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
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, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
The rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.
Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.
I wouldn't be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.
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.
I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.
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.
If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.
If you are first you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.
To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.
That lad must have been born offside.
Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.