Picking Football's Top 'Small-Guy' XI

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Picking Football's Top 'Small-Guy' XI
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More than many other contests of sport, football has proven that it's not the size of the player, but how you use them. 

Some of the game's greatest icons have been on the smaller side, and have excelled on the pitch: René Higuita, Diego Maradona, Kenny Dalglish... all 5'9" or under. Certainly, there are a host of players in the game now who pack a lot of power and potential into smaller-than-average frames. 

So here are our picks for the ultimate starting XI under six foot, including a few substitutes (featuring active players only). Spoiler alert: There are a whole lot of Barcelona players. 

For all arbitrary intents and purposes, this will be a 4-4-2 formation.

If you have anyone else you'd like to see in the lineup, please tell us in the comments. 

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