40 Soccer Quotes About Practice from Famous Soccer Players and Managers

We have included inspiring quotes about practice and its significance from professional soccer players and managers in this post. Soccer sports place a high value on practice. Soccer is a very dynamic game that requires a variety of tactics and skill sets. An athlete can only hone these techniques and skill sets through practice. The quotes in this article essentially highlight the same thoughts.

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Let’s take a quick quiz now before reading these inspiring sports quotes. Your task in this quiz is to identify the authors of the quotes we’ve provided from this post. You’ll have three choices to choose from, so think carefully! Match the words to the person who said them!



  1. Everything is practice. Pelé, Brazilian soccer player

  2. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. Lionel Messi, Argentine soccer player

  3. Practice gets you to the top most of the time. David Beckham, English football player

  4. The secret to my success is practice. David Beckham, English football player

  5. Getting a chance to practice six months against my own teammates, who I consider the best soccer players in the world, there’s no way I couldn’t improve. Lorrie Fair, American soccer player

  6. Practice and discipline are the magic words to become big in any sport, especially soccer. Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina soccer player

  7. Whether it’s on the practice ground or off the practice ground. I just want to improve each and every day. Alphonso Davies, Canadian soccer player

  8. Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. Mia Hamm, American soccer player

  9. My goal? It’s a shot I practice often in training, trying to put the ball close to the far post. Karim Benzema, French soccer player

  10. I always back myself as a finisher, but I always practise it as well. Harry Kane, English soccer player

  11. I’m lucky to be doing what I love, and I appreciate that I can make a good living doing it. I love to play soccer-whether it’s in a game, practice or playing with friends-so it isn’t like I’m under pressure at all. Landon Donovan, American soccer player

  12. The practice is paying off. Marco Rojas, New Zealand soccer player

  13. I reached this level by sheer dint of hard work, toiling away at scores of tricks and experiments. I used to play with the ball from dawn till dusk and just kept practicing. Zinedine Zidane, French football manager

  14. Practice and dedication! Keep at it. Phil Foden, English soccer player

  15. You have to work hard every single day in practice, and I think that you will be successful. I think it’s all on your focus. Yvonne Ploeg, female soccer player

  16. If you train badly, you play badly. If you work like a beast in training, you play the same way. Pep Guardiola, Spanish football manager

  17. Practice does make perfect. Conor Wilkinson, Irish soccer player

  18. No one is born a good soccer player. They go to practice. Unknown

  19. I always practice frees after training. Radamel Falcao, Colombian soccer player

  20. Two great players from whom I have learned so much have left [in Pirlo and Vidal]. Now it’s time to put what they taught me into practice and show how far I have come. Paul Pogba, French soccer player

  21. We’re able to stay focused on the goal, which means you wake up every day and go to practice. Kelley O’Hara, American soccer player

  22. You must strive to improve every day, inch by inch. Practice and repetition is very important. Sunil Chhetri, Indian soccer player

  23. If you keep practicing, it does come off in a match. Gareth Bale, Welsh soccer player

  24. Just keep practicing and work as hard as you can, because you get out of this game what you put in. Steven Gerrard, English football manager

  25. Amateurs call it genius. Masters call it practice. Unknown

  26. Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanence so if you’re practising the right thing that’s fine. Danny Murphy, English soccer player

  27. It’s little things like that that you wouldn’t know unless you were up close day in, day out on the training pitch. That’s what make players world class and, as they say, practice makes perfect. Conor Masterson, Irish soccer player

  28. People say practice makes you perfect. However, perfect practice makes you a winner. Vusi Lamola, South African soccer player

  29. I’ve always had the necessary power, but free-kicks are something that you have to practice a lot. I do a lot of work on it and every now and again I score some nice goals. It’s the result of training. Aleksandar Kolarov, Serbian soccer player

  30. As long as I keep focused and keep practicing and keep wanting to improve I’m sure I’ll get a lot better. Marco Rojas, New Zealand soccer player

  31. I practice penalties every week so I knew where I would hit those. Jamie Vardy, English soccer player

  32. We are ordinary people but we practice sport of a high level. Alisson Becker, Brazilian soccer player

  33. When I’m on the pitch I may have one or two chances in 90 minutes and it’s got to be perfect. That’s why I practice in training to make the best out of it. Tomasz Cywka, Polish soccer player

  34. You have to believe in yourself and keep practicing. Rob Olson, American soccer player

  35. In order to achieve your goals and get where you want to be, you have to continue to practice. Briana Scurry, American goalkeeper

  36. How you practice shows up in how you play in games, so if you work hard in practice you should play hard in the game.  Matt Kane, soccer player

  37. Practice the way you play; play the way you practice. Diego Oliveros, soccer coach

  38. I lived, breathed, ate football. There was nothing else. I feel like there’s no way you can fail if that’s all you think about constantly and that’s all you practice. There’s no way. Wilfried Zaha, English soccer player

  39. You can get your basic fitness if you work well in training and if you practice well. Arsene Wenger, soccer manager

  40. If you practice around good players in this system you’re going to get better. You want to be able to compete. Cristian Roldan, American 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.

How to play?

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 Passion for The Game

Inspiring Sports Quotes About Hard Work

Inspiring Soccer Quotes About Confidence


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