We’ve collected the best Play Football Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Thiago Alcantara, Edinson Cavani, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ashley Cole, Hector Bellerin. Use them as an inspiration.
I owe everything to Spain – that’s where I learned to write, to read, and to play football.
I have made mistakes and just have to live with it, but at the end of the day, I just want to play football.
I want to prove to other people that I have something in my mind and intellectual qualities, not just the ability to play football.
It’s very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field – we just went from one sport to the next, year-round.
The Champions League was something very distant for us. I grew up in a very small town with 50,000 inhabitants, and it was a way of being able to watch my idols or people I admired play football on television.
I think people admire us for dedicating our lives to be professional athletes. But we need more people to come and watch club games; we need to encourage girls to play football from an early age.
If you play NFL football, you play football, these are the consequences. There’s choices and consequences in life for everything. There’s consequences if you play football.
When you are 30 years old, you want to play football.
I was meant to be a composer and will be I’m sure. Don’t ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football – please.
I’ve always just wanted to play football.
I could dunk a volleyball in high school. I didn’t play football because I knew they were going to put me at a fat-guy position, and I didn’t want to do that. I am athletic.
I need to go play football. I don’t care about anything else.
Money is important, but the most important thing for me is to play football, and then I’m happy. OK, you want to earn a good amount of money to be secure, but if I chose money, I would go to Russia and already have a lot more. I like to play football, and that is it.
Anfield is the best place in the world to play football; there’s no doubt about it. The atmosphere is incredible, and we always get so much strength from our supporters in every single game.
We try and play football in a positive way. Any team has to be defensively organised, but you have to look at the attributes of the players and play to their strengths.
I can’t play football forever.
I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to have been able to play football at LSU.
I want to play football. I’m not just here to pick up my salary and do nothing. I’m young, I’m still 23 and still have a very long career, and I want to play games.
You just manage. It’s all about balance. You have to play football and be professional. You come home and you have family life.
I want to play football. Whether that will be at Manchester City or somewhere else, I do not yet know.
I’ve got a lot of affection for the people at River and I think it’s mutual. The fans quickly understood that I came here hoping to play football.
I want to try to have fun as long as I can and play football at a high level. I do not know how long that will go on.
All I do is play football, eat, sleep, play with my kids, play football.
I decided at 10 I wanted to be in a band; everyone else wanted to play football.
I needed to play football, and if that was for Barca then great, but all I wanted was to play.
I’m on the playstation, or else I go out and play football. I enjoy movies and sitcoms. I love reading motivational books too.
St James‘ Park was always, in the course of my career, a great place to play football, for the wildness of the crowd and the no-holds-barred football that both my team, Manchester United, and Newcastle would play.
I love to play football – when I am playing, I am happy – but also, I am a normal person.
I play football like I dance.
Look, I’m an entrepreneur, I want to create things, I’m a builder. I don’t want handouts. If I didn’t play football I’d be doing something else. That’s me. I don’t want to be held back. I want to go forward. I want to better myself.
I started surfing when I was working on ‘The Hunger Games,’ out on the north shore of Oahu, so about four years ago. I used to skateboard as a kid, kind of religiously, until I broke my leg riding in a pool when I was about 14 and I couldn’t play football that fall.
It always gets you going when you get hit for the first time. It reminds you that you play football.
What kind of pupil was I? Well, I was a swot, but I was allowed to be without any ill effects by my contemporaries because I was excused from games due to my asthma. So being a swot was something to compensate for not being to play football.
I like to play football, and of course I like to play for Tottenham, but I try to enjoy every game because that’s the most important thing, to have fun on the pitch, and then you can play good.
You know, I always wondered what it would have been like to just go to school, play football with the guys and go to the prom. Just like a ‘regular person.’
Going to play in India at the end of my career was particularly special. I never thought I would get the chance to even visit India, let alone play football there.
I don’t have to play football.
Of course, when you play football yourself you can think you want to become a manager but it does not make you a good manager.
I lost my childhood. I didn’t play football or video games. Or have birthdays or the love of a family.
When you play football in the Premier League, everybody is watching.
I love this style: get the ball back quickly, then play possession with so many combinations. When you watch that, you get the feeling you want to go out on the pitch and play football with your friends and just enjoy yourself. City and Barcelona are great examples.
I was embarrassed to be seen in my football tracksuit because they knew I’d been training. I used to cross the road to avoid people. It was really hard. There were so many awkward situations. I just hope young girls now are able to play football and not have to experience what I did.
If it amuses you to hit people, you do boxing – you do taekwondo – whatever you want. But you don’t play football.
At the end of the day, just got to go play football. That’s all there is to it.
My job is to go out there and play football. My job is to go out there and win football games.
You play football to enjoy the game and the manager wants to be happy on the sidelines watching unbelievable football.
I wanted to play football, and my football coach told me if I wanted to be a football player, I should wrestle. That’s why I started to wrestle.
When I was younger, I wanted very much to play football.
If I could play football, I’d play football. But not women’s football – real football. Or I’d just date a quarterback.
I liked mostly to play football on the ground and have a little bit of playing tactics rather than just up and down, long balls and second balls. That’s not really my game.
I couldn’t sign for Barca, as I can’t play football the way Xavi wants.
I just want to play football.
More than anything I want to be fit so I don’t get out of breath when I play football with the kids.
As long as I’m helping the team, I just want to play football.
I had sacrificed my entire life to play football.
I went to college to play football, not to study it.
I don’t want to be a star. I just want to play football.
Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.
My dream is to play football as long as I can and that’s what I want to do.
You probably choose x-country because you were too small to play football.
I play football because I love the sport so much and for the sake of playing football.
As far as what it takes to play football, I’ve got all it requires.
I used to play football on the streets, kicking breadfruits or oranges.
Just go out there and play football. Don’t make it bigger than it has to be.
I get paid to play football and show everything I’ve got.
My dad wanted me to play football so bad, he took me to Washington High School on the west side of Atlanta because they were number one. They never lost.
I need to go out and play football and have fun. If I do that, then everything will be fine.
I wanted to play football and wear the Indian jersey, but there was no women’s football team.
It’s aggressive, and I like the way Arsenal play football. It’s not like other countries, but it’s very, very nice here.
This is what I feel like I was born to do is play football, and I love it.
I can care less what people say about me. If I can go to the facility, work out, play football, and go home, that’s what I would do. I’m a big-time football guy. I could care less about the outside.
All I can do is play football, put it on film.
I love what I do, which is to play football.
I want to play football for 20 more years. And then coach for 45 years after that.
Personally, I love training, and getting paid to play football is incredible. Playing the game and working hard is what I have always dreamed of doing.
The women’s game has grown, but when I was playing at Arsenal, I don’t think people realised how good we actually were. I think there’s just a perception that we just play football, but we’re not very good, and it was a challenge for us to try and prove those type of people wrong.
I just try to go about my business, love the game, prepare every week and play football.
My business is to come out here and play football.
I know what I do, I know I can play football, and I know I can talk about it.
It was always my dream to go to LSU and play football.
I think it’s important to feel good so that the football can take care of itself. If everything else is organised and ready to go, then you’re free to play football.
I don’t want to be perceived as the money-grabbing 20-year-old; I just want to be perceived as the kid who loves to play football.
When some people play football, they think of it as just a sport. To me, it’s everything.
I had zero opportunity to play football over the years.
I want to be a great player. I don’t want to play for the money. I don’t want to play for fame. I’d just as soon no one knew who I was. I want to play football because it’s football.
I think it’s all about confidence and having a regular run in the team. The rest takes care of itself; a footballer never forgets how to play football, and I’m convinced that game time, matches, was all I needed because, ultimately, no one forgets how to score goals.
For me, it’s a pleasure to play football every three or four days.
I come to Fulham on loan, they haven’t paid anything for me. I’m just here to play football and they see that I want to give everything. I get the feeling that they give me something so that I can be at my best.
You can play football in Bayern, in Barcelona, in Manchester, in London, wherever. In the end, it’s football, and you want to play with the best.
When I play football, I try to win the game. That is part of me. That is who I am.
I play football; I do what I like.
To my father, Notre Dame represented the underdogs of the world, the Italians, and the Polish people. I told him that one day I would play football for Notre Dame and worked hard to make that dream come true.
For a young player like me, it is good to play for a club that can get to the semi-finals because one of the reasons I play football is for these big games.
I think some fans are very passionate, they just say what they want to say but they just need to slow it down a bit. We’re still only human. We’re not what people think. We might be famous but we love the sport and just want to play football.
As a young lad it’s been your dream to play football and you get injuries and you’ve got to respond well to them and work really hard, because it’s your dream to be on the pitch.
I just love to play football and enjoy it.
We try to play football; don’t forget it, right. My teams always in my career try to play football. I cannot control the other circumstances.
I don’t think you need motivation to win a league or a trophy. It’s every footballer’s dream. It’s why you play football. You enjoy and love the game, but you play to win and be the best.
Maybe if I was born in Kosovo, I might not be where I am now, so I need to thank Switzerland, of course, because I went to school there, learnt to play football there, and started my career there.
I want to help grow the game in India and encourage young kids to play football.
I’ve always liked the way Southampton play football, high intensity and really aggressive playing. The way they play with the full-backs I’m not going to be sitting back for the whole game, it is going to give me opportunities to get forward and show what I can give in attack.
I used to play football all the time. In the U.S., people don’t play football, so I had to learn basketball. Looking back, that’s what I like about my life – doing new things, having a new perspective.
I’ve always been hungry to play football.
I just want to be seen as a kid who loves to play football and to do the best for the team.
All I want to do is play football.
You would never train people to play football by telling them to watch football. You make them play football.
I just have to stay focused and play football with a smile on my face.
I can only say that I’ve found a wonderful spot at Borussia Dortmund, where I can play football. I feel comfortable here.
I am just one of those people that kept myself to myself, I just wanted to play football and that’s all I ever wanted.
The world is not going to come to an end because I’m not going to play football anymore.
Old Trafford is not really intimidating, no. I think the Man United fans are always behind the team and it’s a fantastic place to play football.
I’m going to play football, that’s what I do.
I never wanted to be a cheerleader; I wanted to play football.
I play football because it the best thing on earth for me.
You play football for a reason… I am passionate about it.
Obviously, I’m a competitor. I think everybody knows that. Everybody knows what I’m about and how I play football.
I admire Romario a lot, he was my idol together with Ronaldo, but I do not have anything to prove to anyone. What I have to do is play football.
My dad always played sports. He played football. I always wanted to play football because my dad played football, but my mom never wanted me to play football because she said she couldn’t take me getting hit.
I wouldn’t mind being like X-Men and having the claws. I mean, I don’t think they’d let me play football, but it would look cool.