Those are some of our favorite quotes from champions that we hope to inspire players and help them get motivated to succeed.
"The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours" - Peggy Fleming
"The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to imitate a champion" - Jean-Claude Killy
"If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that had driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself" - Sir Alex Ferguson
"Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates"
- Earvin "Magic" Johnson
"Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them"
- Samurai Proverb
"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving a 110 percent all the time"
- Don Zimmer
"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority"
- Vince Lombardi
"Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-half-inch court - the space between your ears"
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships" - Michael Jordan
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime" - Babe Ruth
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't" - Jack Dempsey
"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser" - Lou Holtz
"You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat" - Paul Brown
"You can't win unless you learn how to win" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat" - Herschel Walker
"I don't believe that you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be" - Ken Venturi
"The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses" - Paul Westphal
"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking" - Mia Hamm
"I can't promise titles but I am convinced that the fans will be proud of us... I give you my word that we will put in an effort. I don't know if we'll win, but we'll persist. Put on your seat belts, because we're going to have fun"
- Pep Guardiola
“Leadership is vital, you can’t buy it. You need to have it to be successful. The players will follow a strong leader, you need to be able to convince the players of your methods and ideas at all times and you can only do this by being a good leader.” - Fabio Capello