World football—unlike sports like U.S. football, basketball and, to a certain extent, hockey—is not a sport where a player's height necessarily limits his ability to be successful on the field. Many of the world's most dominant players are guys you wouldn't give a second look to if you saw them at your local shopping mall, grocery store or rec center.
In fact, if you put together a team of the world's 11 best players that are 5'10" or shorter, you'd have a pretty good shot at winning a World Cup with that lineup.
Not convinced? Check out this list of the 11 best world football players, by position, that meet the aforementioned height requirement.