Neymar has overtaken Pele as Brazil’s all-time goalscorer for the men’s national team after his brace in a 5-1 win over Bolivia.

Neymar Obliterates Pele's Record For Brazil

Recall we reported that Neymar, 31, leveled up to Pele’s record for the Brazilian team before he featured in the World Cup qualifier.

The Al-Hilal forward scored a brace as Brazil thrashed Bolivia 5-1 to take his goal tally to 79 goals in 125 appearances for his country.

Pele, who died of cancer in December 2023, managed to score 77 goals in 92 matches – the highest before Neymar overtook him.

Women’s team attacker, Marta, currently holds the record for most goals, scoring 122 goals in 189 matches for Brazil.

Speaking on his record-breaking feat, Neymar said: “Very happy. I have no words, I have never imagined reaching this record.”

“I want to make clear that it’s not because I surpassed Pele that I am better than him or any other player of the national team,” Neymar Added

“I always wanted to make my history, write my name in the history of Brazilian football and in the national team. Today, I did it.”

“To my family – that is far away – and to all my teammates here, I thank you all,” he concluded.

Real Madrid star Rodrygo scored a brace in the match alongside Raphinha which put Brazil in control of the match.

Neymar, the record-breaking star, added a brace in the match to seal it up for Brazil as they comfortably won the match.