Soccerwidow has 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!
(1895-1983, former player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football)
and I’ll show you a failure.
(1888-1931, former American football player and coach)
you won’t go far
unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold H. Glasow
(1905-1998, former American humorist)
(1908-1991, former American football coach)
a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
(1913-1970, former American football coach)
and you’ll reach the ceiling.
Aim for the ceiling
and you’ll stay on the floor.
(1913–1981, former Scottish footballer and Liverpool manager)