All-time best football quotes

The sport bible has a roundup of the best quotes from every single football writer in the country, which you can find here. 

In no particular order, here are some of the top quotes from all-time…1.

“If you’re looking for the biggest problem in football, it’s that we don’t know the best players, we don´t know the most important things.”

– Mikel Arteta, Manchester City – Arsenal manager (1944)2.

“When I play football, I think about my team and the team that we are playing.”

– Sir Bobby Charlton, England captain (1978)3.

“It is the game of football and the game will be played forever.”

– Roy Keane, Manchester United manager (1996)4.

“You cannot compete in the Premier League with a group of players who have not worked hard.”

– Paul Scholes, Manchester Everton defender (2003)5.

“We need to make sure the people in our dressing room understand what we have to do in the dressing room and what we expect out of ourselves.”

– Jose Mourinho, Manchester Chelsea manager (2013)6.

“Football is not a game of winners and losers.

It is a game where you learn.

It’s a game that you play every day.

If you’re a good player, you’ll get rewarded.”

– Thierry Henry, Arsenal midfielder (1999)7.

“There is no player on the planet who is more popular than I am.

I don’t play football for the money, I play it for the love of the game.”

– Diego Maradona, Barcelona player (1979)8.

“I don’t think I’ve ever done anything that I wouldn’t want to do again.

If I could give myself a second chance, I would.

It would be very, very hard to play football in my lifetime.”

– Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid defender (2008)9.

“Don’t forget that we’re playing against a team with the same type of players as the one we played against last week.”

– John Terry, Chelsea captain (2008)- The first goal was scored by England against Croatia in the Euro 2000 final (1994)10.

“The best football players are not the ones who have the best technique or the best vision, but the ones with the best character and the most desire to learn.”

– David Beckham, Manchester England striker (1996)- The last time England won the World Cup in 1966 was with Zid.

The second goal was won by England vs Portugal in the 1994 World Cup final (1989)11.

“Everyone has his faults and everyone has his chance.

There is no excuse for not wanting to succeed.”

– Ronaldinho, Brazil midfielder (2012)-“We have got to find a way to do everything.

That’s the truth of football.

I want to score as many goals as I can.”

– Gary Lineker, ManchesterUnited striker (2007)-“You can’t expect people to understand you.

There’s no excuse.”

– Lionel Messi, Barcelona forward (2008-2009)-“The players are the ones to say what’s going on and who’s right.

They’re the ones that are really influential.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Sociedad forward (2012-2013)-“I want to make the world laugh, I want the world to be at my feet.”

– Robin van Persie, Manchester Utd striker (2009)- “I believe in what I am doing.

I believe that football can help us reach the goals we want to achieve.”

– Steven Gerrard, Liverpool captain (2011)-“Football is a way of life.

It makes us feel more human.”

– Ronaldo, Manchester Spain forward (2013)- “If I could see it from the perspective of the players, they would know that we have a very good job.

They know how good it is.”

– Gianluca Vialli, Inter Milan midfielder (2009-2010)-“If you want to win, you have to be mentally tough and have a lot of energy.

If your mentality is bad, you won’t be successful.”

– Steve McManaman, Everton defender, 2001-2007 (2002-2007)12.

“My favourite thing about football is how hard it is to win.”

– Alex Ferguson, United legend (2002)- “There are no excuses in football.

You have to show what you are capable of, and that is how you play.”

– Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund coach (2013-present)-“It’s the way I see it, it is a sport, it´s the way it’s been.

We don´’t want people to get to know us, we want them to learn from us.”

– Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager(1962-1964)13.

“Winning is about winning every day, not just once or twice.

You need to have confidence that the game has something for you.”

– Wayne Rooney, Manchester Rooney, United captain (2007-

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