Neymar overtook Ronaldo Nazario and moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil`s all-time goalscoring record after notching a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Peru on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier.
The Paris St Germain striker now has 64 objectives, two greater than Ronaldo and 13 behind Pele, who heads the record with 77, in line with the depend by world governing physique FIFA.
Brazil coach Tite was reluctant to match his present star with past greats.
“It’s unfair making comparisons,” he mentioned.
“What I can say is Neymar has this unpredictability. He is the bow and the arrow, he’s a player who both makes and takes chances. And he gets better and better, and more mature.”
On Tuesday, Neymar equalled after which surpassed Ronaldo with two penalties both aspect of halftime earlier than grabbing No. 64 in damage time at Lima`s National stadium.
The 28-year previous celebrated by holding up the quantity 9 with his arms in what seemed to be a tribute to Ronaldo ‘fenomeno’ Nazario, the previous Barcelona, Real Madrid and Corinthians striker.
Neymar, who made his Brazil debut in 2010, scored his 64 objectives in 103 video games.