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FIFA 23 Shortest Players: The agile stars that WON'T be winning headers this year

FIFA 23 is just around the corner, with brand new features announced for some of the game's biggest modes.

Something that isn't the biggest in this year's game are these players, with the shortest players set to feature in FIFA 23 finally revealed.

We wouldn't advise crossing to any of these players in the box, but that doesn't mean they can't make an impact.

FIFA 23 Shortest Players

There is little time to wait for FIFA 23, and these players will certainly offer a challenge if you decide to accumulate a team of the shortest stars.

Most of these stars will be low-rated, but don't let that distract you from the fact that size doesn't matter.

Guillermo Rendón

FIFA 22 Lionel Messi
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DODGED A BULLET - Messi measures in at 169 cm

It might be hard to believe, but Guillermo Rendón is the shortest player to feature in FIFA 23, with the Ecuadorian left-back standing at 155cm, or 5 foot 1.

Plying his trade in the Ecuadorian first division, we don't recommend letting this guy mark the front or back post.

Cristian Nahuel Barrios

Beating Rendon by a single centimetre, Cristian Nahuel Barrios measuring in at 156cm, just missing out as the shortest player in FIFA 23.

An argentine forward with plenty of potential, you'd hope this guy will have better pace than heading ability.

João Jimmy Plata Cotera

You may know very little about this guy, but João Jimmy Plata Cotera is certainly going to be one of the smallest players in FIFA 23.

Another Ecuadorian to join Rendon, Cotera is another pacey winger with little to no strength.

Karamoko Dembélé

A player you may have heard of, Karamoko Dembélé was a true sensation a few years back when clips emerged of the winger tearing opposition defenders apart.

He may have gotten older, but we're not entirely sure he's grown too much, with the winger measuring in at 160cm.

Either way, we're expecting this young talent to still be a top wonderkid for your side to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Joshua Nisbet

Joshua Nisbet is certainly a versatile player, with the 22-year-old able to play in a number of positions.

Currently playing for the Central Coast Mariners, -and measuring in at 158cm - can you boost this young Australian to become a prominent member of his national team squad?

Best of the Rest

There aren't too many notable short players in FIFA 23, but here are some of our picks for the best of the rest:

  • Luciano Acosta (161 cm)
  • Ryan Fraser (163 cm)
  • Tariq Lamptey (163 cm)
  • Lorenzo Insigne (163 cm)
  • Sebastian Giovinco (163 cm)

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