What They're Saying: Pele

"Now that I am 80, I need to thank God for giving me the health to get this far, and lucidly, although not always intelligently. I hope that when I get to heaven God welcomes me the same way that everyone welcomes me today thanks to our beloved football."

-- Pele, speaking from his home in Brazil, with a recorded message on his 80th birthday. He has been hospitalized several times in recent years and walks with difficulty because of an ailing hip. (Reuters Videos)
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