170 Team Player Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Team Player Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Any team I go to will get an extremely hard worker, someone who never wants to take a day off, loves to play the game and is dedicated to winning. — John Wall

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. — Babe Ruth

Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust. — Dennis F. Kinlaw

You're never more of an individual than when you're a happy team player. — Suzanne Farrell

We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually — Gregg Popovich

If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. — Bud Wilkinson

A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other. — Simon Sinek

The greatest compliment to any player is he is a great teammate. We can't all be great players, but we can all be great teammates — Jay Bilas

Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team. — Patrick Lencioni

What I do as an individual player is only important if it helps the team to win. That is the most important thing. — Cristiano Ronaldo

Short Team Player Quotes

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  • I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich
  • How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens
  • A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. — Ara Parseghian
  • On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars
  • Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part. — Casey Stengel
  • The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team. — Frosty Westering
  • Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team. — Scottie Pippen
  • The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player. — Bruce Coslet
  • Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back — Tony Adams
  • Most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside. — Brett Favre

Top 10 Team Player Quotes

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Great teams are not made up of many well-rounded players. Great teams are made up of a variety of players, each having their own strengths. — Pele

I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk — Gregg Popovich

How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate — Brad Stevens

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. — Ara Parseghian

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

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. — Knute Rockne

The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players. — Roger Milla

On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable — Joe Dumars

Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part. — Casey Stengel

Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust. — Dennis F. Kinlaw

Team Player Image Quotes

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Team player quote by Bruce Coslet

The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player. — Bruce Coslet

Team player quote by Bill Walton

Winning is about having the whole team on the same page. — Bill Walton

Team player quote It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

Being A Team Player 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

My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn't really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I've been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I've been in the NBA. — James Harden

I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams. — Mark Messier

Team player quote A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what the
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.

I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble. — Adam Arkin

If you're mad at your kid, you can either raise him to be a nose tackle or send him out to play on the freeway. It's about the same. — Bob Golic

I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport. You can win in different ways, by being more of a team, or by having better individual players. It is the team ethic that interests me, always. — Arsene Wenger

Team player quote Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not fo
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.

When we have the ball, the other team has to run. The most important thing is for the players to be prepared to be a little bit wild. — Jurgen Klopp

The most direct path to achievement whether you're an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment. — Maynard Webb

I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream. — Zinedine Zidane

I don't get a big charge out of being the leading scorer. The object of competing is winning. I just try to do what has to be done for us to win. That might be anything at the time - defense, rebounding, passing. I get great satisfaction out of being a team player. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Not A Team Player Quotes

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You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season; the captain is the guy players look to in those situations. — Joe Sakic

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well. — John McEnroe

It is a great boost for confidence in a squad when there is not just one or two players scoring goals, but the whole team is contributing. — Harry Kane

Team player quote If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the bigge
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.

One player's selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work — Dean Smith

Football is mesmerizing, because it's a figurative war. You go in one direction till you get there, but you get there as a team, not as an individual. Players bond whether they're black or white, much as soldiers do. — Oliver Stone

The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. — Mia Hamm

Team player quote Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammat
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

Every profession has changed. Journalism has changed. Medicine has changed. Technology has changed and it evolves. The same is true of football. Free agency has now allowed teams to be a dynasty as they have been before. It is not a great thing for the fans, but it is a good thing for the players. — Marv Levy

I have a feeling we are going to be world champions, I can't really explain why. Brazil are probably the best team in the world in terms of individual players. But the team with the most gifted players do not always win. — Oliver Kahn

If you limit yourself, in my opinion you’re just saying, ‘We’re not supposed to win this game.’ You’re playing into their hands. You are scared of what of this team does. You can’t go into the game scared, that’s for sure. Richard Sherman, a great player but you have to play football. — Charles Woodson

I don't consider myself as the best player in the world. I'm not obsessed with individual titles. I'm much more interested in being part of a team which wins trophies. — Cristiano Ronaldo

True Team Player Quotes

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My dream has come true. I play with the great players and on a great team. I'm smiling and happy and enjoying the time of my life. — Alexander Ovechkin

Billy Beane was a guy who had been devalued by the sport as a player and now is working as a GM for a small-market team.There is such a gulf in what these teams have to spend on talent [that] they can never play equally - they can never have a true competition. — Brad Pitt

Rocky is a warrior, we've had a lot of great battles starting from when I was 16. He's a true team player, great fighter, and I have a ton of respect for him. — Mike Brown

Team player quote Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

True champions are team players. — Alan Cohen

The only true satisfaction a player receives is the satisfaction that comes from being part of a successful team, regardless of his personal accomplishments. — Vince Lombardi

You Are A Team Player Quotes

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Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? — Jim Bouton

You and I are players, God's our coach, and we're playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there's only one way to Him and that's through Jesus Christ. — Joe Gibbs

A great football team is the right balance and the right mixture of players. Good leaders, good communicators and good technicians. You need people that are strategically astute. People need passion, desire and most importantly, a willingness to keep learning. — Hope Powell

Team spirit means you are willing to sacrifice personal considerations for the welfare of all. That defines a team player. — John Wooden

Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries. — Al Lopez

The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else. — Lenny Wilkens

It's getting better and better. You know, guys are feeling more comfortable and they are not afraid to speak up and be a leader. I mean, our team, we have 25 players, we have about 25 leaders, too. So whatever someone says, people listen. — Johnny Damon

All of the teams have great players, but the fans are a major part of it - your atmosphere is what you become. — Russell Wilson

The best part about being a Blazer is the fans. The fans here are so loyal it feels like a college team with how close the fans and players are. They have such a great passion for the team that it makes it fun to be a part of and makes you want to work harder to make the team successful. — LaMarcus Aldridge

You need experience around you when you are a young player. You need to know how to run a team, to lead a team and to play as a team which means, your team has leaders but you still function as a team. — Berti Vogts

I Am A Team Player Quotes

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Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much. — Adrian Peterson

In my regular life, I am very involved in commissions for cities and sometimes countries. And I think of public art as a team sport. The outcome is only possible with the interaction of all the players. — Janet Echelman

I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players. — Phyllis Diller

Our young Marines of today are courageous, willing to make sacrifices, and are marvelous team players. I am confident our Corps, and indeed our Nation, will be in great shape for a long time to come as these people continue to grow and assume greater positions of responsibility. — James T. Conway

I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want. — Alan Lewis

I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players. — Pele

There is also the guitar player Pat Metheny with whom I'd like to work with: he is so elegant and so emotional when he plays that I am sure that, together, we could make a good team. — Richard Clayderman

I dictate entirely how the team is prepared, and I am a hands-on coach; I love to be out there with the players taking the sessions. — Brendan Rodgers

Beside my obvious physical structure, I have been told on almost every set I've been on that I am a joy to have around. I grew up as a team player on team sports. Later as a doorman where you had to watch each other's back and trust the guy beside you. — James Preston Rogers

With film, I have to be a team player; it's a whole different thing. I can't just be a one-man show. I have to learn how to use people to the best of their ability and motivate them to be as passionate about the project as I am. — Ice Cube

Team Member Quotes

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Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We. — Phil Jackson

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. — Phil Jackson

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. — Mia Hamm

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. — Tony Dungy

A team is not a bunch of people with job titles, but a congregation of individuals, each of whom has a role that is understood by other members. — Meredith Belbin

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. — Theodore Roosevelt

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. — Guy Browning

The best leaders understand the motivations of their team members and know their people - their lives and their families. But a leader must never grow so close to subordinates that one member of the team becomes more important than another, or more important than the mission itself. — Jocko Willink

Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics. — Patrick Lencioni

It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Team Captain Quotes

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Steven Gerrard would be the captain of my World XI dream team. — Francesco Totti

The team should have implicit confidence in the captain's decisions. — Lord Mountbatten

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

I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven't captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall! — Jeffrey Archer

I do what I'm coached to do. That's part of being a team leader and captain. The job will change week in and week out, and it's not for you to question what your job is - it's to go out there and execute your assignments. — Larry Fitzgerald

Pick any player of the world. Make him the captain of India. I can assure you that the results will still be the same. MS Dhoni just not lucky enough to have the kind of bowlers that top teams like Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have. — Sourav Ganguly

I was the captain of the latent paranoid softball team. We used to play all the neurotics on sunday morning. Nailbiters against the bedwetters, and if you've never seen neurotics play softball, it's really funny. I used to steal second base, and feel guilty and go back. — Woody Allen

I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn't the real captain, just a kid learning from them. — Fernando Torres

As captain, I must always be an example to my team-mates. I'm calm and I don't have any problem with the coach or with the club. My only goal is to be ready whenever I have the opportunity to play. — Alessandro Del Piero

The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders. — Vince Lombardi

Teammate Quotes

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I want to keep improving, continue to help my teammates improve, make my teammates look good. Continue bringing something new to the game, never getting completely content and always trying to get better. — Alex Morgan

... Really get to know and establish relationships with your teammates because they are your new family and they will be the ones there for you when anything goes wrong. — Alex Morgan

A clean, hard-fought wrestling match is the most honest of athletic contests. There is no technological interventions, no teammates to blame, no panel of judges to bias the score. In wrestling, you compete or you quit. No alibis. I like that — Dan Gable

The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. — Bill Russell

Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates. — Michael Jordan

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down. — Mia Hamm

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. — Kobe Bryant

Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it. — Mia Hamm

When you pull on that jersey, you represent yourself and your teammates, and the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. Get that through your head! — Herb Brooks

Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd is gone. — Jim Brown

Teamwork Quotes

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

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. — Mother Teresa

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. — Mother Teresa

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. — Coretta Scott King

There's a misconception about teamwork. Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team. — Tom Landry

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. — Alexander Graham Bell

A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don't be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit. — Pele

You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want about my assists. — Wayne Gretzky

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I'd rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort. — J. Paul Getty

Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me? — Lou Holtz

Team Work Quotes

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I love being part of something that is working toward a greater goal, and there's no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team and being a part of that team. — Jim Harbaugh

It's easier to be ignorant and say I don't know about the problem. But once you know, once you've seen it in their eyes, then you have a responsibility to do something. There is strength in numbers, and if we all work together as a team, we can be unstoppable. — Craig Kielburger

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

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

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. — Andrew Carnegie

The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team. — Simon Sinek

It's not just about working hard, it's about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself — John Calipari

Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously. — Mark Twain

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

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

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More Team Player Quotes

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A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, 'He's a great player', because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders. — Pele

When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. — Dennis Bergkamp

Perhaps the toughest call for a coach is weighing what is best for an individual against what is best for the team. Keeping a player on the roster just because I liked him personally, or even because of his great contributions to the team in the past, when I felt some one else could do more for the team would be a disservice to the team's goals. — Tom Landry

I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity. — George Carlin

The men can go away, the executives can go away, but what is really though in this society are the players who has been handed down the feel of winning, of being the absolute best, which isn't equal to any other team. — Gianluigi Buffon

It's all about putting the best team together - not just in the front office but the players on the field. — John Elway

We ask these players to do some very difficult things, for the team, the coaching staff, the school - at risk of injury. And when they do those things, I feel as if I'm in their debt. It's an honor to coach those guys. I want to be of service to them. — Les Miles

I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort. — John Wooden

The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent. — Dick Vitale

We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital. — Brad Park

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team. — Jean-Paul Sartre

The number one thing on any team that will keep your players from being selfish is respect for the other players. — Nick Saban

My ambition is that I have the best players who can collaborate with each other to form the best team in the world. — Louis van Gaal

A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself. — Jim Valvano

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

You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough. — Robert Crandall

It is an art in itself to compose a starting team, finding the balance between creative players and those with destructive powers, and between defence, construction and attack – never forgetting the quality of the opposition and the specific pressures of each match. — Rinus Michels

College coaches measure success in championships. High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles. — Paul McAllister

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