We have collected the best Trophy Quotes by famous authors including Shreyas Iyer, Yolanda Adams, Alex Smith, Vijay Shankar, Steph Houghton and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I want to be part of a World Cup-winning squad. I want to see to it that I lift the trophy for my country.
When you win a Grammy… you’re thinking about you winning. It is amazing. Your peers and folks in the record business are saying, ‘This is what we think of you.’ And that’s why the Grammy will always be, to me, the ultimate in what you get as far as a music trophy, because it is the one.
At the combine and at my workouts, I tried to be the perfect player. I tried to promote my strengths and conceal my weaknesses, and on paper, I kind of succeeded: I was the first pick in the draft. And with that, I inherited this big shiny trophy that I carried around, and it had one word engraved on it – anxiety.
To be honest, the Nidahas Trophy has taught me too many things. Actually, I learnt to how to stay neutral after that.
We want to compete for every trophy at home and in Europe.
I have a clear goal: the greatest possible success, the World Cup trophy.
In my country, we say that football is like a huge plate of food. Well, I want to eat everything because I want to win every trophy I can for City.
Gold teeth was just something that was popular down in Texas and around the country for a while. Growing up, it was something that you would do. You get a gold chain or watch, or grill, it was a status symbol. Like a trophy: I made it, or I made some money.
When I got ‘Trophy Wife’, the first fear is, ‘This could go away;’ the second is, ‘It’s here and I love it; I hope it gets a second season.’
It was only after I made my Duleep Trophy debut did I think I had a realistic chance to play for India. I scored a double hundred, and I realised that I had the potential to play for my country because I played the best bowlers in the country at that time.
Winning the European Championship was a great thing for me, and I understood what it was to win a major trophy and what I had been missing.
It’s impossible to put into words. When you see that trophy coming towards you in the hands of the officials… the gold becomes more gold, becomes more shiny than you ever thought. You feel the best in the world. I have no other way to put it into words.
‘Harjeeta’ is a film based on the inspiring story of a sportsman, grappling with life’s struggles, and surviving against all odds and managing to end the nation’s 15-year-old drought in the Junior Championship by lifting the coveted trophy.
If men have easy access to divorce, many will choose it thoughtlessly. They may not gain true happiness with their new trophy wives, but they certainly will not slide into the material indigence and emotional misery that awaits most divorced women.
Of course I have dreamed about that – and about showing off the Champions League trophy to the cows back in Liencres.
The Carling Cup may not be quite the same level as the FA Cup, but it is the first trophy of the season, so you definitely want to be in it.
No cares about the Muhammad Ali trophy.
For people like me, books are something solid and real, whereas digital stuff is a bit more ethereal. I like the trophy on my shelf, the presence in my home. A nice book is just as valuable as a decoration as a beautiful porcelain urn – and, let’s face it, a hell of a lot more useful.
My mom decided that she wanted to put the mirror ball trophy on the coffee table in the center of our living room. When people walk in, it’s kind of like, ‘Uh.’ It’s a little weird. Maybe we should put it in the corner or something.
I want to be Miss USA or Miss America. I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else.
I wanted to be the best street fighter in Houston, Texas. And I thought if I got a trophy or two, I’d go back home, and everyone would be afraid of me. I had one fight in ’67, the first one. In ’68 of October, I was an Olympic gold-medalist, a dream come true, with a total of 25 boxing matches.
Lifting a major trophy in front of an empty stadium would be a very strange feeling. But then you’d rather do that than not play at all.
People tend to look at dating sort of like a safari – like they’re trying to land the trophy.
Perhaps I should just motivate myself by buying trophy cabinets – so I have to fill them.
Success for Manchester United is winning the Premier League, adding another trophy and having another good cup run is another one.
I agree with Arsene Wenger that finishing in the top four is the equivalent of winning a trophy – even if you don’t get to parade silverware.
I want to be in goal and play for Liverpool every week and then win a trophy with the club. That’s what everyone wants. I want to do my part and help.
A trophy is always welcome, especially after many years without one.
Napoli have given me so much. After the initial scepticism, their fans appreciated me. I would like to give them a trophy back.
All of Europe’s biggest clubs place the Champions’ League as their top priority these days but only one of us can lift the trophy. The domestic league titles are still crucial of course, but I think most players will tell you the Champions’ League is the one they want to win most of all.
We have never seen a sport as a business, and we have this great passion for football. QPR are not a trophy asset. If we had wanted a trophy asset, there were more glamorous clubs we could have bought.
The Champions League is one trophy that I need to win.
My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.
We play for Liverpool. It is always our intention to win. All the players here want to compete at the top and win. The manager does not have to say to us, ‘We want to win a trophy.’
The way I handle it is by preparing for any match in the same way. I stick to a routine and I stick to it no matter whether I am playing a Ranji Trophy game or an international game.
It was like a heavyweight fight, man. Just blow for blow, everybody playing their heart out. The Indians never gave up either, and I can’t believe we’re finally standing, after 108 years, finally able to hoist the trophy.
If the be-all and end-all of your ability is, ‘Have you got a trophy to your name,’ I find that hard to understand. It’s so naive in terms of what the job of being a football coach is all about.
The next MVP of the Super Bowl is just as likely to have been a full-time grocery store bagger last year as a Heisman Trophy winner.
Hunter S. Thompson
There has to be a level of entertainment. But the trophy cabinet is something that is more visible.
I have a trophy case at home.
Guardiola took the decision to not play me in the DFB-Pokal final. He did not want me to win the trophy as top scorer, so he did not let me play during the end of the season. It was not really so important for me, but I felt it was a lack of respect towards me.
I think scoring runs in the Ranji Trophy is a bit easier than in T20s because the fielders are always inside the circle at the start of the innings and look to attack. So if you push in the gap you will get runs. At the start it is not quite difficult, once you settle down it becomes easier.
My favorite thing is when we lift a trophy. Afterward, we can have a picture of us lifting a trophy. And that picture shows a lot of work, a lot of difficulty and a lot of sacrifice together.
When I signed for Lyon, I pictured myself lifting the Champions League trophy, and I don’t think that has ever changed.
It’s interesting too, that the coach of that Georgia Tech team who led his valiant warriors to those 222 points was none other than John Heisman. Yes, he whom the Heisman trophy is named for, an award that honors that college player who best exemplifies excellence and integrity.
Obviously, when I play well and win a trophy, I feel happy about myself.
Trophy hunters are not Everyman. These world-traveling endangered-species shooters are a far cry from the hunters who spend weekends in the American outback near their suburban or rural homes.
One must just keep having good seasons with many great matches, whether one is with the club or the French national side. For me, this must be a player’s goal in his head, even if it’s an individual trophy, and the first thought must be on the collective.
For me, winning the Champions League would be an incredible feeling and winning that trophy was one of the reasons I joined Milan.
Everest is not real climbing. It’s rich people climbing. It’s a trophy on the wall, and they’re done… When I say I wish I’d never gone, I really mean that.
My vision is that I’m living to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings and then lift the Lombardi Trophy several times.
I knew I couldn’t be a Heisman Trophy winner, but I could be the best I can be.
No one who has gotten second place at a Grand Slam is ever like, ‘Yeah, now I feel fine about it.’ Everyone wants the other trophy. But it inspires you to work harder and get yourself in that position again so that you can use what you’ve learned.
There is no trophy for the team that sails the most.
The SheBelieves was my big moment, my big breakthrough. We had to get on that platform, hold that trophy, and have that medal around our necks.
When I made my First-Class debut, my first spell was of 10 overs. So I was always used to bowling lot of overs in Ranji Trophy, which always helps.
You have to get your motivation from within, and it doesn’t matter if you lose in the quarters, the semis, or the final. You must want to have another chance of winning the trophy.
Edwin van der Sar
It’s a dream for any player, having the opportunity to play in the Premier League. Everybody knows it’s the most competitive league in the world. It’s really great to follow it, as you can’t predict who is going to win the trophy.
When I came to Under-19, I played a lot of cricket and got a lot of experience. Then India A as well, and Ranji Trophy – it just keeps going on.
I always said I wanted to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is there.
Too many times I have had to sacrifice a trophy or the chance of winning one because the owners have said you have to stay in the Premier League at all costs.
One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s brutal. And there’s a trophy.
Games don’t come much bigger than playing the title holders with the chance to win the trophy yourselves.
I’m desperately ambitious, and one of the things I haven’t been able to do at Everton is win a trophy.
I wanted my faith to look the same to everyone else and to be the same for me regardless of what was going on – whether I was on the Super Bowl podium holding the trophy or when I was being benched two years later and people saying that I would never play again.
To me it’s the best trophy you can win and to bring it back for all them fans that have supported us right through would be something special.
The aim every season is to challenge for the top four and try to win a trophy.
If you had to point to anything, it’s when you’ve had as much success as we’ve had and are so close to winning a Super Bowl, at some stage you have an opportunity to think the next move, even if it’s not consistent with all your previous moves, will be the one that gives you the chance to win the Lombardi Trophy.
Of course it would be nice to go to another Champions League final and hopefully win it again one day, but for me, the Premier League is the best trophy to have.
Life is a game and true love is a trophy.
I wanted to be a trophy wife, and I was fine with that. I thought I had my life written out – what it was going to be, what kind of woman I was going to be – and none of it happened.
My father’s failures inspired me the most and still drive me. He worked for 10 years, but wasn’t invited to award functions, forget being nominated. So winning even one trophy is a high for our family.
If you play cricket for India, money is bound to come, and with IPL in and match money of the Ranjhi trophy, I think money is there. There’s no good reason why you should not work hard, because at the end of the day, you want to play for your country.
We are going to be process-driven in the pursuit of bringing a Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay.
It’s always going to be hard when you see the other team lifting a trophy. When you have to walk up those stairs and collect the runners-up medal, it’s hard.
If you win, of course celebrate and show the fans you’re happy – it’s fantastic – but when you win a trophy, when you win something special.
I’d rather be in a good position in the playoffs and holding up a World Series trophy than holding up an MVP trophy.
I played a lot of games for Villa, and one of my regrets is not winning a trophy there – that still hurts, and that’s why the big games are important.
The 2002 Premier League was the best trophy for me.
Winning a trophy is important for your mentality.
Virgil van Dijk
I would change all my individual trophies for that trophy of World Cup champion.
The Heisman Trophy is such a special award.
I’ve left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do. Actually that’s not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they’d never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy.
My target is winning trophies. It doesn’t matter which kind of trophy it is, I want to win all of them.
The Heisman Trophy equivalent in collegiate wrestling is named the Dan Hodge Award, which illustrates just how Dan is perceived within that culture.
What is the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy?
The FA Cup is important to everyone at the club. We have a great record in it and we want to win a trophy.
My dad brought me up not to accept second place. I lost a karate tournament once and got a trophy for fourth place. My dad tossed that trophy out the window on the way home.
I’m not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can.
The idea that talent is directly proportional to your trophy cabinet is one I oppose.
It is about winning a trophy. It doesn’t make any difference to me who lifts it; I would just rather win.
I think the best thing I could ever teach my daughter is that she’s not an object or a trophy, and that she can trust in herself and believe in herself and that you are not your things, and you are not your job.
Amongst black people, you have always heard it said that once a black man reaches a certain level, especially if you are an entertainer, you get a white trophy woman. I didn’t make that up.
I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal. Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that.
On the field, I went from an anonymous redshirt to a short-yardage specialist to a Heisman Trophy candidate. Off the field, I showed up as a wild kid and grew up.
It wasn’t until 1999 when my idols Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly took home the women’s World Cup trophy at the Rose Bowl in front of 40 million TV viewers that I remember thinking how rare it was to see women play sports on TV.
It’s the best thing that can happen to a player. Being able to play at the World Cup is already the best, but then to raise the trophy to the sky is a dream.
Newman and I were friends. We were great teammates, and he needs to check his trophy case on that Daytona 500 trophy I helped him get years ago.
Our country craves for the trophy of the African Cup of Nations. I am craving for such a trophy in my career.
If the award comes with a check, then I want that award. But if it doesn’t come with a check, then I’m not that interested. I’d much rather join NASCAR and get a trophy and a check.
I was born in 1970. In 2002, I became a world champion. I was captain. I had the honor of receiving the World Cup Trophy from no less than whom? Pele! Man! If I say any more I’ll cry. It’s really emotional!
In domestic cricket – whether it is Ranji Trophy or other first class matches – in the first year, not many opponents will know about your game, but by the time you are into the third or fourth year, the opponents would have found out your strengths and weaknesses, and they will work on it.
My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.
With Harry, we all hope his goals and his performances will merit a trophy one way or another during his career, but Tottenham means the world to him.
We want to be in the Finals and hold that trophy up.
To come back from injury to qualify my country for the Davis Cup final and then to win my third trophy, it means a lot.
I never won a Vezina Trophy until I won the Olympic gold medal.
When I finally held the trophy, it was just how I imagined it would be.
The role of Premier is not one that should be taken lightly, nor is it a personal trophy.
To win the World Cup in your own country was magical. When Didier Deschamps lifted the trophy, I thought: ‘Wow, I’m a very lucky man.’
When you are going for every trophy, it is always good to have as many points as early as possible in the Champions League, and then you can concentrate on the league and the Carling Cup.
I’m really happy that I’ve got the Champions League medal around my neck and the trophy sat by my side.
I would like to think I can win a trophy or two, but the main thing for me is to focus on consistency.
It’s all I’ve dreamt winning a trophy with Chelsea. To go all the way in the Champions League.
When you finish the season with a trophy it’s different.
Whatever games came my way, I tried to give my best, do whatever I could to win matches for the team, be it at the Ranji Trophy level, India A, IPL: this was always on my mind.
When I play for Delhi in Ranji Trophy, I try to help Delhi win, and when I play IPL for KKR, I aim to make KKR win.
To be appointed as captain of the team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the perfect icing on the cake.
For sure, I don’t do the right work but I feel holding a trophy or doing well doesn’t satisfy me any more.
At Leeds, it was to stay up. I was such a young player, Leeds were my club, and we didn’t do it. That was a lot to take. At Newcastle, the expectations to win a trophy were enormous. The No. 1 thing everyone up there thinks about is the football club.
When I won my first trophy, it was just a feeling of ‘we want more.’
I don’t keep a lot of the trophy stuff. I don’t pay attention to it.
We haven’t achieved really big things yet with the U.S., so I think everybody wants to be the first one, and that’s why everybody is so motivated to develop yourself and to win the first big trophy for the country.
I dont regret for one minute that I only won one trophy because again, to play at Wembley and lift the trophy, how many players can say that? Of course, Id like to have been in contention to win trophies every single year, but I wasnt, but I can sleep easy at night knowing I got the best out of what I had.
Not too many people have my story. And this is my story: A guy goes from unknown to a Heisman Trophy finalist. He gets kicked out of school. He absolutely rebounds himself. He becomes a millionaire. He’s taking care of his family. And then he’s getting injured.
We cannot say that Asian Champions Trophy is that easy a contest.
P. R. Sreejesh
The Champions League is the biggest trophy. Everybody in the world wants to win it.
With United, we’d all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther.
When you’ve been around a team that has been in the hunt for a Super Bowl and you’ve been in a locker room that’s held up the Vince Lombardi Trophy and you’ve had that experience, you’ve had that feeling, nothing comes close.
I want a trophy, and that is why I came to Arsenal.
I have a trophy room in my home and at the center is the replica of the World Cup.
When you have an individual trophy, of course, you are doing really well and deserve the credit but that credit goes to the team because they help you do better and better.
Anyone would love to have the medal and a major trophy on their CV. When you reach Wembley, you think of the amount of hours you have put in training throughout your life, all the games you have played up to that point, and if you win a trophy, it is there forever as a reward.
I won an MVP trophy with the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association. I didn’t even start. I was a sub on this team. This was, like, an All-Star game where we had athletes from different teams, different mixtures. We had, like, the only black team in the league, basically. We had four players go to the All-Star game.
While I played Ranji Trophy for five years, I used to be asked, ‘When are you playing for the nation?’ – a question which I didn’t have any answer to. I kept playing before I got my first break in 1996; those five years were indeed frustrating.
I’ve always had this crazy thought that I have to win something; otherwise, my career’s a complete failure. It’s ridiculous. Will a trophy change me as a person? No. Will it make me a better player? No. So what the hell am I worried about?
I am absolutely satisfied with my experience in English football because despite the two dismissals it allowed me to win more than one trophy and to live in a different environment from Italy, where I feel very happy.
I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.
It’s quite funny in that I once won Rear of the Year at my school! I was about 17 in the sixth form and we used to have an end of year celebration and give out different awards. I even got a little trophy!
It’s important for a player to win a trophy.
Obviously, you want to win a trophy and finish as high up the table as possible. But it’s important to focus game-by-game.
Growing up, watching the Premier League as far back as I can remember, feeling the trophy and having the medal around my neck was an unbelievable feeling.
When I was young, I associated playing tennis with being part of historic moments, being part of these epic battles and coming out victorious, having those trophy moments. That, for me, is what I saw and aspired to.
The first time I carried drinks was during the 2004 Champions Trophy. It was a wet outfield and I was running with the drinks and I couldn’t stop myself and just went sliding into Sourav Ganguly, who was giving a team chat in the huddle.
I never wanted to be a trophy wife. I wanted to make it on my own. I didn’t want to depend on a man.
Mamie Van Doren
I felt like I was not a cute kid, and I remember seeing people transform. It was actually when my sister was in the beauty pageants and I was in some pageants. I didn’t win any. I always got that like, participant trophy, but I fell in love with the way makeup could transform people.
As far as I’m concerned, if you’re only going to call managers who have won a trophy any good, then basically, you have four or five.
I am very happy and proud – I played a lot of school cricket and scored heavily there, and then the Ranji Trophy, but when we represent India, it’s a different feeling.
It doesn’t matter that I didn’t win a trophy because I did it my way and I lived the dream.
In my time at Kilmarnock, I’m sorry I didn’t win you a trophy but I stand here in front of three stands of Kilmarnock supporters – that is my trophy.
The moments when you win a trophy or achieve something – they are few and far between. You have to enjoy them when they come. You don’t want any regrets. Hopefully I have still got a few years left.
I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I’ve stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from ‘Serenity’.
It meant so much to me lifting the Alex Higgins Trophy at Goffs.
There is a magical feeling when the Champions League music sounds at the beginning of each game, it is the biggest club competition and is the trophy that every player wants to have.
I’m not fussed about awards. I just want to win a medal and a trophy.
I’ve always wanted to be under the confetti as a champion, and the Packers beating the Steelers to conclude the 2010 season finally gave me that opportunity. It was so surreal, being able to bring my family onto the field, seeing my oldest son roll around in the confetti, having a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
You grow when there are trophies in your trophy cabinet. I hope to achieve that here in Naples.
I would say 90 percent of the scripts that show up on my door are women who have had lots of plastic surgery that are married to rich men – sort of a trophy wife.
For Manchest United, every cup is very important. A trophy is a trophy.
My first trophy in France was the Young Player of the Year. I was 17. Chelsea is not just one player. It is not only me. We have signed a lot of players. Now we have some good signings like Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
It’s nice to win a trophy every season and say every year, ‘OK, I won something.’
Always, always, for a team like City, it’s difficult to go for a season without winning one trophy.
I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.
Obviously, I want to do well in the Champions Trophy, which is like a mini World Cup with all top teams participating.
Every team goes into every season aspiring for every trophy.
A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
I remember the chief executive at Southampton after Nicola Cortese thanking me for the platform I left them. That recognition is always nice. That’s like winning a trophy for me.
I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team.
I won some winners’ medals with Lancashire – a NatWest trophy and a couple of Sunday Leagues.
When I’m done fighting, I want to look to get some sort of driving career somewhere. My goal is to eventually get into the Mint 400 and do the trophy truck stuff.
I had no desire to be an upward-mobile-rising yuppie with a trophy wife, a trophy house, a trophy car. I wasn’t looking for any of those things. I already had what I wanted.
If you ask my one regret, it is that I could not bring those City fans a trophy. That’s the only thing that leaves me a little sad.
All my career, I’ve played in great teams – Marseille was a great team, Arsenal was a great thing, but we never won a trophy. With Manchester City, first year, it happened, and it was just a big relief.
I am truly honored and humbled to have been selected as the co-winner for the 2020 Lou Marsh Trophy.
You have to win and especially, as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time.
When you retire, no-one remembers that you finished in the top four. They remember you won a trophy.
I’ve never been a trophy guy.
After winning the European Championship with Spain, I know exactly how it feels to win a major trophy, and I know that, if we can win at Liverpool, it will feel the same or even better than it did with Spain.
My relationships are helped because of all the success I’ve had, but I’m only as useful as the idea I have today or tomorrow. Otherwise, I’m just a trophy.
I just can’t see myself as a trophy wife. I can’t imagine not having my own life.
For me, a good season is one that ends with a trophy.
Most of the people who are given these Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame things sell millions of records, so it’s kind of like a trophy for them. But for the Ramones, it really was a symbolic gesture of, ‘Yes, you guys are special and are important to rock n’ roll.’ So in that sense, the Roll Hall of Fame served its purpose.
I think very often the price paid for a work is the trophy itself.
A final is a final, a trophy is a trophy, a cup is a cup. Whatever cup you play, you want to win it, especially when you are a player.
Although I have never won a major trophy, I consider myself a winner because I helped Fiorentina to compete with the big boys.
In my world, the dressing room was sacrosanct. The only time anyone was permitted to take pictures in there was when we had won a trophy.
My national team experience was a hugely positive one. I had four years and we won the only trophy on offer and then we qualified for the World Cup, so I think I completed the mission.
I remember dreaming about playing professional basketball as a kid in the gyms of Tbilisi, and now, after a journey across continents that began when I was a teenager, I am coming home with the championship trophy.