Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Footballers

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Football is unconditional love.
Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be!
I respect all religions, but I'm not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people. I wasn't brought up in a religious way, but I believe there's something out there that looks after you.
Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption. — © Wes Fesler
Hypocrisy is the audacity to preach integrity from a den of corruption.
Talent without working hard is nothing.
Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.
I'd like to play free safety. It would be fun to read things out and break on the ball. I definitely would not want to play on the defensive line. I wouldn't want to be down there in the trenches.
I don't want a perfect life, I don't want an easy life, I want to live life to the fullest. To me that feels like conquering as many things as possible.
It is complicated, but I've always said that I would have liked to retire at Barca.
You could look at Tim Brown, you walk in the locker room and you knew you were going to get consistency with him as a person and as a player.
Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording.
I'm happiest when I'm in a helmet. — © Howie Long
I'm happiest when I'm in a helmet.
You never want to hit your cruising altitude; you always want to be ascending with your game. You can always get better.
I'm going to retire as an Eagle.
I try to have as much patience as possible.
You just have to take a deep breath, relax and let the game come to you.
None of my friends are big posters - we're old school. We text, phone and meet up and have a beer or have a curry.
Once you have success, you have to maintain success.
I've never been to playoffs.
Remember to always smile.
I'll keep going. That's one thing about myself - I'll roll my sleeves up and keep going.
I'm not a hypocrite and I'm a transparent person.
Every off-season you look at what you can improve on. So you come in for the new season fresh and ready to go again.
There is always a lot of competition at a big club like Manchester City, so I need to keep working hard, having patience and hoping for the best.
The pressure of being a goalkeeper is one of those things that attracts a lot of people to the position, if you don't have that, if you don't enjoy that pressure, I don't think you're suited to playing goalkeeper. It's about being strong mentally, being able to see the difference between making honest mistake and silly mistakes.
As a young boy, I had gone to a Bayern match with my father. I had never seen such a big stadium before, and it was overwhelming. Everything was so big, so loud.
Sometimes a team loses a Copa tie and suddenly the competition is downplayed. It's not a good excuse to say that the Copa has no merit.
I've probably exceeded every expectation I had for myself, going into my rookie year of what my NFL career would be.
The hardest thing about winning is to continue to win, and I think human instinct says 'OK, I've done this before. I got it, let's just keep doing what we're doing.'
It takes hard work, dedication, discipline and a positive attitude to get to the top - in business or in sports.
My brother made a whole documentary of my life. It's a long story.
I've kind of become used to making new friends.
I've always been able to dunk a little bit; I'm a big basketball guy.
When I was a player the mentality was black people would make good players but weren't captain material or managerial material. That stereotyping existed.
My target is winning trophies. It doesn't matter which kind of trophy it is, I want to win all of them.
You can get glory days, bad days but the most important thing is to just keep your head down and keep working because at the end of it all if you work hard everything is going to be fine.
Don't give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you're going to get out of it. — © Alphonso Davies
Don't give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you're going to get out of it.
Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world, so I don't see why I would think of leaving.
Football demands patience. Keep working and you will be rewarded.
I worked in the warehouse, and I would pick up orders. I would go to the computer screen, print off the order from a customer and then it would have where all the stuff was located in the warehouse. I'd go get a big gray cart, and you had to fill up these bins with all the parts. And it wasn't air-conditioned in there.
All of the great teams that I've been a part of, we're holding each other accountable if somebody is doing something wrong you call them out, you let them know. There's no hard feelings, it's all love at the end of the day.
Your best ability is availability and if you're not on the field, they can't use you and you don't play. So, I try to play as much football as I can.
I'm really happy to be working with Jose Mourinho. He's a great person and he's always keen to communicate with the squad and help people to be communicative regarding what they're to do on the pitch.
Let all your moments of self-doubt, fear, or disappointment fuel your drive to be great.
When you have the chance to play for Chelsea, you have to take it.
I told myself I was going to get a scholarship so I could get a degree and take care of my family.
Anybody who wears slippers everywhere he goes can't be that intense. — © Bobby Wagner
Anybody who wears slippers everywhere he goes can't be that intense.
You lose weeks of sleep over a bad game, and a bad game could be one missed kick. So the ones you make, you just try to build on the confidence with it, and the ones you miss, you try to get it out of your head as quickly as possible and try to make the next one.
I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
If you take the pleasure of risk away from me, I'd be better off going home.
I work hard every day not only to be a success on the football field and a credit to my team - but to be a good husband, father, son, grandson, teammate - to be the kind of man that is as respected as Walter Payton was.
If you're talking, you gotta back it up. When you're a little kid, and you know you're the fastest in your grade, and y'all go out for Field Day, you tell everybody you're gonna win. You're not worried about it, because you know you're the fastest.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
I'm just thankful for my parents blessing me with good genes, I guess.
I am convinced that if you win one trophy, then the rest will follow.
One thing I can say is I'm thankful. It's been a long road for me through my injuries.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.
I'm thankful for the relationship that I established with guys here in my time in Buffalo.
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