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
Useful Team Player quotations
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
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.
I can't make every decision for you. I don't have 14 timeouts. You guys got to get together and talk
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.
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.
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.
How good can we expect to be if our best player is not our best teammate
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
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.
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.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
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.
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.
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."
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.
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.
On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
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.
Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
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.
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
Play for the name on the front of the shirt, and they will remember the name on the back
Most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside.
I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams.
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.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
It's all about putting the best team together - not just in the front office but the players on the field.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
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.
If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.
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.
I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
My ambition is that I have the best players who can collaborate with each other to form the best team in the world.
You're never more of an individual than when you're a happy team player.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
The number one thing on any team that will keep your players from being selfish is respect for the other players.