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" My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7. "
" It's one thing I like about America - they respect the sportsman. They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic! "
" People look at my tattoos, and the majority of them are religious images, so people think, 'Oh, he must be very religious'. I respect all religions, but I'm not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people. "
" At the end of the day, I'm a footballer who has played at some of the biggest football clubs in the world and played with some of the best players in the world. "
" I don't do anything unless I can give it 100%. "
" When you get older, you mature, and you start liking flowers. Although I try and keep it manly. "
" The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps. "
" I don't know whether it's the athlete in me or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play. "
" I've seen the growth of this game in this country, the stadiums that were built, the great European players that have come and the great American players who've been created. Americans want to be number one at everything. And they are at baseball, football, basketball. Soccer is growing fast, and I want to be a part of that. "
" Tom Cruise, he's a lot more famous than me. "
" In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. "
" Hindsight is a wonderful thing. "
" I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father. "
" We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never. "
" I love a nice tailored suit, but I also like to dress down. It all depends on what mood I'm in. "
" I've got friends in the different teams I've played for, but family is the most important thing to me. That will always be the case. "
" Always have something to look forward to. "
" When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times. Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked. "
" Some men over-tweeze their eyebrows, and it's just too perfect. Men are meant to have kind of a bushy brow. Too much aftershave is also off-putting; it's one of my pet hates. "
" I am happier now than I have ever been. "
" I always say that practice gets you to the top most of the time. "
" I wasn't as fit as I would of liked to have been, going to the World Cup, but I'm not sure what difference that made. "
" I don't regret anything, but that doesn't mean that I don't look back and think, 'What was I thinking?' "
" You start realising as you get older that there are some kids who don't know who you are. "
" It's so important to have manners and treat people from all walks of life the way they should be treated. "
" I feel this pang of regret whenever I watch sport; this sense that I will never play a big match again. "
" I like nice clothes, whether they're dodgy or not. "
" There's room for boys' and girls' football in the world-that's what I believe. "
" I just want people to see me as a hard-working footballer and someone who is passionate about the game. "
" I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team. "
" I don't regret the decision to retire. My body was losing its edge. I was taking longer to recover from injuries. You have to get out at some point. "