Being little isn’t so bad right? Indeed these players have proved in the modern Premier League era that they can turn on a sixpence, delivering excellent pace and a low centre of gravity making for a supreme touch and a vibrancy or cult status as a diminutive hero on the pitch.
While former Chelsea ace Shaun Wright-Phillips, Arsenal’s current star Santi Cazorla or Liverpool’s latest pocket rocket acquisition Philippe Coutinho back up the aforementioned claims with aplomb, there were those little guys where the stereotypes unfortunately rang true. After all the likes of Arsenal’s Nelson Vivas and Manchester United’s Zoran Tosic didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory during their time with each club.
A lack of strength, a shy tackler or simply lacking any real presence and leadership on the field, these small guys were up against the world – and not just because of their height – but because of their all-round inadequacies as footballers.
Probably happy for the airtime, these ten players functioned as little more than those dastardly last few extra footballers’ stickers you needed to complete your Panini album!
So without further ado, it’s time to join LittleNLarge.com in naming and shaming the top 10 most forgettable ‘little’ Premier League footballers of the modern era.
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