People outside 4chan care more about accomplishments than height
>has a literal physical disadvantage
>still gets past players with ease
>still scores fantastic goals
>still wins trophies
>still wins ballon d'ors
literally the best role model for football ever
You can easily get muscled off the ball by taller opponents
According to what? The best distance runner in the world is 5'5. 7 of the top 15 record holders for the 100-meter dash are under 5'9. There's even a 5'0 womanlet ranked fourth for women's 100-meter dash. Stop talking out your ass
is all danish shitposting this low quality
I'm assuming you have some data to back up your claim? Mass increases exponentially with size, meaning larger runners need to produce significantly more energy to propel themselves at the same speed as someone who is smaller. This isn't proportional to the increase in their ability to cover distance, making them less efficient and generally slower. Not to mention that once you start getting extremely tall (6'7+) the amount of time it takes for electrical signals to reach your extremities is significant, increasing difficulty with movement and causing clumsiness. Taller people can still be runners but physics and biomechanics are against them.
He's the tallest world champion runner in history though, and is more of the exception rather than the rule. The reality is that most runners are average height, around 5'7-6'0, with distance runners being on the shorter end of the spectrum. Not sure where this misconception came from.
>Not sure where this misconception came from.
Well, the last olympic running event that I watched had Bolt and besides him there were people of similar height. Also, I was with a friend that started talking about body sizes and how most runners are (ethnically) from some special place in africa or whatever.
Yea, the data is a bit skewed because the majority of world-class runners tend to come from various countries who have a taller-than-average population (Kenya, Ethiopia, Jamaica etc...), or have ancestry there. There's a few theories as to why they're better as running, but more generally it just has to do with the way their bodies work. The fact that they're also tall is largely a coincidence. For example, another Jamaican sprinter, Nesta Carter, holds the fourth fastest time in the 100-meter dash and is 5'7 (170cm). For the 10,000 meter, the top two world record holders are 5'5 (165cm), but there are other Ethiopians in the top25 who are taller.
>literally getting blown the fuck out and leaving the thread
wew lad put some effort in
>I think all time greats should be defined by athleticism as opposed to skill
>watching sports too see big roided niggas
Not even once.
>gets picked up by one of the biggest european teams as a kid
>receives top class training in the sport from top coaches and staff
>receives a buffet of growth hormones/drugs (still to only be manlet)
>parents get paid off to give up there kid
motherfucker I was drinking water
I will need a new monitor
Americucks are the only people I have ever heard rabbiting on about "athleticism", whatever the fuck that even means, and it has convinced me that they are all homo-erotic nonces with pictures of big oily men stuck on their bedroom walls
That seems to be what American "sports" are all about t.b.h., wanting to watch big oiled up men, that's why they like wrestling.