Check Out The Top 5 Shortest Active Soccer Players In The World

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In the long history of soccer, we have seen many talented soccer players who are among the shortest. Some of the popular shortest players were Diego Maradona, Jorge Campos, Xavi, Lionel Messi, etc.

The talented shortest players have always become larger with their consistent performances. Here we are looking at the top 5 shortest active soccer players.

Marco Verratti: 5'4" Italian midfielder Verratti joined Qatari side Al-Arabi last September after leaving his long-term club PSG. He was a top performer at Euro 2020, where Italy won the title.

Lorenzo Insigne: 5'3" After spending more than a decade at Napoli, the Italian winger Insigne joined MLS Toronto FC in January 2022. Insigne was a key member of Italy's Euro 2020 title-winning journey.

Maximiliano Moralez: 5'2" Last August, the one-international match experienced Argentine attacking midfielder Moralez returned to the MLS side NYCFC after spending almost 7 months for Racing Club.

Daniel Villalva: 5'1" The Argentine winger Villalva currently plays for the native second-division club Ferro. In 2009, he became the youngest ever to play for the famous Argentine club River Plate.

Marcin Garuch: 5' Polish midfielder Garuch is the shortest soccer player among the active players. The 35-year-old is playing for Miedź Legnica II and only occasionally for the first team.

Mathieu Valbuena (5'5"), Alexis Sanchez (5'6"), Xherdan Shaqiri (5'6"), Joe Allen (5'6"), Lionel Messi (5'6"), etc. are some other famous shortest active soccer players at present.

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