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
Delighting Playing Football quotations
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.
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.
I'm a football coach. I'm not a doctor ... They don't call plays, I don't do surgeries. We have a great deal here.
Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald's, wearing heels to play football.
It is personality, confidence and seduction.
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!
Professional football in America is a special game, a unique game .
.. It is a rare game. The men who play it make it so. All of them are fearless. All of them are strong, quick. And all of them are part of a story that began long ago. A story written by men who found, in the sport, a demanding measure for their own courage and ability.
I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing football in the streets with my friends
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.
I believe the game is designed to reward the ones who hit the hardest - If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!
I always want to be the best at what I do.
As a kid, whatever I was doing, if I was playing football or whatever I was applying my energy to at the time, I always wanted to do it to the best of my abilities. And I was always interested in finding out how I could do it better.
Every professional footballer should seek to play at least one game at Celtic Park. I have never felt anything like it.
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.
I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure. Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
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.
My dream was to play football for the Oakland Raiders.
But my mother thought I would get hurt playing football, so she chose baseball for me. I guess moms do know best.
After I hurt the knee, football wasn't nearly as much fun.
I was limited. But you make do with what you have. I adjusted some. I was lucky to play as long as I did, with the different kinds of injuries I got. I played with two severed hamstring muscles in my leg late in my career. I could barely run, other than to drop back to pass.
I wouldn’t swap Paul Scholes for anybody.
He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best.
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.
Louisiana has a heritage of great players that play their high school football within the boundaries of Louisiana.
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.
Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer.
We're in it for the bigger goal - to move it along for the next generation.
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.
Well, when you're playing good football, it's good football and if you don't have good football, then you're not really playing good football.
I have changed nothing, my style of play is still that of a child.
I know that above all it is my job and that I should approach it in another way, but one must not lose sight of the fact that football is a game. It is imperative one plays to amuse oneself, to be happy. That is what children do and I do the same thing.
Football is so barbaric. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking by playing it. I feel almost like I escaped from boot camp.