In this post, you will find great Footballer Quotes from famous people, such as Antonio Conte, Bojan Krkic, Timothy Weah, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I like Mourinho’s sessions: very dynamic, always with the ball. There are no really long sessions or talks. He understands what a footballer needs: twenty minutes, that’s it. No time to lose concentration.
I am a professional footballer, and it’s a game where the coach decides where you can be most beneficial for the team. As long as I am attacking, I am happy! I know what Jose Mourinho decides will be best for me personally and for the team.
But I was just a normal person really. You see, I didn’t get it in my head that I was just a professional footballer for Arsenal Football Club.
When you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes. Sometimes you are not happy, but this is not important for me.
For every footballer, to finish in the top ten of the Ballon d’Or is a dream.
That’s the buzz you want as a footballer – to perform well in the big high-profile games.
I am footballer, not a public relations person.
The Premier League is one of the best in the world, without a doubt. The stadiums are always full, and the atmosphere is incredible, but not every footballer is able to play in England. The character can be difficult for a foreigner.
The World Cup is every footballer’s dream.
I know, everywhere I go, I have the door open because I am a great footballer and a great person.
Obviously, I did enjoy my football – it was just that I was missing out with friends. But they are the sacrifices that sometimes you have to make as a footballer, to make it.
Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I’m proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration.
The disappointment of getting relegated from the Premier League is an awful time for anybody as a footballer.
It’s impossible to imagine doing anything else because I always had in my head that I would be a footballer.
Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
I am a footballer. I know how to play football ,and I know how to manage projects in the area of football. This is what I want to limit myself to.
Your eyes are very important as a professional footballer.
My dream was always to be a footballer and help my family.
I always wanted kids I could take to work, and for them to experience the things I experience. So, having three boys as a footballer was a dream.
If you can have a career as a footballer for 13 years then you’re really lucky, but there will probably be plenty of supporters up and down the country saying that I wasn’t a top player, to put it kindly. That’s for sure.
I was a footballer for a long, long time.
It doesn’t matter if a footballer is earning £100,000 a week or £1,000 a week the first thing you need to do is work hard for your team.
When I was younger I would play in front of crowds as small as 500 in the second division in Belgium, so I know what that’s like. It might be easier in terms of pressure, but believe me, I would always prefer to be at a packed Anfield playing against Manchester United. That’s why you want to become a footballer.
As a footballer, you want to play every game.
If I have to, I’ll keep going until my career ends, but I think I’ve found a club to put down roots. A traditional club that supports its people, people who believe in it and give everything. I’d like to be part of that, a great footballer for many years for Arsenal.
Bayern Munich made it possible for me to achieve the greatest wish of any footballer: Winning the Champions League.
It’s why you become a footballer, so you can play against the best in the Champions League.
One of my biggest goals is to not be remembered as just a footballer.
People would say: ‘Look what he has on his face, look at his head. What is this scar? It’s so ugly.’ Wherever I went, people would look at me. And not because I was a good person or because my name is Franck or was a good footballer, but because of the scar.
The kudos and hierarchy of playing in the Premier League for a footballer is huge.
Every opportunity that you get in life to do something unique, that’s going to challenge you and push you, is an opportunity that I want to take, especially as a footballer.
Beyond being a footballer, I am a citizen.
It is good for any footballer to get a run of games.
I’ve always wanted to be a footballer, and I’ve always believed that’s the path I was going to go down.
Maybe I’m the only footballer who isn’t interested in cars. My Lancia Y gets me around.
Every footballer wants to take part in a World Cup with his country.
I usually sprint for 20 to 30 metres – occasionally 50 to 60 metres maximum. But no footballer ever sprints a complete 100 metres during a game.
I never meditated before. I wish I’d started when I was a footballer or more importantly when I was a manager. It might have saved me from insanity.
I played semi-pro at Chalfont St. Peter but it’s so hard to become a pro footballer – I think there’s even more competition than acting.
A lot of kids, when they get to 18 or 19, they start getting flashy and forgetting about the real basics of being a professional footballer.
As a footballer, you always want to win.
Part of the reason that I wanted to become a footballer was to help my family and friends financially so that was one of the thoughts that kept me going.
As a footballer I can’t imagine life without the use of one of my legs… Sadly this is exactly what happens to thousands of children every year when they accidentally step on a landmine.
Luck – it’s key for every footballer’s career. I have been incredibly lucky during my career and in my life.
I just loved kicking a ball but I was determined to be a footballer and I wanted a professional contract, I would go to any professional club to get one. From 15, all I wanted was to be a footballer.
A footballer must quit at the right time.
I live in a bubble. Real life is the one my friends live. They’ve had to look for work, sign on to the dole, and emigrate. That’s normal life now. My life as a footballer is not normal.
It was very hard for me as a kid to get through as a footballer in Uruguay.
Being married to a footballer is some girls’ dream, but it isn’t always like that. I work.
I was a street footballer.
I think, in every footballer’s life there are all sorts of ups and downs.
I think every footballer in the world wants to be on the pitch as much as possible.
If I hadn’t made it as a footballer I would have been an electrician. I studied to be an electrician even though I was progressing at football because you never know at that stage if you are going to be there for sure.
You want to achieve the most you can in the short period you have in your career as a professional footballer.
I want to be a footballer. I don’t want to do anything else.
As a footballer, I’m never satisfied with where I’m at.
Jaap Stam is a man-mountain of a footballer.
When people hear a footballer speaking, they can think about it and maybe even reconsider the prejudices they have.
I’ll always thank all of the teams I played for from the bottom of my heart because they all helped me grow as a person and a footballer, but the three years I spent in Naples were fantastic. That city gave me everything – my name, maturity, and international recognition. I get very emotional when Naples is mentioned.
I’m not just a footballer; I’m a top athlete, and we have to be at the top of our game.
Sometimes when you are a professional footballer, you have to deal with tough decisions.
Everyone has got a perception of what a footballer is and, because I am a certain size, that I can only play one way – as a battering ram.
I have many footballer friends including I M Vijayan.
When Carlisle released me, I felt as though the dream of being a footballer was over.
When you are a talented footballer you rely on your abilities to win games. You use your skills without thinking. But in management that doesn’t work.
There’s a big difference between being a footballer and being a coach.
My father was a footballer, and he has inspired me.
I had a very interesting and exciting life as a footballer, for which I am grateful.
Every footballer wants to be in a starting position on the pitch.
Andrea Pirlo is football, he is a fantastic and sensational footballer.
People at school used to assume I was going to be a footballer, and it wasn’t until I got to 16, when I was at Southampton, that I had a doubt for the first time in my life. Southampton said I wasn’t big enough, but it was just because I hadn’t grown. Simple as that.
As a footballer, it can be enjoyable to do a proper interview where you trust the journalist to reproduce your thoughts.
I feel very strong as an individual, but as a famous footballer I know I am prone to certain things. All the media have a continuous interest for me. It varies from once a year to every day interest.
I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.
Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
I’ve been booed in Holland and in Uruguay – as a professional footballer, you need to have thick skin and just get used to it.
I appreciate every guy, whether he is a footballer or a cook.
Messi is the best footballer in the world.
As a footballer, there is so much spare time.
My father pushed me to be a footballer. At every opportunity, he took me with him to play football. He came with me to matches.
Pulling on your country’s shirt is the greatest honour a footballer can have. It’s what I always dreamed of as a kid and I get a buzz every time.
I’m a street footballer and you still get street footballers from Africa, South Africa and really poor parts of Europe.
I am different as soon as I am on the pitch, because I had to fight so much and work so hard to become a professional footballer, so I have to give everything that I can.
My dad was not a footballer. He wasn’t anything remotely what the average person would say was a role model – but in my eyes he was Superman.
Being confident is a really important part of being a footballer. I know my own ability and what I can achieve.
As a private person I think I am now totally different from Ruud van Nistelrooy the footballer.
Maybe I was an even better cricketer than a footballer.
I never thought that being a footballer I was invincible, I knew I was human.
I always break it down I am three different people. I’m Troy Deeney the footballer, I’m daddy who the kids get to see and I’m Troy which a few of my mates get to see.
Yes, I am the best footballer in the world.
We work just as hard as any footballer, period. We go through the same experiences and heartaches. We make the same sacrifices. We leave our families behind to chase our dreams, too.
It was part of my dream when I was a kid to become a footballer, is to have that pressure, to be the man who is going to be there when everything is on the line.
I always said in my career as a footballer, I owe everything to Newell’s. But as a coach, I owe everything to Paraguay.
The greatest thing for me is that my dad is a football hooligan. He’s an obsessive football fan. And I think he wanted me to be a footballer and I wasn’t. Instead, I probably disappointed him by going into the arts.
I’ll relish playing at Wembley in a major cup final. It’s a great achievement for me, and it’s why I became a footballer, because I want to win medals.
If a footballer goes on the pitch with the right mentality, he will perform well.
When I left Liverpool, I knew had to leave. It was a big step but it was something I had to do. A lot of people asked if it was hard, it wasn’t hard. It was something I needed to do to improve and get better as a footballer.
As a footballer, you just have to try to learn what you’ve done bad and what I could do good.
I wanted to be the best footballer in Belgian history. That was my goal. Not good. Not great. The best.
I’m a working class lad. So at 25, and with no-one in our family having any theatrical inclination, when I said, ‘I’m going to scratch all that and become an actor,’ I may as well have said I was going to be a Premiership footballer for the chance I’d have.
I am a professional footballer and as long as I’m able to make a contribution, I’ll be doing all I can to stay at the top.
What a footballer wants above all else is to win, regardless of who the coach is.
When I was living on my own, for a footballer it’s easy to do the things that you’re not supposed to, or not what the sport science team says. For example, if there’s a packet of crisps, you’re going to eat them. The same with a packet of sweets. Go to bed at a certain time? You’re not going to if you’re on your own.
I’ve always wanted to be a top footballer since I was young.
As a footballer, you always want to get better personally. And if you get better personally, you make the team better.
In my day, I wasn’t the best footballer, but I was the best goalscorer for two or three years.
Playing in a big tournament is one of the biggest things for a professional footballer.
In any footballer’s head there comes a point where he recognises that he needs to be playing more games.
But I’m constantly surprised by the amount of interest in how I look. It’s flattering, but a little weird – at the end of the day, I’m a footballer.
When I went to Real Madrid, I was only 18 or 19 years old. It was my first year as a professional footballer. I was very young.
When you leave a big club and go on loan to a small club in Holland it is not easy. But I am a footballer and I have to be professional about my job.
I want to be remembered as a great footballer and a great player. When our football days are over, that’s all we are – people.
I’m a footballer through and through. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to be.
Some of my friends said I wouldn’t have a future in football, as did some of my family, but I still believed in the potential I had. My mum would tell me I needed to get a proper job, but for me, I didn’t want to be anything other than a footballer. That led to some tension and frustration between us.
The Champions League is probably the biggest goal a footballer can have.
Dybala only lacks the belief that he is a great footballer. After his great experience at Palermo he had a great start with Juve and he did beautiful things.
To be a footballer was just a dream, and I don’t believe in dreams. I only deal in what is real. To be honest, I’ve never thought about what I could get out of football or where it would take me. I just wanted to play. I’m the same now.
At a club like City, there are things in the papers and talk all the time. Ever since I’ve been a footballer, I have coped with that.
My mum and dad always knew that my dream was to be a footballer, but they also warned me that it doesn’t always work out.
They’re great memories, not just as a footballer but as a person growing up – it sounds daft, but to come away from Liverpool to play the first-team football I needed. It’s a fantastic place, a huge football club and they helped me a lot. I’m grateful for coming through there.
I play football and I want to be considered as a footballer.
If I wasn’t a footballer, I don’t know what I would have been. But that was through sheer determination, a good family and lots of luck.
Playing with the boys made me a better footballer. It made me more competitive and made me want to win even more. You were playing against the boys and wanted to prove how good you were.
For me, the best thing about being a footballer is that indescribable feeling when you are on a pitch doing your job. I don’t know what to say – it’s what I love.
I take compliments and I take constructive criticism. Not everyone loves you. It’s the way you react as a footballer. I use it all to make me play better.
I understand football’s changing and I’m evolving with it but stats are stats. You can run 15km if you like but I’m a footballer.
Let me be clear: I am sick of having to criticise the club which I gave my life to as a footballer.
This is what you dream about as a footballer: playing with the best and against the best in Europe.
From United’s point of view, it is always difficult to tell just when a young footballer is going to mature into a first-class professional ready to play at the highest level, but the story of how Pogba slipped away from United has more than one strand to it.
At the end of the day, I’m a footballer who has played at some of the biggest football clubs in the world and played with some of the best players in the world.
In my head, I was like any young kid: ‘I’m going to be a footballer.’ But at the same time, my mum and dad were making me do my schoolwork, and that was important.
I was inspired by players like Pepe or Sergio Ramos because they are defenders and by someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is an example for any footballer.
On some occasions, it is every footballer’s dream to play for the national team, but if you don’t reach it, you always need to work harder to reach a higher level, a level you wouldn’t reach if you didn’t have this as a goal.
I have always said you only get one shot in life as a footballer.
A friend at school was always being laughed at because his father emptied dustbins for a living. But those who laughed worshipped famous footballers. This is an example of our topsy-turvy view of ‘success.’ Who would we miss most if they did not work for a month, the footballer or the garbage collector?
I feel I have been very lucky. When you are growing up, you have dreams of being a footballer, perhaps even playing for the club you support, and I am living that dream.
Everyone was a footballer in my family. My grandfather Wilf played for Newcastle and my cousins play. It’s in the blood.
Removing myself as a footballer, I watch the Premier League. It’s a great league. Fantastic football is played in it.
A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he’s just as good as everybody else.
Not all things always go your way and you have to accept that. That’s what you are going to get as a footballer.
A footballer who says they don’t want to start games is in the wrong job.
I’ve played football with George Best, the greatest footballer that ever lived. That doesn’t make me a footballer. And I’ve sung a duet with Pavarotti. That doesn’t make me an opera singer. I can write and I have a story to tell, but I’m not going to make a career out of it.
I was always clear in my mind what I wanted to do. Becoming a footballer is a dream that is unattainable for most people. We were told that out of maybe a thousand kids, only one would make it as a player, but I worked hard and kept fighting for my dream.
I’m quite unfit. It’s the motivation that’s the problem, I need a goal. When I was a professional footballer I trained every day because I had to.
Ever since I was six or seven, I wanted to be a professional footballer.
I’m a footballer, not a pundit.
I wanted to be the best footballer I could be and also in the best shape possible.
The first time I watched a World Cup game was in 2002. That was the first time Senegal had ever qualified for the World Cup, and it was great moment that I will never forget in my life. I was ten years old at the time, and that experience of watching my country in a World Cup is what inspired me to become a footballer.
Of course I want to keep playing; that’s the best thing for any footballer. But I’m looking forward to not having to put my body through the pain, I have to say.
I remember watching a ‘Big Brother‘ contestant saying that she wanted to be a footballer’s wife. I thought, ‘What is the world coming to?’
It’s hard to say you’re struggling if you’re a professional footballer. Other people have far greater problems.
I’m very privileged to be a professional footballer, and I want to encourage more young girls to play.
All I dreamed of when I became a footballer was to play for a club as big as Real Madrid. It’s maybe the most famous and best club in the history of football.
Maybe some people look at me and just see a footballer, or a black footballer. But I am much more than this. I tell my best friends all the time, ‘If you look at me as a footballer, and not as Little Kouli, and not as your friend, then I have failed in life.’
I hope that people will remember me as a special footballer.
I want to work with kids and help develop them, show them the right way, the right morals and attitude into how to become a better footballer. Australia has many different cultures but I’d like to bring in the indigenous style, bring their competitiveness, athleticism and raw ability into the frame.
Behind the footballer, there is a human being.
I’m a street footballer. I’m hardcore. Growing up in east London, you’ve got to be a little bit self-confident. As a player, I would go into detail, watch who I was playing against. Who might come into my vicinity. That gives you self-confidence.
I don’t believe that there’s a footballer out there that only thinks about football.
I’m very proud of ‘Gavin and Stacey,’ but I think I have to write something else even to start to consider myself a writer. Just because you do something once, it doesn’t mean that’s who you are. I played football last night; it doesn’t mean I’m a footballer.
As a footballer, you always want to test yourself against the best.
I only ever wanted to be a footballer.
It is special to play alongside the best footballer in the world.
When you’re growing up and thinking about being a footballer, you want to make as many caps and play as many games as you can.
As a footballer, if you work hard, then everything else falls into place.
Of course I know I am not the average footballer. But I’d be lying if I said I set out to be different, I didn’t set out to go against the grain.
It’s not easy to be a footballer.
My dream was to become a footballer, hope to become the best someday. And I worked for it. And I’ll tell you that the work is the magic of success.
When you’re playing once and then not playing for six games, I don’t care what any footballer says, you don’t feel involved. You don’t feel part of the team.
To score in the World Cup final is not a small story, of course. Every footballer dreams of it: first to become a world champion and then, even better, to score in the final. This happened to me, and I’m glad.
Guardiola improved me a lot as a footballer. He taught me a lot of things, and that’s why, in every interview I’m asked, I always say the same thing: He is the best manager that I have worked with.
I am a lucky man because when I was young, I wanted to be a footballer. Suddenly, around 30 years old, I thought, ‘I want to try to be a manager because it’s different.’
Messi is as famous as any footballer has ever been, and yet, when it comes down to it, we don’t know much about him. I read that he is a family man and likes to walk his dogs, but beyond that, he’s a mystery, really. I like that.
As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don’t think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.
The evolution of football has seen a reduction in the space between the teams. It is therefore important for the modern footballer to react and be quicker than in the past, because there is more happening in the restricted space.
Mohamed Salah is the best footballer in the world and an overall perfect person.
When I was at Inter, Ronaldo was the player who trained less than anyone else, because he was the best footballer in the world and it is indeed true that we went back home at 5-6 AM.
Everybody knows that Coutinho is a great footballer – here in England, they call him ‘The Magician.’ He made his decision to join Barcelona, but every time we meet and play for the Selecao, we have a good chat and maintain that friendship. He is an exceptional guy and one of the best friends football has given me.
As a footballer, you’re stuck in a uniform – either in team kit or a team suit. I don’t really get to show my personality in my job, so style is a chance to show people part of me they don’t often see.
There is pressure every day as a footballer.
I have always believed in myself. As a footballer, it is essential to have that belief.
If you’re a footballer there will be certain silly people in the world who try to set you down. But just focus on your football.
When I was about 12, I realised I wasn’t going to make it as a top footballer, but I won my first British ABA title at 13. From then on, I wanted to be a world champion.
The dream of every footballer and why we train and work is to reach the top, and a World Cup is the top.
I have changed quite a lot since I came to Milan and I think I have become a more all-round footballer.
Being a Muslim is more important than me being a footballer. A good Muslim is a good person, so I try to be a good person. I just live the way I want to live.
There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen – me or Pele. Everyone would say me.
As a footballer, I know I am a role model for a lot of African kids, and I want to make a direct impact on their lives.
I’m a role model as a footballer and not as a politician. I want to see myself as a footballer. People respect me for my performances. That’s why they support me, and I’m very thankful for that. But I’m not a politician.
When I signed that USL contract, my perspective changed on me being a professional footballer. That was my goal ever since I was young. I never thought I could achieve it, but that’s when it clicked in my head that I can really go far in the sport.
As a player, you want to win everything as much as you can. If you’re a footballer, you’re a winner. When you then step up to the first team and you win something with them, that feeling is multiplied massively because you’re at the top of the club and now you’re winning so you want it more and more.
If I’d had the choice when I was 14, and someone had said to me, ‘You can either be a footballer or an actor,’ I’d have said: ‘Well, can’t I be a footballing actor?’
When you become a professional footballer, there’s no written contract that says you have to strive to play first-team football.
The footballer I’ve admired most in the last ten years is Zinedine Zidane… one of those rare individuals who had the skill but also incredible vision.
Like every Brazilian child, I always wanted to be a footballer.
Every footballer has his ups and downs.
Sometimes when you come every day to training you can’t realise how big it is to be a footballer.
I’m a footballer; I want a football club.
As a footballer I know what I’m good at and I’ve now embraced it.
It’s true that the atmosphere here is quite different from the one in France. People live and breathe football here, and that’s what I like. Every footballer wants to play in the Premier League.
My dad was a professional footballer before I was alive. When I was growing up, he was the one who coached and mentored me and helped me to become what I am today. Without his coaching and without his insight and the days and the hours that he put in with me, I wouldn’t be the player that I am today.
Good players can do well everywhere and Soldado is a good footballer.
I’ve got no interest in football. My brother’s a footballer, too, and I was dragged to the freezing pitch every week as a child. I don’t see much glamour in it.
If I wasn’t a footballer, I definitely would have been a chauffer because that is my father’s profession and he’s a person I aspire to and admire. I wanted to follow in his footsteps as a man.
I thought I was going to be a footballer or a boxer or something like that – I was into sports.
When you are a successful footballer, you get put on a pedestal. You are the person your friends and family look up to, and they do not know how to approach you when things are going wrong, even when you just need someone to reach out to you and ask you if you are all right.
My father was a genius footballer, a natural, two-footed centre-forward who had played for Arsenal juniors, but he was sent out to work aged 14 and so lived out his life in a frustrated, rageful way.