Neymar compared to Brazil’s leading goal scorers

In the Copa America match between Peru and Brazil today (14/6/2015) Neymar added another goal to his grand total of 44 for the Brazilian squad, making him the 5th highest goal scorer in the history of Brazil. He has scored those goals in 64 games, and that at the age of only 23 years and 135 days.

All-time top scorers Brazil
All-time top scorers Brazil

It will take some time for Neymar to reach the top-3 of this table, but it will make him appear among Pelé, Ronaldo and Romario, 3 players which are generally considered among the top players in the history of football.

Considering the young age of Neymar and comparing him to those 4 giants, we see that Neymar leaves all of them behind:

Captura de pantalla 2015-06-14 a las 20.37.50

In this related table you can see at what age the 5 scored their 44th goal for the Brazilian team:

Brazilians: age to reach 44 goals
Brazilians: age to reach 44 goals

 

To make it all complete a graph with the amount of goals they scored at each age:

 

One thought on “Neymar compared to Brazil’s leading goal scorers

  1. Delete Tango Account June 21, 2015 / 16:37

    Yeah, can you imagine a player in any other major sports league doing that and only getting three games? NFL would be multiple game suspension and its a much shorter season.

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