50+ Best Soccer Quotes, and Sayings about the Soccer Sport

Soccer Quotes: Inspirational words that capture the essence of the beautiful game, motivating players and fans alike. A collection of powerful phrases that celebrate teamwork, passion, and determination, fueling the love for soccer worldwide.

Soccer Quotes

Soccer Quotes
Soccer Quotes

Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football – Anthony Burgess.

The Vision of a Champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, and the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching – Anson Dorrance.

I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock – Barry Venison.

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.

If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing – Bill Shankly.

Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple – Bill Shankly.

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

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 – Briana Scurry.

The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed – Cantona.

It’s why we play the game. Anything is possible, anything can happen, and we proved that again tonight – Casey Korkus.

Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought – Dennis Bergkamp.

The roots of our Soccer Tribe lie deep in our primeval past – Desmond Morris.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one – Elbert Hubbard.

I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back – Eric Morecambe.

The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game – Etoo.

Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life – George Best.

The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It’s the biggest sin in football to make him do any work – George Graham.

I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting – George Orwell.

Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by beasts – Henry Blaha.

Whoever invented football should be worshipped as a God – Hugo Sanchez.

To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink – J.B. Priestley.

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team – Jean Paul Sartre.

Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball – Jim Murray.

Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is playing simple football – Johan Cruyff.

I’d rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd – Johnny Giles.

You can have the top stars to bring the attention, you can have the best stadium, you can have the best facilities, you can have the most beautiful project in terms of marketing and all this kind of thing. But if you don’t win. All the work these people are doing is forgotten – Jose Mourinho.

If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing – Kyle Rote, Jr.

Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We’re in it for the bigger goal ? to move it along for the next generation – Landon Donovan.

I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in soccer – Les Ferdinand.

In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team – Luis Suarez.

The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona – Maradona.

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.

The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything – Mia Hamm.

Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player – Mia Hamm.

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion – Mia Hamm.

If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won – Mia Hamm.

I fell in love with football as I would later fall in love with women: suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring – Nick Hornby.

Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football – Ondino Viera.

Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys – Oscar Wilde.

To the aesthete it is an art form, an athletic ballet. To the spiritually inclined it is a religion – Paul Gardner.

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.

Soccer is not about justice. It’s a drama – and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that – Pete Davies.

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.

Football’s a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game – Queen Elizabeth II.

Everyone tells me that the Italian championship is the toughest in the world, but I’m not afraid. In my career, I’ve always scored goals, wherever I’ve been – Ronaldo.

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’m here to score a lot of goals. It’s my speciality, that’s what I’ve been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there’s every reason to think I can do it – Ronaldo.

United could soon overtake Arsenal as the chief threat to Chelsea, and defiant Keane vowed: “We will keep fighting to the end. We are Manchester United, that is what we do” – Roy Keane.

The Glaswegian definition of an atheist: a bloke who goes to a Rangers-Celtic match to watch the football – Sandy Strang.

Football is the opera of the people – Stafford Heginbotham.

If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game. In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested – Stanley Rous.

Sometimes in soccer you have to score goals – Thierry Henry.

In the Scottish Cup you only get one crack at the cherry against Rangers or Celtic – Tom Ferrie.

We were a little bit outnumbered there, it was two against two. Robert Lee was able to do some running on his groin for the first time – Various

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