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World's Best XI Shortest Players Featuring Messi and N'Golo Kante

In football, there are some positions such as goalkeeping and defense that are dedicated to tall players. Most people think that tall players have an advantage over the short but that should not be the case. Below is a list of the world's best shortest players who have proven that height does not matter and are capable of playing and position.


Jorge Campos proved that despite having a height of 1.7 meters he can still be the best. The Mexican managed to win 5 golden gloves in Primera Division de Mexico While playing for Cruz Azul.


Philip Lahm is regarded as one of the best full-backs despite him being just 1.7 meters tall. He captained both Bayern Munich and the German National team. Helped his club and national team to win the UCL and FIFA world cup in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Roberto Carlos is among the best left-backs in the world. Carlos started his career as a forward but spent most of his playing time as a full back.

Gary Medel currently plays for Bologna and the Chilean National team. He can either play as a defensive midfielder or a center-back.

Defensive midfielders

N'Golo Kante and Verratti are among the best defensive midfielders in the world. They can control and bully opponents despite them being 1.68 meters tall and 1.65 meters tall respectively.

Lionel Messi and the late Diego Maradona have been also been included in this lineup. The Argentinian stars have proven to the world that height does not matter in football. Both players have showcased brilliant performances for the national team and respective clubs.

The former Barcelona and Spain star, Xavi is another short player who used to play as an attacking midfielder for the Catalans. Xavi used to unlock all solid defenses and create more chances despite him being just 1.79 meters tall.

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