NEYMAR overtook Pele’s 52-year document to turn out to be Brazil’s all-time male main goal-scorer final night time.
The 31-year-old scored a second-half double as his facet routed Bolivia 5-1.
His first effort was a landmark one, taking him forward of the late Brazilian icon Pele‘s tally of 77.
After sweeping the ball into the again of the web to place his facet 4-0 up, an ecstatic Neymar leapt for pleasure earlier than being mobbed by his team-mates.
He then poignantly pointed on the sky in tribute to Pele, who died aged 82 final December.
Having added a second in a while within the match, Neymar spoke of his satisfaction at reaching the document after the sport.
He mentioned: “I’m very completely satisfied, misplaced for phrases.
“I never imagined reaching this record and right now I want to say that passing Pele does not mean that I am better than him, or any player in the national team.”
He then added: “I at all times wished to write down my identify within the historical past of Brazilian soccer and the Brazilian group.
“Today I did that. To my family and all my friends who are here, I am very grateful.”
His supervisor Fernando Diniz added: “He came to do what he did: have fun, score two goals and break the record.”
Pele was the earlier males’s document holder with 77 targets, whereas Marta scored 122 occasions in 189 caps previous to her worldwide retirement in July.
He’ll then return to Saudi Arabia, having left Paris Saint-Germain for Al-Hilal earlier this summer season.
The previous Barcelona star is but to debut within the Saudi Professional League.