165 Football Fan Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Football Fan Quotes (BEST)

  1. Fans have a constitutional right to expect success and have high expectations. — Jim Harbaugh
  2. Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. — Dave Barry
  3. The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb. To be a back, you only have to be dumb. — Knute Rockne
  4. Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn. — Pat Dye
  5. In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves. — Bill Shankly
  6. 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
  7. I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game. — Bear Bryant
  8. I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation. — Bob Devaney
  9. So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan. — Lisa Guerrero
  10. The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score. — Nick Hornby

Short Football Fan Quotes

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  • I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite. — Verne Troyer
  • My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor. — Bowden Wyatt
  • In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. — Jean-Paul Sartre
  • If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, Tide, Roll!" — Bear Bryant
  • Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad. — Darrell Royal
  • You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life. — Paul Dietzel
  • Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool. — Bill Shankly
  • Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David. — Ralph Jordan
  • Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died. — Frank Leahy
  • Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport. — Vince Lombardi

Football Fan Image Quotes

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Football fan quote by Lisa Guerrero

So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan. — Lisa Guerrero

Football fan quote Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

Not A Football Fan Quotes

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I shall not rest until Leeds United are kicked out of the football league. Their fans are the scum of the earth, absolute animals and a disgrace. I will do everything in my power to make sure this happens. — Ken Bates

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

Every profession has changed. Journalism has changed. Medicine has changed. Technology has changed and it evolves. The same is true of football. Free agency has now allowed teams to be a dynasty as they have been before. It is not a great thing for the fans, but it is a good thing for the players. — Marv Levy

Football fan quote Love your haters,theyre your biggest fans.
Love your haters,theyre your biggest fans.

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

If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be. — Bill Shankly

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

Football fan 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.

Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word. — Jon Postel

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans. — Franz Beckenbauer

I was a college football fanatic, and I wanted to play, not sit on the sidelines. It's tough when you know you're just a project. — Chad Pennington

I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football - the fans, the players, the clubs, the people who live, breathe and love football. — Sepp Blatter

Soccer Fan 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 I think of how special Anfield is and how special Liverpool is, everywhere around the world everyone is talking about Liverpool, it is because of the fan base. — John W. Henry

The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry more passengers! — Bill Shankly

Football fan quote Set your Life on Fire. Seek those who Fan your Flames
Set your Life on Fire. Seek those who Fan your Flames

We know there is a very powerful fan base for Liverpool in Asia. We are not embarrassed to say we want to exploit that. — John W. Henry

I went to the final of the Champions League, and I scored 32 goals. This pressure does not weigh too much. I’m on the field to have fun and give pleasure to the fans. — Antoine Griezmann

I was a fan myself, and I know what it’s like. If someone comes out of the blocks and scores 31 goals in one season, then you think, ‘OK, was that a one-off, or will he do it again?’ — Harry Kane

Football fan quote I'm not a fan of idleness, except in small doses.
I'm not a fan of idleness, except in small doses.

Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I'm handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me. — Cristiano Ronaldo

I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we're in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa. — Claudio Reyna

Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most exciting debut I've ever seen. There have been a few players described as 'The New George Best' over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me. — George Best

Message to all rioters: put down your brick, put away the spray paint, and leave the cop cars alone; you're acting like soccer fans! It's embarrassing. — Jim Rome

Sports Fan Quotes

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Defensive and offensive lineman control the game and true sports fans know that. — Dante Hall

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there. — Mike Schmidt

Great moments are born from great opportunities. — Herb Brooks

Football fan 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.

It's not like I'm going to go out and change the world and convert everyone into MMA fans. There's going to be fans out there who are fans of combat sports and fans of contact sports but not everybody's going to be converted. — Dana White

The best possible thing in baseball is winning The World Series. The second best thing is losing The World Series. — Tommy Lasorda

I'm not a big sports fan, but I love it when they "slam dunk." That's sexy. — Emma Bunton

Football fan 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 believe almost any sports fan would purchase a club, if they had the means. — John W. Henry

I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan — Judd Nelson

I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams. — Josh Charles

I'm a huge sports fan. — Marc Anthony

Watching Football Quotes

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If the psychic energies of the average mass of people watching a football game or a musical comedy could be diverted into the rational channels of a freedom movement, they would be invincible. — Wilhelm Reich

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. — Erma Bombeck

I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and the other guys with my dad. — Lisa Guerrero

You can't really get into regular football after you watch Australian rules football because it's just two different ends of the totem pole. — Andrew Bogut

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

Mourinho is a coach of titles, not football. Or rather, not a football coach if we understand the sport is a spectacle or entertainment for those who watch it, either at home or live in the stadium. — Johan Cruijff

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. — Gareth Bale

I have cried twice in my life watching a football player; the first one was Maradona and the second was Ryan Giggs. — Alessandro Del Piero

Watch the film, not the stopwatch. — Chuck Noll

Sport is a product of human culture. America seems to need football at this state of our social development. When you get ninety million people watching a single game on television, it ... shows you that people need something to identify with. — Joe Paterno

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

Sports Football Quotes

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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 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

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

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 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

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

I Love Football Quotes

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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

I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose. — Woody Hayes

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. — Lionel Messi

I love football and the intensity of football in Liverpool, this is what is very good for me. — Jurgen Klopp

Sure, I'd love to beat Notre Dame, don't get me wrong. But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state! — Bear Bryant

My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg. He's inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination - but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field. — Snoop Dogg

Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be badass. — Terry Crews

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

It doesn't matter what you all think, what you all say about me, because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face, my family that I love, that's all that really matters to me. — Marshawn Lynch

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

Football Game 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

Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last. — Ronaldinho

Mike, did you ever see the movie 'Cast Away?' In that movie, Tom Hanks' only friend was a ball named Wilson. In this game, Russell Wilson's only friend is a football. — Jon Gruden

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

Football is one of the world's best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the game makes everyone equal, stirs the imagination, makes people happy and makes them sad — Franz Beckenbauer

The grid is like the lines on a football field. You can play a great game in the grid or a lousy game. But the goal is to play a really fine game. — Wim Crouwel

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

Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes. — Jurgen Klopp

I believe the game is designed to reward the ones who hit the hardest - If you can't take it, you shouldn't play! — Jack Lambert

There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God. — Theodore Hesburgh

Nfl Football Quotes

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A champion is simply someone who did not give up when he wanted to. — Tom Landry

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence. — Tom Landry

A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order. — Bud Grant

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. — Bum Phillips

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Respect all. Fear none. — Bum Phillips

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. — Don Shula

If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler. — Jack Lambert

Being stubborn is a virtue when you're right; it's only a character flaw when you're wrong. — Chuck Noll

When it's too hard for them, it's just right for us. — Marv Levy

A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them. — Tony Dungy

Pro Football Quotes

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I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today. — Gerald R. Ford

I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field. — Walter Payton

Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don't know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I'm not one to make excuses, so I'll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats. — Herschel Walker

Some of the money going to the rookies can now be spent on people who have proved their worth. After all, the average playing life of a pro football player is about eight years and it is only fitting that the veterans get something for their efforts. — Bob Lilly

Maybe a good rule in life is never become too important to do your own laundry. — Barry Sanders

Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life. — Joe Namath

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass. — Ron Jaworski

If you're mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It's about the same. — Bob Golic

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors. — Frank Gifford

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

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More Football Fan Quotes

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I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it. I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled. — Al Davis

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common. — Hunter S. Thompson

How lucky I was to have played for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans. A proud, hard-working people, who loves their football, and their players. — Jack Lambert

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

Whenever I see those crmison jerseys and crimson helmets, I feel humbled to have played football for Alabama. Other players in the NFL talk to me about their schools and their traditions. I just smile knowing the immense love Alabama fans have for our school and its football program. I'm proud to be a part of that Crimson Tide heritage. — Derrick Thomas

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 asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.' — Walt Garrison

Messi makes the difference most of the time. In particular, he is always going forwards. He never passes the ball backwards or sideways. He has only one idea, to run towards the goal.So as a football fan, just enjoy the show. — Zinedine Zidane

It's named the Lombardi Trophy for a reason, because we play and live in Titledown. We've got the best fans, and I can't wait to go home and see those fans and bring home the Lombardi Trophy. — Aaron Rodgers

They whipped us like a tied up goat. — Spike Dykes

I'm a big fan of London in the summertime. English people are dependent on weather to change our attitudes, and, provided it's a decent summer, everyone's spirits are uplifted and the whole place is in bloom. It's a magical transformation. London in the summer, going to see bands play outside, watching football. — Ed Westwick

We have demonstrated that we are the best, I'm also happy because everyone seems to enjoy our football, whether or not they are Barca fans. All over the world, I've heard people saying that they have been enchanted by us. This type of football deserves to be rewarded with titles. — Lionel Messi

Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team. We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve. — Mauricio Pochettino

Without fans who pay at the turnstile, football is nothing. Sometimes we are inclined to forget that. The only chance of bringing them into stadiums is if they are entertained by what happens on the football field. — Jock Stein

There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing. — Gerard Houllier

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