Soccer Quotes

These are some of the best soccer quotes that you will come across, whether you are looking to be inspired, entertained, or are just looking for some famous quotes.

I have looked around and had trouble finding a lot of both inspirational and funny soccer quotes in the same place, so I decided to make my own list...

Inspirational Soccer Quotes

"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."
- Ansone Dorance


"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."
- Mia Hamm


"True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts."
- Mia Hamm


"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


"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."
- Pele


"The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It's the biggest sin in football to make him do any work."
- George Graham


"To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed."
- Jose Mourinho


Funny Soccer Quotes

"Well, Clive, it's all about the two M's - movement and positioning."
- Ron Atkinson


"Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw."
- Ron Atkinson


"I would not say he is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better.
- Ron Atkinson


"On another night, they'd have won 2-2."
- Ron Atkinson


If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day
- Neville Southall


"There’s no in-between - you’re either good or bad. We were in-between."
- Garry Lineker


"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted!"
- George Best


"I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock."
- Barry Venison


"The ref was vertically 15 yards away."
- Kevin Keegan


"The Germans only have one player under 22, and he's 23."
- Kevin Keegan


"Chile have three options. They could win or they could lose."
- Kevin Keegan


"Is the Pope Catholic. No I'm serious. I really need to know."
- David Beckham


"When you are 4-0 up you should never lose 7-1."
- Lawrie Mcmenemy


"Diego Maradona – a flawed genius, who has now become a genius who is flawed."
- Bob Wilson