Neymar, a Brazilian soccer player, expressed his desire to make a significant impact in the sport’s history.
World-class forward Neymar became Brazil’s all-time leading scorer in men’s soccer A matches with two goals in a North American World Cup South American qualifier.
Neymar scored a brace in Brazil’s 5-1 victory over Bolivia in the first leg of the South American Zone qualifier for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2026 at the Mangueirão in Belém, Brazil, on Monday (Sept. 9).
With his two goals on the day, Neymar surpassed Pele to become Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer for the men’s national team with 79 career goals (125 matches).
Pele, who played for the national team from 1957 to 1971, scored 77 goals in 92 A-match games.
After surpassing Pele’s record, Neymar was presented with a jersey with the number 79 on it and a commemorative plaque after the game.
“Even if I achieve this record or surpass Pele, it doesn’t mean I’m better than him or better than any other player in the national team,” Neymar said.
“I always wanted to make my own history and write my name in the history of Brazilian football and the Brazilian national team,” he added, 카지노사이트킴 “and today I did it. Thank you to all my teammates here.”