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Soccer Quotes

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  • 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
  • Bill Shankly - English soccer manager.
  • Soccer is not just about scoring goals. It’s about winning. – Unknown Author
  • Many people say I'm the best women's soccer player in the world. I don't think so. And because of that, someday I just might be. ― Mia Hamm
  • Soccer isnt JUST a game anymore it’s a lifestyle
  • As I get older, the tyranny that football exerts over my life, and therefore over the lives of people around me, is less reasonable and less attractive. Family and friends know, after long years of wearying experience, that the fixture list always has the last word in any arrangement; they understand, or at least accept, that christenings or weddings or any gatherings, which in other families would take unquestioned precedence, can only be plotted after consultation. So football is regarded as a given disability that has to be worked around. If I were wheelchair-bound, nobody close to me would organise anything in a top-floor flat, so why would they plan anything for a winter Saturday afternoon. ― Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch
  • 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.
  • Football is the ballet of the masses. ― Dmitri Shostakovich
  • If you ask why I play soccer, I ask you why do you breathe.
  • My boyfriend told me to choose between him and soccer…im really gonna miss him :]
  • [Books are] vital to learning. Half the population don't go to football matches but that doesn't make football any less important. ― John Sutherland
  • The rules of soccer are very simple, basically, it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does. - Phillip Abraham Phil Woosnam
  • Football is the ballet of the masses. – Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
  • 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
  • Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football. – John Anthony Burgess Wilson
  • Every moment you spend not playing soccer, someone out there is getting better than you.
  • Soccer is life…i was born to play soccer and I will die playing soccer…that is why I need to live it out!
  • Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time. – s.schiff
  • Soccer isn't the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community's fabric, a repository of traditions. ― Franklin Foer
  • In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. - Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre
  • The greatest feeling in the world is when your on that soccer field, and you know that your team is going to succeed because you look around and see your 10 best friends playing beside you.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football. ― Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals
  • Pain is temporary pride is forever!
  • An artist in my eyes, is someone who can lighten up a dark room. I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970 and the poetry of the young Rimbaud, who stretches cords from steeple to steeple and garlands from window to window. There is in each of these human manifestations an expression of beauty which touches us and gives us a feeling of eternity.
  • The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything
  • 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 need a life outside of soccer. So I very much welcome, you know, new love interests and dating and friends and family. – Hope Amelia Solo
  • When you buy me you are buying a Ferrari – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • The ball laughs, radiant, in the air. He brings her down, puts her to sleep, showers her with compliments, dances with her, and seeing such things never before seen his admirers pity their unborn grandchildren who will never see them. ― Eduardo Galeano
  • If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing. – Kyle Rote, Jr.
  • Here’s to kick- offs, goals, assists, shootouts, livin’ on the road, the smell of wet grass, early mornings, breakaways, crossbar shots, countless hours of practice, Nike cleats, thousands of dollars, shin pads, big passes, loud chanting, new equipment, sniping shots, corner kicks, coaches, passion in our numbers, living with your team mates, the guys you trust become your second family, pick up, fights, let downs, miracles. Some people say soccer’s a matter of life or death, but it isn’t, it’s much more then that, and most of all – the best game in the world, our passion, our life, our future, our love, our game .. SOCCER.
  • There is no pressure when you making a dream come true
  • 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
  • Every defeat is a victory in itself
  • The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching
  • I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players. - Pele
  • 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
  • In the end, it is about whether God wants us to be in the final, but I know that is what God wants. This time we will not need the Hand of God, because it is the will of God.
  • I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder. – Wayne Rooney
  • 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
  • The bicycle kick is not easy to do. I scored 1,283 goals, and only two or three were bicycle kicks. - Pele
  • The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory. - Josef Sepp Herberger
  • For the record, the vuvuzela is not my enemy — and I even have, for reasons of self-defence installed a mini-vuvu with surprisingly powerful performance levels around my neck — though I miss hearing the crescendo of noise from the crowd that should accompany a promising attack on goal or a goal itself. Instead, of course, there is the monotone drone — a constant that belies the ebbs and flows of a game. ― Richard Calland
  • If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won. 
  • If you want to see me, you must be quick. if you want to catch me, you must be fast. if you want to beat me, you must be kidding.
  • In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball. – Nelson Falcão Rodrigues
  • ...I've spent the last fifteen years of my life railing against the game of soccer, an exercise that has been lauded as "the sport of the future" since 1977. Thankfully, that future dystopia has never come. ― Chuck Klosterman
  • 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
  • You can say a lot of things about me, but you can never say I don’t take risks. - Diego Maradona
  • 7 days without soccer makes one weak
  • When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far. - Diego Maradona
  • Fail to Prepare, prepare to fail
  • A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice, that day's competition, that day's performance. They are always striving to be better. They don't live in the past.
  • In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team. - Eduardo Hughes Galeano
  • Unless Robbie and Chris wanted to her to be a surrogate mother, this would be her first and last pregnancy. She and morning sickness were not seeing eye-to-eye. ― Koko Brown, Player's Ultimatum
  • In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball. - Nelson Falcão Rodrigues
  • You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey. – Arrigo Sacchi
  • You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. – Lionel Messi
  • …They ask me why I play soccer, I ask them why don’t they.
  • The World Cup is a very complicated tournament – six games, seven if you make it to the final – and maybe if you lose one game you’re out, even if you’re the best. - Pele
  • 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
  • How was I supposed to get excited about the oppression of females if they couldn't be trusted to stay upright during the final minutes of a desperately close promotion campaign? ― Nick Hornby
  • In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team. – Eduardo Hughes Galeano
  • Forget glass slippers, this princess wears cleats.
  • You must respect people and work hard to be in shape. And I used to train very hard. When the others players went to the beach after training, I was there kicking the ball. - Pele
  • It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies. ― Simon Kuper
  • 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.
  • If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing. - Kyle Rote, Jr.
  • Here are some motivational football quotes with pictures from world famous football players.
  • Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football. - John Anthony Burgess Wilson
  • Whereas fanatic is usually a pejorative word, a Fan is someone who has roots somewhere. ― Simon Kuper, 
  • Soccer isn’t something that you can fake, its a feeling, a passion, a lifestyle. If you don’t live, eat, sleep, and breath soccer, then you are not a true Soccer Player, you just wear the jersey.
  • [F]or the most part football these days is the opium of the people, not to speak of their crack cocaine. Its icon is the impeccably Tory, slavishly conformist Beckham. The Reds are no longer the Bolsheviks. Nobody serious about political change can shirk the fact that the game has to be abolished. And any political outfit that tried it on would have about as much chance of power as the chief executive of BP has in taking over from Oprah Winfrey. ― Terry Eagleton
  • And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball. ― Eduardo Galeano
  • Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
  • If TV were only an invention to broadcast soccer, it would be justified. ― Roberto Fontanarrosa
  • The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does. ― Phil Woosnam
  • I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, ‘Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared. - Pele
  • When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success. – Diego Maradona
  • International football is the continuation of war by other means. - Eric Arthur Blair
  • He slipped his hands around my waist and pulled me against him, tossing the ice cream cone over his shoulder. It landed with a splat on the sidewalk. "So does that mean I have a varsity girlfriend?" I giggled like a total girl and linked my hands behind his neck. "Yeah I guess it does." "Sweet." Then he bent his head, and I stood up on my tiptoes and we met in the middle. And it was perfect. ― Stephie Davis
  • 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
  • Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer). ― Albert Camus
  • My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me. - Diego Maradona
  • Everything is practice. - Pele
  • A penalty is a cowardly way to score. ― Pelé, Pele
  • It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch. – Ronaldinho 
  • I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age. ― Cristiano Ronaldo
  • I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.
  • I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from. – Cristiano Ronaldo 
  • The first 90 minutes are the most important. – Sir Robert William Bobby Robson
  • Good players practice till’ they get it right…great players practice till’ they never get it wrong
  • My father used to say, 'If you want to know the artist, look at the art'. He was usually talking about Stanley Matthews or Don Bradman when he said it. ― David Peace
  • Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. - Pele