There are some advantages to being short in soccer. The short guys have a low center of gravity, which leads to increased dribbling ability and balance. The short guys are compact, hard to chase down, and it’s even harder to knock them off the ball. Typically, the short guys get fouled a lot – they’re agile, quick, and wily.
Diego Maradona, 5’5. Pele, 5’8. Lionel Messi, 5’7.
Diego Chara, 5’7.
Chara is a short guy. The Portland Timbers’ longest-tenured designated player has been labeled by his owner as “the most underrated player in MLS”, and it’s a moniker the diminutive Columbian deserves.no comments no comments