20 Controversial and Inspirational Soccer Quotes
Finally, after a great buildup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, begun today. As the soccer fever takes over the world, we’ve chosen some of the most popular inspirational quotes about the beautiful game of football.
To everyone, we hope you enjoy this world wide feast and may the best team WIN!
Football is the ballet of the masses.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
In his life, a man can change wives,
political parties or religions but
he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Eduardo Hughes Galeano
You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey.
If you’re attacking,
you don’t get as tired as when you’re chasing.
Kyle Rote, Jr.
I don’t believe skill was,
or ever will be, the result of coaches.
It is a result of a love affair
between the child and the ball.
Roy Maurice Keane
The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes,
and everything else is just theory.
Josef “Sepp” Herberger
International football is
the continuation of war by other means.
Eric Arthur Blair
In football everything is complicated
by the presence of the opposite team.
Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre
In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.
Nelson Falcão Rodrigues
The trouble with referees is that they know the rules,
but they do not know the game.
William “Bill” Shankly
I know more about soccer than about politics.
James “Harold” Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx
Five days shalt thou labor, as the Bible says.
The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s.
The sixth day is for football.
John Anthony Burgess Wilson
The roots of our Soccer Tribe
lie deep in our primeval past.
Desmond John Morris
How could you have a soccer team
if all were goalkeepers?
How would it be an orchestra
if all were French horns?
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
The rules of soccer are very simple,
basically it is this:
if it moves, kick it.
If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
Phillip Abraham “Phil” Woosnam
Every disadvantage has its advantage.
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff
The thing about football…
the important thing about football…
is that it is not just about football.
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett
Every defeat is a victory in itself.
Francisco Maturana García
Whoever invented soccer should be worshiped as god.
Hugo Sánchez Márquez
Football is a simple game;
22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end,
the Germans win.