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Famous & Inspirational Football Quotes by Players

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Football or soccer (as it is known in the USA), is the most popular game around the world. Other games like cricket, baseball, basketball are famous but only in certain sections and parts of the world. But, this is the one game which is played everywhere and you can find fans of football in any part of the world. Known nows how exactly football began, but, the history of football dates back to China where it was known as Cuju and was played by the royals. Approximately 4 billion people are fans of football throughout the world. In order to spread the joy of football and celebrate the game, we bring to you famous football quotes. These quotes will motivate you a lot.

Football Quotes by Famous Players

These quotes that are below mentioned come from the mouth of those players who have lived their entire life for the sake of their game and whose love for the game is greater than anything else in their lives. For these players playing football for their National team is like a call of duty towards their nation and they do not want the expectations of their nation to fail. The names of these players are taken with the utmost respect in their countries and worldwide and the football fans have imbibed these quotes in their brain and heart. These quotes are as follows

  1. “ I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.” Ronaldinho
  2. “ 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
  3. “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.” Vince Lombardi
  4. “Some people think that football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.“ Bill Shankly
  5. “ To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has worn the shirt.” Diego Maradona
  6. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” Lionel Messi
  7. “Football is all about having fun.” Robinho
  8. “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
  9. “Brazil eats, sleeps, and drinks football. It lives football.” Pele
  10. “ We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.” Ruud Gullit

Funny Football Quotes

Here are some of the funny football quotes that you must know about.

  1. Miami fusion manager Ray Hudson after a 5-0 win went to the press conference and had this statement “I have got nothing to say. Any Questions ?”
  2. Ilkay Guldogan when asked “Who was the best player ?” gave an epic reply “The team was the best player on the pitch.”
  3. Ronaldo when he was asked in-depth about the team’s performance on losing a match “We lost because we didn’t win.”
  4. Late Sir Bobby Wilson gave an epic reaction on losing “Manchester United dropped points, Liverpool dropped points, Chelsea dropped points, Everton dropped points, so in a way, we haven’t lost anything at all really, although we dropped all three.”
  5. Gordan Strachan’s opinion on Wayne Rooney’s International debut at age 17 “It’s an incredible rise to stardom. At 17 you’re more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson.”
  6. “Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggression without going to jail”, says Heywood hale Braun.
  7. “It was really difficult for us, playing in the midday sun with that three o’clock kick-off”, says David Beckham
  8. “American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party,” says the English new broadcaster Sue Lawley
  9. “That was in the past, We are in the future now,” says David Beckham
  10. “ Most football players are temperamental that is 90% temper and 10% mental.” Doug Plank

Football Inspirational Quotes

  1. “ Aim for the sky and you will reach the ceiling, Aim for the ceiling and you will stay on the floor.” Bill Shankly
  2. “ The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. “ Vince Lombardi
  3. “ 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
  4. “ 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.” Pele
  5. “ I’ve never played for a draw in my life.” Sir Alex Ferguson
  6. “ Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” Johan Cruyff
  7. “ I want players who are always striving to improve.” Gordon Strachan
  8. “ When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.” Diego Maradona
  9. “ Money does not guarantee success.” Jose’ Mourinho
  10. “ Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” Roy Keane

So, these are some of the football quotes that are really very helpful for young people. They also provide a lot of motivation. If you know of any more quotes please let us know in the comments section.

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