45 Best Soccer Quotes About Hard Work From Famous Soccer Players

This post has incredibly motivating quotes about hard effort from the world of soccer (football). These quotes are not only motivational, but they also teach us the value of hard work. Soccer, often known as football, is a sport that requires more athleticism than other sports. Soccer puts a lot of strain on an athlete, both physically and mentally. Soccer players are regarded as the most hard-working athletes in sports since it tests an athlete’s total fitness throughout his or her career.

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  1. Dreams alone are not enough to get to the top. It takes really hard work. Robert Lewandowski, soccer player.

  2. When we lose, we don’t have to change everything but correct things by working hard. Neymar Jr, soccer player.

  3. You can do a lot with talent but if you want to reach the highest level then you have to work hard. Karim Benzema, soccer player.

  4. Sometimes I have to sacrifice myself and my body to help the team in a bad moment and that’s fine. Kevin De Bruyne, soccer player.

  5. Work hard, always have your dreams in mind and never lower them. Always think you will fulfil your dream. Karim Benzema, soccer player.

  6. God gave me a talent, but you still have to work hard and commit yourself fully to what you do, to your profession. Luka Modric, soccer player.

  7. Outsiders talk, I keep working and that gives me the strength I need to get to the crucial games and score the goals we need. Vinicius Junior, soccer player.

  8. I just try to work harder and harder every day to improve and get better and better. Sadio Mane, soccer player.

  9. Every step of my career was hard work. Virgil van Dijk, soccer player.

  10. My desire is to run until I can’t run anymore. I’ll keep running until my legs burst, and if I can score much better. Federico Valverde, soccer player.

  11. Talent without hard work doesn’t mean much. You have to work hard to be successful in your profession and do it well. Luka Modric, soccer player.

  12. Even when I was injured, I was always working hard. Sadio Mane, soccer player.

  13. Nothing I think can overcome hard work. This is in football. This is in life. Everything you do in your life you must work hard to achieve your goals. In football, it’s no different. Alisson Becker, Soccer goalkeeper.

  14. To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard-working. Sergio Ramos, soccer player.

  15. The secret is hard work. It’s dedication and not losing focus or ambition. That’s fundamental. Sergio Ramos, soccer player.

  16. When people talk much, you work hard. That is your best luck. Dani Alves, soccer player.

  17. Hard work is the method. Marcelo Vieira, soccer player.

  18. What is important is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you. With hard work, you will always arrive where you want. I can say, without a doubt, that it has been the path and the destination that I’ve always dreamed about. Iker Casillas, soccer player.

  19. Sometimes going in for a hard tackle generates a louder cheer than a great pass. Alan Shearer, soccer player.

  20. No matter what your strengths and weaknesses, there’s no substitute for hard work. Hope Solo, soccer player.

  21. True heros are made of hard work and integrity. Hope Solo, soccer player.

  22. If you have a dream, it’s definitely achievable through hard work, through dedication, sacrifice, everything.. Carli Lloyd, soccer player.

  23. You don’t need more luck. You need more hard work. Unknown

  24. Every time I have stepped up a level, I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but once it did, I just made sure I worked as hard as I possibly could to stay there. Jamie Vardy, soccer player.

  25. Every season will have its dips and hard moments, and the challenge then is to make sure you don’t get too down in those moments and make sure you come back fighting. Frank Lampard, soccer player.

  26. Hard work has no boundaries; luck has its limits. Unknown

  27. If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters. Michael Owen, soccer player.

  28. I can’t stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you’ll come through. Frank Lampard, soccer player.

  29. You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. Lionel Messi, soccer player.

  30. Hard work is the only pathway to victory. There are no shortcuts to glory. No pain, no gain. Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer player.

  31. When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success. Diego Maradona, soccer player.

  32. Hard work eliminates fear. Romelu Lukaku, soccer player.

  33. Hard work will always override instinct. Harry Kane, soccer player.

  34. There is no secret to success. It’s hard work, matched with passion and support that elevates you to the top. Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer player.

  35. Someone is always trying to be better than me, so I’ve got to make sure I work harder than anyone else. Harry Kane, soccer player.

  36. 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, soccer player.

  37. That was my way of getting through difficult times of low confidence – hard work. David Beckham, soccer player.

  38. I never do anything half-heartedly. I will continue to work hard and play hard and do everything I can to be successful, whatever I do. David Beckham, soccer player.

  39. I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder. Wayne Rooney, soccer player.

  40. I work hard and try to do my best. And I try to show on the pitch, even when I only get five minutes, that I can do something. Kevin De Bruyne, soccer player.

  41. You’ve just got to keep working hard, keep plugging along. That’s how great teams win more trophies. Gareth Bale, soccer player.

  42. Work hard at everything you do. Never give up. Never quit. Many people have talents but without the hard work you won’t get anywhere. – Carli Lloyd, soccer player.

  43. Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. – Mia Hamm, Retired soccer player.

  44. True heroes are made of hard work and integrity. – Hope Solo,  Soccer goalkeeper.

  45. The backbone of success is hard work, determination, good planning, and perserverence. – Mia Hamm, soccer player.



A fun quiz is a great way to summarize the lessons we can take from these inspiring quotes. This fun quiz is intended to help you remember the key ideas and takeaways from the quotes in our blog post.

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In this quiz, you must complete the quote you’ve just read from various athletes and coaches by selecting the correct option from the options provided. The aim of this quiz is to help you recall key takeaways from the quotes. You will receive one point for selecting the correct option. Are you ready? Let’s get started.



Also See:

Soccer Quotes About Practice

Inspiring Sports Quotes About Hard Work

Inspiring Cristiano Ronaldo Quotes


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