Neymar delighted to shoot Samba to number 1.

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Brazil striker Neymar is delighted to become the Seleção’s top scorer. After scoring a double game, defeating Bolivia 5-1 in the qualifying round for the 2026 Football World Cup, South America zone, yesterday. Without forgetting to pay respects to the legends of the past generations that he crossed over.

Before entering the field in Belém, Para, the 31-year-old striker tied the record with the late legendary Pele with 77 goals. Seemingly losing his auspicious time because he missed a penalty kick. Bang Diva later scored 2 goals until the cumulative total rose to 79 goals from playing 125 games UFABET

“I never imagined I would achieve this record. I can tell you that I am not better than Pele or any other national team legend.” Neymar is humble and respects players from past generations. 

Pele, who died in December last year at the age of 82. Scored 77 goals for Brazil in 92 matches between 1957 and 1971. With the ‘Black Pearl’ always being considered one of the best players time. 

Fernando Diniz also congratulated Al-Hilal’s striker. 

“He came on the pitch to do what he had to do: enjoy the game. Score two goals and beat the record,” Diniz added. 

“He was a great role model, people will remember him. And then succumb to the work.” 

The top 5 players with the most cumulative goals for the Brazil national team are Neymar (79 goals), Pele (77 goals), Ronaldo (62 goals), Romario (55 goals) and Zico (48 balls)