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Best 50 Controversial and Inspirational Soccer Quotes



Whether looking for motivational and inspirational soccer quotes, or controversial and critical words about the beautiful game of football, then you should find something of interest in the following 50 quotes by famous people, soccer lovers or otherwise…

Team of happy businessmen cheering and embracing a soccer ballImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)

For the purist, football is “football”, but for our American friends, the term “soccer” is equally as acceptable and interchangeable.

To everyone, we hope you enjoy our feast of football/soccer quotes!

Football is the ballet of the masses.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
(1906-1975: Russian composer and pianist)
Some people tell me
that we professional players are soccer slaves.
Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.

Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton
(*1937: former English footballer; still the all-time
highest goalscorer for England and Manchester United)
In his life, a man can change wives,
political parties or religions but
he cannot change his favourite soccer team.

Eduardo Hughes Galeano
(*1940: Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist)
You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey.
Arrigo Sacchi
(*1946: former manager of title winning AC Milan,
who never kicked a ball professionally)
If you’re attacking,
you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.

Kyle Rote, Jr.
(*1950: retired American soccer striker)


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4 Responses to “Best 50 Controversial and Inspirational Soccer Quotes”

  1. AmpleReason
    9 November 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    I love this quote…

    In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol – it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.
    (George Best)

  2. newb0rn
    14 November 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    My favorite has to be: “I would say that I am having less sex now that I’m playing in Serie B – there is more to think about in this division.” – Gianluigi Buffon

    Great quotes!

  3. Sir_Emu
    15 November 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Omelettes, eggs. No eggs, no omelettes. – Jose Mourinho. Truly inspiring.

  4. Moustapha Ba
    5 August 2014 at 12:47 am #

    soccer and life is like the same thing you can’t score alone you need help in life you can’t accomplish everything alone you need help from your friends and families.

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