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The Top 10 Pele Quotations

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, widely known as Pele (born 23 October 1940), is a retired Brazilian footballer who is often regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He played the majority of his career at Santos FC and later joined the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League. With 1,281 goals in 1,363 official games, he holds the Guinness World Record for goals in a career. Pele led Brazil to three FIFA World Cup titles in 1958, 1962, and 1970. His prowess on the pitch, combined with his sportsmanship and global ambassadorship for soccer, has made him an iconic figure in the sports world.

top 10 quotations by Pele

"The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning." 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." Pele

"Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don't we?" Pele

"If you don't give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them." Pele

"When you control the ball, you control the score." Pele

"A penalty is a cowardly way to score." Pele

"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

"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

"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

"There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you." Pele

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