Pele quotes

  • Everything is practice.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Soccer #Athlete

  • The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
    -- Pele

    #Athlete #Winning #Victory

  • 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

    #Motivational #Success #Soccer

  • Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.
    -- Pele

    #Jesus #Icons #Three

  • A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don't be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit.
    -- Pele

    #Teamwork #Football #Games

  • 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

    #Team #Player #Thinking

  • Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Guitar #Enthusiasm

  • Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Successful #Player

  • Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don't we?
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Games #Earth

  • If you ever want to be a decent player, you have to be able to use both feet without stopping to think about it.
    -- Pele

    #Athlete #Player #Thinking

  • Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Kids #Responsibility

  • The first World Cup I remember was in the 1950 when I was 9 or 10 years old. My father was a soccer player, and there was a big party, and when Brazil lost to Uruguay, I saw my father crying.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Father #Party

  • No individual can win a game by himself.
    -- Pele

    #Teamwork #Winning #Games

  • Success isn't determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.
    -- Pele

    #Winning #Play #Determined

  • George Best was the greatest player in the world.
    -- Pele

    #Player #World

  • I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so its easier for you when you move to normal football.
    -- Pele

    #Football #Growing Up #Moving

  • I don't believe there is such a thing as a 'born' soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Believe #Player

  • A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Soccer #Winning

  • I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, 'Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared.'
    -- Pele

    #Football #Philosophy #Father

  • 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.
    -- Pele

    #Team #Player #Made

  • I think that France, Germany, Spain, Holland and England will join Brazil in the semi-finals.
    -- Pele

    #Thinking #Finals #Brazil

  • I think I've always had the shots. But in the past, I've suffered too many mental lapses. Now, I'm starting to get away from that and my mental discipline and commitment to the game are much better. I think I'm really taking a good look at the big picture. That's the difference between being around for the final or watching the final from my sofa at home.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Athlete #Commitment

  • 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.
    -- Pele

    #Beach #Hard Work #Player

  • 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

    #Games #Cups #Six

  • Yes, I have a lot of business interests. But I don't work for just anyone, and I choose the companies very carefully.
    -- Pele

    #Interest #Company

  • Great genetics are not necessarily a precursor for success in the game. Brazilian Legend Pelé has often said that soccer stars are not born. Without proper soccer training a player will never reach his full potential. It is true that great speed would benefit someone who plays as a winger but would not be as useful for a goalkeeper. The greatest advantage of soccer is that it is not as discriminating as basketball or volleyball. There are no limitations when it comes to physique and it all comes down to individual soccer skills.
    -- Pele

    #Basketball #Soccer #Volleyball

  • People always ask me: 'When is the new Pele going to be born?' Never. My father and mother have closed the factory.
    -- Pele

    #Mother #Father #People

  • There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.
    -- Pele

    #Training #Get Better #Harder

  • The World Cup is a very important way to measure the good players, and the great ones. It is a test of a great player.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Player #Important

  • 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

    #Reality #Men #Suffering

  • If you don't give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Giving #People

  • Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Sports #People

  • 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

    #Inspirational #People #Done

  • The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Football #Leader

  • I always think that I would have become an actor if I hadn't been a soccer player.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Soccer #Player

  • The bicycle kick is not easy to do.
    -- Pele

    #Inspirational #Easy #Kicks

  • It was with a homosexual, I was barely 14 years old. But let's be fair, I wasn't the only one who did it. He was a man in Bauru that all our team visited.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Team #Men

  • How much soccer training is it needed to become a top player? It depends on the efficiency of your training routine. Setting long and short-term goals is a must. When planning out a soccer training regime, one must strive for realistic and consistent program that will diminish specific weaknesses. Broad versatility of soccer skills is the Nirvana of every dedicated trainee.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Player #Skills

  • Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball, and I treat it like a god. Too many players think of a football as something to kick. They should be taught to caress it and to treat it like a precious gem.
    -- Pele

    #Football #Player #Thinking

  • Neymar is undoubtedly the best player in Brazil. He deserves to play in the best team in the world; next to the best player in the world, Messi.He is a very good player with great quality and a great future.I have no doubt. For me, Neymar is a genius.
    -- Pele

    #Team #Player #Doubt

  • When you control the ball you control the score
    -- Pele

    #Balls #Score

  • I don't think I'm a very good businessman. I act too much with my heart.
    -- Pele

    #Heart #Thinking #Too Much

  • When I was playing, they said soccer was a man's world and women should remain on the sidelines, all I can say is I'm glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Men #Mia

  • 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

    #Football #Baby #Fun

  • 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

    #Games #Play #Goal

  • When football stars disappear, so do the teams, and that is a very curious phenomenon. It is like in the theatre, in a play, where there is a great star. If the star is not well, the whole cast suffers.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Football #Stars

  • 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

    #Soccer #Father #Player

  • To be a striker you need to be in good shape.
    -- Pele

    #Shapes #Needs #Strikers

  • I sometimes lie awake at night and wonder why I am still so popular and, to be honest, I don't know.
    -- Pele

    #Lying #Night #Honest

  • No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.
    -- Pele

    #Soccer #Doubt #Earning

  • Enthusiasm is everything. It must...
    -- Pele

    #African American #Enthusiasm

  • We're not great friends, but I admire him. If he thinks he's the best player of the century, that's his problem.
    -- Pele

    #Player #Thinking #Great Friend

  • If I pass away one day, I am happy because I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me to do so much because it's the biggest sport in the world.
    -- Pele

    #Sports #Passing Away #One Day

  • Brazil eats, sleeps and drinks football. It lives football!
    -- Pele

    #Football #Sleep #Brazil

  • When you play against dirty players or very tough players, it's easy to escape because you know what they're going to do. But when the player is tough but intelligent, it's much more difficult.
    -- Pele

    #Dirty #Intelligent #Player

  • The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet.
    -- Pele

    #Heart #Feet

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