homephotos Newssports News

RIP Pele: Remembering the King of football through some of his most memorable quotes

RIP Pele: Remembering the King of football through some of his most memorable quotes

RIP Pele: Remembering the King of football through some of his most memorable quotes
Read Time2 Min(s) Read
Profile image

By CNBCTV18.com Dec 30, 2022 12:53:45 PM IST (Published)

Switch to Slide Show
Slide Show

SUMMARY

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, fondly known as Pele, died at the age of 82 after a prolonged battle with colon cancer. The Brazilian footballer, who remains the only player to win three World Cup titles and scorer of a world record 1,281 goals, inspired generations not only with his dazzling skills on the field but also with his public persona post retirement. Here are some of ‘The King’s’ most memorable quotes.

“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 (Image: AP)
Image count1 / 8

“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 (Image: AP)

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count2 / 8

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” - Pele (Image: AP)

“Everything is practice” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count3 / 8

“Everything is practice” - Pele (Image: AP)

“If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count4 / 8

“If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing.” - Pele (Image: AP)

“The ambition should always be to play an elegant game.” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count5 / 8

“The ambition should always be to play an elegant game.” - Pele (Image: AP)

“I don’t think there is such a thing as a ‘born’ soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player.” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count6 / 8

“I don’t think there is such a thing as a ‘born’ soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player.” - Pele (Image: AP)

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.” - Pele (Image: AP)
Image count7 / 8

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.” - Pele (Image: AP)

“Pele doesn’t die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on forever.” – Pele (Image: AP)
Image count8 / 8

“Pele doesn’t die. Pele will never die. Pele is going to go on forever.” – Pele (Image: AP)

Check out our in-depth Market Coverage, Business News & get real-time Stock Market Updates on CNBC-TV18. Also, Watch our channels CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar Live on-the-go!
arrow down

Top Budget Opinions

    Most Read

    Market Movers

    View All
    Top GainersTop Losers
    CurrencyCommodities
    CompanyPriceChng%Chng