Inspirational Soccer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspirational soccer quotes, inspirational soccer sayings, and inspirational soccer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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.     


It is better to win ten times 1-0 than to win once 10-0.     

Vahid Halihodzic

As a soccer player, the goal isn't to be very bulky. It is more important to even your body out. Make sure your body is well rounded. You can't really focus on one area. Everything has to be balanced.     

Jozy Altidore

The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game.     

Samuel Eto'o

Soccer's not a game that you can restrict players, especially creative players and players who have proven themselves at that level.     

Tiffeny Milbrett

You have to control what you can control, not the entire game, and try to play the best soccer possible and play clean and be smart and professional.     

Heather Mitts

You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out.     

Harry Kewell

The game of soccer has been able to give me what I wanted out of life. I just remember being a total Tomboy and athlete as a girl, but never having a lack of opportunity.     

Tiffeny Milbrett

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

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 Maurice Keane

In soccer, the blindest player is the one who sees nothing but the ball.     

Nelson Rodrigues

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

The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.     

Luis Figo

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

Josef Herberger