Pelé- Former Footballer

Pelé- Former Footballer (In a Nutshell)

  • Pelé was born in Brazil on October 23rd, 1940.
  • In his youth he played for Bauru.
  • During his senior career he played for Santos at New York Cosmos.
  • He played 92 games for Brazil and scored 77 goals.
  • There’s no doubt that he was possibly the best striker in history.
  • “Everything is practice.”- Pelé
  • “I always think I would become an actor if I hadn’t been a soccer player.”- Pelé

Pelé- Former Footballer (Nitty Gritty)

  • “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and mot of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”- Pelé
  • “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.”- Pelé
  • “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 kicking the ball.”- Pelé

Pelé- Former Footballer (What set him apart)

  • “I sometimes lie awake at night and wonder why I am still so popular and, to be honest, I don’t know.”- Pelé
  • “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.”- Pelé
  • “To be a striker you need to be in good shape.”- Pelé
  • “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.”- Pelé

Pelé- Former Footballer (Final Thoughts)

  • “Brazil’s always had great players, both at home and abroad, but we need to put all that talent together and mould a team out of it.”- Pelé
  • “Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.”- Pelé


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