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Footballer Quotes

We’ve collected the best Footballer Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ryan Babel, Samuel Eto’o, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Mason Mount, Peter Crouch. Use them as an inspiration.

Every footballer plays with the hope that people love to watch you. But, for me, there is no sympathy or interest. I don’t seem to have any charm for fans.
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.
I’m a footballer first and foremost and I want to be remembered for what I do on the pitch.
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.
I’m very aware that you lead a very peculiar existence as a professional footballer, being flown everywhere first-class and never having to queue up for anything. Of course, that’s attractive, but if you’re not careful, you end up living in a world where nothing is really real.
My father has played at Celtic before. He has told me it is really intense, and it is good to grow as a footballer by playing for this club.
Everyone was a footballer in my family. My grandfather Wilf played for Newcastle and my cousins play. It’s in the blood.
Being tall isn’t what makes you a good footballer, and I don’t think that’s the defining factor in English football at all.
Santi Cazorla
I grew up desperate to be a professional footballer and I was willing to do anything to be one.
The dream of every footballer and why we train and work is to reach the top, and a World Cup is the top.
Giovani Dos Santos
Ryan Giggs will go down as the most successful British footballer of all time and I cannot see anyone ever overtaking him. He’s on the brink of his 13th league title, after all.
I did ‘Footballer’s Wives‘ for two-and-a-half seasons and I asked to be written out.
I appreciate every guy, whether he is a footballer or a cook.
I’m a professional footballer, and I get paid for doing my job.
I didn’t become a footballer to be famous, I became a footballer to be successful. I didn’t want to be famous. Now people want to be famous. Why? Why would you want people following you about all day? I couldn’t think of anything worse.
I was probably the first footballer ever to have a pop-star profile, and my agent was right when he said we could put my name on stair rods and sell them to people in bungalows.
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.
But when you are an injured footballer, especially when you are out for as long as I was, you find out all about the dark side of the game.
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.
It is good for any footballer to get a run of games.
I don’t believe that there’s a footballer out there that only thinks about football.
It’s difficult to say what I would be doing if I wasn’t a footballer, but I probably would have sold coal like my father. Studying was never my thing, and I would surely have ended up working with my dad.
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.
I’ve always wanted to be a footballer, and I’ve always believed that’s the path I was going to go down.
I think I get a raw deal from referees. But as a professional footballer I have to accept it, and that’s what I do.
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.
A footballer must quit at the right time.
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.
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.
My attitude as a footballer was to always be preparedmake sure you’re the fittest and know who you’re up against. And that’s exactly how I treat the media side.
I’ve had injuries that have hampered my career but that is part and parcel of being a footballer. You just have to bounce back and remain focused.
I had an early taste of fame. I was 20, going out with TV presenter Dani Behr and we’d have paparazzi chasing us. I’m not comfortable being photographed, though I accept it is part of the job. I had to ask myself, ‘What comes first, being a celebrity or footballer?’
In any footballer’s head there comes a point where he recognises that he needs to be playing more games.
To the fans, it does not matter a damn how you are. You are seen as the footballer, the idol, so no one thinks to stop and ask you, ‘Hey, how are you?’
If you ask any footballer, if you haven‘t won a game all season you’re not going to be confident.
Lee Cattermole
As a footballer, if you work hard, then everything else falls into place.
Every footballer has his ups and downs.
You can’t manage every footballer the same. Of course you’d love to, but it doesn’t work like that. We’re not robots.
Playing in a big tournament is one of the biggest things for a professional footballer.
Jaap Stam is a man-mountain of a footballer.
Sometimes when you are a professional footballer, you have to deal with tough decisions.
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.
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.
Every footballer wants to be in a starting position on the pitch.
I work on my speed and strength every day, and I do a lot of work on my first five yards. For a footballer, that’s really important.

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