Best 101 Football Quotes Ever

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The best managers and legends of the game have created the best football quotes down the years. Some quotes can shift your entire mindset on something while others are just nice to bring up in conversations.

I’ve spent the last few years (off and on) compiling 101 of my favourite football quotes around success, failure, leadership, wisdom, humor, money, practicality, motivation, and a smattering of entrepreneurial proverbs.

Don’t forget to share your favourites and let me know in the comments if you want any added…



1. “Everyday is a chance to get better”  [tweet it]

everyday is a chance to get better

2. “A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful” – Arsene Wenger [tweet it]

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3. “I learned all about life with a ball at my feet” – Ronaldinho [tweet it]

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4. “I think boring is a team that plays at home and can not score a goal.” – Jose Mourinho [tweet it]

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5. “When I score I don’t celebrate, its my job, does a postman celebrate when he delivers post?” – Mario Balotelli [tweet it]

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6. “Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought” – Dennis Bergkamp [tweet it]


7. “I won’t say we have to win, I won’t put that pressure, but we can’t lose” – Ilker Casillas [tweet it]


8. “Thats the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry” – Pep Guardiola [tweet it]


9. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference between football success and football failure” – Felicity Luckey [tweet it]


10. “Follow your football dreams and you will reach your football goals” – Felicity Luckey [tweet it]


11. “I am living a dream I never want to wake up from” – Cristiano Ronaldo [tweet it]


12. “I eat football, I sleep football. I am not mad I am just passionate” – Thierry Henry [tweet it]


13. “Playing football with you feet is one thing, but playing with your heart is another…” [tweet it]


14. “We usually say you cannot become a legend before death. But I am a living legend.” – Zlatan Ibrahimović [tweet it]

"We usually say you cannot become a legennd before death. But I am a living legend." - Zlatan Ibrahimović

15. “As long as there are games to play its not over” – Sir Alex Ferguson [tweet it]


16. “There’s no doubt. Its certain that ill be 100 percent” – Lionel Messi [tweet it]

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17. “I don’t want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper. I want to be remembered as a great person” – Ilker Cassilas [tweet it]


18. “There was no time to think, I just hit it” – Andreas Iniesta [tweet it]


19. “Fear is not a word in my football documentary.” – Jose Mourinho [tweet it]

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20. “We have tried to get closer to them, but we never copied anybody, we always tried to play our football” – Arsene Wenger [tweet it]

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21. “We don’t want to tell our dreams. We want to show them” – Cristiano Ronaldo [tweet it]

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Which one is your favourite? Which one is missing from the list?


If you like the quotes, pick your favourite and share it with the world!

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