Best 250+ Soccer Motivational Quotes You Must Know

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“Good soccer players need not be titans sculpted by Michelangelo. In soccer, ability is much more important than shape, and in many cases, skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.”

– Eduardo Galeano


“Becoming a footballer is only the first half of the silent prayer a kid offers up to the sky or confides to his teacher in a primary school essay. The second part is the name of the team he wants to play for.”

– Andrea Pirlo


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

– Lionel Messi


“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


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

– Diego Maradona


“As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him on the playground. But I don’t think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.”

– Gareth Bale


“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing, and don’t lose faith in yourself.”

– Neymar


“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.”

– Pele


“Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.”

– Tony Adams


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“It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that’s the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.”

– Jurgen Klopp


“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


“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”

– Gary Lineker


“We must have had 99 percent of the game. it was the other three percent that cost us the match.”

– Ruud Gullit


“We didn’t underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought.”

– Sir Bobby Robson


“Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they have eleven Dicks on the field.”

– A commentator on Metro Radio


“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 Abraham


“It was like being in a foreign country.”

– Ian Rush


“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

– George Best


“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had.”

– David Beckham


“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.”

– Bab Paisley


“I like Balotelli: he’s even crazier than me. He can score a winner, then set fire to the hotel.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


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“Our country has been through difficult experiences in terms of unity. Sport – football in particular – has the power to help that. It is a special feeling.”

– Gareth Southgate


“In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions, but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.”

– Eduardo Galeano


“Every time I went away, I was deceiving my mom. 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


“Five days shalt thou labor, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football.”

– John Anthony Burgess Wilson


“I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”

– Roy Keane


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

– Wayne Rooney


“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, and that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.”

– John Boynton Priestley


“It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies.”

– Simon Kuper


“The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.”

– Terry Pratchett


“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


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“Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.”

– Arsene Wenger


“All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.”

– Raul Lopez


“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“Take your victories, whatever they might be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.”

– Mia Hamm


“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”

– Unknown


“Everything is practice.”

– Pele


“God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it.”

– Ronaldinho


“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”

– Bear Bryant


“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


“I would rather be called strong than pretty. I would rather be called muscular than skinny. I would rather be called athletic than beautiful. I would rather be called a soccer player than a girl.”

– Unknown


“It’s hard to beat someone who never quits.”

– Unknown


“Keep working even when no one is watching.”

– Alex Morgan


“Maybe they hate me because I’m too good.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.”

– Paul Pogba


“The players are writing a beautiful page of French football history.”

— Didier Deschamps


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“Only in sport can you live through emotions like this. We knew how to put them in difficulty, we made them run, we prepared well.”

– Samuel Umtiti


“Tactically, the coach did a perfect job yesterday, so we know we will be fully prepared.”

– Antoine Griezmann


“I always look forward to playing for my national team, especially at major tournaments.”

– Luka Modric


“I hope the players benefit from my experience but this is their final. It is something they have worked for and they will be able to enjoy it.”

— Didier Deschamps


“People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I’m the strongest dude you’re ever going to meet.”

– Romelu Lukaku


“Our country has been through difficult experiences in terms of unity. Sport — football in particular — has the power to help that. It is a special feeling.”

– Gareth Southgate


“We dominated the game physically and mentally, in all aspects. We should have killed the game before extra-time.”

– Luka Modric


“All goalscorers go on droughts. It is how you cope with that. And it is not just about scoring, it is about what you bring to the team, bringing others into play and getting assists.”

– Harry Kane


“The smartest thing I did is I never gave up.”

– Ivan Rakitic


“Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I’m always learning: I have to.”

– Neymar Jr.


“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“Since the beginning of the competition he has got it right, and I hope it will be the same for the final.”

– Antoine Griezmann


“The questions around us principally come down to character; the essential ability to withstand events that go against you.”

– Gareth Southgate


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“I have to be scoring goals and playing well to get in the team because, if not, others who are in better form will play.”

– Diego Costa


“I’m going to remember to have fun this time. Life is too short for the stress and the drama.”

– Romelu Lukaku


“Outside football, I just love life, you know. We’re lucky to play football, to have all this body. Everyone’s watching us.”

– Paul Pogba


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

– Neymar Jr.


“If you weren’t with me when I had nothing, then you can’t really understand me,”

– Romelu Lukaku


“Take the risk, or lose the chance.”

– Eden Hazard


I never tried to hide the fact that my only goal is to be the best”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“I’ve always been working hard on my speed for the last few years. Obviously, I’m not slow, but as a striker, the more speed you have, the better you are.”

– Harry Kane


“I only think about the pitch. I want to do great. I want to be one of the best. I want to win titles. I want to achieve things.”

– Paul Pogba


“That’s the mentality – don’t just play it, win it”.

– Luis Suarez


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

– Leonel Messi


“I want to win and always have done since I was small. I don’t know if it’s in my blood or just my personality.”

– Diego Costa


“But it’s cool. Those people weren’t with me when we were pouring water in our cereal.”

– Romelu Lukaku


“I worry when I can’t help the team with everything I have to offer.”

– Luis Suarez


“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”

– Leonel Messi


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“Like Zidane, I want to inspire the kids.”

– Eden Hazard


“It is a unique and special feeling when the fans sing my name. It’s incredible when I hear the song, and it’s touching that there are people who connect with you.”

– Philippe Coutinho


“Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.”

– Arsene Wenger


“Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer).”

– Albert Camus


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

– Pelé


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

– Wayne Rooney


“The first 90 minutes are the most important.”

– Sir Robert William “Bobby” Robson


“When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”

– Eduardo Galeano


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

– Zinedine Zidane


“You can overcome anything, if, and only if, you love something enough.”

– Lionel Messi


“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


“It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.”

– Ronaldinho


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

– Germaine Greer


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

– Diego Maradona


“I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.”

– Brandi Denise Chastain


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“If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.”

– Kyle Rote, Jr.


“Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits, and get on with trying to win.”

– Lionel Messi


“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.”

– Mia Hamm


“There’s no in-between – you’re either good or bad. We were in-between.”

― Gary Linekar


“If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough.”

– Alex Morgan


“I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.”

― Mark Viduka


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

– Mia Hamm


“I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.”

― Lee Hendrie


“Those who say it can’t be done, shouldn’t interfere with those who are doing it.”

– Billy Eberhart


“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


“Soccer is not about justice. It’s a drama, and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that.”

– Pete Davies


“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

― Bill Shankly


“Some people tell me that professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.”

– Bobby Charlton


“Football is the ballet of the masses.”

– Dmitri Shostakovich


“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


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“Men spend their time in following a ball or a hare; it is the pleasure even of kings.”

– Blaise Pascal


“Football is an art, players paint with their feet.”

– Maswood Alam Khan


“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”

– Ronaldinho


“Football is the poetry of a motion.”

– Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake


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

– Lou Holtz


“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.”

– Erma Bombeck


“If Earth had a soccer team, everyone on Earth would wear the same jersey to support it. There’d be no them, there’d only be us.”

– Peta Kelly


“Soccer must be played with the heart, not with strength and talent as perceived.”

– ABC


“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.”

— Cristiano Ronaldo


“All I know of morality I learned from football.”

— Albert Camus


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

— Dennis Bergkamp


“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


“They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.”

— Brian Clough


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

— Pelé


“The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.”

— Josef “Sepp” Herberger


“It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.”

— Cristiano Ronaldo


“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”

— Gary Lineker


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“We must have had 99 percent of the game. it was the other three percent that cost us the match.”

— Ruud Gullit


“Some people think football [soccer]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


“Good soccer players need not be titans sculpted by Michelangelo. In soccer, ability is much more important than shape, and in many cases, skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.”

— Eduardo Galeano


“Becoming a footballer is only the first half of the silent prayer a kid offers up to the sky or confides to his teacher in a primary school essay. The second part is the name of the team he wants to play for.”

— Andrea Pirlo


“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.”

— Cristiano Ronaldo


“And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball.”

— Eduardo Galeano


“I think soccer kept me off the street.”

— Memphis Depay


“What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.”

— Lionel Messi


“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.”

— Johan Cruyff


“I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs.”

— Mitch Hedberg


“When I was younger, soccer was my life. I always wanted to play.”

— Alphonso Davies


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“I reckoned I could meet more girls being in a band than playing soccer.”

— Roger Taylor


“I believe that a bad Super Bowl halftime show is still better than a soccer game.”

— Ron White


“I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.”

— Eduardo Galeano


“I go overseas, and all the soccer players come to me, like, ‘Yeah bro, we always play ‘Mo Bamba.” It’s crazy.”

— Sheck Wes


“I really want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender.”

— Usain Bolt


“Complaining about boring football is a little like complaining about the sad ending of King Lear: it misses the point somehow.”

— Nick Hornby


“A penalty is a cowardly way to score.”

— Pelé


“Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted.”

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


“[Garrincha] was the one who would climb out of the training camp window because he heard from some far-off back alley call of a ball asking to be played with, music demanding to be danced to, a woman wanting to be kissed.”

— Eduardo Galeano


“I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.”

— Sydney Leroux


“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.”

— Mia Hamm


“In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre


“The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.”

— Terry Pratchett


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“What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it’s like a coach-player relationship.”

— Sean Durkin


“Football is all about sentiment; if it weren’t then we’d all support Manchester United.”

— Mark O’Brien


“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


“Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.”

– Alex Morgan


“My heroes were always soccer players.”

– Ronaldinho


“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


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

– Lionel Messi


“When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.”

– Diego Maradona


“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.”

— Neymar


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

– Mia Hamm


“Football is the ballet of the masses.”

– Dmitri Shostakovich


“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 don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”

– Roy Keane


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“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 Abraham


“I am not a man, I am Cantona.”

– Eric Cantona


“In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision.”

– Lionel Messi


“In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions, but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.”

– Eduardo Galeano


“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”

– Gary Lineker


“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


“Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good soccer. I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.'”

– Eduardo Galeano


“I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.”

– Brandi Chastain


“That’s the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry”

– Pep Guardiola


“There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.”

– Lionel Messi


“Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.”

– Knute Rockne


“Sport has the power to inspire and unite people. In Africa, soccer enjoys great popularity and has a particular place in the hearts of people.”

– Nelson Mandela


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“I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.”

– Paul Pogba


“The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.”

– Josef ‘Sepp’ Herberger


“If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.”

– Kyle Rote, Jr


“I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it. At least it’s a good problem.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


“I’ve never played for a draw in my life.”

– Sir Alex Ferguson


“I never wanted Manchester United to be second to anybody.”

– Matt Busby


“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


“Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.”

– Arsene Wenger


“You can overcome anything, if, and only if, you love something enough.”

– Lionel Messi


“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


“Keep working even when no one is watching.”

– Alex Morgan


“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


“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


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“Keep dreaming, even when people laugh at your dreams or tell you that they are impossible to achieve. Keep believing in yourself.”

– Tobin Heath


“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.”

– Phyllis Diller


“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


“There is no room for criticism on the training field. For a player – and for any human being – there is nothing better than hearing ‘well done’. Those are the two best words ever invented in sports. You don’t need to use superlatives.”

– Sir Alex Ferguson


“Soccer is simple… you just need to have the right mentality, fighting in every game, in every practice and for every ball.”

– Hristo Stoichkov


“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


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

– Zinedine Zidane


“I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.”

– Pep Guardiola


“Ronaldo 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


“Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.”

– Tony Adams


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“Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.”

– Thomas Muller


“I made many mistakes, but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


“It’s not about their memory. It’s about showing who we are to the world, showing we’ll not be bowed by tragedy. Because how we are in the future will be founded on how we behave today.”

– Jimmy Murphy


“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”

– Ronaldinho


“For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.”

– Gary Neville


“Becoming a footballer is only the first half of the silent prayer a kid offers up to the sky or confides to his teacher in a primary school essay. The second part is the name of the team he wants to play for.”

– Andrea Pirlo


“Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger.”

– Alex Morgan


“Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.”

– Arsene Wenger


“To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.”

– Johan Cruyff


“They wanted me to stay on for A-Levels, but football came calling – that was my real love.”

– Frank Lampard


“Before kids can play like a pro, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.”

– Steve Locker


“Every single day I woke up and commit to myself to become a better player.”

– Mia Hamm


“Some people think football [soccer] 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


“Lions don’t recover like humans!”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


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“To have a successful team, you have to have great [soccer] players, of course – but you have to have good personalities and good people as well.”

– David Beckham


“Life is full of regrets, but it doesn’t pay to look back.”

– Zinedine Zidane


“Football is a simple game. You win the ball, you pass the ball, you score a goal…”

– Jimmy Murphy


“Football, bloody hell!”

– Sir Alex Ferguson


“Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time.”

– Theodore Roosevelt


“Mountains are there to be climbed, aren’t they?”

– Ole Gunnar Solksjaer


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

– Jose Mourinho


“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.”

– Johan Cruyff


“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

– Bill Shankly


“They’ll forget all the rubbish when I’ve gone and they’ll remember the football. If only one person thinks I’m the best player in the world, that’s good enough for me.”

– George Best


“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”

– Eric Cantona


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

– Mia Hamm


“There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world’s best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo


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

– Jose Mourinho


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

– Diego Maradona


“Iniesta doesn’t dye his hair, he doesn’t wear earrings, and he hasn’t got any tattoos. Maybe that makes him unattractive to the media but he is the best.”

– Pep Guardiola


“My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you.”

– David Beckham


“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


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

– Samuel Eto’o


“When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.”

– Chloe Grace Moretz


“Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.”

– Carli Lloyd


“For me, practice and discipline are the magic words to become big in any sport, especially soccer.”

– Gabriel Batistuta


“To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Remember, only teams succeed.”

– Jose Mourinho


“I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.”

– Roy Keane


“The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.”

– Mia Hamm


Soccer Motivational Quotes


“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 will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.”

– Pep Guardiola


“A great soccer player is never content with their performance.”

– Alex Morgan


“Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.”

– Tony Adams


“We must always set the bar high — otherwise we do not progress.”

– Kylian Mbappe


“Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.”

– Thomas Muller


“Always believe in your ability and in your goals. This is the only way you will be able to reach them.”

– Mohamed Salah


“Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger.”

– Alex Morgan


“I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic


“Every single day I woke up and commit to myself to become a better player.”

– Mia Hamm


“I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.”

– Sydney Leroux


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

– Germaine Greer


“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.”

– Mia Hamm


“Keep working even when no one is watching.”

– Alex Morgan


“Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.”

– Alex Morgan


Motivational Quotes For Soccer


“There’s no better feeling than stepping out on the field and stunning them all by doing what none of them thought you could do.”

– Ashlyn Harris


“Surround yourself with good people, surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better. If you just kind of let yourself stay alone and be by yourself, the negative it is just not going to help you. You can control two things, your work ethic and your attitude about anything.”

– Ali Krieger


“Alright, call me a tomboy. Tomboys get medals, tomboys win championships, and tomboys can fly. Oh. And tomboys aren’t boys.”

– Julie Foudy


“I think women’s soccer is so important. Soccer is the biggest sport for little girls. It’s so important for us to give these girls a dream and something they can aspire to be.”

– Lauren Holiday


“If you want to be a professional soccer player, if you want to make the national team, you have to do everything possible to work hard. You’ve got to put it number one.”

– Carli Lloyd


“You have to be willing to accept the information, and you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind, and you have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things.”

– Brandi Chastain


“You have to dream big and go for it. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and ignore those who try to bring you down. Never give up, no matter what – overcoming obstacles makes you stronger!”

– Shannon MacMillan


“Some people think football [soccer] 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


Some More Soccer Motivational Quotes


“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, improve, and evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.”

Cristiano Ronaldo


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

– Pelé


“I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.”

– Paul Pogba


“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.”

– Pelé


“Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.”

– Arsene Wenger


Soccer Quotes For Instagram


“We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass.”

– Brian Clough


“We always try to win until the very end. If we don’t, we congratulate the opponent. That’s what sport is about.”

– Pep Guardiola


“I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet, and I’ll show you what I can do.”

– Lionel Messi


“Keep dreaming, even when people laugh at your dreams or tell you that they are impossible to achieve. Keep believing in yourself.”

– Tobin Heath


“If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way.”

– Pep Guardiola


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