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For 20 years they have asked me the same question, who is the greatest? Pele or Maradona? I replay that all you have to do is look at the facts - how many goals did he score with his right foot or with his head?
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
The biggest family in the world is football, because football has more associate - and FIFA, for example - has more associates than UNESCO.
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.
The bicycle kick is not easy to do. I scored 1,283 goals, and only two or three were bicycle kicks.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.
His left foot is fantastic. It's like Mozart. God gave Freddy the gift to play soccer. If he is prepared mentally and physically, nobody will stop him.
(on Freddy Adu)
The bicycle kick is not easy to do.
When you are young, you do a lot of stupid things.
Brazil eats, sleeps and drinks football. It lives football!
Yes, Ronaldinho is bigger than me. Exactly 4 centimeters.
When I was minister of sport in Brazil, I tried to bring in a law that would make the chairmen of clubs reveal their accounts like other businesses. It was turned down, but I think it is an important story that will make a good film.
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.
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.
I love people. I wanted to be with the people. I wanted to give something back what I get from football, because God gave everything to me.
I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.
Football is the best, is the biggest sport in the world.
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.
Edson is the person that supports Pele. Edson is the base. Pele just comes and adds the face.
If you don't give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
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.
A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
Always when I come to the field, I try to do my best for other people.
Ronaldo has come through for the past two or three years and is the best in Europe. I think at the moment no doubt Ronaldo is the best player.
Another reason why I am always close to the people, because the communication is very important. When I stopped to play soccer I continued to... I continued to work with UNICEF. I did a lot of work with UNESCO. We did a lot of charity programme and games.
In 1962, my injury wasn't because of violence;
I just kicked the ball and it happened. And that was OK because Brazil won; I didn't have any difficulty in accepting that. I still got a medal because I'd played two games.
No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.
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.
He is the greatest player in the world right now, without a doubt, he is the player who gives Brazilians the most joy.
Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don't we?
Pele doesn't die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on for ever.
Yes, I have a lot of business interests.
But I don't work for just anyone, and I choose the companies very carefully.
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.
All my life I thank God. My family was very religious.
I played for Santos at 16, and we had an excellent team, so it helped a lot.
And then I played for Brazil at the Maracana against Argentina. So I get more experience. This was one year before the World Cup, and it made a lot of difference.
To be a striker you need to be in good shape.
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.
I was really proud that I was named after Thomas Edison and wanted to be called Edson. I thought Pele sounded horrible. It was a rubbish name. Edson sounded so much more serious and important.
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.
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 always think that I would have become an actor if I hadn't been a soccer player.
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.
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.