FIFA World Cup 2010: Top Ten Shortest Players

Having already revealed who will be the Top Ten Tallest players at World Cup 2010, The Global Herald unveils who will be the shortest players taking to the pitch in FIFA World Cup 2010.

World Cup 2010 – Top Ten Shortest

Aaron Lennon, of England – who also field the second tallest player (Peter Crouch) – is the shortest player registered to take part in the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. He stands 165cm tall (5′ 5″).

The next four shortest players stand at 166cms, or 5′ 5.5″, and include Clement Rodriguez of Argentina, Arthur Boka of the Ivory Coast and the Honduran pair Walter Martinez and Danilo Turcios.

The list includes 12 players in joint 9th place (20 players in total).

Shortest Facts:

  • There are 12 players in equal 9th, all at 168cms tall – making there 20 players in the top ten heights list in total,
  • Uruguay have three players out of the 20;
  • Honduras, England, USA and Chile each have two players in the Top Ten Shortest list;
  • Only three of the 20 players are defenders; none are goalkeepers;
  • The list contains nine midfielders and eight forwards;
  • Only three of the 20 players are aged over 30 – none are 35+
COUNTRY NAME DOB HT (cm)
POS
England Aaron LENNON 16/04/1987 165 MF
Argentina Clemente RODRIGUEZ 31/07/1981 166 DF
Cote D’Ivoire Arthur BOKA 02/04/1983 166 DF
Honduras Walter MARTINEZ 24/03/1982 166 FW
Honduras Danilo TURCIOS 08/05/1978 166 MF
France Mathieu VALBUENA 28/09/1984 167 FW
Korea DPR MUN In Guk 29/09/1978 167 MF
Uruguay Sebastian FERNANDEZ 23/05/1985 167 FW
Algeria Karim ZIANI 17/08/1982 168 MF
Chile Alexis SANCHEZ 19/12/1988 168 FW
Chile Fabian ORELLANA 27/01/1986 168 FW
England Shaun WRIGHT-PHILLIPS 25/10/1981 168 MF
Germany Piotr TROCHOWSKI 22/03/1984 168 MF
Ghana Kwadwo ASAMOAH 09/12/1988 168 MF
Paraguay Rodolfo GAMARRA 10/12/1988 168 FW
Slovakia Miroslav STOCH 19/10/1989 168 MF
Uruguay Walter GARGANO 23/07/1984 168 MF
Uruguay Egidio AREVALO 01/01/1982 168 MF
USA Steve CHERUNDOLO 19/02/1979 168 DF
USA Francisco TORRES 29/10/1987 168 MF

In This Story: Aaron Lennon

Aaron Justin Lennon is an English footballer born on 16th April 1987. He has played for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League and for the England national team. Born in Chapeltown, Leeds, the player started out at the Leeds United academy. To get the latest updates on Aaron Lennon bookmark this page or subscribe via RSS at http://theglobalherald.com/tag/aaron-lennon/feed/.

2 Recent Items: Aaron Lennon

  • Premier League’s most dramatic injury time goals EVER! 😲 | Part 1
  • Football: Manchester City 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Barclays Premier League 2011/12 Match Report
  • In This Story: Algeria

    Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest by area in the African Union and the Arab world. With an estimated population of over 44 million, it is the eighth-most populous country in Africa.

    Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the southeast by Niger, to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Saharan territory, to the west by Morocco, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. This arid geography makes the country very vulnerable to climate change.

    2 Recent Items: Algeria

  • Macron interrupted by daughter of Algerian Harki as he asks forgiveness
  • The Harkis: ‘Betrayed’ soldiers from France’s Algeria war • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Argentina

    Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

    With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

    Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

    2 Recent Items: Argentina

  • The Rugby Championship | Argentina v New Zealand – Rd 4 Highlights
  • Argentina’s GREATEST EVER Rugby World Cup?! | RWC 2007 Tries
  • In This Story: Chile

    Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.

    Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

    2 Recent Items: Chile

  • Drone video shows scale of crisis, as tens of thousands of migrants gather under Texas bridge
  • Indigenous peoples save Chile’s Araucaria Forest | Global Ideas
  • In This Story: Cote D'Ivoire

    Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d’Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coast’s political capital is Yamoussoukro in the center of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan.

    It borders Guinea to the northwest, Liberia to the west, Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south.

    The official language of the republic is French, with local indigenous languages also being widely used that include Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin, and Cebaara Senufo. In total, there are around 78 different languages spoken in Ivory Coast. The country has large populations of adherents of Christianity, Islam and various indigenous religions.

    Before its colonization by Europeans, Ivory Coast was home to several states, including Gyaaman, the Kong Empire and Baoulé. The area became a protectorate of France in 1843 and achieved independence in 1960.

    2 Recent Items: Cote D'Ivoire

  • COVAX: Ghana was the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • A Conversation with the President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara and Kristalina Georgieva
  • In This Story: FIFA

    FIFA is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of football.

    3 Recent Items: FIFA

  • FIFA 22: Things That Actually Make a Difference
  • Allan Saint-Maximin’s FIFA 22 dribbling rating should be…
  • Joe Willock reacts to his FIFA 22 pass rating 😂
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • France cancels events with UK & Switzerland amid AUKUS fallout
  • Johnson Renews U.K. Ties With France After Australia Submarine Spat
  • Tourism industry welcomes easing of US travel restrictions • FRANCE 24 English
  • Torpedoed alliance? US downplays rift as France recalls ambassador
  • Macron interrupted by daughter of Algerian Harki as he asks forgiveness
  • Biden to Reaffirm Ties With France’s Macron Amid Australia Submarine Pact
  • In This Story: Germany

    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

    Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

    5 Recent Items: Germany

  • Greta Thunberg Announces Next ‘Big Global Climate Strike’
  • Vaccine rewards: How Germany is trying to entice the unvaccinated | COVID-19 Special
  • German chancellor candidates face off in last debate before election | DW News
  • Evergrande shares plunge more than 12 percent, fueling fears of default • FRANCE 24 English
  • Germany’s Greens: From ‘anti-party party’ to political player | DW News
  • In This Story: Ghana

    Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

    Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.

    2 Recent Items: Ghana

  • SDG Moment – BTS (방탄소년단), UN chief, General Assembly President & more | United Nations (AM Session)
  • Coups in Mali, Chad & Guinea: Is democracy at risk in West Africa? | DW News
  • In This Story: Honduras

    Honduras is a Central American country with Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In the tropical rainforest near Guatemala, the ancient Mayan ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, tall stone monuments. In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that’s part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

    2 Recent Items: Honduras

  • 2-Year-Old Girl and 3-Month-Old Boy Found by Border Patrol Along Rio Grande
  • Afghanistan, Nigeria, Honduras & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (10 August 2021)
  • In This Story: Paraguay

    Paraguay is a landlocked country between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, home to large swaths of swampland, subtropical forest and chaco, wildernesses comprising savanna and scrubland. The capital, Asunción, on the banks of the Paraguay River, is home to the grand Government Palace and the Museo del Barro, displaying pre-Columbian ceramics and ñandutí lacework, the latter available in many shops.

    2 Recent Items: Paraguay

  • Paraguay Lake Turns Pink From Industrial Pollution
  • Argentina declares six-month ‘water emergency’ for Parana River
  • In This Story: Slovakia

    Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the southwest, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia’s territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres and is mostly mountainous.

    2 Recent Items: Slovakia

  • Pope Francis Confused by Covid Vaccine Hesitancy: ‘It’s Kind of Weird’
  • Pope Francis gives mass to huge crowd on final day of Slovakia visit – BBC News
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • PM arrives in New York for start of security talks with US President Biden | ABC News
  • Haitian migrants expelled from US-Mexico border | DW News
  • Team Europe Player Profiles | 2020 Ryder Cup
  • The US will lift its travel ban on fully vaccinated visitors from the EU and UK | DW News
  • In This Story: Uruguay

    Uruguay is a South American country known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast. The capital, Montevideo, revolves around Plaza Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. It leads to Ciudad Vieja (Old City), with art deco buildings, colonial homes and Mercado del Puerto, an old port market with many steakhouses. La Rambla, a waterfront promenade, passes fish stalls, piers and parks. 

    2 Recent Items: Uruguay

  • New Development Bank President Marcos Troyjo speaks of more and bigger baskets of choices
  • President of the BRICS’ New Development Bank on Growing Membership
  • 6 thoughts on “FIFA World Cup 2010: Top Ten Shortest Players”

    Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.