“It's why we play the game. Anything is possible, anything can happen, and we proved that again tonight.”
“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death...it is much, much more important than that.”
“Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.”
“Whoever invented football should be worshipped as a God.”
"In England, soccer is a grey game played by grey people on grey days."
"Football…causeth fighting, brawling, contention, quarrel picking, murder, homicide and great effusion of blood, as daily experience teacheth."
“The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, a little by the head of Maradona.”
“In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.”
“The rules of soccer are very simple. Basically it’s this: If it moves, kick it; if it doesn't move, kick it until it does.”
“Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God's. The sixth day is for football.”
“Football is the opera of the people.”
“I get a kick out of soccer.”