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Motivational Soccer Quotes

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Great words by great Diego Maradona

When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.

Inspiring Quotes by Pele

A penalty is a cowardly way to score.

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

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.

Everything is practice.

Tony Adams

Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back.

Mohamed Salah

Always believe in your ability and in your goals. This is the only way you will be able to reach them.

Nick Hornby

Complaining about boring football is a little like complaining about the sad ending of King Lear: it misses the point somehow.

Sydney Leroux

I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.

Inspiring words from Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.

It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.

I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.

Maybe they hate me because I’m too good.

Talent without working hard is nothing.

I don’t mind people hating me, because it pushes me.

I think sometimes the best training is to rest.


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.

Motivational Quotes by Lionel Messi

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.

What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.

You can overcome anything, if, and only if, you love something enough.

My ambition is always to get better and better.

Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits, and get on with trying to win.

Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.

The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.

The objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.


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.

It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.

My heroes were always soccer players.

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.

Jean-Paul Sartre

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.

Terry Pratchett

The thing about football ~ the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.

Sean Durkin

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

Mark O’Brien

Football is all about sentiment; if it weren’t then we’d all support Manchester United.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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!

Lisa Henry

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

Adam Gopnik

Accepting the eventual certainty of defeat in turn liberates you to take real joy in any small victory, that one good kick.

Carli Lloyd

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.

Gabriel Batistuta

For me, practice and discipline are the magic words to become big in any sport, especially soccer.

Jose Mourinho

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.

Roy Keane

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.

Pep Guardiola

I will forgive if the players cannot get it right, but not if they do not try hard.

Alex Morgan

A great soccer player is never content with their performance.

Keep working even when no one is watching.

If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough.

Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger.

Ivan Rakitic

The smartest thing I did is I never gave up.

Ian Slatter

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.

I love football, and you love football, and arguing about it is just a waste of time.

Diego Costa

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.

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.

Gareth Southgate

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.

The questions around us principally come down to character; the essential ability to withstand events that go against you.

Romelu Lukaku

People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I’m the strongest dude you’re ever going to meet.

If you weren’t with me when I had nothing, then you can’t really understand me.

But it’s cool. Those people weren’t with me when we were pouring water in our cereal.

I’m going to remember to have fun this time. Life is too short for the stress and the drama.

Gary Linekar

There’s no in-between – you’re either good or bad. We were in-between.

Mitch Hedberg

I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs.

Alphonso Davies

When I was younger, soccer was my life. I always wanted to play.

Roger Taylor

I reckoned I could meet more girls being in a band than playing soccer.

Ron White

I believe that a bad Super Bowl halftime show is still better than a soccer game.

Eduardo Galeano

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

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.

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

David Beckham

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.

Germaine Greer

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

Albert Camus

Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer).

All I know of morality I learned from football.

Dennis Bergkamp

Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought.

Zinedine Zidane

I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.

Bob Paisley

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.

Usain Bolt

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.

Chloe Grace Moretz

When I’ve done gymnastics, ballet or soccer – I was always trying to be the best. I’m really driven. Really driven.

Luis Suarez

That’s the mentality – don’t just play it, win it.

Johan Cruyff

Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.

Sheck Wes

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

Steve Locker

Before kids can play like a pro, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.

Marcelo Bielsa

A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph.

Andrea Pirlo

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.

Billy Eberhart

Those who say it can’t be done, shouldn’t interfere with those who are doing it.

Peter Shilton

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.

Bobby Charlton

Some people tell me that professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Football is the ballet of the masses.

Phil Woosnam

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.

Bill Shankly

The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.

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.

Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake

Football is the poetry of a motion.

Lou Holtz

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Erma Bombeck

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

Peta Kelly

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.

Gary Lineker

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

Ruud Gullit

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

Maswood Alam Khan

Football is an art, players paint with their feet.

Blaise Pascal

Men spend their time in following a ball or a hare; it is the pleasure even of kings.

Lee Hendrie

I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.

Mark Viduka

I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.

Kyle Rote, Jr.

If you’re attacking, you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.

Brandi Denise Chastain

I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.

Paul Pogba

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.

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

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.

Didier Deschamps

The players are writing a beautiful page of French football history.

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.

Samuel Umtiti

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.

Harry Kane

All goal scorers 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.

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.

Antoine Griezmann

Since the beginning of the competition he has got it right, and I hope it will be the same for the final.

Tactically, the coach did a perfect job yesterday, so we know we will be fully prepared.

Luka Modric

I always look forward to playing for my national team, especially at major tournaments.

We dominated the game physically and mentally, in all aspects. We should have killed the game before extra-time.

Eden Hazard

Take the risk, or lose the chance.

Like Zidane, I want to inspire the kids.

Neymar Jr.

There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.

Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I’m always learning: I have to.

Brian Clough

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job.

Josef “Sepp” Herberger

The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.

Pete Davies

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

Philippe Coutinho

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.

Arsene Wenger

Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.

Alcurtis Turner

To be a professional you have to act like one as well.

Wayne Rooney

I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.

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