Soccer Is My Life Quotes by J. B. Priestley, Bill Shankly, Pele, Mia Hamm, Jean-Paul Sartre, Johan Cruijff and many others.
To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.
At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.
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.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
I was always taught as a kid if you do something, do it right. If not, go do something else. For me, soccer was life.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started…
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
He’s one of those footballers whose brains are in his head.
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.
I’m here to score a lot of goals. It’s my specialty, that’s what I’ve been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there’s every reason to think I can do it.
My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you.