Neymar targets Romario's record, eyes end to England jinx - FCNaija

International Edition By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/11/2017

PSG star Neymar can pull level with Brazil legend Romario on official international goals for the Selecaos if he gets on the score sheet for the first time against England in Tuesday's international friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Neymar has scored 53 goals in 82 games for Brazil while Zico sits just behind him on 48. And now Neymar, far and away the top scorer among Brazilian players still active in the game is looking up at Romario, sitting just two goals behind the former PSV and Barcelona man.

These figures are only from official matches recognised by world governing body FIFA.

And if he wants to reach that milestone in 2017 then it will all come down to him scoring his first ever goal against England. In two previous matches against the Three Lions, a draw and a defeat, the former Barcelona man fired blanks.

With Romario’s record now in sight, a brace against the English would see him draw level and then set about targeting the records of two all-time greats: Ronaldo and Pele.

The second-highest scorer in the history of the national team, Ronaldo hit 67 goals, while three-time world champions Pele has 77.