Quotes on Football by Pele
Today we brings you the best quotes of Pele, who is known as the highest goal scorer in football history. During his whole football career, the former Brazilian footballer scored total of 1281 goals in 1363 matches. For this record, his name is listed in Guinness World Records. Santos was the first professional senior club of Pele for which he played from 1956 to 1974. At Santos football club, he scored 638 goals in 619 with goal ratio of more than 1 per match. He is the only footballer in the history of football who won three FIFA World Cup competitions. Now it’s time to read the quotes of Pele. So have a look on these great sayings by the Brazilian legend.
Pele Football Quotes / Sayings
When you play against dirty players
or very tough players, it’s easy
to escape because you know what
they are going to do. But when the
player is tough but intelligent, it’s
much more difficult.
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.
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.
When I retired, at that time I had
a lot of proposals to play in Europe,
England, Italy, Spain, Mexico. But I
said no, after 18 years I want to rest
because I want to retire.
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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.
People argue between Pele and Maradona.
Di Stefano is the best, much more complete.
Best Inspirational Quotes By Pele
You must respect people and work
hard to be in shape. And I used to train
very hard. When the other players went
to the beach after training, I was there
kicking the ball.
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.
Of course, my father was a soccer player.
He used to play very good. Then, when I was
young, eight or nine years old, then years old,
I just wanted to be like my father.
If I pass away on day, I am happy because
I tried to do my best. My sport allowed me
to do much because it’s the biggest sport
in the world.
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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 are out, even if you are the best.
Before becoming a soccer player, you
should be an athlete; and before becoming
an athlete, you should be a man.
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