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35 Eric Cantona Quotes That Will Inspire You To Succeed

Born in France, he began his certified football career with Auxerre, making his first-team appearance in 1983. In spite of what many people may think, Eric Cantona is not British but in fact, is French and had played for French clubs such as Auxerre and Martigues before joining Manchester United. Cantona is considered to be one of Manchester United’s greatest ever players. A much-talented player, Eric Cantona was one of the most dominant players ever to represent Manchester United. However, despite being a great player, he does not have such a good record off the field. One of the major controversies he has gone through was when he assaulted a fan in 1995. Eric Cantona quotes are inspiring to read, you will feel inspired when you read these quotes.

Whilst he will likely be best remembered for his anger and aggressive style of play, Eric Cantona was a brilliant player in his own right. Cantona won four Premier League titles in his five years at Manchester United and voted the club’s player of the century. To the surprise of the football world he announced his retirement from football at the end of the season, at the age of 30 despite some controversial moments in his career, he was a true Manchester United legend. Now he enjoys a film career and dipping his toe in management.

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35 Eric Cantona Quotes

  1. “I didn’t study; I live.” Eric Cantona
  2. “The revolution is really easy to do these days. What’s the system? The system is built on the power of the banks. So it must be destroyed through the banks. A real revolution.” Eric Cantona
  3. “You can change your wife, your politics, your religion. But never, never can you change your favorite football team.” Eric Cantona
  4. “A good goal is one that is important and beautiful.” Eric Cantona
  5. “Certainly take the advice of others but always, always be yourself.” Eric Cantona

  6. “Deschamps gets by because he always gives 100 percent, but he will never be anything more than a water carrier.” Eric Cantona
  7. “I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career.” Eric Cantona
  8. “I am not a man; I am Cantona.” Eric Cantona
  9. “I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.” Eric Cantona
  10. “I don’t want to be in Terminator. I don’t want to be in Hollywood.” Eric Cantona

  11. “I have a car but it’s not important.” Eric Cantona
  12. “I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes this fire does harm.” Eric Cantona
  13. “I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I’m going to win.” Eric Cantona
  14. “After his first training session in heaven, George Best, from the right-wing, turned the head of God who was filling in at left-back.” Eric Cantona
  15. “I see the world become so uniform. Everybody has to be the same. I like people who are different.” Eric Cantona

  16. “I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.” Eric Cantona
  17. “I’m lucky to have the privilege of being able to choose what I want to do.” Eric Cantona
  18. “Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interest. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing.” Eric Cantona
  19. “I’m so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose.” Eric Cantona
  20. “If someone is too perfect they won’t look good. Imperfection is important.” Eric Cantona

  21. “In football, you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.” Eric Cantona
  22. “I’m sure I will not die. I’ll be the first and I’m sure I will find a solution.” Eric Cantona
  23. “My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.” Eric Cantona
  24. “Sometimes you get submerged by emotion. I think it’s very important to express it – which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting someone.” Eric Cantona
  25. “Sometimes you surprise the goalkeeper and sometimes the goalkeeper surprises you. In my career, I tried to do more of the first than the second.” Eric Cantona

  26. “The pressure people put on themselves and the rivalry between the teams is much more marked. And I think that’s a good thing. As long as that rivalry remains within the spirit of competition, it con only spur everyone on.” Eric Cantona
  27. “On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.” Eric Cantona
  28. “The real fans of football come from the working class. Now they cannot afford to come and watch the game.” Eric Cantona
  29. “Those who hate or disrespect Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s only because he snatched away their dreams of winning.” Eric Cantona
  30. “We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us.” Eric Cantona

  31. “We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that’s difficult because it’s tough to do better than winning a world title.” Eric Cantona
  32. “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” Eric Cantona
  33. “When you arrive in England for football it’s a paradise.” Eric Cantona
  34. “You can feel very quickly as a prisoner of your past, of the memories.” Eric Cantona
  35. “You may find another Beckham or Ronaldo, but never ever will you find another Sir Alex Ferguson.” Eric Cantona

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