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Soccer Quotes

Soccer, also known as football in some countries, is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is a team sport that is played between two teams of eleven players each. In soccer, the enthusiasm of players as well as of spectators is always at high level. The fans and followers of soccer players almost live the game everyday. Here, we have compiled some of the most famous and inspirational soccer quotes, given by football-icons. Go through this amazing collection of football quotations and get inspired by your favorite player's sayings.

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

- Anonymous

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.

- Jean Paul Sartre

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

- Johan Cruijff

I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.

- Johnny Giles

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

- Mia Hamm

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.

- Bill Shankly

Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.

- Elizabeth II

Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.

- Ronaldo

Soccer is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.

- Jim Murray

If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.

- Mia Hamm

I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my speciality, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.

- Ronaldo

Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.

- Bobby Charlton

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

- Barry Venison

The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.

- Phil Woosnam

When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started.

- Jose Mourinho

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

If God had wanted man to play soccer, He wouldn't have given us arms.

- Mike Ditka

Soccer is not about justice. It's a drama - and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that.

- Pete Davies

I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.

- Les Ferdinand

Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.

- Ondino Viera

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

The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.

- Maradona

Soccer is how I learned to live; it?s how I found my way through life.

- Anonymous

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball.

- Steve Nash

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.

- Ann Coulter

Everybody wants you to do good things, but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married. Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.

- Faith Hill

When they did Monday Night Football , it was all about three networks. You didn't have 600 choices. Today, the market share is smaller, but we still believe the product will be just as good.

- Joe Theismann

His accuracy, leadership skills and the way he manages a football game.

- Joe Theismann

“Football is easy if you're crazy as hell”

- Bo Jackson

Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable.

- Tom Landry

My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you.

- David Beckham

I'm a rock star because I couldn't be a soccer star.

- Rod Stewart

You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football.

- Jose Mourinho

When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.

- Jose Mourinho

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.

- Jose Mourinho

And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.

- Jose Mourinho

I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say.

- Knute Rockne

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.

- Knute Rockne

I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.

- Sting

Fantasy football is out of control.

- Lewis Black

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