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Top Funny Rafa Benitez and Liverpool Quotes

Updated on May 29, 2013

Rafael "Rafa" Benitez

In this hub I am going to provide you with the top 20 Rafael "Rafa" Benitez quotes. Over the years Rafa has said many interesting things and has managed clubs like Liverpool, Valencia, Tenerife, the Real Madrid youth team and currently is manager of Inter Milan taking over from Jose Mourinho.

This is part of a series of football quotes hubs and I hope you enjoy all of them - there are links to the other hubs towards the end of this hub which includes other famous football managers and there top quotes.

I hope you like this hub on the top 20 Rafa Benitez quotes which includes some funny Rafa Benitez quotes, some about other managers and other subjects.

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

4 Funny Benitez Quotes

Winning trophies has made me put on weight

"I talk to carra, if you can understand him you can understand anyone."

"The other day, he wanted to play but he was only able to look to the right, so I told him he could play as a left winger! We'll see if he can turn his head round and look the other way now.
"We will talk together, with the doctor. The player will say he wants to play, but there's an easy way of finding out whether he's fit. I will come up and tap him on the left shoulder and if he turns to face me without any pain, we will know he can play."

(on Steven Gerrard twisting his neck"

"Fabio will be out for three weeks, so Riise knows he has to be ready and give everything for us. The best solution would be for him to score at Stamford Bridge... in the right goal.

Some say Rafa looks like a fat Spanish waiter!
Some say Rafa looks like a fat Spanish waiter!

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5 Rafa Quotes

“Before, I said that they were maybe the best supporters in England. Now maybe they are the best supporters in Europe.”

“To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more”

“How can you tell your wife you are popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?”

(I like this one a lot, it is what Rafael Benitez said about test cricket)

“I can say Liverpool is a joy. My office here is 20 metres long and eight metres wide, it is bigger than the oval office in the White House. I can see the training grounds and it’s incredible, like being in another world.”

(on his office at Liverpool)

“When you see the supporters and how the club works it is like a religion to them. We will try to do our best to bring more trophies back for them.”

11 More Benitez Quotes

“I am sure Chelsea do not like playing Liverpool. When they are talking and talking and talking before the game it means they are worried. Maybe they’re afraid?”

“It feels as if I have been on a permanent honeymoon since I arrived here; I am on a cloud and I feel as if with Liverpool I have found the love of my life.”

“I remember Sir Alex sent me a letter of congratulations when we won the Champions League, praising the tactical changes we made at half time.”

“In England sometimes the other team starts with the long ball and that makes life difficult.”

“I am a very proud man today because all managers like to arrive at the best clubs and we know Liverpool is one of the most important clubs in the world”

Also, we were determined to do it for all the wonderful fans who have cheered us on today.”

“I need to know why after all the problems in the game there was only three minutes.”

“There were several reasons why it didn't happen in the summer: the price, the time, the decision of Michael and the fact that we already had good strikers at the club.”

“Crouch is now scoring one goal per game, which is fantastic. But, most importantly, he is creating chances for other rest of the team.”

"You must wait until the end, at the end of the season you can say it was a good or bad season"

I hope you have enjoyed this hub on the top 20 Rafa Benitez quotes and if you liked it why not read some more football hubs (on the right).

If you like Rafa Benitez why not buy his biography as well to learn more about the man and his managerial life.  

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      Mohamed Haris 

      7 years ago

      Even though i have Rafa for his defensive tactics and Poor players transfer record, i really wanna thank him for Leaving us a great youth Set-up...

    • ns1209 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK - England

      Yes I don't exactly think Rafa will be as successful at Inter as Mr Mourinho!

    • Donnacha C profile image

      Donnacha C 

      8 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

      I did like Rafa when he was a Liverpool manager, but watching a sub-standard Inter tonight against Bologna makes me question his ability as a top flight manager.... good hub by the way

    • ns1209 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK - England

      Nor am I really Rich as I am a Utd fan but he is still a pretty decent manager - not a touch on Fergie though!

    • Richard Craig profile image

      Richard Craig 

      8 years ago from England

      Not a Rafa fan myself, (I support Man Utd) but he does have a way with words. Good read.


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