230 Football Quotes to Give You Determination

We’ve gathered these football quotes to give you determination and perseverance to aim for your future goals.

Football is a sport on the field played in teams.

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Best Football Quotes

1. “To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hardworking. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true.” – Sergio Ramos

2. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi 

3. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry 

4. “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly 

5. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson 

6. “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” – Joe Paterno 

7. “A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to.“ – Tom Landry 

8. “The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” – Lewis Grizzard

9. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

10. “If you sit back and spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you’re going to come up short next time.” – Bill Belichick 

11. “The enemy of the best is the good. If you’re always settling with what’s good, you’ll never be the best.” – Jerry Rice 

12. “Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

13. “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” – Vince Lombardi

14. “Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

Famous Football Quotes

15. “You fail all the time. But you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.” – Bum Phillips

16. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

17. “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker

18. “Life is 10% what happens to you, and ninety percent how you respond to it.“ – Lou Holtz

19. “Football is the most important of the less important things in the world.” – Carlo Ancelotti

20. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

21. “Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.” – Peyton Manning

22. “Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.” – Johan Cruyff

23. “My dad used to wake me up at 5:30 in the morning and hit me with ground balls and tell me, ‘Don’t be afraid to excel. Don’t be afraid to be great.’” – Russell Wilson

24. “To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.” – Tom Brady

25. “The problem with winter sports is that―follow me closely here―they generally take place in winter.” – Dave Barry

26. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.” – Peyton Manning

27. “Success is not a goal. It’s a byproduct.” – Coach Taylor

28. “Anyone can see the adversity in a difficult situation, but it takes a stronger person to see the opportunity.” – Drew Brees

29. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

Interesting Football Quotes

30. “For me, football is a quest. Quests entail overcoming hardship, trials of adversity in the pursuit of true joy.” – Steve Young

31. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I will do what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

32. “If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.” – Deion Sanders

33. “No one ever drowned in sweat.” – Lou Holtz

34. “Football is unconditional love.” – Tom Brady

35. “It’s like everything in football and life. You need to look, you need to think, you need to move, you need to find space, you need to help others. It’s very simple in the end.” – Johan Cruyff

36. “There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don’t even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out.” – Lawrence Taylor

37. “I’m a country boy. I grew up kicking around the woods, riding dirt bikes, playing football, climbing rocks and all that good stuff, so that’s always been fun.” – Taylor Kinney

38. “If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” – Erma Bombeck

39. “If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.” – Chuck Noll

40. “The ball laughs, radiant in the air. He brings her down, puts her to sleep, showers her with compliments, dances with her, and seeing such things never before seen his admirers pity their unborn grandchildren who will never see them.” – Eduardo Galeano

41. “Attitude reflects leadership.” – Football quotes

42. “Things don’t always go your way in football―there are always good and bad times. At the end of the day, you have to have a positive attitude and a strong mentality and not let any setbacks get you down. And that’s what I’ve done―I’ve tried to keep my composure, even when things aren’t going the way I’d like.” – Giovani Dos Santos

43. “The thing about football―the important thing about football―is that it is not just about football.” – Terry Pratchett

44. “Books are vital to learning. Half the population don’t go to football matches but that doesn’t make football any less important.” – John Sutherland

Football Quotes That Will Inspire You to Win

45. “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.” – Lou Holtz

46. “It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant

47. “In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting―a legacy.” – Xavi

48. “Faith is the most important thing in the world to me. It’s the greatest strength I’ve had. It’s helped me get through the hard times. You’re not going to win every one of your football games. I’ve always said I’m not going to make football my god. A lot of coaches put so much into coaching football games that they have nothing left.” – Bobby Bowden

49. “Winning is not everything, but making the effort to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

50. “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner.” – Vince Lombardi

51. “I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” – Emmitt Smith

52. “Winning isn’t getting ahead of others, it’s getting ahead of yourself.” –  Roger Staubach

53. “In football, you can win or lose. We always have to be together, with the same spirit we’ve always had.” – James Rodriguez

54. “Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.” – Joe Montana

55. “You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.” – Paul Brown

56. “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” – Vince Lombardi

57. “How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.” – Bum Phillip

58. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

59. “Football’s not just about scoring goals―it’s about winning.” – Alan Shearer

Football Quotes About Success

60. “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

61. “No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

62. “Victories are a byproduct of a larger vision. It begins with a question―how much do we owe one another? Each coach’s and player’s individual answer is one of the building blocks of The Streak. De La Salle separates itself from the competition because everyone from the head coach to the least accomplished player on the roster is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to be their absolute best.” – Neil Hayes

63. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” – Lou Holtz

64. “Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.” – Don Shula

65. “Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn’t come with money and it doesn’t come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate

about what you do. That’s having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That’s having a life of success. That’s what having a life of meaning is.” – Tim Tebow

66. “In football, the winner is always one who scores more goals by evading all obstacles. If you complain about obstacles in football, you will only get time to appeal.” – Sijin Bt

67. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

68. “You can always be a little bit better.” – Drew Brees

69. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

70. “You all know and lived the ‘secrets’ to De La Salle’s success-love, brotherhood, sacrifice, discipline, heart, courage, passion, honesty.” – Neil Hayes

71. “Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.” – Ron Jaworski

72. “I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a highly competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure―and their ability to overcome it.” – Bill Walsh

73. “Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners.” – Joe Gibbs

74. “When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

Football Quotes About Teamwork

75. “If Earth had a soccer team, everyone on Earth would wear the same jersey to support it. There’d be no them, there’d only be us.” – Peta Kelly

76. “The best part of it for me is the idea that this group of young men, who came together and believed in themselves, bought the team concept completely, took the names off the back of the jerseys, checked the egos at the door.” – Tom Coughlin

77. “If teams keep playing us this way, it’s going to be like this.” – Peyton Manning

78. “Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside.” – Brett Favre

79. “Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” – Robert Griffin III

80. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa

81. “I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.” – Pele

82. “The character of this team will be how well you will come back from this letdown, this defeat. You could still be a great team and you can still accomplish great things like football players but it’s going to take a real resolve to do it.” – Coach Ladouceur

83. “I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football―teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication―I got it all by being on a team.” – Jon Gruden

84. “I am a member of the team, and I rely on the team. I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm

85. “Football is a team sport and not an individual sport. We win as a team, and every individual is better if we are part of the team.” – Fernando Torres

86. “Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” – Joe Namath

87. “Every team is beatable, you never know. The right moment, the right time, every team is beatable.” – Tom Coughlin

88. “I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.” – Lionel Messi

89. “Certainly, the competitive, action-oriented game of football, as meshed with positive team experiences, added to the supportive culture.” – Jim Dent

Football Quotes That Will Give You More Knowledge About the Sport

90. “Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.” – Bo Jackson

91. “Football, to me, is a passion more than a game. It is everything. But more than anything, it is love for Roma. I have always been Roma. There has never been anything else.” – Francesco Totti

92. “The same boys who got detention in elementary school for beating the crap out of people are now rewarded for it. They call it football.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

93. “In football, everything is possible, from the moment you work and you believe in your qualities.” – Kylian Mbappe

94. “I like football. I find it’s an exciting, strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” – Craig Ferguson

95. “In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

96. “Football is like war. It’s about taking territory.” – Condoleezza Rice

97. “Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” – Bill Shankly

98. “Football is an art, like dancing is an art―but only when it’s well done does it become an art.” – Arsene Wenger

99. “Football is the ballet of the masses.” – Dmitri Shostakovich

100. “In the end, for me, football is still a game. Even if you are a professional, you need to have fun when you are on the field. If you don’t enjoy your job, you don’t have fun.” – Kevin De Bruyne

101. “There’s three parts to football―offense, defense, and special teams. You’d no more ignore special teams than you would offense or defense.” – Marv Levy

102. “Football is a more beautiful game in high definition.” – Jose Mourinho

103. “Football―a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.” – Elbert Hubbard

104. “The most difficult thing in football is to score a goal.” – Pep Guardiola

Football Quotes That Will Give You Motivation

105. “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

106. “And one fine day, the goddess of the wind kisses the foot of man, that mistreated, scorned foot, and from that kiss the soccer idol is born. He is born in a straw crib in a tin―roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball.” – Eduardo Galeano

107. “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary

108. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.” – Knute Rockne

109. “You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.” – Criss Jami

110. “I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.” – Don Shula

111. “For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.” – Don Hutson

112. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” – Amit Ray

113. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George S. Halas 

114. “Work isn’t work unless you’d rather be doing something else.” – Don Shula

115. “The greatest mistake is to continue to practice a mistake.” – Bobby Bowden

116. “Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Try it. Stand in the middle of the field and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium. There is nothing less mute than stands bereft of spectators.” – Eduardo Galeano

117. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog.” – Archie Griffin

118. “There is no substitute for work.” – Vince Lombardi

119. “Just remember, the difference between being good versus being great is just a few points, inches, or seconds.” – Bruce H. Jackson

Creative Football Quotes

120. “Football is an art players paint with their feet.” – Maswood Alam Khan 

121. “The only discipline that lasts, is self discipline.” – Bum Phillips

122. “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

123. “Dreaming means ‘rehearsing’ what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.” – Emmitt Smith

124. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” – Tom Landry

125. “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” – Steve Young

126. “If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

127. “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.” – Mike Tomlin

128. “When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton

129. “I want to play football until my body says, ‘You can’t run anymore―you’re dead.’” – Son Heung-min

130. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

131. “Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football.” – John Heisman

132. “The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” – Peyton Manning

133. “Don’t walk through life just playing football. Don’t walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone’s life, that’s the ultimate vision, that’s the ultimate goal―bottom line.” – Ray Lewis

134. “Anyone can go hard on the last sprint of a workout, if you’re tough, you’ll go hard on each and every one.” – Travis Macy

Memorable Football Quotes That Will Take You Back to the Field

135. “Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something―hours, and days, and weeks, and years of constant work and dedication.” – Roger Staubach

136. “I am an honest, God-fearing man who is intensely dedicated to being the best person I can be on and off the football field.” – Ricky Williams

137. “I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.” – Urban Meyer

138. “The Motto of Champions―if you are hurt, you can suck it up and press on. If injured, you can rebound and return bigger and better―and continue to inspire!” – T.F. Hodge

139. “Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.” – Jim Brown

140. “There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

141. “There’s no weakness in forgiveness.” – Tami Taylor

142. “If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.” – Mike Ditka

143. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

144. “So please, be tolerant of those who describe a sporting moment as their best ever. We do not lack imagination, nor have we had sad and barren lives―it is just that real life is paler, duller, and contains less potential for unexpected delirium.” – Nick Hornb

145. “Greatness, whether athletic or otherwise, doesn’t come from those content on just being but from those who seek being the difference.” – Kirk Mango

146. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” – The Panthers

147. “If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.” – Bo Jackson

148. “Baseball is a slow, boring, complex, cerebral game that doesn’t lend itself to histrionics. You ‘take in’ a baseball game, something odd to say about a football or basketball game, with the clock running and the bodies flying.” – Charles Krauthammer

149. “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – Kirk Mango

Football Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind

150. “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” – Joe Theismann

151. “Being a champion has nothing to do with sports, it’s a mindset. A skill of looking at challenges that seem impossible, and rising up to overcome.” – Jeremy Coates

152. “Neither my sexuality or my efforts or lack of effort on the football field make up the whole sum of me.” – Sean Kennedy

153. “The Steelers drafted guys who were bigger, stronger and faster than I, but they never found one who could take my job away from me.” – Jack Lambert

154. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

155. “Great moments of entertainment, great football, unforgettable evenings. I think that’s what it’s all about―experience, emotions, and the special touch that the Champions League brings on and off the field.” – Clarence Seedorf

156. “It’s better to play football with a smile on your face.” – Kyle Walker

157. “Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.” – George Will

158. “Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.” – Walter Payton

159. “Music was important. Football was the easy part.” – Zinedine Zidane

160. “If you have not seen it, football is a game in which men shove one another back and forth for no reason. They do not choose how, when, or whom they shove. All that has been decided for them in advance. All they need to do is follow the orders given to them before the game.” – JohnHodgman

161. “You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.” – John Madden

162. “The minute you hesitate, you are in trouble.” – Steve Waugh

163. “I didn’t answer. We were not buddies. We could not chat about the proximity of our offices, or football, or forgiveness.” – Kimberly Novosel

164. “Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.” – Edinson Cavani

Football Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Champion

165. “To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.” – Sean Payton

166. “Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.” – Herm Edwards

167. “Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it.” – J.J. Watt

168. “In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.” – Pep Guardiola

169. “Opportunity doesn’t make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives.” – Tim Fargo

170. “I am not a dreamer. I am a football romantic.” – Jurgen Klopp

171. “Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.” – Roger Craig

172. “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz

173. “You can plan, but what happens on a football field cannot be predicted.” – Manuel Neuer

174. “My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.” – Hank Stram

175. “Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to fight that much harder.” – Bear Bryant

176. “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” – Bear Bryant

177. “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

178. “Loyalty is a big part of football, and it shows if you are a real man or not.” – Jack Wilshere

179. “We believed in ourselves all year. That’s the position you want to be in.” – Eli Manning

Football Quotes With Deep Meaning

180. “The football field—I’d definitely say that’s my safe place.” – Christian McCaffrey

181. “The football field was a place where I could express myself and just be me. Play the game as well as you can and that’s what you’re judged on. Not the colour of your skin, or your beliefs, or the conversation you have around racism.” – Adam Goodes

182. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

183. “Football is now all about money. There are problems with the values within the game. This is sad because football is the most beautiful game. We can play it in the street. We can play it everywhere.” – Johan Cruyff

184. “Football’s cruel sometimes.” – Tim Howard

185. “In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.” – Lionel Messi

186. “Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.” – Ronaldinho

187. “There is a difference in being in shape and being in football shape. Anyone can out on the field and run around, but once you start getting hit and have to get up then you find out the difference between being in shape and football shape.” – John Madden

188. “Every quarterback can throw a ball―every running back can run―every receiver is fast―but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.” – Tom Brady

189. “In football, I don’t have a lot of friends. The people who I really trust, there are not many. Most of the time, I’m alone.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

190. “Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper.” – Bjork

191. “Football is for everyone, no matter what background you’re from, what age, what level you play at. This is what it’s all about―coming out today, having a good time, and getting involved.” – Alex Scott

192. “Football is a game you play with your mind.” – Johan Cruyff

193. “Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates the weak ones.” – Darrell Royal

194. “Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.” – Duffy Daugherty

Powerful Football Quotes

195. “I try to get better in every aspect of my life, not just on the football field. I am competitive, and I just want to always get better.” – Raheem Sterling

196. “I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It’s like having a mental workshop.” – Jack Youngblood

197. “I made the wrong decision many times. Sometimes I can accept it, sometimes not because football is like that. But in the end it depends on yourself and whether you are ready to move on or not.” – Dejan Lovren

198. “The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.” – Nick Hornby

199. “Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.” – George Allen

200. “I’d call myself a street footballer, that’s where I learned my tricks, and through football I looked at the big players, I think it really helped me.” – Jadon Sancho

201. “Something I like to do a lot is just sit by water when there’s a current and just stare into the water. I don’t fish, I don’t hunt, I don’t scuba, I don’t spear, don’t boat, don’t play basketball or football―I excel at staring into space. I’m really good at that.” – Iggy Pop

202. “Brady has compared playing football with ‘getting into a car crash every Sunday—a scheduled car crash.’ I’ve heard players use this image before, and doctors who have treated football injuries.” – Mark Leibovich

203. “There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.” – Johnny Unitas

204. “If you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.“ – Bill Parcells

205. “Football is my happiness.” – Son Heung-min

206. “Life is, as football—one wins the goal, and one faces a failure.” – Ehsan Sehgal

207. “Confidence gets you off to a fast start. Confidence gets you that first job and maybe the next two promotions. But confidence stops you from learning. Confidence becomes a caricature after a while. I can’t tell you how many confident blowhards I’ve seen in my coaching career who never get better after the age of forty.” – Bill Walsh

208. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Marv Levy

209. “Not all messy people are lazy. And not all the obese are gluttons. There are glands and diabetes and a dozen conditions you never heard of that may account for things. Put your sermon through the counter-stereotype sieve.” – John Piper

Football Quotes You Can Apply in Real Life

210. “Coaching is not how much you know. It’s how much you can get players to do.” – Bum Phillips

211. “You’re the only one that can put pressure on yourself—no one else can put pressure on you. It’s self-inflicted. For me, I just want to go out and play football.” – Maurice Jones-Drew

212. “Today, you’ve got a decision to make. You’re gonna get better or you’re gonna get worse but you’re not gonna stay the same. Which will it be?” – Joe Paterno

213. “We’ll fight ’em until hell freezes over, then we’ll fight ’em on the ice.“ – Dutch Meyer

214. “Adversity is an opportunity for heroism.” – Marv Levy

215. “If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.” – Bob Golic

216. “I feel like I’m the best, but you’re not going to get me to say that.” – Jerry Rice

217. “We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run. We can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.” – Bruce Coslet

218. “I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.” – Jack Tatum

219. “Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.” – Oscar Wilde

More Football Quotes and Sayings

220. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden

221. “In the sweep of its appeal, its ability to touch every corner of humanity, football is the only game that needed to be invented.“ – Bobby Charlton

222. “I don’t expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.“ – Bob Devaney

223. “As you travel around, you will come across a sport described by some contemporaries as abominable—more common, undignified, and worthless than any other game, rarely ending but with some loss, accident or disadvantage to the players themselves. This is football.“ – Ian Mortimer

224. “It’s like football. Two sides may each want to beat the other, they may even hate each other as sides, but if someone came and told them football is stupid and not worth playing or caring about, then they’d feel together. It’s feeling that matters.” – John Fowl

225. “We’re going to play football and nothing but football. If you don’t want to play football, you can’t play at all.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

226. “I wouldn’t ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was important. Like a league game.” – Dick Butkus

227. “We couldn’t do diddly poo offensively.” – Jim Mora

228. “Don’t talk about playoffs! You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win another game!” – Jim Mora

229. “My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget.” – E.J. Holub

230. “The shoulder surgery was a success. The lobotomy failed.” – Mike Ditka

Do These Football Quotes Inspire You to Win?

There are many definitions of football in every part of the world. It is a sport played on the field wherein you kick the ball to get a score. And it’s also probably the number one sport played and watched in the world right now.

Football is a worldwide sensation and every football match, the whole world is awake regardless of the time difference. Watching football can boost your mood and memory. It will make you feel alive and focused, and at the same time, it teaches you the value of teamwork and working with other people.

We hope this collection of football quotes we’ve prepared will motivate you to do your best and bring out the confidence level you have been hiding for a long time. Life is like sports, and there’s a chance to learn something new every day.

Do you love watching football? Which of these football quotes from players and coaches is your favorite? Don’t forget to leave them in the comment section below.


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Amy Finn

Hi. I'm Amy, the founder of this blog. I love quotes and enjoy sharing the best ones with you.

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