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Neymar draws level with Romario's 55 goals for Brazil after netting in final FIFA World Cup warm-up game

Posted: 11 June 2018 Time: 10:30

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar only trails iconic figures Ronaldo Nazário and Pelé in the all-time scorers' list for Brazil after scoring in their final FIFA World Cup warm-up fixture this weekend.

Since recovering from the broken metatarsal injury suffered with PSG in February this year, Neymar has scored in consecutive fixtures upon his return.

READ: Brazil boss hails Neymar comeback display

Both goals displayed the individual brilliance that has made him the most expensive transfer in football history, but yesterday's strike in the 3-0 win over Austria proved to be a historic moment.

The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup winner Romario.

The 26-year-old needs just seven more goals to draw level with former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazário (62).

While his ultimate goal will be to catch a fellow Santos icon in Pelé, as the three-time World Cup winner stands clear at the top of the list with 77.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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