Chutes & Ladders: Forget the middle man—Monsters & midgets seize the stage

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Chutes & Ladders

Sizing up the 2010 World Cup competition!

By Kim DeRaedt

Soccer, perhaps more than any sport, doesn’t discriminate.  Not by gender, age, culture, socioeconomic status, or even height! 

Chutes
Top 5 Cabbage Patch players
1.  Jafal Rashed (Qatar) MF 5’1”
2.  Elton Jose Xavier Gomes (Brazil) MF 5’2”
3.  Madson (Brazil) MF 5’3”
4.  Maximiliano Moralez (Argentina) MF 5’3”
5.  Levi Porter (England) MF 5’3”

World Cup wee ones
1.  Aaron Lennon (England) MF 5’5”
2.  Clemente Rodriguez (Argentina) DF 5’5”
3.  Arthur Boka (Ivory Coast) DF 5’5”
4.  Walter Martinez (Honduras) FW 5’5”
5.  Danilo Turcios (Honduras) MF 5’5”

Ladders
Top 5 Jolly Green Giants
1.  Kristof van Hout (Belgium) GK 6’10”
2.  Yang Changpeng (China) FW 6’9”
3.  Vanja Ivesa (Croatia) GK 6’9”
4.  Tor Hogne Aaroy (Norway) FW 6’8”
5. Oyvind Hoas (Norway) FW 6’8”

World Cup Goliaths
1.  Nikola Zigic (Serbia) FW 6’8”
2. Peter Crouch (England) FW 6’7”
3.  Konstantinos Chalkias (Greece) GK 6’6”
4. Uwa Echiejile (Nigeria) DF 6’6”
5. Matthew Booth (South Africa) 6’6”

Height Charts:
Top 5’s courtesy of www.thebesteleven.com
World Cup measurements from www.theglobalherald.com

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