10 Inspirational Soccer Quotes That Will Kick You In The Balls

Added by Edan Barak on Apr 3, 2019

Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm quote

"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." ~ Mia Hamm

Born March 1972, Mia is a retired American professional female soccer player. At one time she also held the record for international goals, beating all male and female players in the history of soccer.


Never Quit

Never quit quote

"It's hard to beat someone who never quits."

True in soccer, and true in every other discipline in the world.


Josef "Sepp" Herberger

Josef "Sepp" Herberger quote

"The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory." ~ Josef "Sepp" Herberger

Josef "Sepp" Herberger (1897-1977), was a German football player and manager, having become renowned for leading the German team to World Cup victory in 1954. This quote comes from the 2003 film, The Miracle of Bern, which follows Herberger and his team's World Cup victory, and was originally said in German.


Women's Soccer Quote

Female soccer player quote

"I would rather be called strong than pretty. I would rather be called muscular than skinny. I would rather be called athletic than beautiful. I would rather be called a soccer player than a girl."

While soccer has traditionally been thought of as a male-dominated sport, the sport is becoming more popular among women, especially in the United States. This motivational soccer quote brings to light the struggles women are facing as soccer players, and the love they are developing for the game.


Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker quote

"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win." ~ Gary Lineker

Born November 1960, Gary Lineker is a former English footballer and currently a sports broadcaster, and England's World Cup goal scoring record-holder, with 10 goals.

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