33 Brandi Chastain Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Brandi Chastain, born July 21, 1968, is an iconic American soccer player, coach and broadcaster.

With 192 caps for the U.S. national team (1988-2004), she scored 30 goals, most notably the 1999 World Cup-winning penalty against China.

Chastain’s professional career spanned Japan, the U.S. and California’s Women’s Premier Soccer League.

Recognized for her contributions, she was named to the USWNT All-Time Best XI in 2013 and inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017 and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

33 Brandi Chastain Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

From San Jose, California, she started playing soccer at eight and even joined a boys’ team in junior high.

Collegiately, she began at UC Berkeley and then transferred to Santa Clara University, excelling at both. Internationally, Chastain mainly played as a defender or midfielder.

Here is a list of the top quotes by Brandi Chastain.

Best Brandi Chastain Quotes


To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice. ~ Brandi Chastain.


I’m loving motherhood. It’s way harder than soccer, but I love a challenge. ~ Brandi Chastain.


We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier. ~ Brandi Chastain.


I think I’d like to be able to heal people’s pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever. ~ Brandi Chastain.


And to learn, you have to be willing to push yourself. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Never assume greatness is for someone else. Imagine every day that you too can do great things. Have the courage to take the challenge, make the mistakes, and move forward. ~ Brandi Chastain.

When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team. ~ Brandi Chastain.


I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I score a lot of goals in it. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I cannot keep myself away from ice cream. I have two flavors that are my favorite: chocolate chip cookie dough and vanilla swiss almond. I can eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting, no problem! ~ Brandi Chastain.

Women can be incredible role models for their kids, neighbors and communities just by making good choices in terms of what they’re eating and whether they’re exercising. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Well there are two things: Number one is, make sure you always enjoy yourself, because when you enjoy yourself, you’ll learn, you’ll want more information, you’ll push yourself. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Famous Brandi Chastain Quotes


So I’m still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I have a 16 year-old son, so I’m now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Conversation is good – you might not agree with everyone, but at least it gives you a chance to contemplate someone else’s ideas. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together. ~ Brandi Chastain.

You’ll be dedicated and that’s what you should want to be in anything in life – whether it’s sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement. ~ Brandi Chastain.


The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant. ~ Brandi Chastain.

After the ’96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women’s Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Great Brandi Chastain Quotes

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn’t do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field. ~ Brandi Chastain.

You’re going to make mistakes in life. It’s what you do after the mistakes that counts. ~ Brandi Chastain.

You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things. ~ Brandi Chastain.


I love soccer; I want to be on the field. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don’t think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Soccer has given me a place to express myself, fully and openly. To not be shy. To feel. To be crazy. To try things I might not try. To be honest in relationships. To make mistakes and realize that they’re not life-shattering. ~ Brandi Chastain.

What I’ve really learned is to be open to listen to other people’s opinions and then question my own thoughts. And learn how to talk to people. The biggest gift from having one of these moments is that it gets people talking. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun. ~ Brandi Chastain.

Inspiring Brandi Chastain Quotes

So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball. For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard, and I always challenged myself – how many juggles can I get today? I think for players to get better, it’s just about spending the time. ~ Brandi Chastain.

My parents and my grandfather on my mom’s side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played. ~ Brandi Chastain.

And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you. ~ Brandi Chastain.

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch. ~ Brandi Chastain.

So these were the 33 top Brandi Chastain quotes and sayings.

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