Here are some of the shortest footballers to grace the A-League. These players have used their height to their advantage and have similar attributes to Brazilian magician Phillipe Coutinho (may be pushing it there!)

Henrique (Height: 165cm)

Back at the side where it all began, Henrique earned the nickname the ‘Slippery Fish’ at Brisbane Roar with his pace terrorising defences and his low centre of gravity making him unpredictable in the final third. The Brazilian born forward converted the winning penalty for Roar in their 2011 title winning campaign while also scoring the winner in their 2014 grand final victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.

Marco Rojas (Height: 166cm)

The Kiwi with the killer pace. A raw talent who wreaked havoc on the wing, Rojas used his small frame to his advantage by weaving in between opposition and packing a lethal shot when it came to converting chances in front of goal.

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Roy Krishna (Height: 170cm)

Despite Wellington Phoenix’s poor performances over the last couple of seasons, Krishna has dominated the headlines for all the right reasons with his dynamic and direct attacking play making him one of the most threatening strikers in the league.

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Eric Bautheac (Height: 168cm)

After arriving on the shores of Australia at the beginning of the campaign, the Frenchman has tried his best to reinvigorate an ageing Roar squad. Along with the experienced Massimo Maccarone and Fahid Ben Khalfallah, the former Ligue 1 winger has demonstrated the importance of skill and agility over strength and physicality.

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Alessandro Del Piero (Height: 174cm)

Arguably the best marquee to play in Australia. The Italian legend arrived in the A-League after glittering career with Juventus where he played over 700 matches and won six Serie A titles.

Del Piero was 37-years-old when he signed with Sydney but that did not prevent him from making the most of his time down under. Despite his age and stature, he used his body to his advantage and ended his spell with the Sky Blues with an impressive 24 goals in 48 appearances.

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Feature Image Credit: BRFC Photographer Paul Smith

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