Soccer Quotes

1. Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be a man.
2. Everything is practice.
Brazilian soccer player, considered possibly world's greatest.

Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is play simple football.
Johan Cruyff
Dutch International, Barcelona Player/Coach

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
Roy Keane
Irish soccer player and English football club manager.

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
Scottish soccer player and manager.

Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
Bobby Charlton
English soccer player and 1966 World Cup winner.

Whoever invented football should be worshipped as a God.
Hugo Sanchez
Mexican soccer player and coach.

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
Mia Hamm
American female soccer player.

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.

All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.
Raul Lopez

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 quotes (Scottish Soccer Player and Manager, 1913-1981)

Francesco Totti on popularity and righteousness
What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.

Peter Shilton on winning
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.

Wayne Bridge on winning
If you don't concede any goals you'll win more games than you lose.