Words from the Greatest Sportsmen

Here, I have listed some of the greatest sportsmen and their quotes. They were not only playing the sports but also motivating millions of others at the same time.

  1. Emil Zápotek
    In Action!

    Emil Zátopek, a long distance runner from Czechoslovakia, won three Gold medals in the 5000 meters, 10000 meters, and Marathon at the Olympic Games in 1952 in Helsinki. He also won a Gold Medal and a Silver medal in 10000 meters and 5000 meters at the Olympic Games in London in 1948. Also with other major accolades, he holds the record for winning gold medals on all these distances in single Olympics. He was very influential figure and still serves as the motivation to millions of people who are quitting because of their failure. His dedication and diligence are still to be praised.
    Some of his quotes are:

    An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”

    “Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.”

    “You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.”

  2. Muhammad Ali
    Ali knocking down his opponent.

    Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer. Out of 61 professional boxing matches, he contested in, he won 56 of them. He also won the Gold medal at Olympic Games in Rome in 1960. Ali defeated every top heavyweight of his era. Ali was also presented Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton and Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. He opened $60 million non-profit Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. He was the Greatest fighter of the Golden era of Boxing.
    Some of his quotes are:

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

    “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”

    “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

  3. Michael Jordan
    Jordan with his signature dunk!

    Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player from the United States and is undoubtedly the best ever to play the sport. What he has achieved is impossible to mention in few lines. Two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, six-time NBA Champion, five-time NBA MVP, ten-time NBA scoring leader, and much more accolades winner, Michael Jordan is the only billionaire sportsman. He is the inspiration and motivation to millions of people all around the globe. His life is the epitome of success.
    Some of his quotes are:

    “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.”

    “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

    “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”


  4. Pelé
    Pelé in action. #bicyclekick

    Pelé is retired Brazillian footballer considered as the best ever to play the sport. Three world cup winner, Pelé was voted the World Player of the Century (by IFFHS). With 1281 career goals, a Guinness World Record, Pelé stands as the greatest footballer and the most influential figure in the footballing world. Pelé is also a humanitarian.
    Some of the quotes are:

    “You must respect people and work hard to be in shape. And I used to train very hard. When the others players went to the beach after training, I was there kicking the ball.”

    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.”

    “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

  5. Sachin Tendulkar
    Master in action!

    Sachin Tendulkar is former Indian cricketer and is supposed to be one of the best in the world. He played for India for 24 years. A world cup winner, Tendulkar has the record for the most runs in One Day International and Tests, and he is also the only player to score 100 centuries in cricket. Not only he is a  great player but also a great person.
    Some of his quotes are:

    “It doesn’t always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.”

    “I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.”

    “I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.”

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