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Soccer Quotes for Girls

Once, soccer was seen primarily as a sport for boys. But, like many times in history, things have changed completely. As someone who has closely followed the rise of women’s soccer, I am impressed by the remarkable way this sport has evolved. Leagues such as ECNL and Girls Academy are not just playing fields; they are powerful platforms that are producing and nurturing talented young girls into formidable players. From my own experience watching games, it’s evident how these leagues have lifted the level of play to impressive heights.

Mia Hamm, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe stand as iconic stars that have paved the way for the next generation. They are not just players; they are inspirations. Their journey is a testament to what can be achieved. I remember telling my daughter, as we watched Trinity Rodman dazzle on the field, “Look at what dedication and passion can lead to.” This effect of positive role models in soccer cannot be understated.

They inspire not just as athletes but as champions of a cause, pushing the boundaries and redefining what it means to be a female athlete. Their quotes, filled with wisdom and perseverance, are a copy of their journey, serving as a beacon for girls who dream of playing at the college level or even professionally.

In a world where girls have often been sidelined in sports, these players have shown that they are not just part of the game; they are central to it. Their stories effect a positive change, showing girls everywhere that they too can be the best in a sport that once seemed inaccessible. We’ve come a long way, and the journey continues. Could you or someone you know be next?

Top 80 soccer quotes for girls

  1. “Believe in yourself, and you’ll be unstoppable.” –
  2. “Play like you’re in first; train like you’re in second.” –
  3. “Soccer is not just about scoring goals – it’s about winning.” –
  4. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown
  5. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
  6. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
  7. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
  8. “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen.” – Nike
  9. “Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” – Johan Cruyff
  10. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pelé
  11. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi
  12. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  13. “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” – Mia Hamm
  14. “Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  15. “To be the best, you have to beat the best.” –
  16. “I don’t chase dreams, I hunt goals.” –
  17. “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi
  18. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey
  19. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
  20. “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” – Bear Bryant
  21. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi
  22. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke
  23. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
  24. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton
  25. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis
  26. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  27. “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka
  28. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine
  29. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath
  30. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
  31. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  32. “Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” – Frank L. Gaines
  33. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
  34. “Pain is temporary. Victory is forever.” –
  35. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins
  36. “There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.” –
  37. “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
  38. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pelé
  39. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” – Archie Griffin
  40. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps
  41. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer
  42. “It’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that wins.” –
  43. “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.” –
  44. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  45. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden
  46. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward
  47. “The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” – Mia Hamm
  48. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson
  49. “A winner is that person who gets up one more time than she is knocked down.” –
  50. “Soccer is life… the rest is just details.” –
  51. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
  52. “You can’t score a goal if you don’t take a shot.” – Johan Cruyff
  53. “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” – Swedish Proverb
  54. “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks
  55. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  56. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda
  57. “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm
  58. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
  59. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.” – Gail Devers
  60. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz
  61. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  62. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” – Joe Paterno
  63. “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride. Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no, I got to keep on moving.” – Matthew Wilder
  64. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa
  65. “Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.” – Billy Bowerman
  66. “Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.” –
  67. “It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.” –
  68. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  69. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
  70. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  71. “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser
  72. “To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett
  73. “Dedication sees dreams come true.” – Kobe Bryant
  74. “You have to fight harder, dream bigger, and aim higher.” –
  75. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton
  76. “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other team; it’s human nature.” – Bobby Knight
  77. “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” – John Wooden
  78. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
  79. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan
  80. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Soccer Quotes from Female Players

Soccer, a sport that has proven to be much more than just a game, especially for girls. It’s a journey of perseverance, dedication, and passion. It teaches lessons not only in soccer but in life. The impact of these lessons is best encapsulated in the words of the players themselves. Here are 20 quotes from female soccer players that inspire and motivate.

  1. “Every goal you achieve starts with the decision to try.” – Alex Morgan
  2. “Believe in your abilities; hard work always pays off.” – Megan Rapinoe
  3. “Soccer is more than a ball and a goal; it’s about creating lasting friendship and learning to work together.” – Ali Krieger
  4. “Never doubt your own strength. On and off the field, be proud of who you are.” – Mia Hamm
  5. “To win, you must fight not just on the field, but in every aspect of your life.” – Hope Solo
  6. “The sacrifice you make today can turn into the achievement of tomorrow.” – Mallory Pugh
  7. “Turning passion into skill is the essence of soccer.” – Becky Sauerbrunn
  8. “Let your hard work be your voice. Let your play leave an impression that no one will forget.” – Ashlyn Harris
  9. “A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and gives their all.” – Brandi Chastain
  10. “Remember, it’s not about the size, it’s about the fight within.” – Julie Ertz
  11. “Soccer isn’t brain surgery, have fun and enjoy every moment.” – Michelle Akers
  12. “Always strive to be a better version of yourself.” – Kelley O’Hara
  13. “Your dreams are valid. Fight for them, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” – Abby Wambach
  14. “Every pass, every game, every goal. It all adds up to create your soccer story.” – Hope Solo
  15. “Being smaller doesn’t mean you can’t compete; it means you have to work harder.” – Mallory Pugh
  16. “What you do with what you have is what makes you who you are.” – Kelley O’Hara
  17. “Stand up, be counted, and show the world the strength of a girl.” – Megan Rapinoe
  18. “In soccer, like in life, commitment and teamwork lead to the greatest success.” – Mia Hamm
  19. “Every challenge on the field is a lesson in determination and motivation.” – Alex Morgan
  20. “When the whistle blows, know that you’ve given everything for the team.” – Becky Sauerbrunn

These quotes, coming from some of the most influential female soccer players like Mia Hamm, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo, reflect not just their experience in soccer but also their life philosophy. They empower young girls to pursue their dreams, sacrifice when needed, and always believe in themselves.

Each quote is a seed planted in the minds of aspiring players, reminding them to never give up, to look in the mirror and see not just a soccer player, but a strong, empowered individual ready to take on the world.