Football, most commonly known as soccer, is a family of team sports that involve kicking a ball with a foot to score a goal. The Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have played ball games that required usage of feet. Early footballs, in Europe were made out of animal bladders, especially pig bladders because they were inflated. The iconic football with the hexagons and pentagons only became popular in the 1960s and was first used in the World Cup in 1970. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the most widely known football players in the planet. Globally, association football is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries. EliteColumn brings you the 10 best motivational football quotes.