Football is most of the time defined in terms of height, stature, and physique. However, there are some footballers who have challenged these terms. They have made it in football despite their challenging statures making the beautiful game even more interesting. An ideal footballer needs to be of medium build. This is known to be an important quality to enjoy a successful career. Take a look at six short footballers with high soccer dreams.

6. Mathieu Valbuena- 1.67m

‘The Small Bike’ is the nickname of French attacking midfielder Mathieu Valbuena. He is a menace when it comes to making things happen in the middle of the pitch. He can pass, shield the ball, take on defenders, score goals and above all he has a great football brain.

He currently plays for Turkish giants Fenerbahçe and he has also represented Marseille, Lyon and Russians side Dynamo Moscow. He has 52 appearances for France, scoring 8 times and assisting 16 goals on the way.

5. Rui Gil Soares de Barros- 1.6 m

Rui Gil Soares de Barros maybe down to earth but he had a massive football career. He played for Porto, Juventus, and Marseille among others a testament that he was a special talent. He could score, assist and also master the middle of the pitch like a King. He also played for Portuguese national team.

4. Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari – 1.55m

Qatar former skipper Jafal Rashed Al-Kuwari played his final game in 2009 for Al-Sadd and was actually lucky to face the mighty AC Milan on the day. He is a celebrated star in the Middle East Country. He is the current team manager and spokesperson of Al Sadd.

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