Shortest football players in the world

Iris | 10 - 18 - 2022
Shortest football players in the world.

The standards associated with football players include their height criteria. The notion that being tall makes somebody an efficient player is shattered by many who do not fit in the height scale. Here’s a list of the shortest football players yet who are efficient.

Marcin Garuch

The Polish player is the shortest football player ever, with a height of 5.0 feet. Garuch plays for Miedz Legnica Club in the Puchar Polski. He initially started his senior with a Polish football club Miedź Legnica. 

Élton José Xavier Gomes 

Gomes is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and is a midfielder for Saudi club Al-Qadsiah FC. The Brazillian player has a successful 16-year career. With his potential shadowing his height criteria, he made it to the first-team set and won the title in the year 2005. Elton has bagged several goals for clubs across Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Who is the short football player among the following?
  • A. Élton José Xavier Gomes
  • B. Marcin Garuch
  • C. Levi Roger Porter
  • D. Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari

Daniel Alberto Villalva Barrios

Daniel is an Argentina player measuring 5 feet, 0.63 inches. The striker plays for the Mexican club Querétaro, and he was the youngest player to make it to the River Plate. 

He played for the South American Under-15 Football Championship, the under-17 national team, the 2009 South American Championship, and the 2009 World Cup. 

Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari

The Qatari player is 5 feet, 1 inch tall. Jafal was the captain of the Qatar national team and a member of the Qatar national football team. He played as a midfielder for Al Sadd, and after his retirement, he is currently the team manager and spokesperson for the club. 

Rui Gil Soares de Barros

The former Portuguese player, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall,  was considered a dangerous attacking midfielder. He played in Portugal, Italy, and France. After his successful career of eight seasons, accumulating 191 matches in the Primeira Liga in the late 80’ and 90s, he moved into administration to manage the affairs of the team.  

Levi Roger Porter 

The Briton player is 5 feet and 3 inches. He started his career with Leicester’s a-year contract extension in 2006. After a successful career journey, he joined the Shepshed Dynamo in 2014, identified as a reliable member of the team. 

The mentioned famous short football players have made it to great places. They did not fall short in potential but only in physical appearance. Hope this blog helped with realizing one can achieve anything with will and determination. Check our quiz below to test your understanding of the best short football players.

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