The 50 Most Inspiring Motivational Soccer Quotes

31. Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win. – Gary Lineker


32. In Europe, it’s different – you eat soccer, you breathe soccer, you drink soccer. Everything is about soccer. – Thomas Dooley


33. We must have had 99 percent of the game. it was the other three percent that cost us the match. – Ruud Gullit


34. It can’t be Sunday every day. There are also Mondays and Tuesdays. – George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah


35. I always want more. Whether it’s a goal, or winning a game, I’m never satisfied. – Lionel Messi

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36. Britain has bred many great explorers, but they seem to get so little coverage compared to soccer and rugby players. – Lewis William Gordon Pugh


37. 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 Jones


38. If I can make an impact, I want to help some kids and bridge the gap between soccer and celebrity in America. – Ethan Z


39. 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


40. I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field. – Brandi Denise Chastain


41. Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as god. – Hugo Sánchez Márquez


42. What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it’s like a coach-player relationship. – Sean Durkin


43. Life is like a game of soccer. You need goals. If there are no goals in your life then you can’t win. – Unknown Author


44. Soccer is not just about scoring goals. It’s about winning. – Unknown Author


45. Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time. – Unknown Author


46. To me, soccer is so much more than a ball and two goals; it connects people from all of the corners of the world. – Unknown Author


47. The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory. – Josef “Sepp” Herberger


48. Soccer is an art more central to our culture than anything the Arts Council deigns to recognize. – Germaine Greer



49. The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game. – William “Bill” Shankly


50. 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


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Are there any soccer quotes we may have missed? Are there any that inspire you? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by Quotezine Team

Michelle Quinteros is a pop culture and lifestyle writer with a fancy degree from McMaster University. When she’s not writing for Quotezine, she can be found excessively quoting The Simpsons or binge watching Netflix.

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