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Famous Football Quotes and Sayings

Famous Football Quotes and Sayings

Although players put their heart and soul into the game when playing football, ever wondered what are their views about this game! Read on to find out:
Nicks J
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
Reading football quotes will give you a better understanding about this most popular sport. What players and coaches feel about this game will be clear to you when you read famous sports quotes given below:

Famous Football Quotes

Football players like Diego Maradona and Dan Birdwell are no doubt famous but more famous are their quotes. Following are some most popular football quotes:

Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought. - Dennis Bergkamp

Even if there was a hand, it was the hand of God. - Diego Maradona, after scoring with his hand against England at World Cup '86.

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. - Joe Theismann

Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time. - Arnold Mandell

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four. - Dan Birdwell

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. - Erma Bombeck

God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of the cross when I walk out onto the pitch. I feel I would be betraying him if I didn't. - Diego Maradona

The function of football, soccer, basketball and other passion-sports in modern industrial society is the transference of boredom, frustration, anger and rage into socially acceptable forms of combat. A temporary substitute for war; for nationalism; identification with something bigger than the self. - Edward Abbey

There are several differences between a football game and a revolution. For one thing, a football game usually lasts longer and the participants wear uniforms. Also, there are usually more casualties in a football game. The object of the game is to move a ball past the other team's goal line. This counts as six points. No points are given for lacerations, contusions, or abrasions, but then no points are deducted, either. Kicking is very important in football. In fact, some of the more enthusiastic players even kick the ball, occasionally. - Alfred Hitchcock

Speed, strength, and the inability to register pain immediately. - Reggie Williams, when asked his greatest strengths as a football player.

Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. - Joe Namath

If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. - Bud Wilkinson

At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact. - George Plimpton

Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man. - Pele

Soccer is the biggest thing that's happened in creation. It's bigger than any 'ism' you can name.
Alan Brown

Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is playing simple football. - Johan Cruyff

To be honest, it would not be wrong to conclude that football quotes have a deeper meaning, which is not restricted to this game. These quotes describe the game in a different manner and hence, going through these quotes is a pleasure.
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