"Play the Beautiful Game"

"The goal is winning, the focus is execution."

"To love winning is easy; to love the battle requires toughness."

"Players win games. Teams win Championships."

"Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought."  Dennis Bergkamp

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."  Mia Hamm

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success"  Henry Ford

"My heroes are and were my parents, I can't see having anyone else as my heroes"  Michael Jordan

"Soccer is a sport for dreamer's. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream disappears."

"Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success"

"Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster."    Johan Cruyff

"If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later."  Bob Paisley

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it"  Knut K. Rockne

"True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.”  Mia Hamm

"The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It's the biggest sin in football to make him do any work."  George Graham

"The Vision of a Champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, and the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.”  Anson Dorrance

"Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.”  Ronaldo

"Champions are afraid of losing-everyone else is afraid of winning."  Billy Jean King

"Organization unravels the mind."

"If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we'll discuss your options afterwards.”  Bill Shankly

"Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball."  Tommy Docherty

"A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up and win"  Pete Zafra

"The future depends on what we do in the present"  Mahatma Gandhi

"Soccer is not about justice. It's a drama - and criminally wrong decisions against you are part and parcel of that." Pete Davies

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them."  Shakespeare

" A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle"  Japanese Proverb

"The most important thing for a forward is speed of thought. Top players read the game."  Etoo

"Pain is temporary, glory…lasts forever!"  George Best

"To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed."  Jose Mourinho

"I eat football, I sleep football, I breathe football. I’m not mad, I’m just passionate."  Thierry Henry

"Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams"

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."  William James

"Pele is the greatest player in football history, and there would only be one Pele in the world"  Ronaldo

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it."

"Whatever happens, there are always things you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have scored a third. That's perfectionism. That's what makes you progress in life."  Eric Cantona

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."  Jim Ryan

"A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.”  Bill Shankly

"Without passion, you don’t have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion"   Donald Trump

"Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory."  Gandhi

"Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work"  Vince Lombardi

"If you're attacking, you don't get as tired as when you're chasing."  Kyle Rote, Jr.

“What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular."

"You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again."
Mia Hamm

"Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play"  Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year

“Football is simple but the hardest thing to do is playing simple football.”  Johan Cruyff

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity"  Albert Einstein

"Never go for a 50-50 ball unless you're 80-20 sure of winning it."  Ian Darke

"Wearing the same shirts doesn't make a team"  Buchholz and Roth

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it’s the size of the fight in the dog"  Dwight D. Eisenhower

"It's a 90 minute game for sure. In fact I used to train for a 190 minute game so that when the whistle blew at the end of the match I could have played another 90 minutes."   Bill Shankly

"Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to. "  Greame Clegg

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it."  Stan Smith

"Fail to prepare, prepare to fail"  Roy Keane

In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly"  Mark sanborn

"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.”  Bill Shankly

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat"  Hershel Walker

"The height of your success is determined by the depth of your belief"

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."  Mia Hamm

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."  Dale Carnegie

"Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball."  Tommy Docherty

"Arguing with a fool proves there are two"  Doris M. Smith

"There is no failure except in no longer trying"  Elbert Hubbard

"Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball"  Tommy Docherty

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all"  Joe Namath

"Whoever invented football should be worshipped as a God."  Hugo Sanchez

"Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We're in it for the bigger goal, to move it along for the next generation.”  Landon Donovan

"If you don't concede any goals you'll win more games than you lose." Wayne Bridge

"You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out."   Peter Shilton

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand."  Alexander Graham Bell

"Pride, intense pride, that's what it all comes down to."

"We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other 3% that cost us the match."  Ruud Gullit\

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary" Vidal Sassoon

"The difference between men who succeed or fail is their ability to handle pressure."  Edwin Louis Cole

"Football is simple. You are in time or too late. When you are too late, you should start sooner."  Johan Cruijff

"Winners make goals, losers make excuses"

"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it"  Coach Lou Holtz

"The ratio of We's to I's is the best indicator of the development of a team"  Lewis B. Ergen

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" Darrel Royal

"The Dutch change positions quicker than you can make a cup of coffee."  Paolo Rossi

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude."   Thomas Jefferson

"It is better to win ten times 1-0 than to win once 10-0."  Vahid Halilhodžić

"Second place in the World Cup is a complete failure. It's like you're chatting with a girl and she says you are second in her affections because she prefers someone else."  Senate Aldo Rebelo

"We accomplish in proportion to what we attempt."

"If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day."  Neville Southall

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."  Napoleon Hill

"If you want to score a goal, you have to hit the target."  Fabio Capello

"Sometimes in football you have to score goals." Thierry Henry

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on"  Thomas Jefferson

"If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with; if you keep it out, it's not a goal." Mark Lawrenson

"Fall seven times, stand up eight!"  Japanese Proverbs

"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results"

"If it had gone in, it would have been a goal."  Barry Davies

"You're always going to be struggling if you haven't got a left foot."  Trevor Brooking

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity"  Seneca

"The midfield are like a chef, trying to open a stubborn oyster to get at the fleshy meat inside." George Hamilton

"It was the hand of God." Maradona

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit"  President Harry S. Truman

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be."  Bill Shankly

"Reputation is for time, character is for eternity"  J.B. Gough

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."   Herman Cain

"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

"Be consistently persistent"  Dick Hannula

"The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed."  Cantona

"The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game."  Bill Shankly

"Most of us are in this more than just for playing soccer. We're in it for the bigger goal, to move it along for the next generation.”  Landon Donovan

"Never underestimate your power to change yourself"  H. Jackson Brown

"Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”  Marilyn vos Savant

"Everything is practice." Pele

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality"  Joe Paterno

"Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny"  George Dana Boardman

"To win without risk is to triumph without glory"  Corneille

"I was always taught as a kid if you do something, do it right. If not, go do something else. For me, soccer was life" Marcelo Balboa

"All greatness is achieved while performing outside your comfort zone"  Greg Arnold

"Football is the opera of the people." Stafford Heginbotham

"Play with positive brutality"  Dutch Soccer

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit"  Vince Lombardi

"The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It's the biggest sin in football to make him do any work"  George Graham

"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny" Mahatma Gandhi

"Dempsey hit one and it's one I should have saved. Full stop." Rob Green - English Goalkeeper

"I didn't let it affect my performance. It's about mental strength and worse things have happened to people." Rob Green

"One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good." Abe Lemmons

"I don't like people who drain my time and energy. If you've seen the Harry Potter films, we use the term 'dementors' - people who can draw the life out of you in terms of your energy. So we eradicate the 'dementors', encourage the positive people, and that spreads around to create the team spirit we have here" Alan Pardew

"I don't just want to be a bit-part player and then pick up a trophy." Alan Smith

"Success in football is all about working hard, once you do that you give yourself a chance of doing well." Anthony Le Tallec

"We murdered them 0-0." Bill Shankly

"Enjoy Life Now and Sacrifice Later, Sacrifice Now and Enjoy Life Later"

"If God wanted us to play football in the air, then he would have built a pitch in the clouds" Brian Clough

"Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time." S. Schiff

"The problem is that they are all stars at Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well." Maradona

"When I struck it, it just had to go in."-Iniesta

"We have hugely talented players on this team. This success, being world champions, is a success for all of us. I don't think we should focus on Andres (Iniesta) or Xavi (Hernandez)."-Del Bosque

"Come to your senses, people. He's not a hero, he's a trivial cheat. What hand of God? It was the hand of the devil," Ghana's Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac

"We feel like a small footballing nation and it hurts. There's nothing to say other than it's a catastrophe," France captain Patrice Evra

"We always have to win but even when we win, they are not happy because we didn't put on a show. If we put on a show, they are not happy because we didn't score six or seven goals. If we score six or seven goals, then they say that the opposition was no good," Brazil coach Dunga

"Goals, as a football legend once told me, are like ketchup ... sometimes as much as you try, they don't come out, and when they come, many come all at same time" Ronaldo

"We all learn from mistakes which we make and from mistakes which we have seen other people make, and we try to avoid making them. This is the process of making a mistake and avoiding making it again, seeing how others make mistakes to avoid making the same mistake, it's a process which is not stable, nor can it be measured." Chile's incomprehensible coach Marcelo Bielsa

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro

“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” Joe Paterno

“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.” Lou Brock

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. Tom Peters

 “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it” H.E. Luccock

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” Satchel Paige

“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.” O.J. Simpson

“The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.” Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William A. Ward

“When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.” Pat Riley

“Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.” William A. Ward

“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

“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks”.  Joe Paterno

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.” Honore de Balzac

"You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage." Joe Namath

"I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability."  Bruce Jenner

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates." Magic Johnson

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital." Joe Paterno

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." Michael Jordan

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  John Wooden

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

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination." Tommy Lasorda

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear." Mark Twain

"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." Vincent T. Lombardi

"The game isn't over till it's over." Yogi Berra

 "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Thomas Edison

"If you don't do whats best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end." Julius Erving

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson

 "He who stops being better stops being good." Oliver Cromwell

"Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination."  Grace Lichtenstein

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."  Larry Bird

"Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism." Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." B. C. Forbes

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others." Audrey Hepburn

"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." -Charlie Finley

"We know the key to soccer success – it’s, get off your butt, throw the remote, put
on your trainers and get out there practicing!" Wina

Or as someone once said….”He who wants to get to the top must get off his bottom.”
Mog Tivata


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