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25 Famous Soccer Quotes You Don’t Want To Miss

Football is the beautiful game mostly because of what happens on the pitch, but the game doesn’t lose much of its appeal even when people just talk about it.

Some football players and coaches are remembered for their skills and titles they have won, others have become famous for their pre and post match sayings, and since much has been said about the former group, this article is all about the best quotes in the history of football. Do read them all as we have saved the best for last.

25.) One of Jose Mourinho’s first comments when he introduced himself to the English press after arriving from Porto in summer 2004:

“Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

24.) Jose Mourinho on leading the title race at Chelsea – February 2005:

”We are on top at the moment but not because of the club’s financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.”

23.) Jose Mourhino during Chelsea’s winning streak – October 2005:

”Everybody was waiting for Chelsea not to win every game and one day when we lose there will be a holiday in the country. But we are ready for that.”

22.) Jose Mourinho on Arsene Wenger – October 2005:

“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”

21.) Arsene Wenger on English people:

“I think in England you eat too much sugar and meet and not enough vegetables.”

20.) Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal fans booed a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough – November 1998:

“If you eat caviar every day it’s difficult to return to sausages.”

19.) Answering to criticism from John Carew that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s moves are pointless. (VG, April 2002):

“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”

18.) Bobby Charlton replied when soccer players were referred to as slaves:

“Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.”

17.) Ronaldo on Brazil’s defeat to France in the 1998 World Cup final:

“We lost because we didn’t win”

16.) Bobby Robson after playing Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup:

“We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.”

15.) Phil Woosnam, Welsh football player and manager:

“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.”

14.) Mike Gray:

“Well Kerry, you’re 19 and you’re a lot older than a lot of people younger than yourself.”

13.) Ugo Ehiogu on his happiness:

“I’m as happy as I can be, but I’ve been happier.”

12.) Ruud Gullit explaining a defeat:

“We must have had 99 percent of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.”

11.) Former England Captain Terry Butcher:

“The beauty of Cup football is that Jack always has a chance of beating Goliath.”

10.) Gordon Strachan referring to Wayne Rooney:

“It’s an incredible rise to stardom. At 17 you’re more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson.”

9.) Mark Viduka:

“I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.”

8.) Gary Lineker:

“There is no in between- you’re either good or bad. We were in between”

7.) Arigo Sachi on being a manager:

“You don’t have to have been a horse to be a jockey.”

6.) Metro Radio, Football:

“Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got eleven Dicks on the field.”

5.) Bill Shankly, Liverpool manager on football:

“Some people believe football 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.”

4.) Bob Paisley advising his players:

“If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.”

3.) Gerard Houllier on Liverpool:

“You can’t say my team aren’t winners. They’ve proved that by finishing fourth, third and second in the last three years.”

2.) Gary Lineker after losing the 1990 World Cup semifinal to Germany on penalties:

“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”

1.) John Lambie, Patrick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was:

“That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on.”

Wed 24 Nov, 2010
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  1. Chelsea FC Fan says:


    I had to stop at no.14…couldn’t contain my laughter after that one…

  2. pinoyred says:

    hahaha freaking cool!

  3. Edin A. says:

    That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on.” hahaha hahahaha what a hell are you thinking?

  4. fluffyme says:

    hahahahahahaha omg dey shuld b comedians lmao

  5. ColdTurkey says:

    Hahahahahahahahahhahah no 1, and the one about Rooney….

  6. Brad says:

    I don’t wanna think about what MJ would call Rooney for. . . .

  7. Ultimate Nightmare says:

    Ronaldo fails…

  8. Ahmed says:

    No.2 the best – and till Mourinho to shut his mouth

  9. Moirndayitha says:

    Hahahaha…no. 6 is the one for me and pele

  10. Tolu says:

    #4 is a classic! Love it

  11. kevin says:

    #4 my best.

  12. Tony Silver says:

    football is more than just a Game… hehe

  13. Solomon says:

    Ha ha ha, Bob paisley made me laugh uncontrollably….

  14. Evan says:

    I had to make sure I wasn’t looking at a Jose Mourinho list after the first few

  15. PAUL says:

    Kevin Keegan –

    “If I had a blank piece of paper, there would be at least two names on it”.

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