How Pele taught me to be the Editor of FourFourTwo

For me, January 2013 will mark a professional milestone. It will be three years since I became the editor of FourFourTwo magazine â essentially, an anniversary of the proudest day of my working life. In those three years, IâÂÂve been consistently amazed and pleased in equal measure at watching doors open when I start conversations with the phrase, âÂÂHello, my nameâÂÂs David and I work for FourFourTwo magazine.â FourFourTwo is respected in the world of football â thatâÂÂs what 18 years of covering the game like us does for you.

Sadly, I have a confession to make. About six months into my tenure, my excitement bubbled over. I was offered a significant amount of face-to-face interview time with Pele. The Pele. Rather unprofessionally, I became extremely giddy at the thought of landing this exclusive with an undisputed legend of the football world. In hindsight, I put my reaction down to only being in the job a short time... and the fact it was Pele. I mentioned that, didnâÂÂt I?

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