25 Short Inspirational Soccer Quotes with Images

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Quotes about soccer can be truly inspiring and provide all the motivation you need to go out and play the game to the best of your ability.

But sometimes, you don’t want a long multi-sentence quote; you just need a quote that is short and straight to the point. Well, if short soccer quotes are what you are looking for, you have come to the right place!

In fact, the longest quote on this page is a total of 18 words!

This page has quotes from some of the greatest soccer players in history. Players such as Alex Morgan, Lionel Messi, and Pele are among them.

These players have achieved incredible things in the game. They have won numerous titles, trophies, and soccer games between them. If anyone knows what it takes to achieve amazing things in the game of soccer then these are the people you want to hear from.

Have a read through them and be inspired to go out and enjoy the beautiful game of soccer even more!

If, after reading this, you want more quotes, then check out my list of the greatest soccer quotes ever or click here to go to a list of quotes I put together to specifically for female soccer players to be inspired to be the best they can be.


Ronaldinho - short soccer quote

“My heroes were always soccer players.”



short soccer quote “Keep working even when no one is watching.” - Alex Morgan

“Keep working even when no one is watching.”

Alex Morgan


Lionel messi short soccer quote

“You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.”

Lionel Messi


Brandi Chastain  - short soccer quote

“I love soccer; I want to be on the field.”

Brandi Chastain


short soccer quote - "Life is like soccer, you need goals"

“Life is like soccer, you need goals”


Johann Cruyff - short soccer quote

“You can’t score a goal if you don’t take a shot”

Johann Cruyff


Alex Morgan short soccer quote

“Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger”

Alex Morgan


Christiano Ronaldo short soccer quote

“Talent without working hard is nothing.” 

Cristiano Ronaldo


Pele short soccer quote

“The more difficult the victory the greater the happiness in winning”



Mia Hamm short soccer quote - be the best

“Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.”

Mia Hamm


“For me, soccer was a dance.” short soccer quote

“For me, soccer was a dance.”

Rabih Alameddine


Eduardo Galeano short soccer quote

“I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.”

Eduardo Galeano


Ethan Zohn short soccer quote

“Soccer is my life.”

Ethan Zohn


Alfredo Di Stefano short soccer quote

“Not a single player is as good as the sum of a team.”

Alfredo Di Stefano


Everything is practice - pele - short soccer quote

“Everything is practice.”



weaknesses - short soccer quote by sydney leroux

“I worked on my weaknesses and made them my strengths.”

Sydney Leroux


play with your heart - short soccer quote

“Play with your heart not just your feet”


johann cruyff ball short soccer quote

“Without the ball, you can’t win”

Johann Cruyff


why do you breathe - short soccer quote

“If you ask why I play soccer, I ask you why do you breathe.”



performance short soccer quote

“A great soccer player is never content with their performance.”



why play - short soccer quote

“They ask me why I play soccer, I ask them why don’t they.”


ball at feet short soccer quote

“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet”



90 minutes - short soccer quote

“The first 90 minutes are the most important.”

Bobby Robson


dream big - short soccer quotes

“Dream big, because dreams do happen.”

Alex Morgan


obsessed -short soccer quote

“Stressed, blessed, soccer-obsessed”

Final Thoughts

If, after reading these quotes, you’re feeling inspired to get out and play, have a look at my article listing all the equipment you need to play a game of soccer.

Alternatively, why not work on some skills that will not only impress your friends but improve your game as well. Check out a list of my top 10 soccer tricks and skills, including videos to watch and learn from.

Maybe you just want to learn something new about soccer. In that case, you should have a look at my list of 101 Fascinating (And Often Surprising!) Soccer Facts.

And if you’re looking to buy some soccer equipment but not sure how to choose from the thousands of options that are out there, check out my recommended equipment pages where I‘ve done my best to make things easy for you and listed the exact cleats, balls, shin guards, and many other things that I would buy.

Ben Clayfield

Hi! My name's Ben. I've played, watched, read about, and enjoyed soccer throughout my life. I really enjoy finding out more about the game I love and sharing it with you all. Find out more about me here - Ben Clayfield

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