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
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
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.
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.
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: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
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.
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.
The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
When I go to the press conference before the game, in my mind the game has already started...
I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.
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.
Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life.
The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona.
Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians.
The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.
We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.
I'm as happy as I can be-but I have been happier.