99 Team First Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of team first quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about putting the team first.

The Most Famous Team First Quotes (Best in 2024)

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When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can't find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose. — Ross Perot

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place. — Robert Schumann

Waking up early was the first example I noticed in the SEAL Teams in which discipline was really the difference between being good and being exceptional. — Jocko Willink

Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones. — Don Meyer

The most important thing is to be a midfielder first, not scoring goals. You have to make the game, make an assist for the team, and if you can score, it’s a plus for the team. — Paul Pogba

Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray. — Joe Garagiola

In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory. — Bear Bryant

I spent my first twenty years in Morocco, where I coached the national team. — Just Fontaine

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams. — Jacques Barzun

Building a cohesive leadership team is the first critical step that an organization must take if it is to have the best chance at success. — Patrick Lencioni

Short Team First Quotes

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  • In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender. — Sayings
  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success — Stephen Covey
  • I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed. — LeBron James
  • Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team. — Marcello Lippi
  • I pick first my best team, and my captain from that team and I only pick players that are on form. — Rudolph Straeuli
  • I notice that teams are now more interested in Japanese players than when I first went to Europe. — Hidetoshi Nakata
  • If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play? — George Carlin
  • Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third. — Bud Abbott
  • If somebody on this team actually gets to first base, I'll stand there naked. — Kate O'Brien
  • Well, first I have to make the team, of course. — Carly Patterson
Team first quote The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.

Think Team First Quotes

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The first few games that we played against some of the teams, the young guys, you know, want a stick sign or photo sign, and I think that they respect what I have achieved throughout my career. — Mario Lemieux

We didn't think we were a fourth-place team. For us to beat the first-place team in the West and the first-place team in the East shows the dedication and determination that we had. — Cobi Jones

Many years ago, I think I got my first insight on how an incredibly diverse team can work together and do astonishing things, and not just misunderstand each other and fight. — John P. Kotter

Team first quote You have to be odd to be number one.
You have to be odd to be number one.

I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team think it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club and region. — Arsene Wenger

It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say: 'Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.' First of all, quit telling me what I think. I'd rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can't play. — Charles Barkley

I think there is more pressure at trials when you are trying to make the team and you have to come first or second, and you have to go under qualifying time. — Stephanie Rice

Team first quote Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

I like the fact that we have all the teams in the tournament. When I first got here as an assistant, not everyone made the tournament and I think as a coach, you look at it from a job security standpoint, I think that hurt when you didn't have everybody in the tournament. — Tim Buckley

[The World Series] introduced me for the first time to a team with a lot of black players. Detroit had about three of them: I think it was Willie Horton, Gates Brown, and Earl Wilson - might have been one or two more in '68. — Michael Eric Dyson

Jennifer Palmieri going after Kellyanne Conway and the first sound bite is a discussion of Steve Bannon and what a reprobate the Clinton people think he is and how dare you have somebody like that on your team. How dare you campaign on white supremacism. Jennifer Palmieri starts it off. — Rush Limbaugh

In my first season I was learning about English football in a new team. I scored 13 which isn't bad, but I think I can do better. — Luis Garcia

Putting The Team First Quotes

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When I first met him [James Galanis], he just said, "Look, if you want to be a professional soccer player, if you want to make the national team, you have to do everything possible to work hard. You’ve got to put it number one." — Carli Lloyd

The first thing any coaching staff must do is weed out selfishness. No program can be successful with players who put themselves ahead of the team. — Johnny Majors

Sign by elevator put up by computer geeks in office building: REMEMBER: FIRST YOU PILAGE, THEN YOU BURN. THOSE WHO DO NOT COMPLY WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE RAIDING TEAM. In Mr Perfect — Linda Howard

Team first quote First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.

Rolen's the perfect baseball player. It's his tenacity, his preparation, the way he plays. He tries to do everything fundamentally sound. And he puts the team team first-there's no fanfare with him. — Ned Yost

Team Day Quotes

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On the eve of this great adventure I send my best wishes to every soldier in the Allied team. To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history; and in the better days that lie ahead men will speak with pride of our doings. — Bernard Law Montgomery

Day by day, what you do is who you become. — Heraclitus

I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day! — Les Miles

I always remind myself if I'm having a down day because of a bad race it's not just me. That feeling I'm having is shared by my family, the team and my fans. When we win they feel the joy as well. That's why I say we win and lose together, and I definitely couldn't do it without them. — Lewis Hamilton

I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth. — Melissa Bean

Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day. — John Bishop

It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point. — Stephen Curry

Arsene Wenger's idea is not only to play good football. It's to play good football to win. In my day, we knew that with our style we could hurt teams and win trophies too. But we did it our way, with the positional game, passing, movement. — Dennis Bergkamp

If you were to ask me, “What the hell does a musician have in common with a restaurant?” I would say a huge amount. It’s showtime every day, it’s a team of people, like, running a circus, which is running a rock-and-roll band. — Mick Fleetwood

The airline business is the biggest team sport in the world. When you're all consumed with fighting among yourselves, your opponents can run over you every day. — Gordon Bethune

Team Win Quotes

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I have always believed that you win as part of a team effort. I've learned that if everybody does a little bit, it adds up to a lot. — Jim Harbaugh

Losers assemble in small groups & complain, winners assemble as a team & find ways to win. — Bill Parcells

Winning as a team is better than anything. It's great to share success. — Jim Harbaugh

Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. — George Lincoln Rockwell

What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. — W. Edwards Deming

If you're struggling with your shooting, then do other things on the basketball court. Get steals, get assists, get rebounds-do anything on the court to help the team win. — Allen Iverson

The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win. It's the team with the athletes who play best together. — Lisa Fernandez

It's time for the New England Patriots to move on and that's what our job is. And as I said, our goal is the same: to have a winning football team, to be a pillar in the community. That's what our direction is; that's what we're going to do. — Bill Belichick

Goals have never defined me as a player. What has defined me is my impact on the team. If that means passing or playing defense to win, I'll do it. — Mia Hamm

No individual can win a game by himself. — Pele

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More Team First Quotes

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I have been privileged to be briefed and to know that we have been visited [by aliens]. I do not have first hand experience in this regard, but I have been on investigating teams and I have been briefed by insiders who do know. — Edgar Mitchell

Talking of first times Stephanie, I bet your first time was really memorable for you and the captain ot the football team .. and the basketball team .. and the softball team, the track team, the chess club and the pool boy! — Chris Jericho

The morning we left South Bend, every student and professor was out of bed long before breakfast and marched downtown accompanying the team to the railroad station. It was the first time I'd seen anything like this mass hysteria generated on the Notre Dame campus over a football game. — Knute Rockne

After his first training session in heaven, George Best, from his favourite right wing, turned the head of God who was filling in at left-back. I would love him to save me a place in his team, George Best that is, not God. — Eric Cantona

Trust is the foundation of real teamwork. And so the first dysfunction is a failure on the part of team members to understand and open up to one another. And if that sounds touchy-feely, let me explain, because there is nothing soft about it. It is an absolutely critical part of building a team. In fact, it’s probably the most critical. — Patrick Lencioni

I wanna kiss you. I couldn't care less about the team struggling. What we know is we can improve. Chad Pennington, our quarterback, missed the first part of the season, and we struggled. We're looking to next season. We're looking to make a noise now, and I wanna kiss you! — Joe Namath

I started as a fourth-line fighter, went to being a third-line centre, then a second-line winger and a first-line centre. I've played every role there is, and the only thing that matters is helping the team win. — Mark Messier

Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team. — John Wooden

My first interview at SI, I sat in silence next to Guy LaFleur for five minutes on the New York Rangers team bus until he finally broke the ice. Those early interviews, every one of them was like a terrible first date. — Steve Rushin

I'm glad we were able to win this last one. I saw some good things tonight, ... It's just preseason, but we ran the ball good. I'm happy about that, and the first-team offense was pretty sharp. — Bill Parcells

You guys have to understand that I started in as deep of waters as there is. I've been the underdog since the first time I put gloves on. I love my fans but I don't give a crap about who thinks who is gonna win or not. This isn't a team sport. I'm the one that has to deal with the person fighting in front of me. — Joe Warren

I'm an avid hockey fan and I've been playing for about 17 years, and somebody recently told me that the first organized hockey teams in Canada were all black. Telling those stories would be cool. — Cuba Gooding, Jr.

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. — A. W. Tozer

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn't much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn't even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments. — Lou Holtz

Football's about the young players, bringing youth team players through to the first team and hopefully getting the best out of them so they can go on to play for their country. — Wayne Rooney

Players who are committed to the team first will find a way to help when things are going bad, they will do whatever it takes. Kids that are more into themselves will not do that. They will take care of themselves and get more individual when things are tough. — Dick Bennett

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

I definitely want to start my own production company at some point. I'm actually teaming up with Funny or Die to put together a TV show right now, that I can't really talk about because it's still in the very preliminary stages, but if it pans out this will be the first project under my production company, which I have yet to name. — Dave Franco

Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team - that goes to show how highly I have always rated him. An all-round midfielder who possesses quality and character in abundance. — Marcello Lippi

We're so concerned about being polite in society, and rightfully so, that it carries over onto a football team. But on a good football team, they are your friends, but first and foremost they have to be good teammates. — Scott Frost

I lost my first fight at the Boys Club at 11 years old and quit the team. My mother told me I had to go back because she didn't raise no quitter. I lost a second fight and quit again and still my mother wouldn't let me. She made me go back and try again. — Evander Holyfield

It was a dream for me to play in the red shirt - I will keep this shirt with me always. I hope this is the start of a lot of games for United, It wasn't only me in this game though, I think the whole team enjoyed the game and did well. It's the first match and we have done good things. It's a good step and we're very happy. — Ander Herrera

My first year of pro ball I played in the Northwest league and made the all-star team, and the next year I played I led the team in hitting and was third or fifth in the league. — Kurt Russell

At the moment we've only got 16 first-team players and my initials stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician (the new Wolves manager gets the excuses in early!) — Mick McCarthy

I shave my legs twice a week. It's hard the first time you do it. But I'm very lazy. For a team photo in December I just did the fronts. — David Millar

I'll never forget that first night with the team. Going to the ballpark on the bus was the hardest 30 minutes of my life. I had to walk down that aisle between all the players. I really didn't know too much about the Detroit Tigers at that time. — Al Kaline

For me, it's not about sacking the quarterback. It's about changing the course of the game. It's causing a crucial fumble at a crucial time. It's making a tackle for a loss when the opposing team needs to gain one or two yards for the first down. I look at myself as a sudden-impact player. — Simeon Rice

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