8. Philipp Lahm | Height: 5ft 7in

Hailed by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola as the most intelligent footballer he has ever coached, Philipp Lahm is arguably the world's best full-back.

The Germany international bombs up and down the touchline, he's defensive sound and, as we discovered this season, he can even play in midfield.

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