80 Best sports quotes | Winning quotes on sports athlete (2021)

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In today's time, the sports is not just a game. It is played as a profession. Many people like to come into the field of sports and they like to play. And players want to win.They play sports for their country like hockey, cricket, tennis, football, basketball. Winning a sports journey is very difficult for a player.They give their best to win for their country.

Sports are played in every country in the world and millions of people like to watch them. And those who play sports are called athletes. Every country wants its athlete to win for their country. Playing the game is not as easy as it looks. The journey here is very hard and difficult.

If you like sports and like to play sports or you are a winning athlete. Then you are on the right platform. Here, we are providing you. Best 50 motivational winning sports quotes.

Winning quotes on sports athlete

1.Tom Landry

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.”

2-Joe Torre

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people and heart. Winning is the result.”

3-Mia Hamm

“The person that said winning isn’t everything never won anything.”

4-Carmelo Anthony

“When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball."

5-Morgan Wootten

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.”

6-Jackie Robinson

“It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.” 

7-Pat Riley

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”

8-Art Rooney

“The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday.”

9-Arsene Wenger

“At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.”

10-Knute Rockne

“Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”

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11-Wilma Rudolph

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

12-Muhammad Ali

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

13-Paul Brown

“When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less."

14-Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

15-bruce Jenner

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.” 

16-Mary Lou Retton 

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”

17-Bobby Knight

“The key is not the will to win. everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”

18-Tom Brady

“I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.”.

19-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”

20-Kobe Bryant

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.

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Winning Athlete quotes

21-Derek Jeter

“If you’re going to play at all, you’re out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.”

22-Babe Ruth

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”

23-Jimmy Connors

“I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had. I left everything out there. That’s what I’m most proud of.”

24-Yogi Berra

“I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta loose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.”

25-Nancy Kerrigan

“It was never about winning medals or being famous.”

26-Emmitt Smith

“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowd's roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”

27-Chuck Noll

“The critics are always right. The only way you shut them up is by winning.”

28-Andy Murray

“I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.”

29-Malcolm Gets

“I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary — the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.”

30-Arnold Palmer

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.”

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Quotes on winning sports

31-Roger Staubach

“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”

32-Lindsey Vonn

“I’m never tired of winning, and I’m never tired of skiing.”

33-Tony Dungy

“I just think winners win. And guys who won through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games.”

34-Charles Barkley

“I’m a mad dog whose only concern is winning.”

35-Bill Parcells

“No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.”

36-Pete Sampras

“All I cared about in tennis was winning.”

37-Tiger Woods

“Winning solves everything.”

38-Billie Jean King

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

39-Paul Bryant

“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”

40-Vin Scully

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

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Winning Sports quotes

41-George Steinbrenner

“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.”

42-Michael Jordan

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

43-Boris Becker

“I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.”

44-Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

45-Steve Nash

“Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.”

46-Grantland Rice

“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”

47-Ernie Banks

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.

48-Bill Shoemaker

When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.”

49-Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.

50- Gary Lineker

"Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and in the end, the Germans always win."

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51-Thomas Sowell

"Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV. "

52-Pat Spillane

"The first half was even, the second half was even worse."

53-Sylvester Stallone

"Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake."

54-George Brett

"If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out."

55-Michael Jordan

"I've never lost a game I just ran out of time."

56-Dean Smith

"If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you're going to have problems. You'll be dead a lot."

57-Leo Durocher

"Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand."

58-Abe Lemons

"I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players."

59-Dale Earnhardt

"You win some, lose some, and wreck some."

60-Eric Morecambe

"I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back."

Basketball winning quotes

61-John Havlicek

"We win because we play together as a team."

62-Wilt Chamberlain

"This is a team game and one man doesn't win and one man doesn't lose. In the end, the best team usually wins."

63-Knute Rockne

"The secret of winning is working more as a team, less as individuals."

64-Michael Jordan

"I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win."

65-Larry Bird

"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."

66-Kobe Bryant

"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot."

67-LeBron James

"You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed - you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that."

68-Stevie Wonder

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."

69-Pat Summitt

"Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine."

70-LeBron James

"I like criticism. It makes you strong."
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Football winning quotes

71-William Edward “Bill” Nicholson

"It is better to fail to aim high than to succeed aiming low."

72-Sir Alfred Ernest “Alf” Ramsey

"Never change a winning team."

73-James “Jimmy” Sirrel

"If ya dinnea score ya dinnea win".

74-Bill Shankly

"I want to build a team that’s invincible, so that they have to send a team from bloody Mars to beat us."

75-Sir Robert William “Bobby” Robson

"People want success. It’s like coffee, they want instant."

76-Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz

"Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period."


"Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat, and I expect us to do that."

78-Roger Thomas Staubach

"Confidence doesn’t come out of anywhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."

79-Joseph William “Joe” Namath

"When you win, nothing hurts."

80-Franz Anton Beckenbauer

"It is not the strong one that wins, the one that wins is strong."

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