If the topic is about winning and success, who is more exposed to it than a football player, coach, or manager of a football team who are massively pressed to perform in public, often on a weekly basis?
Of course, there is no question that winning and getting ahead of the competition is of uttermost importance not only in football (in whichever format) but also in business and personal life.
Soccerwidow has collected 50 outstanding quotes by football players, coaches, and managers over the last 100 years documenting the psychology of team success and winning.
The quotations are sorted in chronological order. Enjoy them and find inspiration and motivation to persist and also become a winner.
Then take it away from them.
(1895-1983, former player, coach,
and pioneer in professional American football)
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
There should be no conceit in victory
and no despair in defeat.
Sir Alexander Matthew “Matt” Busby
(1909-1994, Scottish football player and manager)
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
so that they have to send
a team from bloody Mars to beat us.
(1913-1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)