Best football quotes – 25 motivational and funny ones


Football as probably the most popular sports game in the world is a hot topic to discuss many people. Followers like to speak out their opinion as well as sports commentator does. But sometime the players themselves give football quotes that worth to be included in one’s personal collection of quotations. Sometimes simple words inspire to serious actions to change live or to make the first step on a sports way, so in order to apply motivation one can use the collection. Or it’s just a good thing to have the sparkling phrase to say in a particular situation.

Motivational football quotes

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.” – Bill Shankly

“A winner never stops trying.” – Tom Landry

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence…If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry

“It’s end to end stuff, from side to side.”  – Trevor Brooking

inspiration football quotes

“Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.” – Mike Tomlin

“Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.” – George Allen

“Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.” – Herm Edwards

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.” ― Peyton Manning

“Football is like life – it requires perserverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ― Vince Lombardi

Funny football quotes

“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker

“Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.” – Heywood Hale Braun

“We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.” – Bobby Robson

“We are now in the middle of the centre of the first half” – Davis Pleat

“It can’t be Sunday every day. There are always Mondays and Tuesdays” – George Weah

best football quotes

“Scoring goals is the hardest thing in football, but doing it in a struggling team is double harder.” – Paul Merson

“Both sides have scored a couple of goals, and both sides have conceded a couple of goals.” – Peter Withe

“And with 4 minutes gone, the score is already 0-0.” – Ian Dark

“A game is not won until it is lost.” – David Pleat

“I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.” – Barry Venison

“If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.” – Neville Southhall

“I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.” – Stuart Pearce

“I’ve had 14 bookings this season – 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable.” – Paul Gascoigne

“The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.” – Bobby Robson

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