Being short is not an obstacle or hindrance for your dream, not for these people who shown the world that Basketball is not only Sports for Big Men. I ranked the players based from their HEIGHT plus their accomplishment, the shorter their height the higher their rank plus their achievements.




#1 Johnny Abarrientos

Height : 5'7

The shortest to ever win the MVP no doubt he's the automatic Greatest Shortest player in PBA. In the 90's nobody realized that he's only stands at 5'7 because how he dominates the big guy with his
ball handling skills with killer crossover. In his prime no wonder one of the NBA team had scout him for possible reinforcement. 

Right after his major injury, he came back and rejuvenate his career with Ginebra, he was old back
but still shown to his team that he can motivate his team to win back to back championship for Ginebra.


Career history
1993-2001 Alaska Aces
2001-2002 Pop Cola Panthers
2002-2006 Coca-Cola Tigers
2006-2009, 2010 Barangay Ginebra Kings

Career highlights and awards

  • PBA All-Star (1994-2001)
  • 6x PBA Mythical First Team (1994-1999)
  • 5x PBA All-Defensive Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004-05)
  • 2x PBA Governor's Cup Finals Most Valuable Player (1996, 1997)
  • 1996 PBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1997 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference
  • 1999 PBA Two-Ball Competition Co-Champion (w/ Kenneth Duremdes)
  • 2003 PBA Mythical Second Team







#2 Willie Miller

Height : 5'11

Career history
1999–2000 Nueva Ecija Patriots
2001–2003 Batang Red Bull Thunder
2004–2006 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2006–2010 Alaska Aces
2010–2011 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2011–2012 Barako Bull Energy
2012–2013 GlobalPort Batang Pier
2013-2014 Barako Bull Energy

Career highlights and awards

  • 2x PBA Obstacle Challenge Champion (2006, 2008)
  • 11x PBA All-Star (2001, 2003–2004, 2006–2011)
  • 2x PBA Most Valuable Player (2002, 2007)
  • 3x PBA Mythical First Team (2002, 2005, 2007)
  • 2x PBA Mythical Second Team (2008–2009)
  • PBA All-Defensive Team (2003)
  • PBA Fiesta Best Player of the Conference (2005)
  • PBA Trick Shot Challenge Champion (2006)
  • PBA Fiesta Conference Finals Most Valuable Player (2007)
  • PBA All-Star Co-Finals Most Valuable Player (2007)
  • PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference (2009)
  • PBA Motolite Pangmatagalan Player of the Year (2009)
  • PBA Sportsmanship Award (2013-2014)







#3 Jimmy Alapag 

Height : 5'10

Now in his 11th year in the league and still his competitiveness if not only injured. Jimmy Alapag is current greatest point-guard who leave today. He joined the PBA under the radar, nobody thought
that the mighty mouse will give a big fortune to the Tropang Texters specially combined with another
big shot Asi Taulava.

Alapag has retired his duty for Gilas after serving for almost 10yrs to the national pool. In international league his known to be the greatest competent PG of the Philippines.


Career history
2003–present Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters

Career highlights and awards

  • PBA All Filipino Cup Champion (2003)
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup champion (2011)
  • 4x PBA Philippine Cup Champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup Co-Finals MVP (w/Jayson Castro) (2011)
  • PBA Most Valuable Player (2011)
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference (2011)
  • PBA Rookie of The Year (2003)
  • PBA 3-Point Shootout Champion (2003)
  • 9x PBA All-Star (2003-2011)
  • PBA All-Star Co-Most Valuable Player (w/Asi Taulava) (2004)
  • 3x PBA Mythical First Team (2003, 2005, 2011)
  • PBA All-Defensive First Team (2003)
  • Most Assists (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • POW Order of Merit (2009)







#4 Hector Calma 

Height : 5'8 

Stands at 5'8, Calma is known to be the Director because of his Ball-IQ on the floor and how he
manage his team and do his tactician jobs. Calma has not only shown his talent in the PBA, in international league he won some several medals. Calma will be remembered as one of the Greatest Pure Point-Guard ever played in PBA


 Career history
San Miguel Beermen, Northern Consolidated Cement

Career highlights and awards
PBA All-Star (1989-1990)
3x PBA Mythical First Team member
Member of the PBA's 25 Greatest Players






#5 Jayson Castro

Height : 5'10

     He's known to be the Greatest Point-Guard in Asia in the last Asian game and FIBA Asia because of his ability to create plays and maneuver an offense all by himself. Nobody able to catch out with his blurring speed when he drives to the basket. Castro in his young age had accomplished a lot of individual awards, he's truly a rare-breed of a Guard.

Career history
2008–present Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters

Career highlights and awards

  • 3x NCAA Mythical 5
  • 4x PBL Mythical 5
  • 3x PBL MVP
  • PBL Showcase Skills Challenge Champion
  • Brunei Cup MVP
  • 5x PBA Champion 2008-09 Philippine
  • 2010-11 Philippine 2010-11 Commissioner's 2011-12 Philippine 2012-13 Philippine
  • 2014 PBA Scoring Champion
  • 2x PBA Mr. Quality Minutes Player (2008-09, 2010-11)
  • PBA Philippine Cup Co-Finals MVP (2011)
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup Co-Finals MVP (2011)
  • PBA Mythical Second Team (2011)
  • PBA Most Improved Player (2011)
  • PBA Mythical Second Team (2012)
  • PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference Award (2013)
  • 2012-13 PBA Mythical First Team
  • FIBA Asia Championship All-Star Selection (2013)
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player Of The Conference (2014)
  • 2013-14 PBA Mythical First Team









#6 Francis Arnaiz

Height : 5'10

    Known to be "Mr. Clutch" because of his explosive shots on crucial games. Aranaiz is a pure Shooting Guard that dominates the offense in time he need him most and a Point-Guard that can make the game in his will.  He is also lucky to be part of Toyota championship era.

Career history
1975-1983 Toyota
1984-1986 Ginebra San Miguel

Career highlights and awards

  • PBA Hall of Fame Class of 2005
  • PBA's 25 Greatest Players
  • 1975 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1976 PBA Mythical First Team
  • 1982 PBA Mythical First Team









#7 Lim Eng Beng

Height : 5'11

Is the only pure Chinese to be included in the 25 Greatest in the PBA though he's considered to be Fil-Chinese later on . During his prime he shown the league his being a great tactician on the floor. In 1975 the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce quickly awarded him as one of the four Most Outstanding Youth in the Chinese-Filipino community. Continually playing in professional basketball from 1975 to 1986, he was among one of the few elite Chinese-Filipino athletes in the
Philippines to be recognized as a superstar athlete and have inspired many youths to follow his footsteps.He is also one of the best players in the sports history of the De La Salle University varsity team.


Career history
Concepcion Industries, U/Tex Wranglers, San Miguel Beer, Crispa Redmanizers, Manila Beer

Career highlights and awards
  • 2000 Awarded one of 25 PBA Greatest Players
  • 1982 PBA Awarded for Career 5,000 pts mark
  • 1980 PBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 1978 PBA Mythical Five
  • 1975 PBA All-Star Mythical Five







#8 LA Tenorio

Height : 5'8

Career history
2006–2008 Magnolia Beverage Masters/San Miguel Beermen
2008–2012 Alaska Aces
2012–present Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Career highlights and awards




  • UAAP Men's Basketball Champion (2002)
  • UAAP Mythical Team (2004)
  • PBA All-Rookie team (2007)
  • PBA Most Improved Player (2010)
  • PBA Mythical first team (2010)
  • PBA Fiesta Conference Co-Finals Most Valuable Player (w/ Cyrus Baguio)
  • 3x PBA All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Most Minutes Played (2010)
  • 2012 William Jones Cup Finals MVP
  • PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference Award (2013)









#9 Ronnie Magsanoc

Height : 5'9

Career history
1989–1999 Formula Shell
2000–2001 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2002 Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs

Career highlights and awards
PBA Mythical First Team (1990)
3x PBA Mythical Second Team (1989, 1991–1992)
PBA's 25 Greatest Players
7x PBA All-Star (1989–1995)







#10 Bernard "Tough Job" Fabiosa

Height : 5'9

Career History
        Crispa (1975–1984)
Shell (1985–1987)
Presto (1988–1989)
Purefoods (1990)
Diet Sarsi/Swift (1991)

Career highlights and awards

  • 25 Greatest Player
  • Assist league leader








#11 Danny Florencio

Height : 5'10
Career history
U/Tex, 7-Up, Toyota, Galerie Dominique

Career highlights and awards
25 Greatest Players








#12 Mark Barroca

Height : 5'10
Career history 2011–present B-Meg Llamados / 
San Mig Coffee Mixers / 
San Mig Super Coffee Mixers / 
Purefoods Star Hotshots

Career highlights and awards
  • 1x PBA Mythical First Team (2013-14)
  • 2x PBA All-Star (2012 and 2014)
  • 1x PBA Finals MVP (2013–14 Philippine Cup)
  • 1x PBA Obstacle Challenge Champion (2014)








#13 Leo Austria

Height : 5'10

Career history
  Formula Shell

Career highlights and awards

  • 1985 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1990 PBA First Conference Champions
  • 1988 Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan Award for Sports awardee







#14 Leo Austria

Height : 5'10

Career history
  Formula Shell

Career highlights and awards

  • 1985 PBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1990 PBA First Conference Champions
  • 1988 Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan Award for Sports awardee







#15 JVee Casio

Height : 5'10

Career history
2011–2012 Powerade Tigers
2012–present Alaska Aces

Career highlights and awards

  • 2011–12 Sportsmanship Awardee
  • 2012–13 Sportsmanship Awardee
  • PBA All-star (2012)
  • 2011–12 PBA All-Rookie Team












#16  Eugene Quilban

Height : 5'8

Career History
       Alaska , Pepsi, Mobiline

Career highlights and awards
1991 Rookie of the Year





#17 Topex Robinson

Height : 5'7

Career history
Red Bull Barako (2003-2008)
Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants (2008-2009)
Alaska Aces (2010-2011)

Career highlights and awards
2005-06 PBA All-Defensive Team





#18 Boyet Fernandez

Height : 5'7

Career history
1993–1997 Sta. Lucia Realtors
1997 Alaska Milkmen
1997–1999 Pop Cola Panthers
1999–2003 Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
2004 Sta. Lucia Realtors








#19 Tyrone Tang

Heigth : 5'7 

Career history
2008–present Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Career highlights and awards
PBL Finals MVP
PBL Mythical Second Team
2008 PBL Most Prominent Players







#20 TonyBoy Espinosa

       Height : 5'7

Career history
Mobiline





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