Soccer Is My Life Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre, Luis Suarez, George Best, Queen Elizabeth II, J. B. Priestley, Bill Shankly and many others.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.
Football’s a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game.
To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.
At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol – it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
Without football, my life is worth nothing.
My private life is perfect. If your private life and your life outside football is good, then it is good on the field for you.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.