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Who are the top scorers for the Brazil team in history?

2022-12-09T14:16:02.383Z

Who make up the prestigious list of Brazilian scorers? Here we take a look at the five-time world champion's top scorers. The top 10 is a luxury list of legendary forwards. 



Ronaldo Nazario and the history of Brazil's goalscorers in the World Cup 1:08

(CNN Spanish) --

Neymar, who has been a protagonist with the Brazilian team for several years, wants to celebrate with his goals by lifting a World Cup.

And he is about to break a historical record for the greatest Brazilian legend of all time.

With his goal against South Korea in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, Neymar reached 76 goals with the national team, just one goal away from tying Pelé as the top scorer for the canarinha.

Who make up the prestigious list of Brazilian scorers?

Here we take a look at the five-time world champion's top scorers.

The top 10 is a luxury list of legendary forwards.

1. Pele

77 goals

'O Rei', the king, considered by many to be the best player of all time, the biggest World Cup winner as a player, leads the list.

The 77 goals were scored in 92 games played. 

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In World Cups he played 14 games and scored 12 goals in total.

He was champion in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

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2. Neymar Jr.

76 goals

Neymar has 76 goals, he is 30 years old and even in the elite of world football it is expected that he will set a record that is difficult to break as the top Brazilian scorer.

The Paris Saint-Germain player has scored 7 goals in 12 games in three World Cups, counting the one he scored from a penalty against South Korea.

He is the only active player in the top 10.

3.Ronaldo

62 goals

Ronaldo Nazario, the phenomenon, the remembered goalscorer who won the 2002 World Cup, champion in 1994 and runner-up in 1998, one of the most virtuous forwards in history, closed his career with 62 goals for the national team.

Of those, 15 were World Cup goals (he was the top scorer in the World Cup for a few years) in 19 games.

4. Romario

55 goals

The leader of the 1994 champion team scored 55 goals with the team in his career.

He scored 5 goals in 8 World Cup matches.

5.Zico

48 goals

Zico, one of the references of Brazil in the 80s, who did not win any major title with the senior team, scored 48 goals in 71 games.

In World Cups he played 14 games and scored 5 goals.

6. Baby

40 goals

He was world champion in 1994. He played 77 games with the national team. 

7.Rivaldo

35 goals

Rivaldo played 76 games and was champion of the 2002 World Cup, a tournament in which he was the third best scorer behind Ronaldo and Miroslav Klose.

8. Jairzinho

35 goals

He scored them in 82 matches played with the national team.

He was champion of Mexico 1970 with Pelé.  

9.Ronaldinho

33 goals

He marked them in 97 games with the national team.

He was champion in 2002.

10. Ademir

32 goals

He played only 39 games for Brazil.

He is the one with the best goal average in the top 10: 0.82 goals per game.

He was runner-up in the 1950 World Cup, a tournament in which he was a scorer.

Neymar Brazil team

Source: cnnespanol

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