Top Footballer Quotes

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1. "There is no rule that says a footballer needs to be 'this high' and 'this wide.'"
Author: Andres Iniesta
2. "I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education."
Author: Angela Merkel
3. "Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support."
Author: Anna Friel
4. "Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport."
Author: Bobby Charlton
5. "We had to be down early to get the best stuff for the pros we looked after and then get the rags that we were left ourselves for training. It seems very old school but it grounded me as a person and made me appreciate everything as a footballer, because all we got was a pair of boots."
Author: Colin Cooper
6. "Now Jack Charlton wasn't wrong, I was a bad footballer."
Author: Craig Johnston
7. "A friend at school was always being laughed at because his father emptied dustbins for a living. But those who laughed worshipped famous footballers. This is an example of our topsy-turvy view of 'success.' Who would we miss most if they did not work for a month, the footballer or the garbage collector?"
Author: David Icke
8. "Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I'm proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration."
Author: Didier Drogba
9. "People think footballers are all like robots - we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it's very, very physical."
Author: Didier Drogba
10. "There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me."
Author: Diego Maradona
11. "I'm actually about as famous as a fourth division footballer from the 70s."
Author: Dylan Moran
12. "The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
Author: Franz Beckenbauer
13. "As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football."
Author: Gareth Bale
14. "Ryan Giggs will go down as the most successful British footballer of all time and I cannot see anyone ever overtaking him. He's on the brink of his 13th league title, after all."
Author: Gary Neville
15. "I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game."
Author: Glenn Hoddle
16. "If you want to strike, strike now. No matter how skillfully a footballer strikes beyond the 90 minutes' regulated time, he makes no influence. Strike now before it becomes too late!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
17. "I'm a footballer, that's my job and that's all I want to be known for."
Author: Jamie Redknapp
18. "The myth about me as a footballer has grown: I am now the lost Maradona of Norway."
Author: Jo Nesbo
19. "Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing."
Author: Lionel Messi
20. "Actors, movie stars, rock stars, I can meet them with no worries - but with footballers I go weak at the knees. All of them."
Author: Matt Smith
21. "I got injured when I was a kid, and it prevented me from becoming a footballer."
Author: Matt Smith
22. "I am going to continue and bring this club forward. I am Paul Gascoigne the footballer."
Author: Paul Gascoigne
23. "I have never imagined doing anything other than football, but now, thinking about it coldly, if I hadn't been a footballer, I would have been a musician."
Author: Ronaldinho
24. "Every footballer wants to play forever. And if you are going to keep on playing - to enjoy it to the full - you want to win games, and as a result, trophies."
Author: Ryan Giggs
25. "As a footballer I can't imagine life without the use of one of my legs... Sadly this is exactly what happens to thousands of children every year when they accidentally step on a landmine."
Author: Ryan Giggs
26. "But really it says everything that's wrong about the publishing industry, that a quarter of a million people bought and read a sex and shopping novel that wasn't even written by one of those footballer girlfriends, and yet most of the shortlisted titles on the Orange Prize, which is an award for women writers, don't even sell ten thousand copies. It's just not right."
Author: Sarra Manning
27. "Because I love football and I love the footballers."
Author: Sepp Blatter
28. "Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength."
Author: Sid Waddell
29. "There are young men and women up and down the land who happily (or unhappily) tell anyone who will listen that they don't have an academic turn of mind, or that they aren't lucky enough to have been blessed with a good memory, and yet can recite hundreds of pop lyrics and reel off any amount of information about footballers. Why? Because they are interested in those things. They are curious. If you are hungry for food, you are prepared to hunt high and low for it. If you are hungry for information it is the same. Information is all around us, now more than ever before in human history. You barely have to stir or incommode yourself to find things out. The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is."
Author: Stephen Fry
30. "We humans are naturally disposed to worship gods and heroes, to build our pantheons and valhallas. I would rather see that impulse directed into the adoration of daft singers, thicko footballers and air-headed screen actors than into the veneration of dogmatic zealots, fanatical preachers, militant politicians and rabid cultural commentators."
Author: Stephen Fry
31. "I felt like a racehorse in a world without race-tracks or a champion college footballer suddenly confronted by Wall Street and a business suit, his days of glory shrunk to a little gold cup on his mantel with a date engraved on it like the date on a tombstone."
Author: Sylvia Plath
32. "And I don't really like golf. I know a lot of English footballers play, but I know that if I go with the club to play, sooner or later I will end up trying to smash the ball with my foot."
Author: Thierry Henry
33. "I take compliments and I take constructive criticism. Not everyone loves you. It's the way you react as a footballer. I use it all to make me play better."
Author: Timothy F. Cahill
34. "I started out in Scotland, not as a footballer of any note, and I didn't play to draw the attention of people abroad."
Author: Walter Smith
35. "Pulling on your country's shirt is the greatest honour a footballer can have. It's what I always dreamed of as a kid and I get a buzz every time."
Author: Wayne Rooney
36. "In England, footballers are respected more, the game is more noble, there's less cheating. Every Spaniard who goes loves it - and comes back a better player. If I had ever left, it would have been to England."
Author: Xavi
37. "Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person."
Author: Zinedine Zidane

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