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Name Pelé
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Pelé is Three-time FIFA World Cup winner with Brazil

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Santos FC
  New York Cosmos

Notes

Twitter @Pele

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[Pele on Steven Gerrard] Gerrard is an excellent player, absolutely world-class. If I was a manager, everywhere I went I would buy Steven Gerrard. He is what Brazil needs, because he is always looking forward and has a big heart. Two years ago I saw Gerrard play and then I saw him in Tokyo in a game against Sao Paulo. I said then that Gerrard is a great player. To me he is one of the best midfielders in the world. He is an excellent player

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[Pele joking about re-lacing his boots to bring home gold for Brazil at this summer’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament] The only title Brazil doesn’t have is the Olympic tournament champion. The only tournament I never played in, because I was professional, was the Olympics. Now, we’re going to have the Olympics in Brazil. I think I’m going to prepare to play this Olympics. Maybe I’ll win this championship for Brazil. In five months, I have to be prepared for that!

2016 10 29 Retrieve

[Pele leads the tributes for former Brazil captain and legend Carlos Alberto Parreira who tragically passed away this week] I have so many good memories of our time together as team-mates and champions at Santos FC, the Brazil national team and New York Cosmos. We had a winning partnership, and even after football we remained very close. I send my sincere condolences to his family and may his soul Rest in Peace. Dear God, please take care of our ‘Capitao’

2018 04 21 Retrieve

[Pele speaks on the 60th anniversary of his first World Cup trophy with Brazil] I played four World Cups. The first one always is a little special, because I didn’t expect it, because I was 17 years old. My father was a football player too and when my father came to my house after work, he said ‘listen, you have been selected for the national team of Brazil’. I said ‘Daddy, don’t make a joke’. He said ‘no, no, no, it’s not a joke, it’s true’. I started to cry, because it was a big surprise to me

2018 05 12 Retrieve

[Pele writes about the news that Dani Alves will miss out on the World Cup due to injury] I am so sad to hear this. Footballers hate missing games but I know first-hand that missing World Cup games is the worst feeling

2018 06 09 Retrieve

[Pele believes the South Americans need to play as a team to win at Russia 2018] Neymar is to me one of the best players in the world. Today, he is more mature and he has more experience, but he isn’t going to win the World Cup on his own. It’s teams that win the World Cup. The greatest Brazil team of all-time was the one in 1970, with Tostao, Rivellino, Gerson and Pele all wearing the number 10 shirts for their clubs. In the 1970 World Cup, we spent more than six months together. That’s why it worked

2018 09 24 Tweet

Congratulations to Luka Modric and Marta on winning the #TheBest [The Best FIFA Men/Women Player 2018] awards tonight. It’s been a privilege to see you both play this season

2018 12 08 Retrieve

[Pele gives his opinion on some of the game’s great players] As far as I’m concerned, Diego Maradona was one of the best players ever. If you ask me, ‘Was he better than Messi?’ Yes, he was. Much better. Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff are also better. They’re also excellent players

2018 12 22 Retrieve

[Pele believes French star Kylian Mbappe can emulate his illustrious career] I already complimented (Kylian) Mbappe last year, saying he was a great player. He won the World Cup at 19, I was only 17 years old when I won it. I said to him that he could equal me, I think he can become the new Pele. A lot of people think I said that as a joke, but no, it’s not a joke!

2019 01 19 Retrieve

[Pele speaks about Kylian Mbappe] He won the World Cup at 19, I was only 17. I teased him saying he had almost equalised. I think he can become the new Pele. Many people think I say that for a laugh, but no, it’s not a joke

2019 04 06 Retrieve

[Pele talks about Kylian Mbappe] He is not yet the king. He is undergoing tests to become the king. He still has a lot of steps ahead of him. He is young, he has just started. In football, you do not always know everything. There is always something to learn. He can always improve his game, his movements. If I can give him advice, it’s taking care of his body and looking after himself. The technique, he already has it. The physical aspect is the most important thing for an athlete today