Iker Casillas, 5'11.7" (Goalkeeper): The keeper is usually one of the tallest guys on the squad, so it's extremely rare to see a club put someone in the net who is under six feet. But Real Madrid's Iker Casillas has a stellar track record as keeper and captain for both his club and the Spanish national team.
He was named the world's best goalkeeper by FIFA three timess, and is one of only a few players to win all the major club and national championship titles—after his tenacious goaltending propelled Spain to victory in the 2010 World Cup.
Praised for his killer saves and impeccable reaction time, there's a reason the people of Spain call him 'San Iker.'
Subs: Igor Akinfeev
Patrice Evra, 5'8" (Left Back): The Premiership is filled with talented left-backs under six foot, and Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole were very, very close contenders, as was Anzhi's Roberto Carlos, but Manchester United's Patrice Evra has been called the very model of a modern major left-back.
Lauded for his speed, stamina and boundless energy on the pitch, Evra has been a mighty force in United's back four, and has helped the club win four Premiership titles and a Champions League cup since 2006.
Iván Córdoba, 5'8" (Centre Back): A powerful stronghold in the Inter Milan defense for more than a decade, Colombian centre-back Iván Córdoba has won every possible title with the Nerazzurri, including five Scudetto titles, four Coppa Italia trophies, four Supercoppa Italianas and the 2010 Champions League title.
Micah Richards, 5'11" (Centre Back): The Manchester City centre-back has been at the club since the age of 14, and now at 23. He's beginning to break into the first team and is in the position be a key player this season.
His strength and tenacity have earned him admirers at the Etihad and on the international circuit, where he became the youngest defender to appear for England.
Philipp Lahm, 5'7" (Right Back): A fixture at Bayern Munich for the past few seasons, Philipp Lahm is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Europe, if not the world.
He brings speed, versatility and precision in his tackling to Bayern's defense, and in his time with the club he has helped the Bavarians bring home four Bundesliga titles and a runner-up spot in the UEFA Champions League.
Subs: Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole, Roberto Carlos, Clemente Rodriguez, Bacary Sagna, Carles Puyol