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
Success isn’t determined by how many times you win, but by how you play the week after you lose.
Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn’t matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football.
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.
There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you.
A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don’t be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit.
Everything is practice.
A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, ‘He’s a great player’, because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.
Great teams are not made up of many well-rounded players. Great teams are made up of a variety of players, each having their own strengths.
The head talks to the heart and the heart talks to the feet.
I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.
No individual can win a game by himself.
Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball, and I treat it like a god. Too many players think of a football as something to kick. They should be taught to caress it and to treat it like a precious gem.
If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.
I think the kids always they look forward to be always the big stars. Not only football, any profession. They want to be the best, singer, they want to be the best political, only the stars. But I think sometime the life give you opportunity, and long to be a big star, but you don’t need to be a big star, you need to be beautiful, excellent man. Human being. This is the first.
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.
Yes, Ronaldinho is bigger than me. Exactly 4 centimeters.
Most important is be a good man.
Love is more important than what we can take…Please say with me three times-Love! Love! Love!
Considerable research on successful soccer players and their developmental history, affirms that a good percentage of them have spent time in isolation, working on soccer skills.
I always had a philosophy which I got from my father. He used to say, ‘Listen. God gave to you the gift to play football. This is your gift from God. If you take care of your health, if you are in good shape all the time, with your gift from God no one will stop you, but you must be prepared.’
No doubt, I am earning more money with my endorsements than I ever earned playing soccer.
Ronaldo has come through for the past two or three years and is the best in Europe. I think at the moment no doubt Ronaldo is the best player.
George Best was the greatest player in the world.
It was with a homosexual, I was barely 14 years old. But let’s be fair, I wasn’t the only one who did it. He was a man in Bauru that all our team visited.