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…
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!
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
(1906-1975: Russian composer and pianist)
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)
political parties or religions but
he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Eduardo Hughes Galeano
(*1940: Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist)
(*1946: former manager of title winning AC Milan,
who never kicked a ball professionally)
you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.
Kyle Rote, Jr.
(*1950: retired American soccer striker)