quote by Pele

Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.

— Pele

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It is good to be Compared with the best player [Pele].

But my dad told me about Garrincha's style as he moved forward, went up, attacked and dribbled. Garrincha's style is more similar to Neymar's.


Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.

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That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on.

You can keep all your Bests, Peles and Maradonas, Duncan Edwards was the greatest of them all.

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


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.

There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me.

Leo [Messi] is the best player of all time - better than Pele, Maradona or Cruyff. There have been some great teams in history - Pele's Brazil, Cruyff's Ajax, Sacchi's Milan - but in the past 20 years this Barcelona team is the best.

Messi is undoubtedly a gifted footballer, like Maradona and Pele, and he's playing for the best club side in the world at the moment. He's successful and he's winning trophies, so it's only logical that he'll be voted the best player in the world.

If there are greater activities in Vesuvius or Pelee, then the southern coast of California and the areas between Salt Lake and the southern portions of Nevada, we may expect, within the three months following same, inundation by the earthquakes. But these are to be more in the Southern than the Northern Hemisphere.


I am not Pele or Maradona

Fella’s a genius. Best ever by a distance in my life time. Never really saw Pele… Souness, Gullit, Venables and now Rooney agree Messi is the best they have seen. He plays a game with which we are not familiar.

Pele played in an era which had so many great players and in that atmosphere he stood out above the others. He was the complete player in every aspect as well as being a kind human being. Cristiano Ronaldo is young yet, and has many years ahead of himself. But as of now, I do not see anyone who can compare with Pele.

I met Pele once. I am not often nervous but in this moment I was shaking. He's a wonderful person.

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?


I'm a Pele fan from way back when I was a kid, and then there was always this thing later about Pele and Maradona. I was young and impressionable as a kid but it was always Pele for me.

He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best... Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane, there will never be another Ronaldo.

That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made.

I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all.

It's difficult to talk about Pele because I didn't see him.

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.


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

Pele doesn't die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on for ever.

We can enhance our intelligences, but I am never going to become Yo-Yo Ma, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, or Pele.

My father gave me some advice when I was very young - whatever someone tells you in the future, don't forget Pele is the best.

I wasn't like other boys. At any rate, I wasn't like my three elder brothers: they excelled at football and they were like other boys, going up to bed each night hugging annuals filled with stories about the glories of Pele and Danny McGrain.


That was Pele's strength - holding people off with his arm.

Messi is the best player of all time.

Better than Pele, better than Maradona and better than anyone else.

Critics have always questioned whether players like Pele from the 50s could play today. Lionel Messi could play in the 1950s and the present day, as could Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff because they are all great players. Lionel Messi without question fits into that category.

It's ugly to compare but the greatest was Pele.

If we believe that God made ​​man, the "black" Pelé he made him perfect. He gave him everything. He lacked nothing, header, physical power, dribbling, finishing, inspiration, genius, temper, vision, goal. Everything.

Messi is the best player ever. And this is said by someone who has seen Maradona and Pele play.


My favorite television show of all time is 'Hill Street Blues.

' I think it's the show that is to television what Pele was to football or Muhammad Ali was to boxing.

People who say that only young people voted on the Internet, those who didn't see Pele play, forget that children are not orphans. There's always a father who buys the computer and perhaps influences their vote. I won the people's vote.

Pele wasn't as gifted as George Best and I would definitely put George above Johan Cruyff because he had more heart.

There's Pele the man, and then Pele the player. And to play like Pele is to play like God.