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Football Quotes

In this blog, we have covered the most Catchy Football Quotes, Short Football Quotes, Funny Football Quotes, Inspirational Football Quotes, Football Motivational Quotes, Famous Football Quotes, Youth Football Quotes, Great Football Quotes and Best Football Quotes.

Catchy Football Quotes

  • “Do I not like that” – Graham Taylor
  • “Dilly ding dilly dong” – Claudio Ranieri
  • “I think you are an ostrich.” – Nigel Pearson
  • “A penalty is a cowardly way to score.” – Pelé
  • “That lad must have been born offside” – Alex Ferguson
  • “Every disadvantage has got its advantage.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas
  • “The first 90 minutes are the most important.” – Bobby Robson
  • “Football is the ballet of the masses.” – Dmitri Shostakovich
  • “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet” – Ronaldinho
  • “Sometimes maybe good. Sometimes maybe ****.” – Gennaro Gattuso
  • “Why do you want Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?” – Jack Walker
  • “Every defeat is a victory in itself.” – Francisco Maturana García
  • “There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.” – Neymar
  • “Behind every kick of a ball, there has to be a thought.” – Denis Bergkamp
  • “To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé
  • “Football is played with your head. Your feet are just the tools.” – Andrea Pirlo
  • “If you eat caviar every day it is difficult to return to sausages.” – Arsene Wenger
  • “If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all” – Arsene Wenger
  • “I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “I couldn’t be more chuffed if I was a badger at the start of mating season.” – Ian Holloway
  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
  • “The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.” – Sepp Herberger
  • “When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” – Diego Maradona
  • “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” – Gary Lineker
  • “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 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
  • “We don’t want our players to be monks. We want them to be better football players because a monk does not play football at this level.” – Bobby Robson
  • “Some people think 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

 

Short Football Quotes

  • “No one ever drowned in sweat.” –Lou Holtz
  • “You cannot make progress with excuses.” –Cam Newton
  • “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” –Adrian Peterson
  • “I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.” –Urban Meyer
  • “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” –George S. Halas
  • “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.” –Paul Brown
  • “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” –J.J. Watt
  • “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” –Bo Jackson
  • “I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” –Emmitt Smith
  • “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” –Lou Holtz
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it.” –Ray Lewis
  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” –Peyton Manning
  • “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” –Jerry Rice

 

Funny Football Quotes

  • “When you are 4-0 up you should never lose 7-1.” – Lawrie McMenemy
  • “I’m 30 now, but back when I was 19…that’s seven years ago.” – Lee Bowyer
  • “Frank Lampard still has the same legs he had five years ago.” – Ray Wilkins
  • “Well, Clive, it’s all about the two M’s—movement and positioning.” – Ron Atkinson
  • “One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best.” – Alan Shearer
  • “Sandro’s holding his face. You can tell from that it’s a knee injury.” – Dion Dublin
  • “They’re the second-best team in the world, and there’s no higher praise than that.” – Kevin Keegan
  • “We must have had 99 percent of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.” – Ruud Gullit
  • “I’ve had 14 bookings this season—eight of which were my fault, but seven of which were disputable.” – Paul Gascoigne
  • “I don’t believe in superstitions. I just do certain things because I’m scared in case something will happen if I don’t do them.” – Michael Owen

 

Inspirational Football Quotes

  • “Squeaky bum time” – Alex Ferguson
  • “I want to talk about facts.” – Rafa Benitez
  • “Losers complain, winners train.” – Jose Mourinho
  • “You can’t win anything with kids.” – Alan Hansen
  • “He will go right to the very top.” – Harry Redknapp
  • “I love football. Football is my life.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “The best team did not win this match.” – Jose Mourinho
  • “ I will love it if we beat them. Love it.” – Kevin Keegan
  • “I’ve never played for a draw in my life.” – Alex Ferguson
  • “Always train hard, work harder, never give up” – Marcus Rashford
  • “That shot is impossible. I saw Yaya Toure do it once” – Michael Owen
  • “I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.” – Sydney Leroux
  • “That would’ve been a goal had it gone inside the post.” – Michael Owen
  • “If I had to make a tackle, I have already made a mistake.” – Paolo Maldini
  • “Before you can coach others you must learn to coach yourself.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “We talk about it for 20 minutes and then we decide I was right.” – Brian Clough
  • “Football’s not just about scoring goals, it’s about winning.” – Alan Shearer
  • “It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.” – Ronaldinho
  • “Oh, he had an eternity to play that ball, but he took too long about it”. – Martin Tyler
  • “I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.” – Arsene Wenger
  • “We go into the second half with United 1 – 0 up, so the game is perfectly balanced” – Peter Jones
  • “I always want more. Whether it’s a goal or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.” – Lionel Messi
  • “Will I become a coach in the future? No way, I’d never be able to put up with someone like me.” – Romario
  • “He dribbles a lot, and the opposition don’t like it—you can see it all over their faces”. – Ron Atkinson
  • “I wouldn’t say I was the top manager in the business but I would say I was in the top one.” – Brian Clough
  • “To be sitting on the bench behind somebody who only started to play when he was 30 is not funny.” – Jens Lehmann
  • “Playing football with your feet is one thing, but playing football with your heart is another.” – Francesco Totti
  • “Aim for the sky and you’ll hit the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.” – Bill Shankly
  • “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea.” – Eric Cantona
  • “You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch, walking. And then stop the game because there was a cow.” – Jose Mourinho

 

Football Motivational Quotes

  • “No one ever drowned in sweat.” –Lou Holtz
  • “Effort will never be questioned.” – Jalen Hurts
  • “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton
  • “Good things come to those who work!” – Greg Dortch
  • “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” –George S. Halas
  • “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.” – Paul Brown
  • “When you lose, talk little. When you win, talk less.” – Tom Brady
  • “Stay hungry, remain humble, and get better today.” – Pete Carroll
  • “To the young: work, work, work, and then work some more.” – Ed Reed
  • “Every day is an opportunity disguised as a challenge.” – Tiki Barber
  • “You can’t win together if you don’t work together.” – Nick Saban
  • “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz
  • “No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis
  • “Embrace the new, no matter how uncomfortable, and make it work for you.” – Alex Smith
  • “The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” – Peyton Manning
  • “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” –Terry Bradshaw
  • “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
  • “Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.” – Roger Staubach
  • “There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog.” – Archie Griffin
  • “Do you want to know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary
  • “It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant
  • “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” –John Madden
  • “Football is a game of controlled anger. It is a game of retribution. It’s about will.” – Brian Dawkins
  • “If you work hard and you play well, all those critics quiet themselves pretty quickly.” – Peyton Manning
  • “If you do the bare minimum, expect bare minimum results. You want to be great, work to be great.” – J.J. Watt
  • “When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton
  • “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” –Joe Paterno
  • “When people told me I wasn’t going to make it, I listened to the one person who told me I was: me.” – Shannon Sharpe
  • “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” –Mike Ditka
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz
  • “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” –Tom Landry
  • “Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it.” – J.J. Watt
  • “Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.” – Joe Montana

 

Famous Football Quotes

  • “When you win, nothing hurts.”—Joe Namath
  • “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.”—Mike Tomlin
  • “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” –Adrian Peterson
  • “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson
  • “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson
  • “I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” –Emmitt Smith
  • “You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.”—Paul Brown
  • “Trust that you can get back up and not give in. Ever.” – Patrick Willis
  • “Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there” –—Bo Jackson
  • “Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from it.”—Patrick Mahomes
  • “A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.”–Tom Landry
  • “Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” —Henry Ford
  • “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “It doesn’t matter what people say about me. I weather the storm.” – Terrell Owens
  • “If you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.”—Bill Parcells
  • “Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.”—Paul Bear Bryant
  • “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The OPPORTUNITY to play.”—Mike Singletary
  • “I am going to outwork everybody because no one was going to give me anything.” – Dawson Knoxs
  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “The only place that “success” comes before “work” is in the dictionary.”—Vince Lombardi
  • “To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.” – Sean Payton
  • “You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.”—Bum Phillips
  • “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.”—John Madden
  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”—Mark Twain
  • “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees difficulty in every difficulty.”—Winston Churchill
  • “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”—Mike Ditka
  • “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence…If you’re in control, they’re in control.”—Tom Landry
  • “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”—Tom Landry
  • “To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.”—Tom Brady
  • “Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.”—Bart Starr
  • “I’ve always tried to coach people the way I would like to be coached; positively and encouragingly rather than with criticism and fear…I’ve tried to be as fair as possible.”—Tony Dungy
  • “I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work.”—Jerry Rice

 

Youth Football Quotes

  • “Football is the poetry of a motion.” – Arsene Wenger
  • “Football is a game you play with your brain.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “I’m the defender who tries to make the play.” – Paolo Maldini
  • “Football is like chess, only without the dice.” – Lukas Podolski
  • “The smartest thing I did is I never gave up.” – Ivan Rakitic
  • “The most important thing in football is what happens on the pitch.” – Lionel Messi
  • “Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “Football is not about one or two or three star players. It’s about the team.” – Xavi
  • “If you’re not playing with passion, then you’re not playing football.” – Thierry Henry
  • “Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “Football is more than just a game. It can bring hope and joy to people’s lives.” – Didier Drogba
  • “Football is the most important of the less important things in the world.” – Carlo Ancelotti
  • “Football is a team game, and you need everyone working together to achieve success.” – Didier Drogba
  • “In football, the greatest satisfaction is winning when they say you can’t.” – Robert Lewandowski
  • “I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.” – Zinedine Zidane
  • “When you grow up playing soccer, it’s almost a given that you’re going to love sports in general.” – Landon Donovan
  • “In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.” – Nelson Falcão Rodrigues, Brazilian playwright and journalist
  • “If you don’t believe you’re the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker
  • “Age is just a number. What really matters is your passion for the game and your determination to succeed.” – Roger Milla
  • “The game of football is like a canvas, and it’s up to the players to paint the most beautiful picture.” – Diego Maradona
  • “I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it.” – Andres Iniesta
  • “Football is the only thing that can bring together an entire country, regardless of political or religious differences.” – Zinedine Zidane
  • “Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.” – Bill Shankly
  • “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi
  • “I think football is more than a game, it is a passion. It is something that comes from inside and touches people’s hearts.” – Yaya Touré
  • “You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.” – Mia Hamm
  • “The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching.” – Mia Hamm
  • “When you’re a goalkeeper, it doesn’t matter how well you play; if you make one mistake and it costs the game, it’s a bad day.” – Tim Howard
  • “Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.” – Sir Bobby Charlton
  • “There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.” – Mia Hamm, former women’s US national team striker
  • “Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.” – Arsene Wenger, former manager of Arsenal.
  • “Talent isn’t everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.” –Christiano Ronaldo
  • “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager
  • “Football is not just a game, it’s an art form. You have to be creative, think outside the box, and always be one step ahead of your opponent.” – Ronaldinho
  • “To me, football is the simplest and most complex game. Simple because it’s played with a ball, and complex because there are so many ways to play it.” – Andres Iniesta
  • “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
  • “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.” – Pelé
  • “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

 

Great Football Quotes

  • “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog.” –Archie Griffin
  • “To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.” –Sean Payton
  • “It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” –Paul “Bear” Bryant
  • “Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” -Vince Lombardi
  • “Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it.” –J.J. Watt

 

Best Football Quotes

  • “Behind every kick of the ball, there has to be a thought.” – Dennis Bergkamp
  • “If you can’t take criticism, you can’t reach your potential.” – Megan Rapinoe
  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé
  • “Everybody has a talent, but it’s what you do with it that makes it great.” – Alex Morgan
  • “They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.” – Brian Clough
  • “If God had wanted us to play football in the sky. He’d have put grass up there.” – Brian Clough
  • “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.” – Brian Clough
  • “In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
  • “It’s like a toaster, the ref’s shirt pocket. Every time there’s a tackle, up pops a yellow card.” – Kevin Keegan
  • “Football is an art like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.” – Arsene Wenger
  • “If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way.” – Pep Guardiola
  • “[Jermaine Defoe] is cocky and arrogant but show him a goal and he’s away, like a wind-up toy.” – Harry Redknapp
  • “That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on…” (referencing a concussed player who had memory loss) – John Lambie
  • “The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.” – Terry Pratchett
  • “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker
  • “The challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure in the moment so that you can succeed in the future.” – Jurgen Klopp
  • “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “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
  • “I fell in love with football as I would later fall in love with women: suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring.” – Nick Hornby
  • “Some people think 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
  • “Please do not call me arrogant because what I say is true. I’m a European champion. I’m not one out of the bottle, I think I’m a special one.” – José Mourinho
  • “My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.” – Sir Alex Ferguson
  • “[Football] has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting.” – George Orwell
  • “When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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