‘It Is a Great Honor’ — Neymar Reflects on What It Means to Tie Brazil Legends Romario and Zico in a Key International Goals Stat

Neymar simply continues to make goal-scoring history with the Brazilian national team.

During Brazil’s 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture against Paraguay, Neymar scored the opening goal for the Selecao, which turned out to be the game-winner in the team’s 2-0 victory.

This goal for Neymar is the 11th that he has scored in career World Cup qualifying fixtures with Brazil. Overall, Neymar now stands at a tie with Romario and Zico for the most World Cup qualifying goals in Brazilian national team history.

After the match, Neymar touched (via UOL) on just what it means to share the top spot in this goals leaderboard with two of the most talented players to ever feature for Brazil.

“I’m very happy and very happy for these numbers and for reaching those aces and great players who are Zico and Romario,” Neymar said. “It is a great honor.

“I share this moment together with them (Selecao). I will continue to do my job to help the Brazilian team.”

One could argue that Neymar still needs a major international trophy win to further establish his place among the greatest forwards in Brazilian national team history. The PSG forward will have another opportunity to capture a trophy win with Brazil over the upcoming Copa America tournament.

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