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
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
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.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
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.
Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you.
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.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand ~Randy Pausch
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.
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!
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald's, wearing heels to play football.
It is personality, confidence and seduction.
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.
I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
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!
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes difference.
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.
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.
Let us play in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see.
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.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
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.
We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours
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.
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.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one your are capable of living.
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.
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.
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.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
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.
Football is so barbaric. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking by playing it. I feel almost like I escaped from boot camp.
I want to see a player on the football field.
I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game.
How lucky I was to have played for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
A proud, hard-working people, who loves their football, and their players.
Cameroon is a football country - children are born playing football.