Quotes and Sayings

30 Motivating Soccer Quotes and Sayings for Football Lovers

Read our top soccer quotes and sayings from famous football players, coaches, and other eminent sports personalities.

If you are a football lover, you know soccer is more than a normal sport.

Soccer is a refreshing, mood-enhancing, life-giving, passionate, and fluid game that pushes you to be a better player, teammate, and individual than yesterday.

Now we can understand why it is one of the best, most popular, and most-watched games in the world.

Soccer fans are the craziest happy soccer adorers anywhere globally, and their favorite soccer clubs are an integral part of their identity.

Try observing young children playing football; you will observe certain lightness, joy, and fun while kicking and moving the ball around.

Introduce soccer to your kids, or play yourself in your leisure time; it boosts physical health, self-esteem, and self-worth like no other sports.

Also, read our inspiring soccer quotes from famous soccer players in the quotes collection to understand how hardworking and dedicated the players are.

Best Soccer Quotes and Sayings

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Soccer is like a poem, you write it with your soul and heart, but you say it with your feet.
– Chris Castillo

Football is the poetry of motion.
– Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake

Soccer doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
– Brad Valentine

It’s the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose.
– Harry Sinden

Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
– Johan Cruyff

Soccer isn’t very social. Plus, if you don’t like someone on the other team, you can do something about it.
– Mia Hamm

I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.
– Eduardo Galeano

If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms.
– Mike Ditka

Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football.
Albert Camus

Football is the ballet of the masses.
– Dmitri Shostakovich

Motivational Soccer Quotes and Sayings

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Soccer isn’t the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community’s fabric, a repository of traditions.
– Franklin Foer

In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
– Eduardo Galeano

International football is the continuation of war by other means.
– Eric Arthur Blair

In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.
– Nelson Falcao Rodrigues

Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football.
– John Anthony Burgess Wilson

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

The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
– Phil Woosnam

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.
– Bill Shankly

Concerning football (soccer) playing, I protest to you it may rather be called a friendly kind of fighting, rather than recreation.
– Anonymous

Soccer is not about justice. It’s a drama, and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that.
– Pete Davies

Inspirational Soccer Quotes and Sayings

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The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It’s the biggest sin in football to make him do any work.
– George Graham

Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball.
– Jim Murray

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.
– Manfred Schellscheidt

The golden rule of soccer: Pass unto others as you would have them pass unto you.
– Bob Burns

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a ‘born’ soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player.
– Pele

Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball.
– Tommy Docherty

Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.
– Bill Shankly

In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
– Luis Suarez

If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game. In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested.
– Stanley Rous

It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies.
– Simon Kuper

Good Soccer Quotes for Boys and Girls

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