42 Quotes on Football to motivate the Footballer in You

Football Quotes

Football, more than just a game, is a source of profound wisdom and inspiration. The following quotes encapsulate the passion, philosophy, and determination inherent in this beloved sport. These words come from some of the most iconic figures in Football history – players, coaches, and thinkers who have not only shaped the game but also left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans worldwide. Their insights go beyond the tactics and triumphs on the field, offering life lessons and universal truths that resonate with anyone, whether they're Football enthusiasts or not. From the poetic reflections of Pelé to the strategic musings of Johan Cruyff, and the motivational words of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, each quote serves as a testament to the deep emotional and cultural impact of Football across the globe.

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

I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

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 Hernandez

Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.
Dennis Bergkamp

The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.
Sepp Herberger

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.

If you're not prepared to lose, you can never win.
Johan Cruyff

It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.

Football is the ballet of the masses.
Dmitri Shostakovich

Football is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
Johan Cruyff

A penalty is a cowardly way to score.

Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football.
Albert Camus

Playing football with your feet is one thing, but playing football with your heart is another.
Cristiano Ronaldo

The first 90 minutes are the most important.
Sir Bobby Robson

To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
Johan Cruyff

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.

I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.
Zinedine Zidane

Talent without working hard is nothing.
Cristiano Ronaldo

I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player.

I don't need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I'll show you what I can do.
Lionel Messi

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
Mia Hamm

It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
Paul Bryant

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

Good players practice till they get it right…great players practice till they never get it wrong.

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

Goals are only important if they win games.
Lionel Messi

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.
Sir Alex Ferguson

I've never played for a draw in my life.
Sir Alex Ferguson

Soccer's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.

In soccer, skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.
Eduardo Galeano

A great soccer player is never content with their performance.

Soccer is not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.

A champion is someone who does not settle for that day's practice, that day's competition, that day's performance. They are always striving to be better.
Briana Scurry

It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
Paul Bear Bryant

The best decisions aren't made with your mind, but with your instinct.
Lionel Messi

Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.
Cristiano Ronaldo

There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.

The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don't lose faith in yourself.

When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.
Diego Maradona

I don't think about the miss. I remember the great goals.
Roberto Baggio

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