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100+ Best Soccer Quotes to Remember that Inspire Every Fan

Soccer, a game full of passion, dreams, and emotion, has brought us some of the most inspirational and memorable quotes. These words, spoken by legendary players and coaches, deeply resonate with fans and players, capturing the essence of the beautiful game. Here are the top 10 best soccer quotes that reflect the spirit, dedication, and love for soccer.

Top 10 Best Soccer Quotes

  1. “I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.” – Ron Greenwood
  2. “The only victory that counts is the one over yourself.” – Lionel Messi
  3. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  4. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
  5. “I don’t believe in luck, I only believe in hard work.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  6. “Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal.” – Sir Alex Ferguson
  7. “The key to success in football is to be in the right place at the right time.” – Teddy Sheringham
  8. “I think soccer is a great game because it brings people together. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what language you speak, soccer unites everyone.” – Marco Van Basten
  9. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pelé
  10. “The reason I success is because I’ve never been afraid to fail.” – David Beckham

Motivational Soccer Quotes

  • “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.” – Ronaldinho
  • “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé
  • “I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.” – David Beckham
  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé
  • “In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.” – Pep Guardiola
  • “I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.” – Sepp Herberger
  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
  • “To win, you have to score one more goal than your opponent.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” – Diego Maradona

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Famous soccer quotes

  • “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker
  • “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “The first 90 minutes are the most important.” – Bobby Robson
  • “Every disadvantage has its advantage.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “I think sometimes the best training is to rest.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “It’s not about the long ball or the short ball, it’s about the right ball.” – Bob Paisley
  • “I never comment on referees, and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.” – Ron Atkinson
  • “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly
  • “The more you practice, the luckier you get.” – Gary Player

Inspirational soccer quotes

  • “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
  • “To be the best, you have to prove you are the best.” – Roy Keane
  • “There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.” – Neymar
  • “Talent without working hard is nothing.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.” – Paul Brown
  • “The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.” – Mia Hamm
  • “I just hate losing, and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
  • “Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they’ll remember the name on the back.” – Tony Adams
  • “Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

Short soccer quotes

  • “I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel.” – Mia Hamm
  • “Football is the ballet of the masses.” – Dmitri Shostakovich
  • “I just want to be remembered as a great player.” – Lionel Messi
  • “Without football, my life is worth nothing.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “I don’t believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.” – Roy Keane
  • “Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football.” – Albert Camus
  • “You have to fight to achieve your dreams.” – Lionel Messi
  • “Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” – Johan Cruyff
  • “If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.” – Kyle Rote, Jr.
  • “Every defeat is a victory in itself.” – Francisco Maturana

Funny soccer quotes

  • “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” – George Best
  • “We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.” – Bobby Robson
  • “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” – Gary Lineker
  • “I never predict anything, and I never will.” – Paul Gascoigne
  • “I’ve had 14 bookings this season – 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable.” – Paul Gascoigne
  • “Sometimes in football, you have to score goals.” – Thierry Henry
  • “Winning doesn’t really matter as long as you win.” – Vinny Jones
  • “I couldn’t settle in Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.” – Ian Rush
  • “I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.” – Barry Venison
  • “If you don’t concede any goals, you’ll win more games than you lose.” – Wayne Bridge

Soccer quotes for girls

  • “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Mia Hamm
  • “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm
  • “I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm
  • “You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.” – Mia Hamm
  • “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
  • “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back.” – Mia Hamm
  • “When people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to ‘soccer.'” – Alex Morgan
  • “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird
  • “The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.” – Mia Hamm
  • “Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey.” – U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

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