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Best 50 Inspirational and Motivational Football Quotes

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We have collected 50 of the top inspirational quotes about football, courtesy of a few of the most renowned coaches and players of the last 100 years.

Let’s learn some great lessons in life from the game of football in its various guises (sorry to all the purists, we’ve included a few ‘American’ football quotes too!).

These inspiring and intelligent football quotes are sorted chronologically by the author’s birth year and can just as easily be applied to everyday life. Enjoy!

Nobody
who ever gave his best
regretted it.

George Halas

(1895 – 1983, former player, coach, owner
and pioneer in professional American football)

Soccer team of injured businessmen after a tough game

Show me
a good and gracious loser
and I’ll show you
a failure.

Knute Rockne

(1888 – 1931, former American football player and coach)

In life,
as in football,
you won’t go far
unless you know
where the goalposts are.

Arnold H. Glasow

(1905 – 1998, former American humorist)

You can learn a line
from a win
and a book
from a defeat.

Paul Brown

(1908 – 1991, former American football coach)

The difference between
a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

(1913 – 1970, former American football coach)

Aim for the sky
and you’ll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling
and you’ll stay
on the floor.

Bill Shankly

(1913 – 1981, former Scottish footballer
and Liverpool manager)

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

(1913 – 1981, former Scottish footballer
and Liverpool manager)

Don’t give up
at half time.
Concentrate on winning
the second half.

Paul Bear Bryant

(1913 – 1983, former American
college football player and coach)

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

(1924 – 2000, former American
football player and coach)

A winner
never stops trying.

Tom Landry

(1924 – 2000, former American
football player and coach)

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