Motivational Football Quotes

30 motivational and inspirational football quotes

Some sports matches are practically prepared on their own, but there are also those matches that can be very difficult to deal with psychologically: in some cases, you tend to underestimate the opponent while in others you enter the field with too much fear. To deal with these appointments with the right conviction and concentration you can resort to the best motivational football quotes, those that can give the right charge and the right thrust.

Football is an art that allows you to compress the whole story in sixty minutes; you write the best story in these sixty minutes. You don't think about the next game; you don't fret upon your previous game; you just see a challenge and dive right into it. Why? Because challenges are the things that make life interesting and if you overcome it, it makes life worth living.

Football transmits emotions: more or less all the players exalt themselves for a victory or despair for a defeat. Those who love football know well that during the sixty minutes you can write real feats, but it is also true that in a few seconds you can go from Heroes of the crowd to actors of real sports dramas. Here are some motivational football quotes to lift your mood.


  • 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

  • Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. - George S. Halas

  • Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. - Vince Lombardi

  • You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael Jordan

  • 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

  • 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

  • The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

  • If I feel I’m not influencing games, not scoring goals or making goals, then that’s the time I’d pack it in. - Ryan Giggs

  • Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear. - John Madden

  • A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. - Ara Parseghian

  • If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today. - Lou Holtz

  • Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control. - Tom Landry

  • Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Antrel Rolle

  • When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.- Paul Brown

  • 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

  • If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. - Erma Bombeck

  • The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. - John Madden

  • Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day. - J.J. Watt

  • A Champion, is one who will accept a defeat graciously, and a victory with humility. - Tino

  • A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are. - Bill Shankly

  • I’d say handling people is the most important thing you can do as a coach. I’ve found every time I’ve gotten into
    trouble with a player, it’s because I wasn’t talking to him enough. - Lou Holtz

  • Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you. - John Wooden

  • 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

  • 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

  • Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. - Mike Singletary

  • It's not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT in the dog. - Archie Griffin, Cincinnati Bengals

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

  • Mental toughness is going out there and doing what’s best for the team—even though everything isn’t going exactly the way you want it to. - Bill Belichick

  • Once you LEARN to quit, it becomes a HABIT. - Vince Lombardi

  • Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up. - Knute Rockne

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