Best Championship Quotes : Championship Sayings

These championship quotes will inspire you. Championship is a contest for the position of champion in a sport, often involving a series of games or matches.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging championship quotes, championship sayings, and championship proverbs.

Famous Championship Quotes

  1. “The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.” ~ Mike Ditka
  2. “You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” ~ James J. Corbett
  3. “Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.” ~ Bill Parcells
  4. “If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.” ~ Chris Evert

  5. “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” ~ Alan Armstrong
  6. “After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  7. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” ~ Michael Jordan
  8. “They were ridiculous times. After I won my World Championship in 1976, I went to Japan.” ~ Barry Sheene

  9. “Who ever wins today will win the championship no matter who wins.” ~ Denis Law
  10. “You don’t even have to win a championship every year to draw the fans. You just have to show you’re really trying.” ~ Tom Hicks
  11. “Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world during the 1950’s when it seemed that he would either win or lose the championship about every three or four months.” ~ Dick Schaap
  12. “I won player of the year and players’ player, two cups and two championship medals, had a great time.” ~ Paul Gascoigne

  13. “My goal had been to win a championship, work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired by the team and I’d go in as a lifelong New York Giant, but I’m now resigned to the fact that this won’t happen.” ~ Michael Strahan
  14. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti
  15. “Going to Omaha for the College World Series – the people there are tremendous – huge crowds and a lot of excitement. I still remember those days – you make a lot of friends that you never forget when you win a championship like that.” ~ Roger Clemens
  16. “I think this can be a championship team. But we do have to take it one game at a time. You can’t look at the end of the road before you get the next foot in.” ~ Michael Strahan

  17. “Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team.” ~ Mike Singletary
  18. “That’s the only reason I’m here. I don’t need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship.” ~ Drew Bledsoe
  19. “When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.” ~ Joe Namath
  20. “Each championship is unique and special.” ~ Trish Stratus

  21. “There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.” ~ Pat Riley
  22. “Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between” ~ Jack Youngblood
  23. “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe
  24. “Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion.” ~ Magic Johnson

  25. “We just want to win. That’s the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don’t really reflect on what we’ve done in the past. We focus on the present.” ~ Derek Jeter
  26. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” ~ John Wooden
  27. “I’ve been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn’t get anything done. I don’t know. I’m playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed.” ~ Chris Webber
  28. “Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.” ~ Michael J. Gelb

  29. “A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it’s important. I’ve win it twice and it’s a quality event.” ~ Paula Radcliffe
  30. “Some people asked me if it was going to be a downer to come back and play on a college team after playing on a world championship team, and I don’t think they understand what it is like to play here.” ~ Lorrie Fair
  31. “I’ve been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I’ve won some awards and I’m very proud of those accomplishments. But I don’t think there’s anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle.” ~ Bobby Orr , Championship quotes teams
  32. “Liverpool have won everything but never a World Championship. I am sure in the future they will once again make the effort to win the tournament. They have had good rhythm in the Premier League this season.” ~ Sepp Blatter

  33. “The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.” ~ Ron Jaworski , Championship quotes football
  34. “We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship.” ~ Jesse Owens
  35. “We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up.” ~ Eric Heiden
  36. “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.” ~ Bill Parcells

  37. “Though I’d have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit, as a group, that won the two Championships. They were terrific and I always look back very fondly.” ~ Chuck Daly
  38. “You can be the best person in the league but if you don’t win championships, something’s missing.” ~ Terrell Davis
  39. “There’s a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships.” ~ Rafael Palmeiro
  40. “The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.” ~ Kurtis Blow

  41. “The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.” ~ Tiger Woods
  42. “Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.” ~ Pat Riley
  43. “In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it – to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!” ~ Zac Efron , Championship quotes basketball
  44. “I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships.” ~ Tracy Austin

  45. “My father thought sport was something fun – he didn’t know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: ‘Good, you can support not just yourself but me too’.” ~ Haile Gebrselassie
  46. “Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.” ~ Mike Krzyzewski
  47. “I’m trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we’re riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.” ~ Clara Hughes
  48. “I fancy our chances at the European Championships.” ~ Frank Lampard

  49. “The 1984 European Championships were held in France and that was something important. I felt on form then, even though I was practically always injured at all the World Cups. It’s a great memory. But in any case, the past is past.” ~ Michel Patini
  50. “But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I’m equally proud just being part of a women’s division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here.” ~ Trish Stratus
  51. “I’m very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family’s long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
  52. “In over 160 years of recorded baseball history, no team had ever won a championship this way.” ~ John Thorn

  53. “I won the city scoring championship as a senior.” ~ Bob Cousy
  54. “Once you win a National Championship, how do you do that again? How do you get the passion to do that again? We won it again right away, the next year. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I didn’t give myself an opportunity to enjoy the first one.” ~ Mike Krzyzewski
  55. “We felt like when we went into last year we had a pretty good chance to win the championship from the previous year with the fall we put together. We’ve got the same everything now, so I think we can come back and be as strong this year.” ~ Sterling Marlin
  56. “Personally I just want to win a championship.” ~ Allen Iverson

  57. “I’d like to think that the nature of the two teams – Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing – was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.” ~ Oscar Robertson
  58. “The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all.” ~ Bob Cousy
  59. “The fact that I am still alive after 100,000 laps is my championship.” ~ Jacky Ickx
  60. “I’m 31 years old and I want to be part of a championship team before my career is over.” ~ Mats Sundin

  61. “That feeling is the same whether you’re on either side of the hundredths. Obviously, it’s great to win the world championship, but if you put down that kind of skiing, it’s awesome either way.” ~ Bode Miller
  62. “This season is my most special and most cherished. All my focus is on getting that championship back here.” ~ Lorrie Fair
  63. “Well, I think any national championship is an extremely important championship to play in.” ~ Greg Norman

  64. “I vowed I would do everything I could to stop the Isle of Man counting towards the World Championship. And it was stopped, so they love me in the Isle of Man.” ~ Barry Sheene
  65. “I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.” ~ Angela Merkel

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