Neymar Emerges Second-Leading Scorer For Brazil After Pele

Neymar Second-Leading Scorer Brazil

Brazil defeated Peru 4-2 in their recent FIFA World Cup qualifier which gave Neymar another milestone in his career.

Neymar surpassed Ronaldo Nazário for the second-most goals in Brazil history.

Only Pele stands in front of the 28-year-old as the leading scorer of their country.

It was a hat-trick by the Paris Saint-Germain left-winger that had him moving up the goalscoring list.

This achievement for Neymar has him at 64 goals in 103 games for Brazil, putting him ahead of Ronaldo on the nation's all-time goalscoring list, Goal reported.

Throughout Ronaldo’s 17-year international career, he scored 62 goals in 98 appearances for Brazil.

The legend from Rio de Janeiro made his debut in 1994 and was able to make a significant impact in his country.

He led his team to two World Cups, two Copa Americas and a Confederations Cup.

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The only player ahead of Ronaldo and Neymar now is Pele, who has a total of 77 goals for Brazil.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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