Beat Pele by making a record

National teams

The Brazilian star finished as a man of the match for his side by scoring a brace against Bolivia.

Neymar, Brazil vs Croatia
Photo: EFE


Brazil started with the goals in the South American qualifiers and were crushed 5-1, leaving them firmly in the lead after the first day to claim a big win.

Brazil’s best figure against the Bolivians is national team star Neymar, who now plays for Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. The star started by missing a penalty, but then he shook himself up with a historic double for the Brazilian national team.

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National teams

After two goals against Bolivia, Neymar set the goalscoring record for the Brazilian national team. The forward managed to surpass the historic Pele and became the top scorer in the entire history of the team.

Neymar scored 78 goals with Brazil and left Pele with 77, although the CBF recorded a total of 95 for the ‘King’, but the FIFA record is firm and includes both official and friendly matches between the nations. Against clubs as specified by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

For now, Neymar is the top scorer, although his streak could continue to increase as the games go on, and if he scores he could add to the next game against Peru in Lima.

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