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38 Inspirational Pele Quotes on Winning (SUCCESS)

Top 10 Most Famous Pele Quotes (BEST)

“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
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.
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.
Success isn't determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.
Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.
If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.
If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
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.
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.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.
There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.
People argue between Pele or Maradona. Di Stéfano is the best, much more complete.
People argue between Pele or Maradona. Di Stéfano is the best, much more complete.
I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.
I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.

13 Inspirational Pele Quotes About Life

“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
Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don't we?
Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don’t we?
Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have to trust something that gives me power; I have to believe in something, but in my career I have a lot of moments I cannot explain with God.
I have to trust something that gives me power; I have to believe in something, but in my career I have a lot of moments I cannot explain with God.
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.
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 doesn't die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on for ever.
Pele doesn’t die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on for ever.
The ambition should always be to play an elegant game.
The ambition should always be to play an elegant game.
No individual can win a game by himself.
No individual can win a game by himself.
I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.
I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.
If you don't give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.
Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.

15 Pele Quotes About Football and Training (WORLD CUP)

“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
Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn't matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football.
Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn’t matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football.
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.
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.
The bicycle kick is not easy to do. I scored 1,283 goals, and only two or three were bicycle kicks.
The bicycle kick is not easy to do. I scored 1,283 goals, and only two or three were bicycle kicks.
A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
Brazil's always had great players, both at home and abroad, but we need to put all that talent together and mould a team out of it.
Brazil’s always had great players, both at home and abroad, but we need to put all that talent together and mould a team out of it.
The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet.
The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet.
If you ever want to be a decent player, you have to be able to use both feet without stopping to think about it.
If you ever want to be a decent player, you have to be able to use both feet without stopping to think about it.
I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so it's easier for you when you move to normal football.
I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so it’s easier for you when you move to normal football.
At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn't experienced or the captain - I was just in the team.
At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team.
The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.
The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

“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

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