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How many goals is Neymar left to reach Pele's record for Brazil?

The Verdeamarela star is 8 goals away from entering the history of his country, as the top scorer of the Brazilian team

Neymar JR and Pelé
Neymar JR and Pelé

The Brazilian National Team is the great candidate to stay with the first place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification, due to the performance and quality of the players under Tite's command. Neymar is perhaps the most prominent footballer from the list of 24 players that Verdeamarela has to face the nations competition, and it is that the PSG star was enough for the first 90 minutes to confirm that he wants to win the title at home and, likewise, enter the history of Brazil. It goes for a distinction that, for now, belongs to Pelé.

Despite not being able to be part of his team against Venezuela, Neymar will seek to get even closer next Sunday, when he visits Colombia in Barranquilla. Then, Uruguay has left, to continue the streak and unseat 'O Rei' from the place that has him as the top scorer in the history of the Brazilian team.

Well, Neymar currently has 69 goals for Brazil, in 113 games played, and is only 8 annotations away from equaling the figure of Pelé, who is, for many, the best player who has given the land of 'jogo bonito'.

In this way, the ranking of the top 5 remains:

1. Pelé, 77 goals in 92 games played.

2. Neymar, 67 goals in 106 games played.

3. Ronaldo, 62 goals in 98 games played.

4. Romario, 55 goals in 70 games played.

5. Zico, 48 goals in 71 games played.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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