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
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
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.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my specialty, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
If a team intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started...
I don't believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.
Football is the ballet of the masses.
International football is the continuation of war by other means.
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Every single day I wake up and commit to myself to becoming a better player.