Neymar now has more goals than Ronaldo, Romario AND Ronaldinho for Brazil as PSG superstar second only to Pele after hat-trick
- October 14, 2020
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His treble in the 4-2 World Cup qualifying win in Lima, with Everton ace Richarlison netting the other, moved him from third to second in Selecao’s all-time scoring charts with 64 goals.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar overtook Ronaldo with his second of the match, while his third moved him to within 13 goals of matching Pele’s record.
In a 92-game Brazil career, the legendary Pele scored 77 goals as he helped his country win three World Cups – but he is almost certain to lose his mantle of Selecao top scorer over the coming years.
Neymar is still only 28 so has many years left at the top of the game, and he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon despite some recent injury issues.
And with more performances like the one he put in against Peru, it won’t take long until Pele joins the likes of Ronaldo, Romario, Zico, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho in trailing Neymar in the scoring charts.