Classic Football Quotes

No.1 "You can lose a game, but what you cant lose is the dignity earned playing good football." César Luis Menotti

Ever the fútbol romantic, El Flaco certainly liked his teams to play with a certain style and swagger. For that, we salute him.

No.2 "He was like a hunting dog. If you went to the toilet, he'd follow you there." Mario Kempes

Mario Kempes, the great Argentinian forward, talking about Italian hardman Claudio Gentile.

No.3 "Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy."  Socrates

The great doctor of football himself. His philosophy sums up perfectly that wonderful Brazilian side which he captained in the España 82 World Cup.

No.4 "Football is the most important of the least important things in life." Carlo Ancelotti

Wise words from old Carletto.

No.5 "If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he'd have put grass up there." Brian Clough

One of the many classic Cloughie quotes. And a tribute to his teams that they won became English league titles and became European Cup winners playing football on the deck rather than the long ball tactics which some other English teams were starting to employ at the time to try and get results.

No.6 "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." George Best

The great winger had plenty of quips involving drink, women and general fast-living playboy tales. This is probably his most famous.

No.7 "Winning one league title at Roma to me is worth winning ten at Juventus or Real Madrid." Francesco Totti

And that's why he'll always be a legend amongst the fans of the Giallorossi.

No.8 "If you want entertainment go and watch a bunch of clowns." Alan Durban

Great quote from the Stoke City manager back in 1980 after his ultra-defensive team had lost a dreadful match at Arsenal.