Soccer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old soccer quotes, soccer sayings, and soccer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple. Johan Cruyff
Soccer isn't very social. Plus, if you don't like someone on the other team, you can do something about it. Mia Hamm
I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball. Eduardo Galeano
If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms. Mike Ditka
Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer) Albert Camus
Football (soccer) is the ballet of the masses. Dmitri Shostakovich
Soccer isn't the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community's fabric, a repository of traditions. Franklin Foer
It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event. A World Cup is the sort of common project that otherwise barely exists in modern societies. Simon Kuper
Football (soccer) is the poetry of motion. Pubudu Lasal Dissanayake
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team. Eduardo Galeano
International football (soccer) is the continuation of war by other means. Eric Arthur Blair
In football (soccer), the worst blindness is only seeing the ball. Nelson Falcao Rodrigues
Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God's. The sixth day is for football. John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Football (soccer) is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win. Gary Lineker
Soccer is like a poem, you write it with your soul and heart, but you say it with your feet. Chris Castillo
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
Some people believe football (soccer) is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that. Bill Shankly
Concerning football (soccer) playing, I protest to you it may rather be called a friendly kind of fighting, rather than recreation Anonymous
Soccer is not about justice. It's a drama, and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that. Pete Davies
The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It's the biggest sin in football (soccer) to make him do any work. George Graham
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
If this can be termed the century of the common man, then soccer, of all sports, is surely his game. In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested. Stanley Rous
(In soccer) 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. Manfred Schellscheidt
The golden rule of soccer: Pass unto others as you would have them pass unto you. Bob Burns
Soccer doesn't build character, it reveals it. Brad Valentine
(In soccer) It's the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose. Harry Sinden
I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player. Pele
(In soccer) Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball. Tommy Docherty
Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple. Bill Shankly
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team. Luis Suarez