Not famous for his ability on the field but his height has brought him to fame. At just 5ft 1in, Elton is truly football’s pocket rocket man.
Full name Elton Jose Xavier Gomes, the diminutive attacking midfielder has carved out a 16-year career as a professional… despite the fact he’d be under average height in most under-14s matches.
He signed for Al-Nassr in 2007, becoming loved for his tricks, flicks and wand of a left foot. Elton was nearly ARRESTED for taking pictures with female fans.
“I was taking a picture with the women,” he explained.
“They were dressed in those black clothes all covered, and the security guard came to arrest me. They took me to the police car and I had to call the club Sheikh.
“It was a moment that scared me a lot, but then I got used to the country’s culture.”