Neymar Overtakes Pele, Becomes All-time Top Scorer in Brazil
Neymar da Silva of Paris Saint-Germain Fc during the Uefa Champions League Group H match beetween Paris Saint Germain Fc and Juventus Fc at Parc des Princes on September 6, 2022 in Paris, France . — Photo by canno73

31-year-old Neymar overtakes Peles record for the most goals made after he made two goals in Brazils 3-1 win over Bolivia.

The goals were made during a World Cup qualifying match. He had gone into the match tied with tennis legend Pele at 77 goals. He scored twice in the second half of the match after missing a penalty shot earlier.

“I never imagined reaching this record. I’m no better than Pele or any other player for the national team,” he said.

Pele, a football legend, scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for Brazil. He died in December last year at the age of 82.

Peles Platform X account paid tribute to Neymars achievement.

The tweet said:

“Congratulations Neymar for surpassing the King in goals for Brazil. Surely Pele is applauding you today!” it said.

Brazilian coach Fernando Diniz also honored Neymar saying:

“He came to do what he did: have fun, score two goals and break the record.”

In 2017, Neymar made headlines when he became the most expensive player in the world when he joined Paris St-Germain for 200 million Euros.

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