Best and Famous Football Quotes and Sayings

football1Football is a contact sport played by 11 to 18 players. The sports involved kicking the ball with the foot to the goal to score. It is a very popular and dangerous sport, ruled by great players like Diego Maradona of Argentina, Pele, undisputable best player of Brazil and probably the world as well. Other great footballers are Z. Zidane, L. Messi, C. Ronaldo, A. Di Stefano, and more.

There are so many inspirational and famous football quotes quoted by these famous football personalities. Being a football fanatic, I thought that I should compile some of the most remarkable quotes about football and share them with you. Here I collected the best football inspirational quotes that hopefully will inspire and motivate you. Enjoy this list of football motivational quotes and sayings with photos.

Famous Football Quotes, Great Football Quotes

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Football doesn’t build character, it reveals character!
– Marv Levy

The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.
– Art Modell

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

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
– Vince Lombardi

Pro football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
– Frank Gifford

Men are clinging to football on a level we aren’t even aware of.
For centuries, we ruled everything, and now, in the last ten minutes,
there are all these incursions by women.
It’s our Alamo.
– Tony Kornheiser

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.
– Knute Rockne

In the football match, everything is complicated by the presence of the other team.
– Jean Paul Sartre

When it comes to football, God is prejudiced – toward big, fast kids.
– Chuck Mills

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
– Ronnie Lott

Baseball is what we were, and football is what we have become.
– Mary Mcgory

You need to play with supreme confidence,
or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.
– Joe Paterno

Inspirational Football Quotes, Inspiring Football Quotes

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In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Football is like life — it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
– Vince Lombardi

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
– Erma Bombeck

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight,
but the size of the fight in the dog!
-Archie Griffin

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.
– Jack Tatum

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

Speed, strength, and the inability to register pain immediately.
– Reggie Williams

To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to,
something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
– Tony Dorsett

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
– Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren’t born, they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
– Vincent Lombardi

Everyone in my high school was a bit nerdy.
We didn’t even have a football team.
– Norah Jones

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.
It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a beer.
– Frank Zappa

If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.
– Herschel Walker

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

Funny Football Quotes, Funny Quotes about Football

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Football players, like prostitutes,
are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.
– Merle Kessler

If football players were armed with guns, there wouldn’t be stadiums large enough to hold the crowds.
– Irwin Shaw

Most football players are temperamental.
That’s 90 percent temper and 10 percent mental.
– Doug Plank

I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach.
The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.
– Hayden Fry

Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.
-Merlin Olsen

Motivational Football Quotes, Motivational Quotes about Football

Watching football is like watching pornography.
There’s plenty of action, and I can’t take my eyes off it, but when it’s over,
I wonder why the hell I spent an afternoon doing it.
– Luke Salisbury

Football is all very well a good game for rough girls,
but not for delicate boys.
– Oscar Wilde

God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.
– Heywood Broun

If any thing goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it.
If anything goes really good, then you did it.
That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
– Paul Bear Bryant

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately
– unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.
– Dick Butkus

If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?
– Vince Lombardi

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.
– Dave Barry

As long as I own this football team and long after I’m gone,
they will always be the Washington Redskins.
– Jack Cooke

I think that when people join clubs as simple as a sorority or a fraternity,
a football team, a baseball team, it’s just – you want to be in a group.
You want to be around people, you want to be with people.
– Theo Rossi

A good football team plays offense and defense.
You have to be aggressive and disrupt.
– Vince Flynn

It’s not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
-Chuck Noll

At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football,
to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about,
the will to win closely linked with contact.
– George Plimpton

Football Player Quotes, Football Team Quotes

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The word ‘genius’ isn’t applicable in football.
A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
– Joe Theisman

Football is not a game but a religion, a metaphysical island of fundamental truth in a highly verbalized, disguised society, a throwback of 30,000 generations of anthropological time.
-Arnold Mandell

One of the great disappointments of a football game
is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.
– Unknown

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
– Jim Bouton

It was an ideal day for football – too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players.
– Red Smith

Football isn’t a contact sport; it’s a collision sport.
Dancing is a contact sport.
– Vince Lombard

He’s a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.
– Lyndon Baines Johnson

He’s fair He treats us all the same – like dogs.
-Henry Jordan

When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia,
we just had one coach for football and basketball.
He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest.
The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team.
– George Raveling

American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.
– Sue Lawley

Baseball ain’t like football . . . you can’t make up any trick plays.
– Yogi Berra

The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.
– Art Modell

And I think they loved me because I loved being part of their team, you know,
and I quite often say to kids, that I was the worst player in the world’s best football team
– and that was good enough for me.
– Craig Jonston

First of all, I’m so glad that the city of Houston has a football team again.
They have such great fans. I’m really happy for the people of Houston
because they deserve a football team.
– Earl Campbell

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
– Erma Bombeck

If you’re mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It’s about the same.
-Bob Golic

Quotes about Football, Best Football Quotes

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All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.
– Albert Camus

I give so much of myself on Sunday.
I drain all the life out of myself out there.
I get paid to play, to win, to give the city pride,
so maybe everybody can forget for a little while how hard life is.
– Randall Cunningham

Violent ground-acquisition games such as football are
In fact a crypto-fascist metaphor for nuclear war.
– Robert Downey,Jr.

Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.
– John Heisman

Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell.
– Bo Jackson

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.
– John F. Kennedy

Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen.
Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.
– Oscar Wilde

Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
-Heywood Hale Brown

You really don’t want a president who is a football fan.
Football combines the worst features of American life.
It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
– George Will

So the Patriots won the Super Bowl?
Yep, that’ll change the course of western civilization forever.
– Unknown

If ballet were easy, they’d call it football.
– Unknown

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals.
To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
– Fran Lebowitz

Being in politics is like being a football coach.
You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it’s important.
– Eugene McCarthy

College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
– Elbert Hubbard

When it’s third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers
and I’ll take the whiskey drinkers every time.
– Max Mcgee

That field goal attempt was so far to the left it nearly decapitated Lyndon LaRouche.
– Dennis Miller

Trying to maintain order during a legalized gang brawl involving 80 toughs with a little whistle, a hanky and a ton of prayer.
– Anonymous Referee

Let’s face it, you have to have a slightly recessive gene that has a little something to do with the brain to go out on the football field and beat your head against other human beings on a daily basis.
– Tim Green

The rest of the world is sweeping past us.
The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well-educated mind.
But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football.
– Mark White

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