Quotes fulfill many objectives: motivate a team; illustrate an idea; or simply put a smile in your team. Over the last few months I’ve shared famous football quotes in our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. I’ve collected them all in this post. Print your favorite quote and hang it in the changing room. 🙂
Good soccer players need not to 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 – journalist, writer and novelist.
If I have to make a tackle then I have already made a mistake.Paolo Maldini – Italian professional football player.
Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football.Anthony Burgess – writer and composer.
I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.Abby Wambach – American professional football player and coach.
The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.Josef Herberger – German football player and manager
When I score, I don’t celebrate, it’s my job. Does a postman celebrate when he delivers post?Mario Balotelli – Italian football player.
Everything I know about morality and the obligations o men, I owe it to football.Albert Camus – French philosopher, author, and journalist.
When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.Diego Maradona – Argentine professional football player and coach.
A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.Bill Shankly – Scottish professional football player and manager.
If TV were only an invention to broadcast soccer, it would be justified.Roberto Fontanarrosa – Argentine cartoonist, comics artist and writer.
Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate.Johan Cruyff – Dutch professional football player and coach.
My confidence comes from the daily grind – training my butt off day in and day out.Hope Solo – American professional goalkeeper.
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 – Brazilian professional football player.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.Jean Paul Sartre – French philosopher and writer.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.Phill Woosman – Welsh professional football player and manager.
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 – Irish professional football player and manager.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.Tony Adams – English professional football player and manager.
If you are determined and confident, there is nothing in this great existence that can stop you from achieving what you want.Zinedine Zidane – French professional football player and manager.
Talent without working hard is nothing.Cristiano Ronaldo – Portuguese professional football player.
A great pianist doesn’t run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers. To be great, he plays the piano. …being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.José Mourinho – Portuguese professional football coach and former player.
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