Favorite drink (non-alcoholic)? the sweat of my opponents
Favorite drink (alcoholic)? Tequila Sunrise
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? still black
What’s under your bed? my award for winning Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committe: a $20 gift certificate to Applebees
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning? "What the fuck is a pele? Is it a dirty Spanish euphemism? A Starbucks coffee size? Rodent droppings? Seriously, what gives?"
Where is the best place you have ever been? New York to play for the New York Cosmos. I bet you didn't know NY had futbol. Yeah, neither did I, really.
Pet peeves? defenders, my flattop hair (and later that Kid of Kid N Play fame ripped it off)
What would you say is your best characteristic? my acting ability - look for me in an upcoming made-for-TV movie about a futbol player who impregnates a soccer mom, Who's the Pele Daddy?
Worst characteristic? my creativity - our first futbol team was the 'shoeless ones' which, as the name implies, meant that we couldn't think of anything halfway decent
If you could meet someone, dead or alive, who would it be? Beckham, to see how, exactly, it was bent
What did you do on your last birthday? played my neighborhood kids in a game of futbol. I won 149-0
What is the most important thing in life? having a short, memorable nickname
What is your greatest fear? that I will attempt to head a ball, but since my eyesight is not so good anymore, I will head a Mazda
Have you ever been in love? with Mia Hamm (it's the bra)
What is your motto? "If you experience an erection for more than four hours, consult a physician"
What would you like to be remembered for? I am a true ambassador for sports and kids, as is proved by the fact that my full name, Edison Arantes Do Nascimento, when rearranged spells out 'a sane steroids condemnation'
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