Inspirational Football Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inspirational football quotes, inspirational football sayings, and inspirational football proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


At least 80 percent of the success of the football team is determined by the fight and spirit that they put into their play.     

George Halas

The first and foremost requisite of a good football player is that he must have a burning desire to play the game. There is absolutely no substitute for this.     

Frank Leahy

In football you can make it if you've got the 'I'm-going-to-get-up-off-the-ground-and-kick-your-ass' attitude.     

Burt Reynolds

In football, you're taught to react by being aggressive, taught to react with violence. If you can't separate that on the field and off the field, you're going to be in a lot of trouble in your life.     

Troy Polamalu

Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.     

Robert Griffin

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.     

Theodore Roosevelt

In the football match, everything is complicated by the presence of the other team.     

Jean Paul Sartre

Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn't matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football.     

Pele

I always think about what I missed,and I think that was my driving force never be satisfied with what I've done.     

Thierry Henry

It was fun, having speed and being able to jump. Especially playing football. I played wide receiver and defensive back.     

Jacoby Ellsbury

Football is a very short-term proposition. Football really prepares you for nothing. The only thing I got out of football was the ability to work hard, and that's it.     

Gale Sayers

A football team is like a company. All of the people working in a company are not supposed to love each other, but they are supposed to be professional.     

Emmanuel Petit

Football is all about winning things as a team but it's also important to pick up individual awards along the way.     

Steven Gerrard

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.     

Lionel Messi

Football is about having the best offensive play possible. I always like to play offensive football, and nobody will convince me otherwise.     

Johan Cruijff

Football is like life it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.     

Vince Lombardi

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.     

Tom Landry

If any thing 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.     

Paul Bear Bryant

We believed it was not our formations that made us good, but rather how we played.     

Tony Dungy

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

A good football team plays offense and defense. You have to be aggressive and disrupt.     

Vince Flynn

You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.     

Joe Paterno

Football is a contact sport and there's a lot that goes into it. But I have committed myself for a long time to doing it, and because I love doing it so much I want to make that commitment.     

Tom Brady

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

Football is a vocation and an opportunity for ministry. But it's not a life.     

Tony Dungy

The only place you can win a football game is on the field, the only place you can lose it is in your hearts.     

Darrell Royal

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

At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.     

George Plimpton