“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw. Here are 50 Football Motivational Quotes.

Football Motivational Quotes

1. “A winner never stops trying.” – Tom Landry 

2. “To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.” Johan Cruyff

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

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

5.  “Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.” – Paul Bear Bryant 

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

7. “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ― Lou Holtz

8. “A CHAMPION is simply someone who did NOT give up when they wanted to.”  Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys

9. “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” – Bruce Jenner

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

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

12. “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

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Football Motivational Quotes

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

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

15. “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 

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

17. “It's not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT in the dog.” – Archie Griffin

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

19. “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – Joe Namath

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

21. “The GREATEST mistake is to continue to PRACTICE a mistake.” – Bobby Bowden

22. “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

23. “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

24. “Remember, TOMORROW is promised to no ONE.” – Walter Payton

Football Motivational Quotes

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

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

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

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

29. “WINNING is not everything--but making the EFFORT to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

30. “Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.” – Mike Ditka

31. “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

32. “Football's always been cerebral. The most important thing is thinking fast.” – Thiago Alcantara

33. “It's the name on the FRONT of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the BACK.” – Joe Paterno

34. “Good luck is a residue of preparation.” – Jack Youngblood

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

36. “Winning isn't getting ahead of OTHERS. It's getting ahead of YOURSELF.” – Roger Staubach

Football Motivational Quotes

37. “It's not whether you get knocked DOWN, it's whether you get UP.” – Vince Lombardi

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

39. “When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.” – Jacques Plante

40. “The harder you WORK, the harder it is to SURRENDER.” – Marv Levy

41. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

42. “If you want to WIN, do the ordinary things BETTER than anyone else does them day in and day out."– Chuck Noll

43. “Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” – Jerry Rice

44. “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

45. “In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” –Arnold H. Glasow

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

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

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

49. “Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ― Vince Lombardi

50. “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

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“The harder you WORK, the harder it is to SURRENDER.” – Marv Levy
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“It's not whether you get knocked DOWN, it's whether you get UP.” – Vince Lombardi
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“Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ― Vince Lombardi

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