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Sporting Quotes Quiz


Quotes from famous competitors and commentators

  1. "I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked."
  2. "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."
  3. "If mental health can bring somebody as big and strong as me to my knees, then it could bring anybody to their knees."
  4. "It’s getting tickly now - squeaky-bum time, I call it."
  5. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take."




  6. "I'm still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby's first millionaire five years ago."
  7. "They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job."
  8. "He's like a demented ferret up a wee drainpipe."
  9. "That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record."
  10. "If the greatest writer of the written word had written that story, no one would have believed it."
  11. "If the game is run properly as a professional game, you do not need 57 old farts running rugby."
  12. "It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters."
  13. "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
  14. "And take that horse to the water, and you can ask that horse, you can say, 'Hey, horsey, do you want to have a drink or do you want to swim'."
  15. "You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work."
  16. "I love the adrenalin kick that danger brings."
  17. "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
  18. "Pakistan is the sort of place every man should send his mother-in-law, for a month, with all expenses paid."
  19. "They think it’s all over; it is now."
  20. "I wanna eat his children."
  21. "You Cannot Be Serious."
  22. "I Want to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee."
  23. "You Can Run, but You Can't Hide."
  24. "I've had it. If anyone sees me near a boat they can shoot me."
  25. "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."



Answers:

  1. Muhammad Ali
  2. Gary Lineker
  3. Tyson Fury
  4. Alex Ferguson
  5. Wayne Gretzky (Ice hockey)
  6. David Campese
  7. Brian Clough
  8. Bill McLaren
  9. David Coleman
  10. Cliff Morgan
  11. Will Carling
  12. Evander Holyfield
  13. Bill Shankly
  14. Joe Marler
  15. Lee Trevino
  16. Lewis Hamilton
  17. George Best



  18. Ian Botham
  19. Kenneth Wostlenholme
  20. Mike Tyson
  21. John McEnroe
  22. Joe DiMaggio
  23. Joe Louis
  24. Steve Redgrave
  25. Harry Carpenter