Soccer Quotes

A Database Of Famous Soccer Related Quotations

Mark Viduka on winning the league

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

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Neville Southall on winning

"If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day."

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Francesco Totti on Pavel Nedved, winner of Golden Ball (2003)

"Nedved did not deserve the award from France Football. Someone else should have won it, someone who entertains. I did not win it, but I don't put myself down, I charge myself more."

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George Weah on Sundays

"It can't be Sunday every day. There are also Mondays and Tuesdays."

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Umberto Eco on football/soccer

"You can occupy a cathedral and you will have upset Catholics, a fringe of approving dissidents, and indulgent left wing, the secular parties (secretly) happy. You can occupy a party's headquarters, and other parties, with or without a show of solidarity, will think it serves them right. But if a football stadium is occupied the disclaiming of responsibility will be total: Church, Left, Right, State, Judiciary, Divorce League, anarchist unions, all will send the criminals to the pillory."

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Mario Jardel on Japan, right after Brazil's market opened up for foreign cars earlier that year (1995)

"WOW, you have many imported cars here!"

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George Orwell on football/soccer

"International football is the continuation of war by other means."

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Albert Camus on football/soccer

"Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football."

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Fabio Capello on scoring goals

"If you want to score a goal, you have to hit the target."

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Giovanni Trapattoni on Paolo Di Canio

"There will have to be a bubonic plague for me to pick Di Canio."

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Giovanni Trapattoni on his team

"We can't behave like crocodiles and cry over spilled milk and broken eggs."

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Ronaldo on his baby

"He will be called Ronald, because we like going to McDonald's."

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Thierry Henry on what it takes to win

"Sometimes in football you have to score goals."

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Fabien Barthez on the ball

"Unconsciously, I fell in love with the small round sphere, with its amusing and capricious rebounds which sometimes play with me."

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Ade Akinbiyi on George Ndah

"I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George Ndah had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing."

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Andriy Shevchenko on a possible move to England (2000-2002)

"I'm not 30 yet."

He'll turn 30 in 2006, September 29th. He signed with Chelsea in June 2006.

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Arrigo Sacchi on being a manager

"You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey."

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Ian Rush on Djimi Traore

"Djimi Traore had to adapt to the English game and he did that by going out on loan to Lens last season."

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Ian Rush on Italy

"I couldn't settle in Italy. It was like living in a foreign country."

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Barry Venison on Terry Venables

"Terry Venables has literally had his legs cut off from underneath him three times while he's been manager."

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