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Soccer Player Quotes: Be Motivated by The Legends of The GameFamous football/soccer players sayings, quotes, phrases

It’s fair to say not all football players are known for their gift of intelligence

Most of them are all white teeth and spray tans but there has been one or two Motivational Quotes by Soccer Players from the past and the present

Before I move on let’s just take a look at why some of the players haven’t got all their eggs in one basket

And this is who is supposed to be in charge of them!!

Inspiration at It’s Best

If you were going to think of someone who could inspire you to do better at something surely it would be the likes of Tony Robbins, Bear Grylls or Katherine Grainger

I’m sure they get paid by how thick they are!

On a serious note though there are some very talented players out there with a bit of knowledge about them so without further ado,

Ladies and gentlemen I give you… ummm…

Genuine Quotes by Real Soccer Players

Lionel messi wearing an Argentina jersey with one of his famous quotes written over the imageYou have to fight to reach your dream, you have to sacrifice and work hard for it ~ Lionel Messi Click To Tweet

Cristiano Ronaldo headshot with one of his famous quotes written over the imageTalent without working hard is nothing ~ Cristiano Ronaldo Click To Tweet

David Beckham with one of his famous quotes written over the imagePeople react to criticism I different ways, and my way is to definitely come out fighting Click To Tweet

And these are just three of the greatest minds in football history so far

Are you shocked that they could actually string a sentence together let alone come up with something as poetic as this?

What do you really need to have to be a football player apart from talent?

Keep reading to see the hilarious ones at the end!

Ruud Gullit with one of his famous quotes written over the imageYou only stop learning when you quit ~ Ruud Gullit Click To Tweet

Soccer player quotesYou've got to have a dream, if you dont have any big dreams nothing happens ~ Ian Rush Click To Tweet

Pele with one of his famous quotes written over the imageEnthusiasm is everything it must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string ~ Pele Click To Tweet

Maradona with one of his famous quotes written over the imageGod makes me play well, that is why I always make the sign of the cross when I walk out onto the feild, I feel like I would be betraying him if I didn't ~ Maradona Click To Tweet

I’m not sure if you can see a deterioration in any of these quotes as I’m going back further

Perhaps if you read them from bottom to top it will look like a written version of that picture of “The Evolution of Man” or is it the other way around?

You Decide

Evolution of manRight, let’s keep moving and excuse the pun but I’ve kept some of the “Best” for last and here are a few brilliant quotes from the legend himself.

George Best

George Best with one of his famous quotes written over the image (1)I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars...the rest I just squandered ~ George Best Click To Tweet

George Best with one of his famous quotes written over the image (2)In 1969 I gave up women and was the worst 10 minutes of my life ~ George Best Click To Tweet

And my personal favourite after he was asked about not turning up for training

George Best with one of his famous quotes written over the image (3)I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World ~ George Best Click To Tweet

Final Thoughts

One thing we can say is that there was, and always will be characters in this beautiful game we call football and they will always continue to entertain us whether we like them or not

Are there any funny soccer player quotes that you love here or are there any ones that I haven’t mentioned?

If so, I would love to hear about them in the comment section below so why don’t you share this with your friends so we can get more famous quotes to share with the world

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12 comments on “Motivational Quotes by Soccer Players


Awesome article buddy, loving the quotes so much. The quote “You’ve got to have a dream, if you dont have any big dreams nothing happens.” resonates with me a little too much. Ever since I got a dream and began working towards it, I am seeing success more often than ever before and I’m not stopping, ever. Period. It’s all about growing and growing even more even when you’ve “made it”.



Thanks for this comment, and theres a quote in itself “it’s all about growing, and growing more when you have made it” cheers


Hello Shwni, 

Our generation has become fixated on the idea that there is such things as overnight successes. These football players often convey the message that they have had to sacrifice a lot and put in the proverbial blood, sweat and tears to get where they are today. 

For me the best quote you have is from George Best, what a legend. There are some real comedians like George that pop up every now again that really make one enjoy their interviews that much more.



George best is a legend in my eyes even though he lost his way a bit


Wow.. this is really a nice post.

Honestly i too much like C. Ronaldo. though, i haven’t seen him on the pitch. But i have heard a lot of His quotes and inspirational moves. During one his interview, i remembered him making this statement ‘“I will not quit.’ and as a matter of fact. the guy has been a Role model.

Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.– I guess its from him also.

Nice one!


Ronaldo has spoken some really true words off the pitch which makes him a role model for a lot of people and not just football fans


Wow!  These quotes not only goes well with soccer, but they also are so right on, for anyone’s dream. I especially like the first one on top of the list by Lionel Messi: “You have to fight to reach your dream, you have to sacrifice and work for it”.  

Well that one is good for anything in life, not just soccer!  I live by that quote: I sacrifice time and effort in order to get to my dream! 

The one that made me chuckle was the one from George Best 🙂  

Thank you for this momentary distraction, I really enjoyed your article and I leave your site with a smile on my face!  

Keep em coming!


Im glad you enjoyed 🙂


This article is great post about motivational Soccer Player Quotes. I found every successful player’s quotes are high level of truth and ideal lesson for newcomers. I like Cristiano Ronaldo’s quote “Talent without working hard is nothing.” and Lan Rush’s quote “You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have any big dreams nothing happens.”  I have also some dream and those quotes really inspires me. I think this famous Quotes will also be motivational for those new players who are trying to succeed in their career. Thanks for sharing this information.


Very true and thanks for popping by 🙂


In my family, dad is the one who’s really into soccer. To this day, I still don’t know much about the game, but watching it with dad helps me to understand a few philosophy. One of his favorite quotes is “Life is like a game of soccer. You need goals. If there are no goals in your life then you can’t win.” Makes a lot of sense to me 🙂


I love that quote, ill have to see where it came from


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