10 Most Shortest but Successful Athletes in History

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When we see athletes, with the exception of horse jockeys of course, we mostly get a visual which consists of a muscular, athletic-type person. The fact is there have been plenty of short, slight athletes all throughout history. While they may not have gotten famous for their athletic ability, they certainly are hailed here for ‘looking up’ to the rest of the world. Here are…

1. Frederick “Fanny” Walden

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This English football (soccer, to as you may know it) was born in 1888 and played the sport internationally. He was only 5’2” tall, and of small build physically. He was indeed one of the best players of his time.


2. Jim Bradford

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Known for playing Australian football, Bradford was one of the shortest ever to play the game, standing a mere 5 feet tall!

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