September 28, 2023
Fans invade the field and take a selfie with Neymar during the Seleção’s rout

Fans invade the field and take a selfie with Neymar during the Seleção’s rout

Neymar scored twice and made history by surpassing and isolating himself as the greatest scorer in the history of the Seleção in the 5-1 rout of Bolivia, this Friday (8), at Mangueirão, in Fernando Diniz’s debut and also in the Qualifiers of the 2026 World Cup. And a pair of fans will take away a memory as historic as the night in Belém.

Two boys managed to bypass security and invaded the pitch to take a selfie with Neymar. The star accepted the registration without any problems before security officials intervened to remove the attackers. The episode occurred at the end of the match.

Long before that, Rodrygo scored twice, Raphinha scored twice, and Neymar made even more history by scoring two goals. With them, the striker reached 79 goals in 125 matches for the Seleção and surpasses Pelé as Brazil’s top scorer. The King has 77 goals in 91 games according to FIFA figures.

Top-5 top scorers in the National Team*

  1. Neymar – 79 goals in 125 games – Average of 0.63 goals/game
  2. Pelé – 77 goals in 91 games – Average of 0.84 goals/game
  3. Ronaldo – 62 goals in 98 games – Average of 0.63 goals/game
  4. Romário – 55 goals in 70 games – Average of 0.79 goals/game
  5. Zico – 48 goals in 71 games – Medái 0.68 goals/game
    *FIFA accounts

This Friday night and the whole of the Seleção’s visit to Belém were full ovations for Neymar. The attacker arrived in the capital of Pará last Monday (4) in the arms of the people and has been like that ever since. On Thursday (7), the day before the match, another fan managed to invade the field to take a photo with Neymar during the activity.

The number 10, in fact, is back in the national team for the first time after the 2026 World Cup. And he has made no secret of the fact that he is at home.

– Have you left the house yet? Missed? Me too. I missed it, I want to come back and I’m available. It’s great to be back. Receiving this affection was very rewarding, wonderful. It’s really difficult. I know that these fans want the ball in the net, for Brazil to be victorious – said Neymar.

With the victory, the Seleção leads the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The players will return this Saturday afternoon (9) to begin the trip towards Lima. Next Tuesday (12), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), Brazil will face Peru at the National Stadium.

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