Top 15 football quotes to inspire your life

Top 15 football quotes to inspire your life

Because sometimes the football is much more than a sport.

Football nowadays gets a lot of negative press; there are no more role models (though were they ever supposed to be); the players are just over paid hair models who spend most of their time on the floor auditioning for Splash; the clubs charge extortionate ticket prices; and last but not least, FIFA is more corrupt than a mafia meeting in an underground nightclub.

However, amidst competition, you will also find fighters, winners, losers, underdogs, the favourite, and the champions. That desire to win can always be commended and respected. So not surprisingly some of the legends of football, past and present, have said some truly inspirational things. So maybe it’s time for us to embrace the more positive side of football.

Let’s take a look at the 15 top football quotes to inspire your life:

1. “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it´s much more serious than that.”

- Bill Shankly               

2. “If you do not believe you can do it, then you have no chance at all.” 

- Arsene Wenger

3. “If I wanted to have an easy job I would have stayed at Porto. Beautiful blue chair, the UEFA Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me.”

– Jose Mourinho

4. “Listen to me. I want you to know that these players have won because they played with all your hearts inside.”

– Diego Pablo Simeone

5. “He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. I like heavy metal.”

– Jurgen klopp about Wenger

6. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

– George Halas

7. “I once cried because I had no shoes to play football with my friends, but one day I saw a man who had no feet, then I realised how rich I am.”

– Zinedine Zidane

8. “When I score I don´t celebrate. It´s my job. Does a postman celebrate when he delivers a letter?”

– Mario Balotelli

9. “Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo

10. “A football team is like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.”

– Arsene Wenger

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

– Neymar Santos

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

– Lou Holtz

13. “In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.”

– Falcao García

14. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”

– Jerry Rice

15. “Good luck is a residue of preparation.”

– Jack Youngblood

I hope you felt inspired just out most inspirational and thought-provoking football quotes. Let us know what your favourite is, especially if it didn’t make our list…

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