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