Iranian-born Farhad Zarif is the shortest professional men’s volleyball player to have achieved wide success in the sport. And at under 5 and a half feet tall, he’s as much as a full foot shorter than many of his competitors! His height gave him a special advantage as his team’s libero, or back row defense.
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The shortest male setter currently playing in the Volleyball nations league is Masahiro Sekita of Japan who is 175cm or 5 feet 8.9 inches tall Interestingly Japan actually has the two shortest setters on the circuit currently as well as the shortest opposite that we touched on earlier.
There are some short volleyball players, and the shortest to ever play the game professionally was Farhad Zarif, who measures just 165cm or 5 foot 5 inches. In the female category, the shortest to ever play the game professionally was Jorella Marie de Jesus, an international player from the Philippines, measures just 152cm or 5 foot. The heights of the two players are way below the global average for height, which proves that truly volleyball players can be short.
Answer: The shortest male to ever play professionally was Farhad Zarif from Iran who stood at just 165cm or 5 Foot 5 Inches. Whereas the shortest Female to ever play professional volleyball was Jorella Marie de Jesus who was a Filipino international player who was just 152cm or 5 Foot.
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If I would have listened to everyone that told me or my dad that I was the shortest volleyball player on the team so I was too short to play volleyball, I never would have even gone out for my high school volleyball team. Two time olympic setter. Best American setter in the history of volleyball. 5'4" and can touch 10 feet.
The shortest male and female volleyball players. But volleyball isn’t only for tall people. There are players who are below the average height. I mean way below the average. For example, the shortest men’s volleyball player is Farhad Zarif. This Iranian player is only 165 cm (5.41 ft). As you can guess, he’s a libero.
Does anyone know who are the shortest male professional volleyball players ? So far the only one (not libero) who comes to mind is Francisco Ruiz, Spanish national team. 5 foot 10 outside hitter with massive hops. Man, this guy has springs instead of legs.