164 Football Clubs Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of football clubs quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about football.

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I love football, football is my life. — Wayne Rooney

Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn't matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football. — Pele

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

The Premier club in the Premier League - that is Manchester United! — Martin Tyler

Top of my wish list is to play for a club that wants me to be their goalkeeper. — Joe Hart

I like to watch good football so I like to watch good players. I like Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney. — Neymar

The best managers out there at the moment are Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho but they are at other clubs - Real Madrid and Barcelona. — Gary Neville

Fifa stands for discipline, respect, fair-play, not just on the field of play, but in our society as well. — Sepp Blatter

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. — Vince Lombardi

Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. — Serge Schmemann

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  • Why couldn't you beat a richer club? I've never seen a bag of money score a goal. — Sayings
  • The players are writing a beautiful page of the club’s history and also of French football history. — Didier Deschamps
  • We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high. — Steven Gerrard
  • Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool. — Bill Shankly
  • The most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the people who want to be here. — Kenny Dalglish
  • If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be. — Bill Shankly
  • Liverpool Football Club is the heartland of football folklore — Brendan Rodgers
  • There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing. — Gerard Houllier
  • Next year we have to be even better. If we want to be a big club this has to be one of many. — Vincent Kompany
  • This club needs an impetus of energy - but I just feel tired to be honest. I'm worn out. — Ian Holloway
Football clubs quote Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To
Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.

Football Club Quotes

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It would've cost less, and left the previous owners with nothing, to go into liquidation. But it would also be humiliating for Celtic. So we paid all the bills. Celtic means the same to me as it does to other fans. I identify with the club and wish to be proud of it. — Fergus McCann

When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. — Dennis Bergkamp

In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves. — Bill Shankly

Football clubs quote That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.

I'm looking forward to the intensity of football and how the people live football in Liverpool. It's a special club. — Jurgen Klopp

The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's really about having fun and that means success and trophies. — Roman Abramovich

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. — Bill Shankly

Football clubs quote Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

I do not think any thinking individual buys a sports franchise, or an English football club, to make money. — John W. Henry

Thierry is the best striker in the world. By far he's the best in the world. Thierry doesn't just score goals. Even when he's not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big. — Patrick Vieira

Many clubs rejected me, but I wanted to be a footballer and to learn as quickly as possible, so I persisted until I got into Real Sociedad when I was 13. — Antoine Griezmann

I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go. — Alan Hansen

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Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. — Ralph Marston

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There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true. — Neymar

We do not pull in and fill up. And I'll tell you why we don't. It's because I don't buy one goddamn drop of gas in the state of Michigan. We'll coast and push this goddamn car to the Ohio line before I give this state a nickel of my money. — Woody Hayes

You can't be everything to everybody, but you can be everything to somebody. Don't lose the ones you love trying to please the world — Trent Shelton

I don't want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper. I want to be remembered as a great person. — Iker Casillas

It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain. — Ian Rush

You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team. — Eric Cantona

God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it. — Ronaldinho

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I learned all about life with a ball at my feet — Ronaldinho

Don't pursue a heart that you're not ready to be loyal to. — Trent Shelton

Football Party Quotes

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In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team. — Eduardo Galeano

American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party. — Sue Lawley

I'm not super social, don't really go to parties, or basketball games, or football games very often, the big social occasions. — Taylor Phinney

Nothing is covered adequately by the BBC. The BBC has become the biggest disappointment - they're just so terrified. And in a way it's not their fault: the parties have used them as a political football. — Irvine Welsh

The Democrats have to do what he did when [Rahm Emanuel] was chairman of the Democratic House Campaign Committee, recruit veterans, recruit football players, recruit business people. And I think that's what the job of the new party chair has to be. — Mark Shields

To be the best you have to forget partying and concentrate all your energies on the football. — Michael Owen

Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. It's football alone that that unites us, it's football alone that brings us good things - football is the window into our country - so we don't mess around with it. — Roger Milla

It is the mark of our whole modern history that the masses are kept quiet with a fight. They are kept quiet by the fight because it is a sham-fight; thus most of us know by this time that the Party System has been popular only in the sense that a football match is popular. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I'm sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that's important, that's what leadership's all about. — Iain Duncan Smith

Liverpool Football Club Quotes

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Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say 'We're Liverpool'. — Bill Shankly

If you are young and open, and start loving football and really think about it then there are not a lot of alternatives to LFC. If you are a fan of another club it's okay too. But if you want to be a fan of 'the' club then it's Liverpool FC. — Jurgen Klopp

I always wanted to be a one-club man, I always wanted to play for Liverpool. If I had gone out of the team in my twenties or early thirties I would've left because I love playing football. — Jamie Carragher

I am from a city (Glasgow) that is not unlike Liverpool. I am joining the people's football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans. It is a fantastic opportunity, something you dream about. I said 'yes' right away as it is such a big club. — David Moyes

You have to know what club you are playing for, or you just play for yourself. Every time I put on a Liverpool shirt, I know it is more than just a football game. — Fernando Torres

I’m just one of the people who stands on the Kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It’s a kind of marriage of people who like each other. — Bill Shankly

If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we'll discuss your options afterwards. — Bill Shankly

It has been an honor and a privilege to have had the chance to come back to Liverpool Football Club as manager. — Kenny Dalglish

We don't have any splits here. The players country is Liverpool Football Club and their language is football. — Gerard Houllier

I want to build a team that's invincible, so that they have to send a team from bloody Mars to beat us. — Bill Shankly

Football Team Quotes

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A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don't be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit. — Pele

Hungry is a word that I've been analyzing here of late. It's not hunger that drives me, it's not hunger that needs to drive our football team. Hunger and thirst are things that can be quenched. We have to be a driven group, we have to seek greatness. — Mike Tomlin

A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful — Arsene Wenger

I've got a Championship game to play and I'm excited about the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. — Les Miles

It's time for the New England Patriots to move on and that's what our job is. And as I said, our goal is the same: to have a winning football team, to be a pillar in the community. That's what our direction is; that's what we're going to do. — Bill Belichick

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. — Knute Rockne

I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day! — Les Miles

It's never an upset if the so-called underdog has all along considered itself the better team. — Woody Hayes

If I know that I am the tiniest speck of dust around for a split second only, then why was I so upset when my fantasy football team lost on Sunday? — Tim Urban

Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate. — Sayings

Sports Football Quotes

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Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. — Ernie Davis

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. — Henry Van Dyke

Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day. — Ray Lewis

It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. — Bear Bryant

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. — Pele

I had no interest in fashion when I was younger. I was such a tomboy. I loved soccer, as you call it, or sports in general. The first time I was a bridesmaid, to my auntie, I refused to go down the aisle without my football shorts underneath my dress. — Cara Delevingne

The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb. — Knute Rockne

My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game. — Duffy Daugherty

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. — Bob Paisley

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Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn. — Pat Dye

Football Match Quotes

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A smoked salmon sandwich of a football match if ever there has been one. — Peter Drury

When I arrive at the gates of Heaven the Good Lord will ask ‘what did you do in your life?’ I will respond ‘I tried to win football matches.’ He will say: ‘Are you certain that’s all?’ But, well, that’s the story of my life. — Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them. — Jose Mourinho

We must have had 99 per cent of the match. It was the other three per cent that cost us. — Ruud Gullit

I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside him in a big European match at Old Trafford. — George Best

When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average ... So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you're a good player or not. — Sayings

Aggression is what I do. I go to war. You don't contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind. — Roy Keane

For Irishmen, there is no football game to match rugby and if all our young men played rugby not only would we beat England and Wales but France and the whole lot of them put together. — Eamon de Valera

Laddie, that man scored 200 goals in 270 matches - an incredible record - and he has won cup after cup as a manager. When he talks, pin back your ears. — Bill Shankly

People say I'm hard, I'm Mr Angry. I'm this, I'm that. I just want to win matches. There's no point going out there and being Mr Nice Guy. We get 55,000 at Old Trafford and I don't think they want fellas going out there and thinking: Ah, if we lose, so what? — Roy Keane

Football Manager Quotes

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I'm really a normal football manager. — Jurgen Klopp

I've told him to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic. — Arsene Wenger

Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver. — Jonathan Sacks

That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on. — John Lambie

I love football so when I finish playing I would like to still be involved in it somehow and a ­manager would be my first choice. — Wayne Rooney

It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed, you pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm, and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But the blanket I have is made of cashmere. So it's good. — Jose Mourinho

Football is made up of all kinds of conflict. In a dressing room, between players, between us and the manager, between us and loads of people who don't seem to matter. It's constant and harsh sometimes. — Wayne Rooney

I'm ex-player, ex-technical director, ex-coach, ex-manager, ex-honorary president. A nice list that once again shows that everything comes to an end. — Sayings

I don't like champagne, I don't smoke cigars, I haven't any real jewellery at all, apart from the 8 pieces of gold I picked up at Anfield, the most important relationship at a football club is not between the manager and the chairman, but the players and the fans. — John Toshack

I have never seen anything like that before. He must have given his last three managers heart attacks. I like to see those sort of things - as long as they come from the other goalkeeper. — Terry Venables

Soccer Football Quotes

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Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable". — Cristiano Ronaldo

I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time. — Ronaldinho

Messi scores a goal and celebrates. Cristiano scores a goal and poses like he's in a shampoo commercial. — Diego Maradona

If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother. — Bo Jackson

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

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. — Ronaldo

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It's better to have ten disorganized players than ten organized runners. — Roberto Baggio

Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that. — Alex Ferguson

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What a debut for the young goalkeeper, as a striker. — Peter Drury

What makes the difference between a great player and just a normal player is dedication, work, commitment. — Thierry Henry

Football Season Quotes

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Hey fellas! This is what you work all off season for. This is why you lift all them weights! This is why you do all that! — Bill Parcells

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That's when I knew I had some athletic ability. — LeBron James

Alan Shearer has done very well for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last season he played with one leg. — Bobby Robson

There's two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season. — Darius Rucker

Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl. — Bill Peterson

Pro football is a game; not a war. It's for win or lose, not life or death... but say that in the summer, for winter brings the playoffs, and a season is at stake. — John Facenda

I've been consistent in patches this season. — Theo Walcott

In international football you have 10 games a season, with players from different clubs. There's no time for proper coaching; they're just recovering from playing on the Saturday. — Graham Taylor

Football season: The only time of the year when a man can walk down the street with a blond on one arm and a blanket on the other without encountering raised eyebrows. — Bennett Cerf

I always wanted everyone to like me. I wanted the city of Pittsburgh to be proud of me. But my first few seasons, I could to count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger. — Terry Bradshaw

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The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough. — Mikel Arteta

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. — Glenn Hoddle

The crowds at West Ham haven't been rewarded by results, but they keep turning up because of the good football they see. Other clubs will suffer from the old bugbear that results count more than anything. This has been the ruination of English soccer. — Ron Greenwood

Talking of first times Stephanie, I bet your first time was really memorable for you and the captain ot the football team .. and the basketball team .. and the softball team, the track team, the chess club and the pool boy! — Chris Jericho

I'm realising my dream of owning a top football club. Some will doubt my motives, others will think I'm crazy. — Roman Abramovich

No Scot ever made a bigger impact on a club than Bill Shankly. Others may claim an equal share of trophies and Matt Busby comes to mind with his wonderful record crowned by the European Cup, but not even Matt would claim the kinship with the fans that Bill enjoyed. He was what football was all about. I can't praise him higher than that. — Jock Stein

I follow the baseball team on the Internet more than I do the football team. Generally you can get a Nebraska game anywhere. Before I started doing big arenas and stuff and had a tour bus when I was just working comedy clubs way back when I would always listen to the games in my hotel room on the Internet. — Larry the Cable Guy

Celtic, like Barcelona, are more than a football club. Our clubs are a symbol of a culture and community that has not always been made welcome in their respective countries. — Xavi

It's a great honour to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United. I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the football club. — David Moyes

Messi is undoubtedly a gifted footballer, like Maradona and Pele, and he's playing for the best club side in the world at the moment. He's successful and he's winning trophies, so it's only logical that he'll be voted the best player in the world. — Oliver Kahn

I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I get my own team? (English Premiership football club) — Roman Abramovich

The Frankfurt Galaxy( The NFL Europe team) always had tremendous success, at that time there were 2,000 American football clubs in Europe playing the game from juniors through to adults. — Bill Peterson

You start with what you believe in. I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team. — Alex Ferguson

So, Arsenal have signed Arsene Wenger because his name sounds a bit like the club. How long before Man Utd sign Stefan Kuntz? — Frank Skinner

I love football and it's the sport I would really like to play. I've said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career. — Novak Djokovic

They have a choice as a club. They don't have to sell. Maybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. They obviously wanted to change... I don't have sympathy, no. — Brendan Rodgers

I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting classes and my local youth theatre, in plays at school and after-school clubs. That filled the void. — Sam Claflin

I am joining the people's football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans — David Moyes

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. — Jose Mourinho

With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football. — Gary Neville

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