Best 50 Controversial and Inspirational Soccer Quotes

Whoever invented soccer
should be worshipped as god.

Hugo Sánchez Márquez
(*1958: Mexican football coach and former Real Madrid striker)
Soccer ball being kicked by aggressive player towards the reader - Soccer Quote: The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory - Josef Sepp HerbergerImage: ollyy (Shutterstock)
Football is a simple game;
22 men chase a ball
for 90 minutes and at the end,
the Germans win.

Gary Lineker
(*1960: former professional footballer; now TV presenter)
In Europe, it’s different –
you eat soccer,
you breathe soccer,
you drink soccer.
Everything is about soccer.

Thomas Dooley
(*1961: retired German-American soccer defender;
former captain of the US national team)
We must have had
99 percent of the game.
It was the other three percent
that cost us the match.

Ruud Gullit, explaining a defeat
(*1962: born as Rudi Dil; former Dutch footballer and manager)
It can’t be Sunday every day.
There are also Mondays and Tuesdays.

George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah
(*1966: former Liberian footballer, now humanitarian and politician)
I think there are
a lot of things
that soccer does in the communities
that transcend the soccer field.

Brandi Denise Chastain
(*1968: former professional American soccer player)
Britain has bred many great explorers,
but they seem to get so little coverage
compared to soccer and rugby players.

Lewis William Gordon Pugh
(*1969: British maritime lawyer and pioneer swimmer)
I never thought
I’d play soccer past high school,
so to go from that team
to actually being most-capped
and three World Cups
is pretty special.

Cobi N’Gai Jones
(*1970: former American soccer player;
Associate Director of Soccer for New York Cosmos)
If I can make an impact,
I want to help some kids
and bridge the gap
between soccer and celebrity in America.

Ethan Zohn
(*1973: former American professional soccer player)
I have the chance to do
for a living
what I like the most in life,
and that’s playing football.
I can make people happy and
enjoy myself at the same time.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
(*1980: better known as “Ronaldinho”, the legendary Brazilian footballer)

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

  1. #

    Galeano’s one is hilarious, but he is right.

  2. #

    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.

  3. #

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

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    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!

  5. #

    I love this quote…

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

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