Last updated on April 9th, 2018
Pele, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, born 23 October 1940 is a retired Brazilian footballer. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). During the same year, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Here are some influential Pele quotes.
1. Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
2. Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele and Coca-Cola.
3. Everything is practice.
4. If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
5. When you are young, you do a lot of stupid things.
6. 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.
7. Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
8. A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
9. If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.
10. The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.