Neymar Surpasses Ronaldo’s record to become Brazil’s second-highest goalscorer.

Neymar surpasses Ronaldo's goal record for Brazil
Neymar now has 64 goals for Brazil in all competitions while Pele has 77 goals ( GettyImages)

Neymar became Brazil’s second-highest goal scorer as he netted a hat trick in Brazil 4-2 victory over Peru in the 2022 World Cup qualifier.

Brazil forward Neymar  Jr. netted a hat trick, two from the penalty spot, and a stoppage-time goal as Brazil trump Peru 4-2 in the 2022 World Cup qualifier, maintaining 100 percent in the Campaign.

Everton’s forward Ricarlison was also on target for Brazil as they bounced back twice to win a ten-man per side.

The 28-year-old now has 64 goals for his country while Pele has 77 and Ronaldo on 62, with time on the side of the Paris Saint-Germain star player.

Legendary Brazilian goalkeeper Taffarel believes Neymar is a ‘superstar’ talent who will also help the country win their first World Cup since 2002.


He told the official FIFA website in August: “[Neymar is] a great player. He plays the game in a beautiful way. He’s an incredible dribbler, sets up goals, scores fantastic goals.

He’s very important for us. We really hope he can be at his best and help Brazil win another World Cup. He’s a superstar.

“I cheered a lot for Paris [in the Champions League final] because of the Brazilians who play there. I really wanted Neymar to win this Champions League and, consequently, The Best FIFA [Men’s Player] award.

Also, Read :Fernando Santos provides an update on Cristiano Ronaldo after testing positive for Covid-19

The Former Barcelona star tested positive for coronavirus in late September but recovered in time for the PSG game against Marseille in the league 1.

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