100 Famous Soccer Quotes

Reading these soccer quotes chat may inspire and motivate you on your journey to becoming a soccer lover.

Football or soccer is a popular sport that many people enjoy. It is a physical and mental challenge that can be played by people of all ages. Soccer is one of the few sports where players from different countries can compete against each other on an equal footing.

The World Cup, which is held every four years, is the largest and most prestigious soccer tournament in the world. Soccer has become so popular that there are now leagues and clubs everywhere in the world.

There are so many soccer quotes because the sport is so important to so many people. Here are a few of the most famous soccer quotes that can help you in any situation. Enjoy these inspiring quotes about soccer and have fun while playing the sport!

Soccer quotes for girls

Here are our favorite quotes about soccer from female player that will make you feel good about yourself:

Soccer is what I grew up doing – it’s my passion, and I’m way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.
Alex Morgan

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.

When you know yourself and your strengths, there is always something you can do to raise the standard for everyone.
Megan Rapinoe

I could be a model for one night. But I’m also a professional soccer player, and I like to be taken seriously on the field.
Alex Morgan

When I know I’m being underestimated, my performance improves. What are you going to do? The only recourse is to double down and play so well no one can doubt you again.
Megan Rapinoe

Soccer quotes for girls

It is important that as women, we stand up for ourselves, stand up for our peers and show the power that confidence can have for women everywhere.
Alex Morgan

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

We prepared in the best possible way for this match, by working hard and taking it very seriously. You could see that on the pitch.
Wendie Renard

True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
Mia Hamm

Motivational soccer quotes

Soccer is a sport that is loved by many. It can be seen as a physical and mental challenge, one that can take many forms but has the same underlying goal: to score goals against your opponent. Soccer quotes can provide motivation when you need it most, whether you’re playing or watching. Check out the best soccer quotes to help get you in the mood for some competitive play:

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
Arsene Wenger

Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.
Thomas Muller

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.

Everything is practice.

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

Motivational soccer quotes

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

I do not play football, I score goals.
Dada Maravilha

You will go through tough times, it’s about getting through them.
David Beckham

When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi

Inspirational soccer quotes

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

Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills.

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

That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on.
John Lambie

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
Arsene Wenger

Inspirational soccer quotes

To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.
Jose Mourinho

Despite the rain, it’s still raining here at Old Trafford.
Jimmy Hill

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

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.

If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.
Bob Paisley

Best soccer quotes

Soccer has a long and illustrious history, and its players are revered for their talent and dedication. Here are some of the best soccer quotes:

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

Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.
Jose Mourinho

Ronaldo (Brazil phenomenon) can do whatever he wants as a footballer. There are some things he does with the ball that make me touch my head and wonder how he did it.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is play simple football.
Johan Cruijff

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

You’ve got to believe you’re going to win, and I believe we’ll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we’re knocked out.
Peter Shilton

I always think that I would have become an actor if I hadn’t been a soccer player.

Players lose you games, not tactics. There’s so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.
Brian Clough

I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Famous soccer quotes

Enjoy our collection of the famous soccer quotes that will bring passion and spirit in your daily life:

A ball is like a mother to it. It takes care of it and brings it back to you.

The most beautiful game in the world. A game for people who believe in love.
Zinedine Zidane

I am not just a player, I am a symbol.
Diego Maradona

Football is a very simple game, but very complicated at the same time.
Arsène Wenger

The first task is to get to know the players really well–watching them as individuals in training and in match play–to see what is good in their natural game. Then, and only then, can we begin to outline the general tactics.
Helenio Herrera

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

It’s best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you’re a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he’s a villain.
Ian Rush

What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.
Lionel Messi

Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster.
Johan Cruijff

The philosophy of a lot of European teams, even in home matches, is not to give a goal away.
Sir Alex Ferguson

Soccer quotes for Instagram

The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
Phil Woosnam

A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
Bill Shankly

The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game.
Samuel Eto’o

A penalty is a cowardly way to score.

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

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.

Italians can’t win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians.
Johan Cruijff

Even now I can say I’d love to finish my career here, and then stay in the game after that.
Steven Gerrard

Soccer is one of the most unifying activities amongst us.
Nelson Mandela

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 player quotes

From its origins in Brazil, to its popularity in Europe and North America, football has become a global phenomenon. There are many famous soccer players throughout history, including Pele, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. These stars have helped make soccer one of the most popular sports in the world. Here are some soccer quotes from the greatest soccer player:

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
Thierry Henry

Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet.
Lionel Messi

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

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

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
Mia Hamm

Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
Tony Adams

Sometimes something’s got to happen before something is going to happen.
Johan Cruijff

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

Soccer quotes

I wouldn’t be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.
Mark Viduka

If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the beginning of the day.
H. L. Hunt

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
Mia Hamm

Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important.
Bill Shankly

You can’t say my team aren’t winners. They’ve proved that by finishing fourth, third and second in the last three years.
Gerard Houllier

If I were going to war I would want to be alongside an Englishman not a Frenchman. The Frenchman would think too much.
Arsene Wenger

I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
Zinedine Zidane

We’ve had some great players at this club in my years, but he’s up with the best.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Some [soccer] players suffer four or five fatal injuries per game. That’s how tough they are.
Dave Barry

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

Soccer quotes inspiration

I’m very inspired by him–it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
Zinedine Zidane

Actually I never make a mistake, because it takes a huge effort for me to make a mistake.
Johan Cruijff

When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started…
Jose Mourinho

That lad must have been born offside.
Alex Ferguson

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

What a great day for football, all we need is some green grass and a ball.
Bill Shankly

In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.
Nelson Rodrigues

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

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Stan Smith

Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball.
Tommy Docherty

Quotes about soccer

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

In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside – Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.
Bill Shankly

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

At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.
Bill Shankly

I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don’t want to leave Leicester.
Stan Collymore

It’s an incredible rise to stardom. At you’re more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than England manager Sven Goran Eriksson.
Gordon Strachan

I’ve never wanted to leave. I’m here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.
Alan Shearer

Sometimes miracles happen. We have to be confident. We’re convinced we can do something really exceptional.
Fabio Capello

Any man who concentrates his energies totally on one passion is, by definition, someone who hurts the people close to him.
Arsene Wenger

I’ve never really liked the Yanks. You can’t trust people who pick up the ball all the time when they play football.
Terry Pratchett

Final thought

These quotes from some of the world’s top soccer players offer inspirational words of wisdom for anyone looking to achieve their goals. They remind us that there is no one easy way to become successful, and that hard work and dedication are key ingredients in any success story. Let these inspiring quotes help you achieve your goals and be the best player or coach you can be!

We hope you enjoyed our soccer quotes and that they have encouraged you to be a better player or supporter. We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or feedback about this article. Remember, practice makes perfect – so don’t stop practicing, and never give up on your dreams! Thank you for reading!

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