Top Ten Premier League pocket rockets

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4th, April 2008

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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
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2. Jermaine Defoe (Portsmouth) 1.70m
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3. Claude Makelele (Chelsea) 1.70m
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4. Obafemi Martins (Newcastle) 1.70m
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5. Andrew Johnson (Everton) 1.70m
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6. Michael Owen (Newcastle) 1.73m
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7. Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth) 1.73m
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8. Javier Mascherano (Liverpool) 1.75m
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9. Eduardo (Arsenal) 1.77m
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10. Wayne Rooney (Man United) 1.78m
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Let us know if there are any other diddy men who deserve to make it into the list

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