Brazil is the most successful country in the World when it comes to football. They have won a total of five World Cups the last coming in 2002. The current team is one of the favorites to lift the 2018 trophy in Russia showpiece. This group of players played in that semi-final in 2014 when Germany smashed them 7-1. The newcomers like Gabriel Jesus will make the team even more dangerous in attack. Today, we want to take a look at the best goals scorers in the country history.
6. Bebeto- 39 Goals in 75 Caps
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The World came to know Bebeto in 1994 when he formed a formidable partnership with Romario to help Brazil lift its fourth World Cup trophy. He was a lethal finisher. He also played a key role in 1997 when his country won Confederations Cup. He emerged top scorer in 1989 when the Samba boys lifted Copa America crown. In a total of 75 caps, he netted 39 goals.
5. Zico- 52 Goals in 71 Caps
Zico follows Neymar on the list with 52 goals in 71 caps. The former attacking midfielder was nicknamed ‘White Pele’ because he had similar skills. He was a master in creativity as well as goal scoring. He played for Brazil in the famous drought spell between 1970 and 1994 meaning that he did not win any notable trophy.
4. Neymar- 53 Goals in 79 Caps
Neymar will certainly break Pele national team record before he retires. The striker has netted 52 goals in only 83 caps so far. He is only 25 year. This means if he goes ahead to play for Brazil until maybe age 35, he will be able to set even a higher record.
The forward is currently setting his own records in football. In 2017, he switched from Barcelona to PSG in a World record transfer worth €220 million. It is a record that nobody expects to be broken any time soon. He also helped his country lift the elusive Olympic Gold medal in 2016 games at Maracana. It was an achievement all other legends failed to realize. However, Pele record of 3 FIFA World Cups (1958, 1962, and 1970) might never be broken.