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Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes



For sportsmen or women who want to be champions,
the mind can be as important,
if not more important, than any other part of the body.

Gary Neville
(*1975, former England and Manchester United footballer)
Two soccer players chasing the ball / Zwei Fußballspieler jagen einen BallPhoto: Melis (Shutterstock)
I would not be bothered
if we lost every game as long as we won the league.

Mark Viduka
(*1975, former Australian football player)
Losing is not in my vocabulary.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
(*1976, retired Dutch footballer)
When I was younger I was trying to do
what I wanted to do,
not what the game wanted me to do.

Thierry Henry
(*1977, French footballer currently playing for New York Red Bulls in MLS)
I always think about what I missed,
and I think that was my driving force
– never be satisfied with what I’ve done.

Thierry Henry
(*1977, French footballer currently playing for New York Red Bulls in MLS)
If you don’t play well,
you have a bad game or a nightmare,
you know that the amount of coverage is worldwide.

Steven Gerrard
(*1980, current England and Liverpool captain)
I just hate losing and that gives you
an extra determination to work harder.

Wayne Rooney
(*1985, current England and Manchester United striker)
I never promise anything.
I don’t promise anything to my mum.
I don’t promise anything to the supporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo
(*1985, current Portugal and Real Madrid attacking midfielder)
I never dreamed about being a millionaire
– I dreamed about being a football player.

Victor Cruz
(*1986, American football player for the New York Giants of the NFL)


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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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