214 Soccer Quotes From The Greatest Players In The World

Go out and get those goals and kick harder with these soccer quotes running all over your mind!

An exciting time that only comes once every four years, these World Cup Soccer quotes will have you feeling like a champion.

Whether you call it football or soccer, these soccer quotes by some of the greatest players in the game will motivate you to field harder and run faster.

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What are the benefits of reading these soccer quotes?

Even better, based on all the interviews and reports, we can even get into the mind of these extraordinary athletes.

All the players have clearly shown a major commitment to excellence, and that alone is super inspiring.

Soccer helps teach a variety of life lessons like:

  • how to work on a team
  • how to win and lose with grace
  • listening to others and authority figures

The 2018 World cup, which was held in Russia, was the 21st edition of the international football tournament.

France once again showed its footballing prowess when it fought Croatia off in the final.

This was France’s second world cup title and the first since it won on home soil in 1998.

Despite losing the final, Croatia captured the hearts of many around the world with their thrilling run to the final. 

The Croats survived three consecutive extra-time games and two penalty shootouts to reach their first ever World cup final, and they even had the better of the game.

This was an amazing feat considering Croatia has a relatively small population of only 4.2 million people.

In that regard, here are some beautiful world cup soccer quotes to inspire you.

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Inspirational World Cup Soccer Quotes

1. “I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” – Abby Wambach

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2. “Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!” – Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer Quotes to make you unstoppable

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3. “Take your victories, whatever they might be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm

Soccer Quotes about victory

4. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Unknown 

Soccer Quotes about obstacles

5. “Everything is practice.” – Pele

Soccer Quotes about practice

6. “God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it.” – Ronaldinho

Soccer Quotes About Having A Gift

7. “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” – Bear Bryant (Not really a World Cup quote, but a great one nonetheless! 🙂 )

Soccer Quotes About Will

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8. “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.” – Pele

Soccer Quotes About Success

9. “I would rather be called strong than pretty. I would rather be called muscular than skinny. I would rather be called athletic than beautiful. I would rather be called a soccer player than a girl.” 

Soccer Quotes About Soccer Players

10. “It’s hard to beat someone who never quits.”

Soccer Quotes About Quitting

11. “Keep working even when no one is watching.” – Alex Morgan

Soccer Quotes About Working

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12. “Maybe they hate me because I’m too good.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer Quotes About Hate

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Soccer quotes from world cup heroes

13. “I have to keep working hard and playing well because I don’t like to be second or third: they’re the worst places to be. You would be proud, of course, because it means you’re on the way, but you want to finish first.” – Paul Pogba

Soccer Quotes About Working Hard

14. “The players are writing a beautiful page of French football history.” — Didier Deschamps

Soccer Quotes About French Football

15. “Only in sport can you live through emotions like this. We knew how to put them in difficulty, we made them run, we prepared well.” – Samuel Umtiti

Soccer Quotes About Emotions

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16. “Tactically, the coach did a perfect job yesterday, so we know we will be fully prepared.”– Antoine Griezmann

Soccer Quotes About Coaches

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17. “I always look forward to playing for my national team, especially at major tournaments.” – Luka Modric

Soccer Quotes About National Teams

18. “I hope the players benefit from my experience but this is their final. It is something they have worked for and they will be able to enjoy it.” — Didier Deschamps

Soccer Quotes About Experience

19. “People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I’m the strongest dude you’re ever going to meet.” – Romelu Lukaku

Soccer Quotes About Mental Strength

20. “Our country has been through difficult experiences in terms of unity. Sport — football in particular — has the power to help that. It is a special feeling.” – Gareth Southgate

Soccer Quotes About Unity

21. “We dominated the game physically and mentally, in all aspects. We should have killed the game before extra-time.” – Luka Modric 

Soccer Quotes About Game Domination

22. “All goalscorers go on droughts. It is how you cope with that. And it is not just about scoring, it is about what you bring to the team, bringing others into play and getting assists.” – Harry Kane

Soccer Quotes About Assistance

23. “The smartest thing I did is I never gave up.” – Ivan Rakitic

Soccer Quotes About Never Giving Up

24. “Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I’m always learning: I have to.” – Neymar Jr.

Soccer Quotes About Learning

25. “I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer Quotes About Becoming The Best

26. “Since the beginning of the competition he has got it right, and I hope it will be the same for the final.” – Antoine Griezmann

27. “The questions around us principally come down to character; the essential ability to withstand events that go against you.” – Gareth Southgate

28. “I have to be scoring goals and playing well to get in the team because, if not, others who are in better form will play.” – Diego Costa

29. “I’m going to remember to have fun this time. Life is too short for the stress and the drama.” – Romelu Lukaku

30. “Outside football, I just love life, you know. We’re lucky to play football, to have all this body. Everyone’s watching us.” – Paul Pogba

31. “There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.” – Neymar Jr.

32. “If you weren’t with me when I had nothing, then you can’t really understand me,” – Romelu Lukaku

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Inspirational Soccer Quotes from world cup players

33. “Take the risk, or lose the chance.” – Eden Hazard

34.”I pride myself as being a very supportive parent. I go to my daughter’s soccer games. I hit most of them. I try to go to all of them.” ― Bill Simmons

35. “I’ve always been working hard on my speed for the last few years. Obviously, I’m not slow, but as a striker, the more speed you have, the better you are.” – Harry Kane

36. “I only think about the pitch. I want to do great. I want to be one of the best. I want to win titles. I want to achieve things.” – Paul Pogba

37. “That’s the mentality – don’t just play it, win it”. – Luis Suarez

38. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Leonel Messi

39. “I want to win and always have done since I was small. I don’t know if it’s in my blood or just my personality.” – Diego Costa

40. “But it’s cool. Those people weren’t with me when we were pouring water in our cereal.” – Romelu Lukaku

41. “I worry when I can’t help the team with everything I have to offer.” – Luis Suarez

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42. “There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.” – Leonel Messi

43. “Like Zidane, I want to inspire the kids.” – Eden Hazard

44. “It is a unique and special feeling when the fans sing my name. It’s incredible when I hear the song, and it’s touching that there are people who connect with you.” – Philippe Coutinho

45. “Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.” – Arsene Wenger

46. “Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer).” – Albert Camus

47. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé

48. “I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.” – Wayne Rooney

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Soccer quotes to inspire and motivate you

49. “The first 90 minutes are the most important.” – Sir Robert William “Bobby” Robson

50. “When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.” – Eduardo Galeano

51. “I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.” – Zinedine Zidane

52. “You can overcome anything, if, and only if, you love something enough.” – Lionel Messi

53. “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

54. “It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.” – Ronaldinho

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

56. “When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.” – Diego Maradona

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

58. “If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.” – Kyle Rote, Jr.

60. “I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” – Mia Hamm

59. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits, and get on with trying to win.” – Lionel Messi

Soccer quotes that will brighten your day

61. “There’s no in-between – you’re either good or bad. We were in-between.”― Gary Linekar

62. “If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough.” – Alex Morgan

63. “I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.”― Mark Viduka

64. “Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” – Mia Hamm

65. “I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.”― Lee Hendrie

66. “Those who say it can’t be done, shouldn’t interfere with those who are doing it.” – Billy Eberhart

67. “You’ve got to believe you’re going to win, and I believe we’ll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we’re knocked out.”― Peter Shilton

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

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

70. “Some people tell me that professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.” – Bobby Charlton

More soccer quotes and sayings

71. “Football is the ballet of the masses.” – Dmitri Shostakovich

72. “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

73. “Men spend their time in following a ball or a hare; it is the pleasure even of kings.” – Blaise Pascal

74. “Football is an art, players paint with their feet.” – Maswood Alam Khan

75. “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.” – Ronaldinho

76. “Football is the poetry of a motion.” – Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake

77. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

78. “If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” – Erma Bombeck

79. “If Earth had a soccer team, everyone on Earth would wear the same jersey to support it. There’d be no them, there’d only be us.” – Peta Kelly

80. “Soccer must be played with the heart, not with strength and talent as perceived.” – ABC

81. “I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.”— Cristiano Ronaldo

82. “All I know of morality I learned from football.”— Albert Camus

83. “Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.”— Dennis Bergkamp

84. “If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.”— Bob Paisley

85. “They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.”— Brian Clough

Soccer quotes about the thrilling game

86. “When I was in elementary school, the coach of our school (soccer) team personally unearthed my talents.” ― Eunhyuk

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

88. “It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.” — Cristiano Ronaldo

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

90. “We must have had 99 percent of the game. it was the other three percent that cost us the match.” — Ruud Gullit

91. “Some people think football [soccer]is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” — Bill Shankly

92. Good soccer players need not be titans sculpted by Michelangelo. In soccer, ability is much more important than shape, and in many cases, skill is the art of turning limitations into virtues.” — Eduardo Galeano

93. “Becoming a footballer is only the first half of the silent prayer a kid offers up to the sky or confides to his teacher in a primary school essay. The second part is the name of the team he wants to play for.” — Andrea Pirlo

94. “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans but also to feel satisfied with myself.” — Cristiano Ronaldo

95. “And one fine day the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball.” — Eduardo Galeano

Soccer quotes that will make you laugh

96. “I think soccer kept me off the street.” — Memphis Depay

97. “What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.” — Lionel Messi

98. “Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” — Johan Cruyff

99. “I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs.” — Mitch Hedberg

100. “When I was younger, soccer was my life. I always wanted to play.” — Alphonso Davies

101. “I reckoned I could meet more girls being in a band than playing soccer.” — Roger Taylor

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102. “I believe that a bad Super Bowl halftime show is still better than a soccer game.” — Ron White

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

104. “I go overseas, and all the soccer players come to me, like, ‘Yeah bro, we always play ‘Mo Bamba.” It’s crazy.” — Sheck Wes

105. “I really want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender.” — Usain Bolt

Soccer quotes to inspire you to keep training

106. “Complaining about boring football is a little like complaining about the sad ending of King Lear: it misses the point somehow.” — Nick Hornby

107. “A penalty is a cowardly way to score.” — Pelé

108. “Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted.” — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

109. “[Garrincha] was the one who would climb out of the training camp window because he heard from some far-off back alley call of a ball asking to be played with, music demanding to be danced to, a woman wanting to be kissed.”— Eduardo Galeano

110. “I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.”—Sydney Leroux

111. “The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is watching.” — Mia Hamm

112. “In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.” —Jean-Paul Sartre

113. “The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.” —Terry Pratchett

114. “What I learned from directing, I learned from soccer, where it’s like a coach-player relationship.” — Sean Durkin

115. “Football is all about sentiment; if it weren’t then we’d all support Manchester United.”— Mark O’Brien

Soccer quotes on having the mindset to score the winning goal

116. “Many people say I’m the best women’s soccer player in the world. I don’t think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.” – Mia Hamm

117. “Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.” – Alex Morgan

118. “My heroes were always soccer players.” – Ronaldinho

119. “When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.” – Chloe Grace Moretz

120. “Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.” – Carli Lloyd

121. “For me, practice and discipline are the magic words to become big in any sport, especially soccer.” – Gabriel Batistuta

122. “To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Remember, only teams succeed.” – Jose Mourinho

123. “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

124. “The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” – Mia Hamm

125. “Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.” – Ronaldo

Soccer quotes to inspire you to success

126. “I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.” – Pep Guardiola

127. “A great soccer player is never content with their performance.” – Alex Morgan

128. “Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.” – Tony Adams

129. “We must always set the bar high — otherwise we do not progress.” – Kylian Mbappe

130. “Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten.” – Thomas Muller

131. “Always believe in your ability and in your goals. This is the only way you will be able to reach them.” – Mohamed Salah

132. “Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger.” – Alex Morgan

133. “I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

134. “Every single day I woke up and commit to myself to become a better player.” – Mia Hamm

135. “Words can come and go. Your acts are going to speak for themselves.” – Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Soccer Quotes For Fun Moments In Football Play

136. “The guys who play it [soccer] are kinda dumb. Why don’t they just kick the crap out of the guy in front of the net? Then they could score all they want.” ― Tite Kubo

137. “Before kids can play like a pro, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.” ― Steve Locker

138. “A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph.” ― Marcelo Bielsa

139. “To be a professional you have to act like one as well.” ― Alcurtis Turner

140. “Eight years in the Wolston academy and I knew it all came down to the next 90 minutes.” ― P.J. Davitt

141. “One thing you can guarantee as a football fan, maybe the only thing you can guarantee, is that sooner or later someone else is going to have a go at you and your team.” ― Ian Slatter

142. “Though the legs of a football coach are never so active on the field of play during playing time, his mind is the best or worst player on the pitch!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

143. “Blake looked confused. So footballers were mostly the same the world over. “Football,” Blake said. “Ya know… football?” ― Lisa Henry

144. “Accepting the eventual certainty of defeat in turn liberates you to take real joy in any small victory, that one good kick.” ― Adam Gopnik

145. “I love football, and you love football, and arguing about it is just a waste of time.” ― Ian Slatter

Soccer Quotes To Motivate Players During A Game

146. “Always work hard, never give up, and fight until the end because it’s never really over until the whistle blows.” ― Alex Morgan

147. “Talent without working hard is nothing.” ― Cristiano Ronaldo

148. “Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We’re in it for the bigger goal – to move it along for the next generation.” ―  Landon Donovan

149. “Keep dreaming, even when people laugh at your dreams or tell you that they are impossible to achieve. Keep believing in yourself.” ― Tobin Heath

150. “In football (soccer), the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting – a legacy.” ― Xavi 

151. “In football (soccer), the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.” ― Nelson Falcão Rodrigues

152. “When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.” ― Diego Maradona

153. “Soccer is simple. You just need to have the right mentality, fighting in every game, in every practice, and for every ball.” ― Hristo Stoichkov

154. “You can’t score a goal if you don’t take a shot” ― Johann Cruyff

156. “No excuses. Play like a champion.” ― Kelley O’Hara

Soccer Quotes To Make You a Football Fan

157. “It makes me very happy when I create goals or score goals myself, but the most important thing is that the team reaches its goal and plays positive football.” ― Mesut Ozil

158. “You play one game after another, meet new people every day, and travel a lot. That is why I try to disconnect and relax as soon as I get some time off.” ― Alexis Sanchez

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159. “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” ― Mia Hamm

160. “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

161. “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

162. “I’ve never really liked the Yanks. … You can’t trust people who pick up the ball all the time when they play football.” ― Terry Pratchett

163. “I do not play football, I score goals.” ― Dada Maravilha

164. “I always think that I would have become an actor if I hadn’t been a soccer player.” ― Pele

165. “Sometimes in football you have to score goals.” ― Thierry Henry

166. “I was always taught as a kid if you do something, do it right. If not, go do something else. For me, soccer was life.” ― Marcelo Balboa

Soccer Quotes To Motivate Upcoming Talents

167. “Obviously fashion is a completely different world from football.” – Zinedine Zidane

168. “I spend the entire 90 minutes looking for space on the pitch. I’m always between the opposition’s two holding midfielders and thinking, ‘The defense is here, so I get the ball and I go there to where space is.” ― Xavi

169. “A game of soccer induces more than enjoyment, more than entertainment.” ― Rabih Alameddine

170. “I think I chose wisely. When it came down to it, I knew I was a better goalkeeper than I was a bowler.” ― David Seaman

171.“Of course in the first matches, you are more careful, perhaps more careful than you should b.” – Diego Maradona

172. “There are two types of football – there are physical football and football talent.” ― Xavi

173.“Soccer is my life.” – Ethan Zohn

174. “I know, firsthand, that soccer brings people together – all it takes is a ball and a few people, and the seeds of friendship are planted.” ― Ali Krieger

175. “Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favor every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.” ― Ronaldinho

176. “I love football, football is my life.” ― Wayne Rooney

Soccer Quotes About Passion and Determination

177. “Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit.” ― Graham Roberts

178. “I think it all goes down to who plays the better football on the night.” ― Steven Gerrard

179. “Football’s football, if that weren’t the case it wouldn’t be the game that it is.” ― Garth Crooks

180. “Look, there’s no rule in soccer against biting your opponent. There’s not even a rule against eating your opponent. The only rule in soccer is that you can’t use your hands.” ― Luis Suarez

181. “The whole of my life, what they wanted was honesty. They were not concerned with cultured football, but with triers who gave one hundred percent.” ― Bob Paisley

182. “I played soccer because my friends did. Besides we got sodas afterwards.” ― Mia Hamm

183. “Soccer isn’t brain surgery, have fun.” ― Michelle Akers

184. “I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn’t even start playing basketball until I was 14.” ― Earl Monroe

185. “I swim. I do a little bit of surfing. I would say I’m a beginner at surfing. I run. I cycle. I play a little bit of soccer.” ― Henry Ian Cusick

186. “I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.” ― Evangeline Lilly

Soccer Quotes That Define the Beautiful Game

187. “Soccer is a language that I speak fluently; the field is my canvas, and the ball is my brush.” ― Cristiano Ronaldo

188. “In soccer, the ball is your best friend, and you should never betray your best friend.” ― Pelé

189. “Soccer is not just a game; it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a religion.” ― Diego Maradona

190. “The beauty of soccer lies in its simplicity and the magic it creates on the field.” ― Zinedine Zidane

191. “Soccer is like life; it requires perseverance, self-belief, and the ability to bounce back from setbacks.” ― Hope Solo

192. “The soccer field is a place where dreams are born and legends are made.” ― Ronaldinho

193. “Soccer is a game of moments, and it’s up to you to make those moments count.” ― Abby Wambach

194. “In soccer, the only limit is your imagination. Be bold, be creative, and leave your mark on the game.” ― Thierry Henry

195. “Soccer is a symphony of feet, a ballet of skills, and a drama of passion.” ― Johan Cruyff

196. “The best teams are those that play as one heartbeat, where every player is a note in the same beautiful melody.” ― Xavi Hernandez

Soccer Quotes that Reflect the Passion and Spirit of Football

197. “Soccer is more than just a sport; it’s a universal language that brings people together.” ― Mia Hamm

198. “In soccer, you don’t need a loud voice to lead; you lead by example with your actions on the field.” ― Carli Lloyd

199. “Soccer is the art of turning the impossible into the possible with a single touch of the ball.” ― David Beckham

200. “The soccer field is my sanctuary, where I find peace, purpose, and joy.” ― Neymar Jr.

201. “Success in soccer is not about the destination; it’s about the journey, the effort, and the sacrifices made along the way.” ― Landon Donovan

202. “Soccer is the most beautiful game in the world because it’s a canvas where every player can paint their own masterpiece.” ― George Best

203. “In soccer, the scoreboard may lie, but the passion and dedication of the players never do.” ― Alex Morgan

204. “Soccer is a game of moments, and the great players seize those moments with both hands.” ― Franz Beckenbauer

205. “The soccer field is where I express my true self, where I am free to be who I am and do what I love.” ― Marta Vieira da Silva

206. “Soccer is a dance of determination, a choreography of courage, and a celebration of the human spirit.” ― Samuel Eto’o

207. “People always remember the second half.” ― Graham Taylor

208. “In Scotland football hooliganism has been met by banning alcohol from grounds but in England this solution has been circumnavigated.” ― Wallace Mercer

209. “Kicked wide of the goal with such precision.” ― Des Lynam

210. “Soccer is a feast for the eyes that watch it and a joy for the body that plays it.” ― Eduardo Galeano

211. “I support building a soccer stadium in the District of Columbia, and I support investing public dollars to get it done.” ― Muriel Bowser

212. “The focus of our family life was homework and what was for dinner; getting to ballet rehearsal and getting my brother to soccer.” ― Lily Rabe

213. “Music was important. Football was the easy part.” ― Zinedine Zidane

214. “We scored a goal and defended until the end with great spirit. We have a lot of young players and I hope we can keep on like this.” ― Lorik Cana

Which World cup soccer quotes were your favorite?

Though the 2018 world cup is over, it will live in our hearts forever!

To many soccer fans, this year’s edition was one of the greatest world cups ever.

Hopefully, these quotes from the greatest soccer players in the world have inspired you to reach your highest level.

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  1. Cleats Report

    July 16, 2023 at 7:10 AM

    These soccer quotes from some of the greatest players in the game are truly inspiring! The passion and dedication these athletes have for their sport shines through in their words. Reading these quotes not only motivates me to work harder in my own pursuits but also teaches important lessons about teamwork, resilience, and preparation for success.

    I particularly resonate with the quote from Ronaldinho, where he acknowledges the gift of playing football and the importance of making the most of it. It reminds me to appreciate my own talents and put them to good use.

    The article’s mention of the 2018 World Cup and France’s impressive victory over Croatia brings back memories of the excitement and thrills of that tournament. Cleats Report

    Overall, these soccer quotes serve as a reminder of the power of sports to inspire and teach valuable life lessons. Thank you to the writer, Norbert Juma, for curating such a fantastic collection of quotes from the world of soccer.


    May 3, 2020 at 1:12 AM

    “There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.” – Leonel Messi

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