list. He has played as a midfielder for Qatari side Al-Sadd and 2009 is the year of his retirement. He played his farewell match against AC Milan and throughout his career he has been a promising player of football. He has remained the captain of the Qatari national team and, also, plays beach football for it. Despite his small height, he has proved himself as one of the best footballers the world has ever produced.

Player #3: Marcin Garuch

Top 5 Shortest Football Players in the World

Marcin Garuch is 1.55 m (5 feet 1 inch) tall footballer who is a Polish national. He plays for Miedz Legnica club in the Puchar Polski and is known for his marvellous skill in deadball situations. With his small size he moves the ball quickly up to the forwards. Garuch with his small stature plays great football and his technical skill at the game is a live proof of his abilities.

Player #2: Daniel Alberto Villalva Barrios

Top 5 Shortest Football Players in the World

This player is 1.54 m (5 feet 0.63 inches) tall and is at no. 2 on our list of the Top 10 Shortest Football Players. He is from Argentina and is a striker for River Plate. Villalva is the shortest player in the team and is also the youngest player to play for River Plate. He is 21 years old and has also played for Argentina in the 2009 U-17 World Cup. Despite his small body he has showed up as a competent footballer the team could have.

Player #1: Élton José Xavier Gomes

Top 5 Shortest Football Players in the World

So who comes at no. 1 on our list of the Top 10 Shortest Football Players is this 1.54 m (5 feet 0.63 inches) Brazilian footballer, Elton Gomes. This shortest footballer on the planet is an attacking midfielder for Saudi club Al-Fateh and iis the one who was signed by the Romanian side Bucuresti in 2007. He shows uniqueness in football techniques and has his trademark afro style. Last season, this small stature d footballer attacked in 11 goals for his side resulting into victory at the league for the first time.

Top 10 Shortest Football Players in the World

Player #1: Élton José Xavier Gomes
Player #2: Daniel Alberto Villalva Barrios
Player #3: Marcin Garuch
Player #4: Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari
Player #5: Rui Gil Soares de Barros
Player #6:  Maximiliano Moralez
Player #7: Levi Porter
Player #8: Madson Formagini
Player #9: Joe Allen
Player #10: Alexis Sanchez

  • sammy7974

    na waa o

  • Teddy Alex

    what a gift!!!!!!

  • noodlekaboodle

    You missed Joao Plata for Real Salt Lake, He’s only 5 ft 2 inches tall…..