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In the realm of football, where passion and skill collide on the pitch, a collection of powerful words has emerged, encapsulating the essence of this beloved sport. From legendary players and managers to journalists and fans, these individuals have shared their insights and emotions through memorable quotations, giving voice to the exhilaration, camaraderie, and sheer joy that football brings.

Within this compilation of funny quotations about football, we embark on a journey through the perspectives and experiences of those who have dedicated their lives to the beautiful game. Their words reflect the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the unwavering determination that fuels both players and fans alike. From iconic moments that have become etched in history to the unwritten codes that define the spirit of fair play, these quotations celebrate the magic of football.

quotations about football

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death...I can assure them it is much more serious than that." Bill Shankly (Scottish football manager, 1913-81)

"George Best was often told by Matt Busby not to turn up for Busby's team talks to Manchester United: It wasn't worth it. It was a very simple team talk. All I used to say was: 'Whenever possible, give the ball to George.'" Matt Busby (Scottish football manager, 1909-94)

The English football team – brilliant on paper, *shit on grass.*but do not perform.*and great to watch.* Arthur Smith (British comedian, 1954-)

"I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one." Brian Clough (English football manager, 1935-2004)

I wouldn't say I was the best football manager in the business, but I was definitely in the top *one.*ten.*hundred.* Brian Clough (English football manager, 1935-2004)

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I *just squandered.*saved.*gave to my mum.* George Best (Northern Irish footballer, 1946-2005)

"I can see the *carrot*light*pitch* at the end of the tunnel." Stuart Pearce (English footballer, 1962-)

"I once said Gazza's IQ was less than his shirt number, and he asked me, 'What's an IQ?'" Bobby Robson (England footballer manager, 1933-2009)

"We [the players and I] talk about it for 20 minutes and then we decide I was right." Brian Clough (English football manager, 1935-2004)

United will no longer be a football club, it will be a giant Old Trafford *fruit machine.*market.*bazaar.* Tommy Docherty (Scottish football manager, 1928-)

"If only he could pass *a betting shop*an exam*wind* like he does a football." Reg Drury (English journalist, 1928-2003) about England international Stan Bowles

Yes, the *band.*goalkeepers.*referee.* Elizabeth II (British queen, 1926-2022) when asked whether she thought anyone had played well in a dull football Cup Final

"The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score." Nick Hornby (British journalist, 1957-)

"I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it." Roy Keane (Irish football player and manager, 1971-)

"The nice aspect about football is that, if things go wrong, it's *the manager*me*the fans* who gets the blame." Gary Lineker (English footballer, 1960-) before his first match as England captain

"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and, at the end, the Germans win." Gary Lineker (English footballer, 1960-)

"What's a geriatric? A German footballer scoring three goals." Bob Monkhouse (English entertainer, 1928-2003)

"I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back." Eric Morecambe (English comedian, 1926-84)

"We didn't *underestimate them.*expect that.*prepare well.* They were a lot better than we thought." Bobby Robson (England football manager, 1933-2009) about Cameroon

"The first ninety minutes are the most important." Bobby Robson (England football manager, 1933-2009)

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