Pele heralds Neymar’s record

first_imgPele has congratulated Neymar for surpassing the three-time World Cup-winner’s record of 92 Brazil caps – and challenged the PSG man to go after his goalscoring record.Neymar is destined to make history with the Selecao. At only 26-years-old, he is already third on the list of Brazil’s all-time top goalscorers.October’s Brasil Global Tour matches against Saudi Arabia and Argentina brought caps 93 and 94 for Neymar, moving him two clear of Pele’s 92. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Congratulations, @neymarjr, on your caps this week. You surpassed my 92. Now go and get my goals record too – Brazil needs you! // Parabéns, Neymar, por superar meu número de jogos pela Seleção. Supere meu recorde de gols também. O Brasil precisa de você!— Pelé (@Pele) October 18, 2018But Pele still leads the PSG man in goals for their country. With 77 goals in official matches, Pele is still has plenty of breathing space between himself and second-top scorer Ronaldo (62).Neymar sits 18 goals behind on 59 but Pele said he hopes Brazil’s current captain will go on to take that record, too.“Congratulations, @neymarjr, on your caps this week,” Pele wrote on Twitter after FIFA championed Neymar’s achievement. “You surpassed my 92,” Pele added, “Now go and get my goals record too – Brazil needs you!”Neymar will be back in Brazil action next month when the Brasil Global Tour resumes.last_img read more