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35 Inspirational Pele Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Pele Quotes On Success

Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the Century award. That same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful domestic league goal-scorer in football history scoring 650 goals in 694 League matches, and in total 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and is a Guinness World Record. During his playing days, Pelé was for a period the best-paid athlete in the world. In Brazil, he is hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in football and for his outspoken support of policies that improve the social conditions of the poor. Throughout his career and in his retirement, Pelé received several individual and team awards for his performance in the field, his record-breaking achievements, and legacy in the sport. May these Pele Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “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

2. “To be a striker you need to be in good shape.” Pele

3. “Edson is the person that supports Pele. Edson is the base. Pele just comes and adds the face.” Pele

4. “Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.” Pele

5. “There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.” Pele

6. “No individual can win a game by himself.” Pele

7. “The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet.” Pele

8. “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

9. “In the last decade, the most complete, it is for me Zidane. Today we have Messi and Ronaldo but Zidane for me the most comprehensive.” Pele

10. “Courage can bring huge benefits to those who are prepared.” Pele

11. “When you control the ball you control the score.” Pele

12. “I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.” Pele

13. “Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus, Pele and Coca-Cola.” Pele

14. “A friend is part of your family.” Pele

15. “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

16. “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.” Pele

17. “Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taught and vibrating like a guitar string.” Pele

18. “A penalty is a cowardly way to score.” Pele

19. “If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.” Pele

20. “Everything is practice.” Pele

21. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” Pele

22. “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

23. “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

24. “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

25. “If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.” Pele

26. “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.” Pele

27. “I think the kids always they look forward to be always the big stars. Not only football, any profession. They want to be the best, singer, they want to be the best political, only the stars. But I think sometime the life give you opportunity, and long to be a big star, but you don’t need to be a big star, you need to be beautiful, excellent man. Human being. This is the first.” Pele

28. “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

29. “Football is the ultimate in team sport. And no individual can win a game by himself. Pelé is a famous name, but Pelé made his goals because another player passed to him at the proper time.” Pele

30. “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

31. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life. He was my hero, my friend, and also a companion to me in our fight for the people and for world peace. Let us all continue his legacy with purpose and passion.” Pele

32. “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

33. “The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.” Pele

34. “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

35. “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 hope you enjoyed these Pele Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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