This Thursday Neymar scored goal number 43 with Brazil's jersey in the match against France
This Thursday Neymar scored his goal number 43 with Brazil's jersey in a friendly against France so he equaled two legends: Jairzinho and Rivellino in the fifth place among the top scorers of the canarinha.
But the Brazilian has achieved this with fewer matches than the Brazilians that were champions in Mexico '70. The Blaugrana only needed 61 games to reach that figure, while Jairzinho did it in 101 games and in Rivellino in 120.
With 43 goals, Neymar is approaching Romário, who occupies the fourth place with 56 goals in 74 games. Afterwards we find Zico, with 66 goals in 88 matches and Ronaldo, with 67 in 105 games.
If the Brazilian continues at this rate, he can become the top scorer in the history of canarinha, since Pele scored 95 goals in 1130 games played. A difficult figure to achieve but Neymar —only aged 23— has a long way ahead to get there.