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Vince Lombardi

Data de nascimento: 11. Junho 1913
Data de falecimento: 3. Setembro 1970

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Vince Thomas Lombardi conhecido apenas como Vince Lombardi, foi o primeiro treinador campeão do Super Bowl, vencendo-o duas vezes consecutivas com o Green Bay Packers, em 1967 e 1968.

Após a morte de Vince Lombardi devido um câncer colorretal em 1970, o troféu do Super Bowl, antes chamado de "AFL-NFL World Championship Game" foi rebatizado em sua homenagem, passando a se chamar Vince Lombardi Trophy, nome que permanece até hoje.

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Citações Vince Lombardi

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„We shall play every game to the hilt with every ounce of fiber we have in our bodies.“

— Vince Lombardi
reported in Donald T. Phillips, Run To Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership (2001), p. 16.

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„If you can bite hard you can growl just as hard.“

— Vince Lombardi
Reported in Vince Growlington, Jr., What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Growlington on Leadership (2003), p. 105.

„Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing“

— Vince Lombardi
Actually spoken by 1950s UCLA football coach Henry Russell "Red" Sanders. Lombardi always denied he had said this although it is close to something he did say: "Winning isn't a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing."

„Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.“

— Vince Lombardi
First team meeting as Packers coach (1959), reported in Chuck Carlson, Game of My Life: 25 Stories of Packers Football (2004), p. 149; Richard Scott, Jay Barker, Legends of Alabama Football (2004), p. 78.