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“I hope to break Pele record”- Neymar

Brazilian superstar Neymar is hoping to do better than the Brazil legend Pelé as the country’s overall leading top scorer.

The Selecao continued their impressive World Cup qualifying form last night with a comfortable 2-0 home win over Peru in São Lourenço da Mata.

The former Barcelona star scored the second goal of the game in what was described as beautiful finish. 

The 29-year-old has already passed Romario and Zico on the list of Brazil's all-time leading scorers. His current tally is 69 goals in 113 matches, but is now eyeing all-time leading scorer Pelé.

The three time World Cup winner ended his international career with 77 goals, that is, Neymar now has just eight goals to equal the record and nine to surpass it.

Neymar is looking to surpass the record this year or during next winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

The Paris Saint-Germain star added that, "it will be an honour if, and perhaps when, the moment comes." 

During an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Neymar said: “I am also happy that, soon, if all goes well, it will be an to pass Pelé as the highest goalscorer of Brazil.” 

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