Throughout history there have always been players who have proved that size doesn’t necessarily matter – just think Diego Maradona. They might not win every physical battle against an oversized centre forward but there are advantages of being small including a low centre of gravity that brings excellent ball control and pace to burn.
They may be short on size but that hasn’t stopped them making a big impression in a land of giants.
Click through for a look at our top ten players who haven’t let their size prevent them from scaling the heights of the Premier League.
In size order…
1. Shaun Wright-Philips (Chelsea) 1.66m
2. Jermaine Defoe (Portsmouth) 1.70m
3. Claude Makelele (Chelsea) 1.70m
4. Obafemi Martins (Newcastle) 1.70m
5. Andrew Johnson (Everton) 1.70m
6. Michael Owen (Newcastle) 1.73m
7. Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth) 1.73m
8. Javier Mascherano (Liverpool) 1.75m
9. Eduardo (Arsenal) 1.77m
10. Wayne Rooney (Man United) 1.78m
Let us know if there are any other diddy men who deserve to make it into the list