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
Relaxing Great Soccer quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
He does things I have never seen from any other player and it really is marvellous to watch. It takes a great player to grab the bull by the horns and make things happen, but he has done it repeatedly. He has been even better than people here thought he would be and that's saying something.
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.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
You don't play triathlon. You play soccer; it's fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that you can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking on the roadside. It's the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?
What makes the difference between a great player and just a normal player is dedication, work, commitment.
Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
There is a great gulf between the Christianity that wrestles with whether to worship at the cost of imprisonment and death, and the Christianity that wrestles with whether the kids should play soccer on Sunday morning.
That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
Johan was more than just a great soccer player.
He was a role model who promoted world peace. He brought the values of education into the game of football and proved that on the field, everyone is equal - Jews, Muslims and Christians - that running fast and playing well will lead to victory in spite of discrimination and racism.
Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.
College coaches measure success in championships.
High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The most direct path to achievement whether you're an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment.
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.
Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
We scored a goal and defended until the end with great spirit.
We have a lot of young players and I hope we can keep on like this.
Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I'm handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me.
All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
A great pianist doesn't run around the piano or do push ups with his fingers.
To be great, he plays the piano. ...being a footballer is not about running, push-ups or physical work generally. The best way to be a great footballer is to play.
That lad must have been born offside.
I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player.
Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.
If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.
We've had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he's up with the best.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
When football stars disappear, so do the teams, and that is a very curious phenomenon. It is like in the theatre, in a play, where there is a great star. If the star is not well, the whole cast suffers.
I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.
He's got great credentials by winning the World Cup, but he did it with Brazil - my granny could probably have managed Brazil to World Cup success.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Sport has the power to inspire and unite people.
In Africa, soccer enjoys great popularity and has a particular place in the hearts of people.
I played in Europe and it was a great experience, not just because of my team-mates and the coaches we had, but from the fans and the city itself - I played in Gothenburg and I played in Lyon and soccer was everywhere.
All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
I do not believe there is such a thing as a God.
Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough.
Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.
Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.