Football Quotes and Sayings

Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.

Submitted by: Kt on February 27, 2008

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

We lost because we didn’t win.
– Ronaldo

“Don’t give up at halftime. Concentrate on winning the second half.”

Submitted by: SOCCER =) on June 27, 2008

Failure happens all the time. It happens everyday in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.

Submitted by: Tiffany Embden on November 17, 2007

Football is the ballet of the masses.
– Dmitri Shostakovich

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
– Knute Rockne


The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
Phyllis Diller

A lot of football success is in the mind. you must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
– Bill Shankly

Our football belongs to the working class and has the size, nobility and generosity to allow everyone to enjoy it as a spectacle.
– Cesar Luis Menotti

College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
Elbert Hubbard

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.
– Bill Shankly

Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.
Dwayne Johnson

He can’t kick with his left foot, he can’t head a ball, he can’t tackle and he doesn’t score many goals. Apart from that he’s all right.
– George Best

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
– Paul Brown


To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
– Johan Cruyff

Without Self- Discipline, Success Is Impossible, Period.

Submitted by: Marilyn Centeno on October 23, 2011

If you never concede a goal, you’re going to win more games than you lose.
– Bobby Moore

Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners.
George Orwell

It’s not about the long ball or the short ball, it’s about the right ball.
– Bob Paisley

Football is the last sacred ritual of our time.
– Pier Paolo Pasoloni

Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball, and I treat it like a god. Too many players think of a football as something to kick. They should be taught to caress it and to treat it like a precious gem.
– Pele

Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important.
– Pope John Paul II

In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested.
– Stanley Rous

In football you sometimes have beauty and cruelty together.
– Peter Schmeichel


Football is a simple game made complicated by people who should know better.
– Bill Shankly

Football is only a game. That is the most outrageous nonsense of the lot. Football is a science, it’s an art, it is war, ballet, drama, terror and joy all rolled into one.
– Tom Utley

Football is all right as a game for rough girls but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
Oscar Wilde

There’s some people on the pitch… they think it’s all over… it is now!
– Kenneth Wolstenholme

One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.
– New York Tribune

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