Neymar is about to reach a huge milestone, as the Brazilian is looking to level Romario’s goal scoring record on Tuesday
In order for the PSG superstar to achieve this, he will need to score against England. A task he has never been able to complete before.
The 25-year-old can level the record of “Shortie” on Tuesday, when Brazil faces England at Wembley on the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour.
Many people consider Neymar the greatest of his era, as the attacker has already surpassed Zico in terms of goals for Brazil and is now closing in on the record of former great Romario.
The most expensive player of the world has scored 53 goals for his country in only 82 games. Legendary ex-player Zico had “only” 48.
It’s more than possible that the Paris Saint-Germain striker will surpass Romario, but if he intends to do so this year, their game against England will be his last chance.
Looking at the numerous fine qualities Neymar, one would think it’s easy-peasy, right?
Not so much. See, Neymar hasn’t been able to score against England and Brazil have lost one and drew another in the two sides’ last two games.
Once Neymar surpasses Romario, he can set his eyes on even bigger goals: breaking the record of Ronaldo and Pele.
While the former Real Madrid star has scored 67 times for his country, the highest scorer in Brazil’s history, three-time world champion and living legend Pele has netted 77 times in 92 games.
However, it should be noted that these numbers only include official games recognised by FIFA.
When unofficial encounters are taken into consideration as well, the PSG star slips behind Zico as well, besides Pele, Ronaldo and Romario.
If Neymar fails to find the back of the net against England, he’ll have a few more chances next year, as Brazil secured a spot for themselves in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.