Neymar became the best scorer of the Brazilian national team in history, surpassing Pele |


Al Hilal striker Neymar scored a double in the 2026 World Cup qualifying match against Bolivia (5:1) and brought the number of goals scored for the national team to 79.

According to this indicator, he overtook the legendary Pele (78 goals) and became the best scorer in the history of the Brazilian national team, reports SPORT.UA.

Neymar was presented with the number 79 shirt, marking the emergence of the new top scorer in the history of the Seleção.

BELEM, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 08: Neymar Jr. receives tribute from CBF after surpassing PelΓ© with 79 goals and becoming the highest scorer of the Brazilian national team in Fifa accounts after a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between Brazil and Bolivia at Mangueirao on September 08, 2023 in Belem, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Note that since 2010, Neymar has played 125 matches for the Brazilian national team.

He became the Olympic champion in Rio-2016 and won the Confederations Cup in 2013.

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