Whether you're a soccer player or just a fan, YourDictionary's collection of soccer quotes offers many ways to pay tribute to your favorite sport. Use your favorites to decorate scrapbooks filled with soccer memories or in an inspirational speech before you face off against an opponent.
I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back.
As quoted in Football FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Clubs, the Players, and the Rivalries (2015), by Dave Thompson.
I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.Eduardo Galeano
Soccer is one of those sports that pulls in a universal audience in terms of demographics.Tanc Sade
Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God's. The sixth day is for football.Anthony Burgess
Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as a god.Hugo Sánchez
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.lionel messi
In Europe, it's different – you eat soccer, you breathe soccer, you drink soccer. Everything is about soccer.Thomas Dooley
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.Phil Woosnam
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.Abby Wambach
Over the last 10-15 years, you've seen soccer finally start to grow at a fast pace, start to get the recognition it deserves, and I think it has to do with all of the people who come to America from foreign countries.Claudio Reyna
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.Johan Cruyff
Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.oscar wilde
Soccer is not about justice. It’s a drama – and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that.Pete Davies
Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball.Jim Murray
Football’s a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game.Queen Elizabeth II
Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.Gary Lineker
When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.Eduardo Galeano
Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football.Albert Camus
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.jean-paul sartre
All that I know surely about morality and the obligations of man, I owe to football.Albert Camus
Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.Ondino Viera
Soccer's popularity is often attributed to the fact that the game is fairly easy to understand. Children can pick up the basic rules with minimal effort, making soccer a great choice for a child's introduction to team sports. Phil Woosnam explains in the humorous soccer quote, "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."
Playing on a team teaches athletes the value of hard work, determination, and cooperation. It's a character building experience summed up best by Argentine professional soccer player Lionel Messi. "You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it."
Soccer fans enjoy the sport's combination of action, athleticism, and beauty. It's fast-paced, but with an artistic flair. "I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball," Eduardo Galeano said.
As soccer fans will tell you, the differences between “the beautiful game” and American football are striking. "While American football is very structured and linear and static—where everyone lines up, and there's a burst, and it happens—soccer is like the cosmos. It's like constellations. It's bodies moving in space. It's a very spherical game," Gabriel Luna explains in one popular soccer quote.