40 Inspirational Football Quotes

By | July 9, 2017
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“I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.”- David Beckham

 

“When you buy me you are buying a Ferrari.”- Zlatan Ibrahimovic 

 

“Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.”- Ronaldo

 

“I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.”- Zinedine Zidane 

 

“I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”- Roy Maurice Keane 

 

“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.”- Neymar 

 

“It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.”- Ronaldinho 

 

“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.”- Diego Maradona 

 

“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.” – Christiano Ronaldo 

 

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”- Pele 

 

“As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don’t think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.”- Gareth Bale 

 

“Football is the ballet of the masses.”- Dmitri Shostakovich 

 

“I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.”-Wayne Rooney 

 

“In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.” – Eduardo Hughes Galeano 

 

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

 

“A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.” – Arsene Wenger

 

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”-Edson Arantes do Nascimento 

 

“Every disadvantage has its advantage.” – Hendrik Johanness Cruijff 

 

“It is better to win ten times 1-0 than to win once 10-0.”- Vahid “Vaha” Halilhodzic 

 

“We must have had 97 percent of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.”- Ruud Gullit

 

“I always want more. Whether it’s a goal, or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.” – Lionel Messi

 

“Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves.    Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.”- Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton

 

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”-William “Bill” Shankly

 

“A penalty is a cowardly way to score.” – Pelé 

 

“Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer).” – Albert Camus

 

“If TV were only an invention to broadcast soccer, it would be justified.” 
– Roberto Fontanarrosa

 

“Though the legs of a football coach are never so active on the field of play during playing time, his mind is the best or worse player on the pitch.” 
– Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

 

“Becoming a footballer is only the first half of the silent prayer a kid offers up to the sky or confides to his teacher in a primary school essay. The second part is the name of the team he wants to play for.” 
– Andrea Pirlo

 

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”
– Pelé, 

 

“Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits, and get on with trying to win.” – Lionel Messi

 

“A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph.” 
– Marcelo Bielsa

 

“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”- Ronaldinho

 

“Football is all about sentiment; if it weren’t then we’d all support Manchester United.” – Mark O’Brien,

 

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”- Bill Shankly

 

“Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.”- Pele 

 

“I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”- Roy Keane

 

“I was always taught as a kid if you do something, do it right. If not, go do something else. For me, soccer was life.” – Marcelo Balboa

 

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”- Pelé

 

“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.”-Johan Cruijff

 

“International football is the continuation of war by other means.”-George Orwell

 

“People want success. It’s like coffee, they want instant.”- Bobby Robson

 

“Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.”- Dennis Bergkamp

 

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”- Vince Lombardi

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