Top 81 Quotes About Playing Soccer

#1. I started playing soccer at age 6 and played both outfield and goalie. Back then, no one wanted to go on goalie - coaches would make deals with me so I'd do it. It's a tough position as a kid.

Tim Howard

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#2. After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.

Cobi Jones

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#3. That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.

Angela Ruggiero

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#4. In 1982 I was playing soccer at William and Mary, and a kid from Randolph-Macon called me a kike. I ran after him. 'I'm not a ... well, yes I am.

Jon Stewart

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#5. Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We're in it for the bigger goal - to move it along for the next generation.

Landon Donovan

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#6. I love sports, and when I was playing soccer, I was always trying to be the leader on the team and the one who takes control.

Gregg Sulkin

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#7. In his book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi refers to flow as the time when you become lost in your actions, whether climbing a mountain peak, painting or playing soccer.

Beth Whitman

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#8. I like physical exercise. I actually like sports in general. I really like snowboarding and playing soccer, too.

Valentino Rossi

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#9. During the Japanese invasion, bombs had fallen from the sky and people could run for cover. Now, they exploded in the middle of the road, or in the fields while people were playing soccer.

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed

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#10. My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.

Hakeem Olajuwon

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#11. For me, acting in scenes with other people is like playing soccer with a bunch of legless five year olds. It's not really fair to them, but what else can I do, you know?

Zach Braff

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#12. I've used my experience from playing sports in almost every aspect of my life. Playing soccer is where I found my voice, and playing softball was where I learned precision, and in every game I learned to play as a member of a team - to work not for my own glory, but for a shared goal.

Linda Sanchez

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#13. I grew up playing soccer and always loved playing it.

Wes Welker

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#14. Staying healthy through movement and eating well gives you tons of energy and helps mold the skills that allow you to achieve goals from playing soccer to doing a tough homework assignment to writing a song.

Sabrina Bryan

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#15. If four Gaza kids playing soccer were killed Wednesday, as Hamas claims, the terror group is at fault.

Naftali Bennett

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#16. I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.

Brandi Chastain

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#17. All I can say is, hey, if you have fun doing what you do, if you have fun playing soccer, the creativity is just going to come as time goes on.

Freddy Adu

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#18. Everybody has down times and stuff that they have to work through. I worked through that stuff because I've always wanted to be playing soccer.

Tiffeny Milbrett

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#19. My brother says that I was writing songs about fate while he was off playing soccer. Now I tell him he's 33 and being a professional while I'm playing soccer with my friends. Ha!

Alanis Morissette

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#20. I can't divorce myself from my childhood. I try to write as much fiction as I possibly can, but there are so many things that are touchstones of my childhood like being on the swim team and playing soccer and the particularities of sports season and environments that make their way into my books.

Jeff Kinney

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#21. Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.

Andrew Shue

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#22. I've lived my life the way I wanted to, whether scaling the mountains, partying long into the night or having fun playing soccer.

Marat Safin

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#23. When I saw contestants fighting for their lives on 'The Biggest Loser,' I realized I just wanted to be healthy - to have fun playing soccer with my son or teaching my daughter to shoot hoops. Then it was so much easier to say no to carbs, soda, or dessert, and the weight just came off.

Alison Sweeney

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#24. I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though - playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I'd be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don't know why.

Rafael Nadal

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#25. A normal adolescent is so restless and twitchy and awkward that he can mange to injure his knee
not playing soccer, not playing football
but by falling off his chair in the middle of French class.

Judith Viorst

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#26. I think I'm being conservative when I say there are more people playing soccer in the United States than in 90% of the world's other countries, probably 95%.

Rabih Alameddine

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#27. When I was younger, I used to bite my nails so bad. I used to play sports; I played, like, every sport. I would be playing soccer, and I'd be in the middle of the field just zoned out, biting my nails, and I'd, like, miss the ball going past me.

Kendall Jenner

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#28. I could hear my friends outside playing soccer while I was expected to stay inside practicing the piano. It was like torture!

Ildar Abdrazakov

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#29. Like so many of the players, I started at La Masia at the age of 11. I can't ever imagine not playing for Barcelona, let alone not playing soccer for a career. I don't ever want to play anywhere else.


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#30. My father lost his leg in 1927 playing soccer. A kick broke his leg; gangrene set in. They sawed it off. So he didn't get what a lot of Irish immigrants got, which was a job on the Waterfront - he didn't get that.

Pete Hamill

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#31. When I was seven, I broke my leg playing soccer. Just to feel something.

Anthony Jeselnik

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#32. I really had spent my whole life playing soccer, and the fact that I was willing to give that up for theater, that told me I was moving in that direction.

Peter Jacobson

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#33. You know, in ten years you're gonna be playing soccer with your tits, what do you think of that?

Bernardo Bertolucci

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#34. The day was warm and clear. Kids were playing soccer in the parking lots and women were sunning their babies and having their tea all over the lawns. The scene was entirely too cheery for journalism.

P. J. O'Rourke

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#35. When I was playing soccer at the age of 14, the first thing we'd do before going out onto the field would be to climb up on one another's thighs and massage the legs; it was a regular thing. None of us had a thought of being gay, absolutely not, and it's the same with most bodybuilders.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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#36. No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.


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#37. I love how the soccer guys just fall when they get kicked and go baby crying.They try to explain to the referee like he's their mother: "Wah! Did you see what he did?" Then they get back to playing soccer again.

Pablo Francisco

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#38. I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I'd be playing guitar, I'd be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.

Michiel Huisman

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#39. To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer. I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore.

Adam Richman

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#40. We need to look at our nannying, mollycoddled, politically correct culture in my view, which stops kids from going out and playing competitive sport. I also think we need to look at the shear fatness of the regulations which control people who want to help kids play sport.

Boris Johnson

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#41. I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.

Ade Akinbiyi

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#42. Baseball in Canada is like soccer in the U.S. It is growing, and some people are starting to gain interest. The way that there are Americans playing high-level soccer, there are Canadians breaking into the Major Leagues.

Joey Votto

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#43. Growing up, I played about every sport imaginable except soccer and hockey. I've always had a passion for basketball. I remember actually playing basketball when I was two or three years old. The time I knew that I could really take my game to the next level.

Dwight Howard

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#44. Anger infests Lee Bowyer's simple mind. He could get sent off playing solitaire.

Henry Winter

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#45. Damien is Damien. When I don't put him in the squad my mother, who's 84, asks 'why isn't Damien playing?' She kills me about it and that's true

Claudio Ranieri

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#46. There is nothing you can be doing in lacrosse on your own in the fall that would be better for you than going to football or soccer practice every day. You can go bang a ball against a wall all you want, but how do you become a better team player? By playing other team sports.

Dom Starsia

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#47. I actually don't feel the years passing, although the younger players make sure to remind me of my age. If there's a clip of Bobby Charlton playing or a game's in black and white they'll ask: Were you playing in that Giggsy?

Ryan Giggs

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#48. Substitution is a true test of strength. The real performance of a player is seen not only during playing time but also and more especially when the player is substituted.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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#49. He's so outta my league, we're not even playing the same sport ... He's professional soccer in Europe and I'm intramural badminton in the States.

Nicki Elson

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#50. People think I like partying, but I actually don't like going out. I'm a homebody. I like chilling in with friends and playing PlayStation 3 Pro Evolution Soccer.

Tinchy Stryder

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#51. Your name is Sanchez, what are you doing playing for Northern Ireland?

Lawrie Sanchez

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#52. Due to the NFL lockout, I'm excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team.

Chad Ochocinco

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#53. Nobody ever calls me a soccer-playing writer, even though I play soccer and it's part of who I am.

Rabih Alameddine

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#54. When I was seven we moved to Orpington, and in my new school, I was kept in for extra lessons to learn 'joined-up' writing instead of playing football. I still think that my poor handwriting and lack of soccer skills date from that period.

Martin Evans

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#55. When I got injured, I think I was starting to sense that there was more to the world than just sports. This dream of playing professional soccer probably wasn't the best track for me.

Eric Swalwell

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#56. Soccer presented no challenge to me. Playing felt like breathing: I always had a magical connection to the ball. But it didn't feel like an adventure. Music was more of a challenge and, in the end, felt more interesting.

Pete Wentz

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#57. If Ashley Cole is ready we have 15 players for the final. I'll have to choose between Hilario, who's not bad playing forward or I'll bring in one of the kids.

Jose Mourinho

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#58. I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.

Brandi Chastain

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#59. I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside him in a big European match at Old Trafford.

George Best

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#60. You can do as many sprints as you want but there's nothing like playing in a 90-minute soccer game. There's no better way to gain your fitness, in my opinion, than playing in consistent games.

Abby Wambach

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#61. Playing against 10 is harder than playing against 11 players. You know why? The team with 11 will think "ok, we can take it easy now", while the team with 10 will think "We really have to work hard now."

Johan Cruijff

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#62. I played varsity soccer at Yale and continued playing at Cambridge.

Sarah Parcak

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#63. Coming from Australia and playing rugby, you just think that soccer is a bit soft, but I'll tell you what, it's not. It's rough as guts.

Tanc Sade

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#64. Soccer is a continuous game, rugby is a continuous game, but for the physical elements that are involved in playing a football game and the number of plays that you play, I don't know that it was ever intended to be a continuous game.

Nick Saban

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#65. At 15, 16, you think you're going to be captain of England. But I realised it wasn't going to happen for me on a windy November night in Darlington, coming to my peak at the age of 23 but still playing for Mansfield Town.

Aidy Boothroyd

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#66. Though the legs of a football coach are never so active on the field of play during playing time, his mind is the best or worse player on the pitch!

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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#67. I'm lucky to be doing what I love, and I appreciate that I can make a good living doing it. I love to play soccer-whether it's in a game, practice or playing with friends-so it isn't like I'm under pressure at all.

Landon Donovan

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#68. When I was playing, they said soccer was a man's world and women should remain on the sidelines, all I can say is I'm glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm


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#69. I grew up in Europe, and soccer was the first organized game I played. When we moved back to the U.S. in the middle of 4th grade, I switched to American football and stopped playing competitively until college, when I played intramurals.

Andrew Luck

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#70. I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.


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#71. Playing in Italy was like being in a foreign country.

Ian Rush

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#72. My dad was a football player - a soccer player - for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.

Ian McShane

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#73. 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.


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#74. I really wanted to go to architecture school but the demands of playing D-1 Collegiate soccer just take over so I tried to empathize architecture as much as I could.

Steve Purdy

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#75. Stress is when you're 29 years old, playing for Rochdale, with an expiring contract and a mortgage to pay.

John Gregory

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#76. I like playing all sports, from football to soccer, and I love playing baseball.

Ryan Guzman

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#77. As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game.

Abby Wambach

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#78. The more people who come from abroad who played soccer and are brought up playing it and watching it, then come over to America and bring what they know and what they play, that's how the sport will grow.

Claudio Reyna

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#79. Soccer is my first love. I've been playing since I was 4 years old. I traveled the world doing it. I broke my leg when I was 16 or 17, and acting kind of filled the void.

Kyle Schmid

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#80. Before kids can play like a pro, they must enjoy playing the game like a kid.

Steve Locker

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#81. I started playing baseball and soccer. Those were my sports on the streets and in school when I was growing up. I didn't even start playing basketball until I was 14.

Earl Monroe

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