45 Inspirational Pele Quotes & Sayings For Success In Life

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. These Pele quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Pele Quotes

  1. 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
  2. Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose. ~ Pele
  3. 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
  4. There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you. ~ Pele
  5. A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don’t be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit. ~ Pele
  6. The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. ~ Pele

  7. 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. ~ Pele
  8. Everything is practice. ~ Pele
  9. Great teams are not made up of many well-rounded players. Great teams are made up of a variety of players, each having their own strengths. ~ Pele
  10. The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet. ~ Pele
  11. I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint. ~ Pele Quotes
  12. No individual can win a game by himself.

  13. Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball, and I treat it like a god. Too many players think of a football as something to kick. They should be taught to caress it and to treat it like a precious gem. ~ Pele
  14. 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 sometimes 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. ~ Pele
  15. Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. ~ Pele
  16. If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them. ~ Pele
  17. When you control the ball you control the score ~ Pele

  18. 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. ~ Pele
  19. It was with a homosexual, I was barely 14 years old. But let’s be fair, I wasn’t the only one who did it. He was a man in Bauru that all our team visited. ~ Pele
  20. I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, ‘Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared.’ ~ Pele
  21. If you ever want to be a decent player, you have to be able to use both feet without stopping to think about it. ~ Pele

  22. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life. He was my hero, my friend, and also a companion to me in our fight for the people and for world peace. Let us all continue his legacy with purpose and passion. ~ Pele
  23. Love is more important than what we can take…Please say with me three times-Love! Love! Love! ~ Pele
  24. A penalty is a cowardly way to score. ~ Pele
  25. Brazil eats, sleeps and drinks football. It lives football! ~ Pele
  26. I played futsal growing up in Baurd. In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so its easier for you when you move to normal football. ~ Pele Quotes
  27. No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.

  28. Most important is be a good man. ~ Pele
  29. Always when I come to the field, I try to do my best for other people. ~ Pele
  30. When you play against dirty players or very tough players, it’s easy to escape because you know what they’re going to do. But when the player is tough but intelligent, it’s much more difficult. ~ Pele
  31. I don’t think I’m a very good businessman. I act too much with my heart. ~ Pele
  32. 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
  33. Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people. ~ Pele

  34. How much soccer training is it needed to become a top player? It depends on the efficiency of your training routine. Setting long and short-term goals is a must. When planning out a soccer training regime, one must strive for a realistic and consistent program that will diminish specific weaknesses. Broad versatility of soccer skills is the Nirvana of every dedicated trainee. ~ Pele Quotes
  35. I treat everybody the same. You know I love to be with people: the youngsters. ~ Pele
  36. 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. ~ Pele
  37. When I was playing, they said soccer was a man’s world and women should remain on the sidelines, all I can say is I’m glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm ~ Pele
  38. 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
  39. George Best was the greatest player in the world. ~ Pele

  40. Yes, I have a lot of business interests. But I don’t work for just anyone, and I choose the companies very carefully. ~ Pele
  41. 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. ~ Pele
  42. I want to do my best to make the people happy. I play with my heart for the sport. ~ Pele
  43. Everything on earth is a game. A passing thing. We all end up dead. We all end up the same, don’t we? ~ Pele
  44. Wherever you go, there are three icons that everyone knows: Jesus Christ, Pele, and Coca-Cola. ~ Pele
  45. 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. ~ Pele

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