Neymar Jr. Breaks Pelé’s All Time Scoring Record For Brazil

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Neymar Jr. scored twice in Brazil’s 5-1 victory over Bolivia on Friday to surpass the great Pelé as the country’s top male all-time scorer.

The 31-year-old missed a penalty in the first half of the World Cup qualifying match but responded with two goals – in the 61st and 93rd minutes – to take his tally of international goals to 79.

“I never imagined reaching this record,” said Neymar – who has represented Brazil 125 times – afterwards, per Reuters.

“I want to say that I am not a better player than Pelé. I always wanted to make my own story, write my name in the history of Brazilian football and the national team. And today I did that.”

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