While many elite athletes match their massive egos with even more massive builds, such is not always the case. When it comes to the boxing ring, golf course, baseball field, or even Indy 500, some of the best athletes in the world are of a significantly smaller stature than the a majority of the peers. From Spud Webb, who despite being just 5’ 6” won the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest to the G.O.A.T. Pele, we look at those who left their mark on their respective sports despite being 5’ 9” or less. These are the Best Little Men in Sports History.

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