Quotes About Soccer

This is a short collection of my favorite soccer quotes. As a soccer fan yourself, I am sure you will love them. Feel free to use them on your soccer fan pages or blogs. And some football quotes too 🙂

“Everything is practice.”
~Pele

“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.”
~Ronaldinho

This is a soccer quote by Maradona, “I worked hard all my life for this. Those who say I don’t deserve anything, that it all came easy, can kiss my ass.”

“If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.”
~Bill Shankly

“If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.”
~Bill Shankley

This is a soccer quote by Sven-Goran Eriksson, ” The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”

A Soccer Quote by Alex Ferguson, “The philosophy of a lot of European teams, even in home matches, is not to give a goal away.”

“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.”
~Mia Hamm

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

“Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is playing simple football.”
~Johan Cruyff

There is a saying that the Latin Americas is famous for football and revolutions, as been rightly put here “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

“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

“Soccer is an art more central to our culture than anything the Arts Council deigns to recognize.”

“Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.”
~Ondino Viera

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

” A sport where the players actually enjoy getting hit in the head by a ball.”

Bill Shankley on being first, “If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.”

I found this one very funny, ” The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it.”
~ Graeme Le Saux

“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

“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

Another funny quote:
“I used to go missing a lot…Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.”
~ George Best

“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

“Whatever happens, there are always things you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have scored a third. That’s perfectionism. That’s what makes you progress in life.”
~ Eric Cantona

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