Neymar surpasses Pele for most goals by a Brazilian male player in history

Neymar (Alhilal) has surpassed Pele as the “Emperor of Soccer.Brazil defeated Bolivia 5-1 in the first South American qualifier for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 at the Mangueirão stadium in Belém, Brazil, on Monday (Sept. 9).Brazil was led by multi-goal performances from Rodriguez and Neymar, while Hapinha also scored.Neymar, who started at center forward, missed a penalty in the 17th minute.Neymar scored his team’s fourth goal in the 16th minute of the second half when he pounced on a spilled ball in the penalty area in front of the goal after Hodriguez was tripped up in the defense and finished with a right-footed shot.Then, just before the end of the match, he took a pass from Hapinha in the Munjeon penalty area and unleashed an unstoppable right-footed shot that bounced off the ground in the Munjeon area and went straight through the goalkeeper’s hands and into the net.With his two goals, Neymar has 79 goals in 124 international matches.He passed Pele to become Brazil’s all-time leading scorer in men’s soccer A matches.Prior to this game, Neymar had scored 77 goals in 123 A-matches for Brazil.This ties the record for most goals scored by a Brazilian international, held by Pele from 1957 to 1971.Meanwhile, Brazilian women’s soccer “legend” Marta holds the record for most goals by a Brazilian male or female soccer player with 115 in 스포츠토토존 171 games.

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