Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes

Football’s not just about scoring goals
– it’s about winning.

Alan Shearer
(*1970, retired EPL striker having played for Southampton,
Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and the England national team)
Soccer player on the beach of Cape Town / Fußballspieler am Strand von KapstadtPhoto: ollyy (Shutterstock)
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.
They don’t live in the past.

Briana Scurry
(*1971, retired American soccer goalkeeper)
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
Roy Keane
(*1971, former captain of both Manchester United and Ireland)
Every single day I wake up
and commit to myself to becoming a better player.

Mia Hamm
(*1972, retired American soccer player)
The mistake is to imagine that perfection
is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.

Luis Figo
(*1972, former Portuguese attacking midfielder for
Sporting Lisbon, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale)
If I feel I’m not influencing games,
not scoring goals or making goals,
then that’s the time I’d pack it in.

Ryan Giggs
(*1973, current Manchester United player and former captain of Wales)
Good players never want to sit on the bench as substitutes
Marc Overmars
(*1973, retired Dutch footballer)

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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