Cafu: Neymar Will Surpass Pele’s Goal Scoring Record For Brazil

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Brazilian icon Cafu , believes Neymar will surpass Pele as Brazil’s record goalscorer, at the rate he is going.

The Barcelona forward already has 50 international goals and is only behind Pele, who has 77 goals, Ronaldo and Romario.

Cafu believes Neymar’s age will play a key role in him surpassing a record that has not been broken for a very long time.

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].”

On his own record of 142 caps, which looks tougher to beat, 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.”



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