Quotes and Sayings about Soccer



"I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Love, Day, Now, Old, Play, Soccer)

"We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Winning, Beach, Now, World)

"I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Beach, Coach, Soccer)

"I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Time, School, Soccer, State)

"I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: People, Kids, Now, Numbers, Soccer)

"My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Travel, Mom, Earth, Parents, Soccer)

"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)

"I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I score a lot of goals in it."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Goals, Soccer)

"To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sacrifice, Soccer)

"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."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Soccer)

"After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Work, Thought, Successful, Soccer)

"I love soccer; I want to be on the field."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Love, Soccer, Want)

"I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sports, Mom, Son, Environment, Feeling, Kids, Now, Parents, Saying, Soccer, Want)

"Kung fu and soccer are the two things that I was most interested in as a child."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Soccer)

"Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Liberal, Mail, Soccer, Thinking)

"Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple."
- Johan Cruijff
(Related: Play, Soccer)

"If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: God, Man, Play, Soccer)

"In Europe, it's different - you eat soccer, you breathe soccer, you drink soccer. Everything is about soccer."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Europe, Soccer)

"People have to pay a lot of money to play soccer here."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Money, People, Play, Soccer)

"What we are missing over here is the life of soccer."
- Thomas Dooley
(Related: Life, Soccer)

"Getting a chance to practice six months against my own teammates, who I consider the best soccer players in the world, there's no way I couldn't improve."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Chance, Months, Practice, Soccer, World)

"If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: People, Career, Fact, School, Soccer)

"I suppose young people think football is glamorous - soccer - it's big money and the stars of it, they look good and have a great big house and a huge Ferrari."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Money, People, Football, Soccer, Stars)

"After all these years, I'm finally into soccer. The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group - they're all around me, cheering in the hotel bars."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Soccer, World, Years)

"I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament, which was brilliant fun as usual."
- David Ginola
(Related: Beach, Fun, Soccer)

"I think foosball is a combination of soccer and shish kabobs."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Soccer)

"I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Participation, Question, Soccer, Youth)

"I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Love, Baseball, Being, Fame, Now, Old, Soccer)

"OK, the wonderful thing about soccer is, a football is a perfectly round object, and it doesn't make mistakes. The player using it makes mistakes. And the more you use it, the less mistakes you make."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Football, Mistakes, Soccer)

"I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium."
- Alexander Kluge
(Related: Attention, Audiences, Care, Soccer)

"It really came down to deciding between baseball and soccer. Soccer won out because I enjoyed it more."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Baseball, Soccer)

"I want to be involved in soccer some way."
- Brian McBride
(Related: Soccer, Want)

"Soccer riots kill at most tens. Intellectuals' ideological riots sometimes kill millions."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Intellectuals, Soccer)

"My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Love, Gardening, HusbCats, Cooking, Hobbies, Soccer, Support, Tennis)

"Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Love, Work, People, Goal, Exercise, Play, Reason, Soccer)

"There's apparently soccer leagues that they've set up with young Indian girls."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Girls, Soccer)

"In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did. In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and stuff like that in athletics. It's to each their own, really."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: England, Girls, Soccer)

"But I think it's also hard to get into soccer here. I think purely on a time level on television as well because of the ad breaks. It's something to do with that as well. You can't show a complete soccer match here. Which I kind of find a bit of an odd thing."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Time, Soccer, Television)

"And of course in America you've got American football and baseball and all those other ball games, soccer has become a little niche that the women have kind of filled."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Women, America, American, Baseball, Football, Games, Soccer)

"My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Father, Basketball, Friends, Soccer)

"I think one of the political problems we have in this country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike, all African-Americans think alike."
- Anne Northup
(Related: African, Country, Perspective, Problems, Soccer)

"My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players."
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Related: American, Soccer)

"We played soccer a lot with our friends and at school. We weren't on an official team or anything, but we'd definitely be up for it in gym or in after-school pickup games where we live."
- Mary-Kate Olsen
(Related: Friends, Games, School, Soccer)

"By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team, then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs. We would invite soccer players to apply."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Basketball, Soccer)

"When I see myself in the videogame it's amazing how realistic I look. This is the most authentic and realistic soccer game I have ever seen. It is like I'm looking in a mirror. The attention to detail is incredible."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Attention, Detail, Soccer)

"The more people who come from abroad who played soccer and are brought up playing it and watching it, then come over to America and bring what they know and what they play, that's how the sport will grow."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: People, America, Play, Soccer, Will)

"Sure we have skilled players, but the biggest thing might just be that we are so well conditioned and how we can play for 90 minutes at a high tempo which is needed in soccer at an international level."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Play, Soccer)

"Over the last 10-15 years, you've seen soccer finally start to grow at a fast pace, start to get the recognition it deserves, and I think it has to do with all of the people who come to America from foreign countries."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: People, America, Countries, Soccer, Years)

"I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Sports, America, Baseball, Basketball, Culture, Football, Soccer)

"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
(Related: Fans, Italy, Soccer, Will)

"That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too."
- Angela Ruggiero
(Related: Women, Basketball, Chance, Girls, Gold, Now, Soccer)

"I played English football - soccer - instead of American football, because we couldn't afford the equipment."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: American, English, Football, Soccer)

"Football (soccer) is a matter of life and death, except more important."
- Bill Shankly
(Related: Life, Death, 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."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Help, School, Soccer)

"I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Family, People, Coach, Influence, Soccer, Talking)

"I'm a rock star because I couldn't be a soccer star."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Soccer)

"Yes there is a little group of soccer aficionados, but I am not one of them."
- Gay Talese
(Related: Soccer)

"I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Cricket, School, Soccer)