"Interesting" Football Quotes Of All Time

Throughout football, there are always instances in which either the players or the managers can say something absolutely "amazing". Should it be about a player, a manager, an owner, a commentator or a referee, these quotes become synonymous with that person for the rest of their lives. With this in mind, here are some of the "interesting" quotes in football history.

Rafa Benitez

"Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar."

Inter manager Rafa Benitez talking about Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson before a Champions League match in early November.



Kevin Keegan

"I don't think there is anybody bigger or smaller than Maradona."

Kevin Keegan talking about Argentine maestro Diego Maradona.



Lee Hendrie

"I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right."

Lee Hendrie has some incredible skill knowing his right from his left.


Les Ferdinand

"I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football."

Les Ferdinand learned something incredible, which led to this incredibly intelligent quote.


Eric Cantona

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

Eric Cantona left with a quote that is still remembered to this day.



John Greig

"Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve."

John Greig must know of a hidden person or something like that with this quote.


Carlo Ancelotti

"Yes, Terry is my pet."

Carlo Ancelotti talking about John Terry in 2009.




Sir Bobby Robson

"We didn’t underestimate them but they were a lot better than we thought".

Sir Bobby Robson with a sentence of brilliance.



Bill Shankly

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.”

A quote from Bill Shankly that tells the seriousness of football.



Mark Draper

"I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona"

Mark Draper showing off his great geography skills.




Kevin Keegan

"Argentina won't be at Euro 2000 because they're from South America"

Kevin Keegan shows that he has better geography skills than Mark Draper.


Graham Taylor

"Shearer could be at 100% fitness, but not peak fitness"

Graham Taylor suggesting that Alan Shearer can reach a higher peak level for fitness than 100 percent.



Ruud Gullit

"We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match."

Ruud Gullit suggesting that there is more than 100 percent to do in every match.


David Beckham

"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level."

Who would have known that Sir Alex Ferguson was this good!


David Acfield

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer"

David Acfield really knows how to point out the obvious.



Derek Rae

"It's headed away by John Clark, using his head"

Derek Rae is a fantastic commentator, but this quote will always live in infamy with him.



Phil Neville

"The Brazilians were South Americans, and the Ukranians will be more Europeans."

Phil Neville explains the difference between Brazilians and Ukrainians in terms of geography.


Vinny Jones

"Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win."

Vinny Jones is fully dedicated to win the result of each match.




Peter Shilton

"You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out."

Peter Shilton on England's exit from World Cup 1986.


Chris Coleman

"I won't have Tottenham pulling my pants down over the fee (for Wayne Routledge)."

Chris Coleman commenting on Wayne Routledge transfer saga.

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