Goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan of Muangthong Utd. during a training

Best 50 Winning and Success Quotes by Football Players and Coaches

Success is not forever
and failure isn’t fatal.

Donald Francis “Don” Shula

(*1930, former American football cornerback and coach)

Winning Quote: It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low - Bill Nicholson

The freak fallacy is
that the game is
first and last about winning.
It’s nothing of the kind.
The game
is about glory.
It’s about
doing things in style,
with a flourish,
about going out
and beating the other lot,
not waiting for them
to die of boredom.

Robert Dennis “Danny” Blanchflower

(1926 – 1993, former Northern Ireland international footballer and manager)

People want success.
It’s like coffee,
they want instant.

Sir Robert William “Bobby” Robson

(1933 – 2009, English footballer and football manager)

Players lose you games,
not tactics.
There’s so much crap
talked about tactics
by people
who barely know
how to win at dominoes.

Brian Howard Clough,
reflecting on England’s exit from Euro 2000

(1935 – 2004, English footballer and manager)

Without self-discipline,
success is impossible,

Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz

(*1937, retired American football coach,
and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker)

The more difficult
the victory,
the greater the happiness
in winning.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento,
better known as Pelé

(*1940, retired Brazilian footballer)

Only true champions come out
and show their worth
after defeat,
and I expect us
to do that.

Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson

(*1941, former Scottish football manager and player
who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013)

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 Thomas Staubach

(*1942, former NFL quarterback and businessman)

When you win,
nothing hurts.

Joseph William “Joe” Namath

(*1943, former American football quarterback,
nicknamed “Broadway Joe” or “Joe Willie”)

It is not the strong one
that wins,
the one that wins
is strong.

Franz Anton Beckenbauer

(*1945, German football coach, manager, and former player,
nicknamed Der Kaiser [“The Emperor”])

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