Inspirational Football Quotes by Famous Footballer


Football (or soccer in the US) is the most popular sport in many countries. Whether you live in a city or countryside, it is common for people to remember the name of famous footballer, such as: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham…

In this post, Saying Images introduces the most inspiring football quotes ever, check them out!

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Famous Football Quotes

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. – Lionel Messi

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. – Lionel Messi

The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player. – Lionel Messi

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

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

Football is a great love because I was born into a family of players and therefore born into football. I’m fortunate to have a style of play that a lot of people like. It’s a privilege to be able to do what I like best and in my own way, but I’m fortunate that people like it, and that motivates me even more. – Ronaldinho

In football, the good thing is things can change in a second. – Didier Drogba

There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the World’s best player. It’s all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it, but it is within my capabilities. – Cristiano Ronaldo

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

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Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team. – Fernando Torres

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 pressure when you are making a dream come true. – Neymar Santos

Sometimes in football you deserve to win but lose. Other times you deserve to lose or draw but you win. That is the game, and it’s why I’ve always said you should never try to predict anything in football, especially in Europe. – Mario Balotelli

As a footballer, you always want to test yourself against the best. – David Beckham

I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team. – Gary Neville

There’s never been completion in my football career because I’ve always been striving for that next thing. – Ryan Giggs

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 always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, ‘Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared.’ – Pele

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

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

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If you have only one passion in life – football – and you pursue it to the exclusion of everything else, it becomes very dangerous. When you stop doing this activity it is as though you are dying. The death of that activity is a death in itself. – Eric Cantona

Bonus Quotes about Football from Famous Couch

Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they’re better than us. – Alex Ferguson

Football management is such a pressurised thing – horseracing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job. – Alex Ferguson

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 an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art. – Arsene Wenger

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