Brazilian great Neymar Jr. is on the verge of breaking the legendary Pele’s all-time record of highest goals for Brazil. It will be the greatest achievement in the iconic career of Neymar, who is not only going to beat the GOAT Pele soon but will also become the highest goal scorer for his nation. Currently, he stands at 74 goals and needs 3 more to touch Pele’s 77 goals, and one more adding to that to become the highest solo goal scorer for Brazil.
Pele is arguably the greatest considered football player of all time, with the most number of goals not only for his country, but mixing all the formats throughout his career with a number of 1283 goals. Breaking his record of most goals for Brazil is indeed one of the greatest things that Neymar Jr. might achieve anytime soon. After Brazil’s match against Japan at the World Cup Qualifiers on June 6, Neymar scored a goal to come one step closer to breaking Pele’s record and creating a new one of his own.
Neymar’s goal against Japan
Though Brazil is one of the best teams in this sport, Japan in this match weren’t far behind as far performance is concerned. Brazil picked up the win by a 1-0 lead, which isn’t a very shameful loss for Japan rather it is a hard-fought defeat. Though Brazil played more shots including 21, with 5 of them on target, Japan was not that good in that competition.
However, Brazil played 454 passes, with an accuracy of 85%, and Japan was close there too, playing 405 passes with an accuracy of 84%. Also till the half-time, there weren’t any goals scored. In the 77th minute, Brazil registered their first goal, coming from the boots of Neymar Jr. who scored it from a penalty.