Neymar Overtakes Ronaldo As Brazil’s Second-Highest Goalscorer

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PSG star, Neymar Junior has surpassed Ronaldo for the second most goals for the country of origin with a hat-trick against Peru on Tuesday night. The playmaker netted a penalty in either half of their World Cup qualifier in Lima and later at the end tapped home from close range to make it a hat-trick.

Records has it that Ronaldo scored 62 goals in 98 games for Brazil in a 17-year career for his nation that included winning two World Cups, two Copa Americas and a Confederations one. Only Pele, who netted 77 times, has scored more goals for Brazil than Neymar. 

The PSG frontman has had an action-packed start to this current season, which was initially interrupted with a coronavirus diagnosis in the squad. It won’t be wrong to say that he is in one of his best forms.


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