Pele Quotes :
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.Pele
I’ve come to accept that the life of a frontrunner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.Pele
Everything is practice.Pele
A penalty is a cowardly way to score.Pele
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.Pele
Everybody knows my life. I won a lot of tournaments and scored more than 1,000 goals, won three World Cups but I could not play in Olympic Games.Pele
Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.Pele
When I was a footballer, I surrounded myself with footballers. We were all friends. But in Brasilia you don’t know who your friends are. It can be a dangerous place.Pele
Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don’t we?Pele
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then, when I was young, eight or nine years old, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.Pele
The bicycle kick is not easy to do.Pele
Pele doesn’t die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on for ever.Pele
If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.Pele
I represent Brazil all over the world. Wherever I go I have to do my best, to not disappoint the Brazilian people. And that I’ve done.Pele
The World Cup is a very complicated tournament – six games, seven if you make it to the final – and maybe if you lose one game you’re out, even if you’re the best.Pele
I sometimes lie awake at night and wonder why I am still so popular and, to be honest, I don’t know.Pele
Yes, I have a lot of business interests. But I don’t work for just anyone, and I choose the companies very carefully.Pele
Over the years I’ve learnt to live with two persons in my heart. One is Edson, who has fun with his friends and family; the other is the football player Pele. I didn’t want the name. ‘Pele’ sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.Pele
To be a striker you need to be in good shape.Pele
I always think that I would have become an actor if I hadn’t been a soccer player.Pele
When I was minister of sport in Brazil, I tried to bring in a law that would make the chairmen of clubs reveal their accounts like other businesses. It was turned down, but I think it is an important story that will make a good film.Pele
No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.Pele
I don’t think I’m a very good businessman. I act too much with my heart.Pele
Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.Pele
The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.Pele
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
Who is Pele?
Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional soccer player who has played as a forward. He is generally considered to be one of the best players of all time.
In 1999, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) voted him World Player of the Century, and he was one of the two joint recipients of the FIFA Century Player Award.
That same year the International Olympic Committee elected Pelé Athlete of the Century. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful goal-scorer in football history in the domestic league scoring 650 goals in 694 League matches, and a total of 1281 goals in 1363 matches, including unofficial friends and a Guinness World Record.
Pelé was the best-paid athlete in the world for a portion during his playing days. Pelé started playing for Santos at age 15 and the national team for Brazil at age 16. He won three FIFA World Cups during his international career: 1958, 1962 and 1970, and was the only player ever to do so.
Pelé is Brazil’s all-time highest goalscorer with 77 goals in 92 games. He is the record goal scorer for Santos at club level, and led them to Copa Libertadores in 1962 and 1963. Renowned for connecting the phrase “The Beautiful Game” to football, Pelé’s “electrifying play and penchant for spectacular goals” made him a star worldwide, and his teams toured internationally to take full advantage of his popularity.
Pelé has been a worldwide ambassador for football since his retirement in 1977, and has made many acting and business ventures. In 2010 he was elected the New York Cosmos Honorary President.
Averaging nearly one goal per game during his career, in addition to predicting the movements of his opponents in the field, Pelé was expert at hitting the ball with either foot.
Although primarily a striker, he could also drop deep and assume a position of playing, assisting with his vision and ability to pass, and using his dribbling skills to go past opponents as well.
He is hailed as a national hero in Brazil for his success in football and for his vocal support of policies that improve the social conditions of the poor. Throughout his career and retirement, Pelé has won many individual and team awards for his field success, record breaking accomplishments, and legacy in sport.