Football Team Sayings and Quotes

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

The way you motivate a football team is to eliminate the unmotivated ones. Lou Holtz
A great football team is the right balance and the right mixture of players. Good leaders, good communicators and good technicians. You need people that are strategically astute. People need passion, desire and most importantly, a willingness to keep learning. Hope Powell
A football team represents a way of being, a culture. Michel Patini
A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful. Arsene Wenger
A professional football team warms up grimly and disparately, like an army on maneuvers: the ground troops here, the tanks there, the artillery and air force over there. Ted Solotaroff
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson
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
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
A good football team plays offense and defense. You have to be aggressive and disrupt. Vince Flynn
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 heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team. Ron Jaworski
A football team is like a piano; you need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Douglas
The amazing thing about a football team is we can disagree and fight like brothers, but then we come back together. We are able to be open and honest about things that may offend us. Benjamin Watson
As a football team, you head into the season the same way with confidence and a positive mindset that you are going to win a bunch of football games. Matthew Stafford
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. Bud Wilkinson
To be able to get a football team that's capable of competing for world championships, you always got to get a little bit lucky, but you got to have all phases to win it all. John Elway
Most football players are temperamental. That's 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental. Doug Plank
We can't run. We can't pass. We can't stop the run. We can't stop the pass. We can't kick. Other than that, we're just not a very good football team right now. Bruce Coslet
A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing. Bill Shankly
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. Jean-Paul Sartre
The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries. Art Modell
It's something I think probably every football team and sports team in America deals with is having people get out of their comfort zone and being courageous enough to fix other people and not just focus on themselves. Scott Frost
We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it. John F. Kennedy
Losing the super bowl is worse than death. With death, you don't have to get up in the morning. George Allen
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. Don Shula
The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Often than not, they are checking the share prices. Franz Beckenbauer
Barcelona's football was simply brilliant. Their superiority was there for the planet to see: the whites were cornered all game. Barcelona play football and dance. They treat the ball with adoration and respect, almost nurturing it. To see this team in action is a delight. Alfredo Di Stefano
For me football is more about making the right pass at the right time. Michel Platini
At birth, God asks you if you want logic or passion. If you want passion then He next allocates you a football team to support. John Colquhoun
We're not just a football team, we're mates. There is a Greek saying: 'History is made by mates.' Theo Zagorakis
If you threaten certain spiv players, you must carry it out and not let them get away with it. A football team only has 11 players. It just needs one bad 'un to affect the rest. In ICI, with thousands and thousands of people, you can afford to carry scoundrels. Not in a football team. Brian Clough
A man can change wives, political parties or religions, but he cannot change his favourite football team. Eduardo Galeano
The Croatians don't play well without the ball. Barry Venison
I've just named the team I would like to represent Wales in the next World Cup: Brazil. Bobby Gould
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. Bill Shankly
Me and the wife are breeding our own team. When I get home tonight it'll be 'c'mon hen, we need a centre-back.' Gordon Strachan
Life really wouldn't be worth livin' if you didn't have a high school football team to support. Bob Rutherford
Coaching a football team is not rocket science and most of the advice is blindingly obvious. Gary Lineker
Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win. Gary Lineker
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors. Frank Gifford
Any Premiere League football team has a much larger yearly budget than the UK Dementia Research Institute. Vladimir Hachinski
I thought I really hurt our football team in the red zone, which is some of the play selections — putting us in some tough spots. Coach McVay
There are many people who can say a football team plays badly; there are some people who can say why they are playing badly, but there are only a few who can say what needs to be done to make them play better. Johan Cruijff
Money, it's a gas / Grab that cash with both hands / and make a stash. / New car, caviar, four star daydream, / Think I'll buy me a football team. Pink Floyd
But a college needs something else besides education. And what this college needs is a good football team and you can't have a good football team unless you have good football players. Frank
Studies show that the best way to bring in alumni donations is through a successful athletic department; specifically, a winning football team. Shannon Beiste

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