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The Life Quotes- Famous Put Downs in Football

Updated on June 5, 2012

Football Quotes

You know now and again in life there are always people who have a witty reply or put down, and you always wish you had thought of it. Well here are some of the wittiest quotes I have collected and remembered in football

Here are a few of the best insults from the football world.

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I don't think there's much doubt about who's the smuggest bastard among football's TV star's. Yes it's got to be that well known wildlife slaughterer,Jimmy Hill........Take that chin away to the Natural History Museum where it belongs.    When Saturday Comes

Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.   Arsene Wenger's reply to Sir Alex Ferguson in 2002 when the United manager claimed his side were the best team in the Premiership.

The average English footballer  could not tell the difference between an attractive woman and a corner flag.  Walter Zenga   Italian  goalkeeper

He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's all right.    George Best on David Beckham

When Rioch came to Millwall we were depressed and miserable.He's done a brilliant job of turning it around.Now we are miserable and depressed.  Danny Baker   Millwall fan

The human Scotwieler!     Former player about Tommy Docherty

Porto are a bunch of girls that go down to easily.     Gary Neville

Well. We’ve had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player.    Jimmy Greaves, when the Wimbledon hard man is selected for Wales.

Twenty two grown men chasing a piece of leather round a field.   Bernard Levin, describing football in the New York Times

Jimmy Hill is to football what King Herod was to babysitting.   Tommy Docherty

If David Seaman’s dad had worn a condom, we’d still be in the World Cup. Nick Hancock after the defeat by Brazil in the 2002 World Cup

Football is all right as a game for rough girls but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. Oscar Wilde

The local girls are far uglier than the ones in Belgrade. Our women are far prettier and they don't drink as much beer. Georgi Hristov upsets the locals at Barnsley

I would like to have signed Rio Ferdinand for 10 million less.   Arsene Wenger thinks United paid too much for him.

He wears a number 10 jersey .I thought it was his position ,but it turns out it's his IQ.  George Best

Peter Shilton would not know a footballer if he saw one. All he is interested in is getting enough players back to protect his selfish hide.  Alan Hudson  former Stoke team-mate on Shilton's managerial ambitions

He looks fat ,slow and lazy.  Pele on John Barnes

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    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from England

      Thanks for looking in Stan, nice quote and will look at your hub

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      Stan's Stats 

      9 years ago from England

      Hehe I like these football funnies. I remember Gordon Strachan having a few great ones. He was asked if he could handle the pressure at Celtic and he replied "No, i'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe jump off a bridge." KING of sarcasm haha. Ive got a weekly english football hub going if you're interested, check it out if ya like. Includes random stats, a bit of opinion and goals/players of the week.

    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from England

      Nice one and a new one for me, thanks for your contribution Graham

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      9 years ago from UK

      Nicely done. I must give some thought to a few additions. One of the best was when Trevor Francis went to collect his Footballer of the Year award from his manager, Brian Clough. As Francis reached the stage, Clough looked him and said "Get your hands out of your pockets, lad"


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