'I'm not better than Pelé!' – Neymar breaks O Rei's record with Brazil brace vs Bolivia

Neymar celebrates his first goal for Brazil against Bolivia in September 2023, which saw him overtake Pele to become the nation's all-time top scorer.
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Neymar has surpassed Brazil legend Pelé to become the nation's all-time leading international goal scorer.

The former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward struck his side's last two goals in their 5-1 win over Bolivia in World Cup qualifying on Saturday night in Belem.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.