[Famous 60+] Football Quotes By Famous Footballers

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Football Quotes | Football, also known as soccer, is a popular sport played between two teams of 11 players each. It is played on a rectangular field with goals at each end. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by hitting the ball into the opponent’s goal.

Football he originated in England in the 19th century and has since grown to become the most popular sport in the world. It is played professionally in many countries and is also a popular pastime. Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious international football competition and attracts huge crowds from all over the world.

The rules of football are relatively simple. Each team consists of a goalkeeper and his 10 field his players. Players on the field are divided into defenders, midfielders and forwards, each with specific roles and responsibilities.

A defender is responsible for defending the team’s goal and preventing the opponent from scoring. Midfielders are responsible for linking defense and attack and controlling the flow of the game. Forwards are responsible for scoring goals and creating scoring chances for their team.


Football Short Quotes


“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

– Lou Holtz


“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”

– Terry Bradshaw


“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”

– Joe Paterno


“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”

– Pelé


“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”

– Lionel Messi


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“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


“When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.”

– Diego Maradona


“The first 90 minutes are the most important.”

– Bobby Robson


Football is a part of I. When I play, the world wakes up around me.”

— Bob Marley


“Football, bloody hell!”

– Alex Ferguson


“We don’t want to tell our dreams. We want to show them.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.”

– Lionel Messi


“Football is Freedom, a whole universe.”

– Bob Marley


“Football is Freedom, a whole universe.”

– Bob Marley


“Thats the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.”

– Pep Guardiola


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“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”

– Johan Cruijff


“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”

– Johan Cruijff


Football Quotes By Players


“Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate.”

– Johan Cruijff


“Without football, my life is worth nothing.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“I love football, football is my life.”

– Wayne Rooney


“A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don’t be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit.”

– Pelé


“I don’t want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper. I want to be remembered as a great person.”

– Iker Casillas


“Gentleman, this is a football.”

– Vince Lombardi


“I know who likes football likes me.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


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“Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


“Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches.”

– Swami Vivekananda


“I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world.”

– Lionel Messi


“There’s no doubt. Its certain that ill be 100 percent.”

– Lionel Messi


“A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.“

– Tom Landry


“The Enemy of the best is the good. If you’re always settling with what’s good, you’ll never be the best.“

– Jerry Rice


“Life is ten percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you respond to it.“

– Lou Holtz


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“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.“

– Vince Lombardi


“No one ever drowned in sweat.“

– Lou Holtz


“If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.“

– Chuck Noll


“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.“

– Joe Paterno


“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.“

– Jerry Rice


“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.“

– Vince Lombardi


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“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.“

– Amit Ray


“Victories are a byproduct of a larger vision. It begins with a question: How much do we owe one another? Each coach’s and player’s individual answer is one of the building blocks of The Streak. De La Salle separates itself from the competition because everyone from the head coach to the least accomplished player on the roster is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to be their absolute best.“

– Neil Hayes


“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing“

– Peyton Manning


“Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.“

– Mike Tomlin


“I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.“

– Emmitt Smith


“Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts“

– Jim Brown


“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control.“

– Tom Landry


“You fail all of the time. But you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.“

– Bum Phillips


Football Motivational Quotes


“The best part of it for me is the idea that this group of young men, who came together and believed in themselves, bought the team concept completely, took the names off the back of the jerseys, checked the egos at the door“

– Tom Coughlin


“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.“

– Terry Bradshaw


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“Anyone can go hard on the last sprint of a workout, if you’re tough, you’ll go hard on each and every one“

– Travis Macy


“If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother“

– Bo Jackson


“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.“

– Vince Lombardi


“If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.“

– Mike Ditka


“Being a champion has nothing to do with sports, its a mindset. A skill of looking at challenges that seem impossible, and rising up to overcome.“

– Jeremy Coates


“When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.“

– Adrian Peterson


“The Motto of Champions: If you are hurt, you can suck it up and press on. If injured, you can rebound and return bigger and better… and continue to inspire!“

– T.F. Hodge


“You cannot make progress with excuses.“

– Cam Newton


“Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.“

– Walter Payton


“Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.“

– Herm Edwards


Football Quotes By Famous Footballers


“Life is full of all sorts of setbacks and twists and turns and disappointments. The character of this team will be how well you will come back from this letdown, this defeat. You could still be a great team and you can still accomplish great things like football players but it’s going to take a real resolve to do it.“

– Coach Ladouceur


“There is no substitute for work.“

– Vince Lombardi


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“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.“

– Mike Ditka


“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“

– Urban Meyer


“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.“

– Kirk Mango


“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur“

– Vince Lombardi


“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.“

– Roger Staubach


“Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being but from those who seek being the difference.“

– Kirk Mango


“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.“

– Vince Lombardi


“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.“

– John Madden


“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

– Vince Lombardi


“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.“

– J.J. Watt


Soccer Motivational Quotes


“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.“

– Vince Lombardi


“Just remember, the difference between being good versus being great is just a few points, inches, or seconds.“

– Bruce H. Jackson


“The only discipline that lasts, is self discipline.“

– Bum Phillips


“You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.“

– Paul Brown


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“The minute you hesitate you are in trouble.“

– Steve Waugh


“How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.“

– Bum Phillips


“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”

– Unknown


“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari.”

– Unknown


“I won’t be the King of Manchester, I will be the God of Manchester.”

– Unknown


“A World Cup without me is nothing to watch, so it is not worth waiting for the World Cup.”

– Unknown


“It’s true I don’t know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am.”

– Unknown


“What do you mean, ‘present?’ She got Zlatan.”

– Unknown


“First I went left; he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he went to buy a hot dog.”

– Unknown


“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.”

– Unknown


“Only God knows… You’re talking to him now”

– Unknown


“No way. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.”

– Unknown


“International football is the continuation of war by other means.”

– George Orwell


“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”

– Lou Holtz


“They say I couldn’t play football, I was too small. They say I couldn’t play basketball, I wasn’t tall. They say I couldn’t play baseball at all and now everyday of my life, I ball.”

– Lil Wayne


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Fantasy Football Quotes


“Zidane is unique. The ball flows with him. He is more like a dancer than a football player.”

– Zinedine Zidane


“Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.”

– Bill Shankly


“Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.”

– Vince Lombardi


“I’d rather lose and live in Provo than win and live in Laramie.”

– LaVell Edwards


“I write what I like to write. Those who like to listen to it, listen to it. And the ones who don’t, watch football and drink beer, jog, go to discos and so forth. I never claimed to be a man for all seasons.”

– Frank Zappa


“Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.“

– Tim Fargo


“After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live“

– Vince Lombardi


“Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.“

– Roger Craig


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“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.“

– Lou Holtz


“My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.“

– Hank Stram


Inspirational Football Quotes


“The process begins during the off-season program, when players spend countless hours together and become heavily invested in the season before it even starts. It continues during these weekly meetings, when players stand and deliver heartfelt testimonials. You can’t play for Ladouceur unless you’re willing to stand in front of your teammates and bare your soul. You can’t play unless you’re willing to cry.“

– Neil Hayes


“There is a difference in being in shape and being in football shape. Anyone can out on the field and run around, but once you start getting hit and have to get up then you find out the difference between being in shape and football shape“

– John Madden


“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.”

– Urban Meyer


“When you’ve got the momentum in a football game, that is a time to keep going and get it into the end zone. We want to score for America’s families.”

– Vince Lombardi


“Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to fight that much harder.“

– Bear Bryant


“I am a member of the 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


Some More Football Quotes By Players


“I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so its easier for you when you move to normal football.”

– Pelé


“I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.”

Wayne Rooney


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

– Zinedine Zidane


“There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.”

– Neymar


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“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

– George S. Halas


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