Quotes about football

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„Football is the ballet of the masses.“

—  Dmitri Shostakovich Russian composer and pianist 1906 - 1975

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„Football is like chess, only without the dice.“

—  Lukas Podolski German footballer 1985

Fussball ist wie Schach, nur ohne Würfel.
Quoted in David Gordon Smith. "German Football's Greatest Sayings." http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/like-chess-only-without-the-dice-german-football-s-greatest-sayings-a-558638-druck.html Spiegel Online International. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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„Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer) was my hero. He was the best forward I've ever seen. He was so fast that he could score a goal from nothing and he struck the ball better than anyone I've seen.“

—  Lionel Messi Argentine association football player 1987

Interview with FourFourTwo, 2012 http://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/messi-brazil-striker-ronaldo-my-hero

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„The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life.“

—  Bill Shankly Scottish footballer and manager 1913 - 1981

[Powley, Adam, Robert, Gillan, Shankly's Village: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Glenbuck and its Famous Footballing Sons, https://books.google.com/books?id=Qe7NCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT162&lpg=PT162&dq=%22The+socialism+I+believe+in+is+everyone+working+for+each+other,+everyone+having+a+share+of+the+rewards.+It%27s+the+way+I+see+football,+the+way+I+see+life.%22&source=bl#v=onepage, 2016-08-18, 2015, Worthing, UK, Pitch, 931595421, 9781785310706]

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„My offensive player of the year is going to be Javon Ringer for the way he has carried his team and the workhorse load that he’s carried all year long. Everyone knows he’s getting the football yet he continues to produce.“

—  Javon Ringer All-American college football player, professional football player, running back 1987

Charles Davis of the Big Ten Network, quoted at Ringer 23.com (undated)

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„(To a football player) If you lie to me, I'll mop the floor with you worse than anyone who's ever tackled you.“

—  Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942

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