Inspirational Football Quotes | Football Quotes For Players

Football is a magical game. Anyone who loves football knows how much important are motivational and inspirational football quotes for players. It keeps them motivated to be a better and better player everyday! Here are 55 best quotes about football  that will keep you motivated.


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

inspirational football quotes

“Without football, my life is worth nothing.”   Cristiano Ronaldo


“In football, you win as a group, you lose as a group; you divide the credit and the blame.” Gianluigi Buffon


““Football is the ballet of the masses.” ― Dmitri Shostakovich


“Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.”   Edinson Cavane


“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


“Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.” ― Oscar Wilde


“Life is, as football: One wins the goal, and one faces a failure.” ― Ehsan Sehgal


“Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggression without going to jail for it.   Heywood Hale Braun


“Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.” – Johan Cruyff


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


“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


“In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre


Inspirational soccer quotes

“In football (soccer) as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision.” – Lionel Messi


“I need a friend I can call in the middle of the night, tell him we have to leave, and the only sentence coming back is

“when do we leave?”


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


“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”  Mike Ditka


“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.”Lewis Grizzard


“In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting – a legacy.” – Xavi


“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.”  Joe Namath


“A penalty is a cowardly way to score.” – Pele


“I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.”
Craig Ferguson


“I’d like to play for an Italian club like Barcelona.”― Mark Draper”


“Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.”   Bear Bryant


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


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


“In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.”― Jean Paul Sartre

“Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.” Darrell Royal


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


“Soccer is a magical game.” – David Beckham


“Football is an art players paint with their feet.” ― Maswood Alam Khan


“The World Cup is a very important way to measure the good players, and the great ones. It is a test            of a great player.   – Pele


“I ain’t got nothing to say. I just wanna play football.” Marshawn Lynch


“A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.” – Bill Shankly


“Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”
George Will


“The reason of football is not to be the best but to be the best team” ― Barry sanders.


“I love football, I’ve never really taken an interest in anything else.” – Wayne Rooney


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


“The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.  Phyllis Diller


“I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” – Abby Wambach


“Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.  Tom Landry


“Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”   George F. Will


Motivational and inspirational football quotes

““I love football, football is my life.” – Wayne Rooney



“In football, the hero and legend status is given out far too easily for me.” – Steven Gerrard


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


“You never lose a game if the opponent doesn’t score.”Darrell Royal


           “Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.”   Bear Bryant


.”There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson.


There are two types of football – there’s physical football and football talent.” – Xavi


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


inspirtaional and motivational football and soccer quotes

“Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favor every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.” – Ronaldinho


“Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.” – Lionel Messi


“You have got to shoot, otherwise you can’t score.” – Johan Cruyf


“I want to consistently play well and win titles. I’m only at the beginning.” – Cristiano Ronaldo


If I pass away one day, I am happy because I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me to do so much because it’s the biggest sport in the world.” – Pele


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