Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes

I want players who are always striving to improve.
Gordon Strachan
(*1957, former Scotland and Manchester United player now manager of the Scotland national team)
Soccer player running after ballPhoto: Melis (Shutterstock)
When you win, you don’t get carried away.
But if you go step by step,
with confidence, you can go far.

Diego Maradona
(*1960, former player for Argentina, Barcelona, Napoli and later football coach)
The principle is competing against yourself.
It’s about self-improvement,
about being better than you were the day before.

Steve Young
(*1961, former NFL quarterback)
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson
(*1962, retired American baseball and football player)
You only stop learning when you quit.
Ruud Gullit
(*1962, Dutch football manager and former player)
Money does not guarantee success.
Jose Mourinho
(*1963, currently head coach of Real Madrid)
Often there are players who have only football
as a way of expressing themselves
and never develop other interests.
And when they no longer play football,
they no longer do anything; they no longer exist,
or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.

Eric Cantona
(* 1966, French actor and former player of Manchester United and the French national team)
Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.
Dennis Bergkamp
(*1969, former Dutch player now assistant manager at Ajax)

learn to think like a bookmaker!
deciphering bookmaker mathematics

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6 Responses to “Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes”

  1. Devils Advocat
    24 February 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks for this excellent compilation! 🙂

    • Pumpkin
      8 March 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Yes, these are really great quotes……nice inspiring motivations…….

  2. Resham Thapa Magar
    17 May 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Extremely motivational quotes.

  3. Paul+Griffin
    13 October 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Reading quotes always motivates me before matches. This quote really impressed me “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” If you do something with passion you will definitely be good at it. Thank you so much for the good stuff.

  4. Irish Spur
    21 September 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Some good quotes but surprised by lack of quotes from likes of Bill Nicholson, Brian Clough, Danny Blancflower only one from Bill Shankly none from Matt Busby, these were inspirational

  5. Adam - WildChildSports
    19 January 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Awesome list of quotes!

    My favorite is “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” – Jerry Rice

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