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Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes

Good players never want
to sit on the bench
as substitutes

Marc Overmars

(*1973, retired Dutch footballer)

Soccer player running after ball

For sportsmen or women
who want to be champions,
the mind can be
as important,
if not more important,
than any other part
of the body.

Gary Neville

(*1975, former England and Manchester United footballer)

I would not be bothered
if we lost every game
as long as
we won the league.

Mark Viduka

(*1975, former Australian football player)

Losing is not in my vocabulary.
Ruud van Nistelrooy

(*1976, retired Dutch footballer)

When I was younger
I was trying to do
what I wanted to do,
not what the game
wanted me to do.

Thierry Henry

(*1977, retired French footballer)

I always think about
what I missed,
and I think
that was my driving force
– never be satisfied
with what I’ve done.

Thierry Henry

(*1977, French footballer
currently playing for New York Red Bulls in MLS)

If you don’t play well,
you have a bad game
or a nightmare,
you know
that the amount of coverage
is worldwide.

Steven Gerrard

(*1980, retired English footballer,
former captain of Liverpool and England)

I just hate losing and that gives you
an extra determination to work harder.

Wayne Rooney

(*1985, current England and Manchester United striker)

I never promise anything.
I don’t promise anything
to my mum.
I don’t promise anything
to the supporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo

(*1985, current Portugal and Real Madrid attacking midfielder)

I never dreamed
about being a millionaire
– I dreamed
about being a football player.

Victor Cruz

(*1986, American football player
for the New York Giants of the NFL)

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  1. i think those are gonna make me (a female football player) try harder to please a coach that doesnt even want me on the team

  2. very insightful post on inspirational football quotes. Very helpful. These quotes help young people get motivated.