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Neymar Can Break Pele’s All-Time Brazil Scoring Record, Says Former Star Cafu

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Brazilian legend Cafu has backed Neymar to break Pele’s Brazil goalscoring record.

The Barcelona superstar already has 50 goals to his name for Brazil and is only behind Pele, Ronaldo and Romario in the all-time Brazilian top scorers list.

Selecao legend Pele found the net 77 times for his country but Cafu now believes that Neymar can surpass him because of his age and talent.

Cafu told FIFA: “All records exist only to be beaten. Of course, Neymar has got it in him.”

“He’s young and has time on his side. If he continues playing as he is now, then there is every possibility he will [overtake Pele].”

Neymar has found the net four times in his last five matches for Brazil as he guided his country to an Olympic medal in 2016.

Cafu is Brazil’s all-time appearance record holder and he accentuated Neymar might find it difficult to beat his record.

While speaking about his own record of 142 appearances for Brazil, Cafu added: “I think this is understandable because no one has played for Brazil over such a long period of time as me – 16 years!”

“It is purely down to strength of will, my devotion to football and the effort I put in during all this time.”


Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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