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5 Players With The Highest Number Of Goals For Brazil

South America’s purveyors of samba football have been blessed with some of the most prolific attackers in the history of the game.

Brazil is synonymous with samba football, winning World Cups and o joga bonito – the beautiful game – so it is no surprise that they have produced some of the best footballers in the world.

The five-time world champions perfected a high-octane brand of attacking football during the 20th century, in which inventive play and dribbling became a central feature.

And, what they enjoyed more than anything was scoring goals – the more beautiful the better.

But who is Brazil’s highest goalscorers?

Take a look;

5. Zico – 48 goals

Arthur Antunes Coimbra who is popularly known as Zico was one of the most intimidating strikers of his time for Brazil.

Much to everyone’s surprise Zico was almost about to give up on his game for Brazil after he was not picked up for the Munich Games despite firing home the qualifying strike against Argentina in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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He featured in 70 games, bagging 47 goals.

4. Romario – 55 goals

In the popular opinion that many Brazilian fans have left, Romario must be ranked right after Pele when it comes to the race of greatness.

Despite a disputable life off the field, his heroics and exploits on the field are too overwhelming for others to refuse his greatness.

It is said that even when Romario entered the twilight of his career he was equally menacing as his initial days in the sport.

He scored 55 goals from 70 games.

3. Ronaldo – 62 goals

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The man known as El Fenomeno to the footballing world wasn’t just an adroit finisher but his brilliance in the field with his scintillating dribbles and his firm finishes made him one of the most notable strikers to have graced the sport.

Just by the tender age of 21 at the 1998 World Cup in France, Ronaldo had achieved 200 senior goals.

From 98 international caps, the man has managed to blast 62 international goals.

2. Neymar – 71 goals

Despite being infamous for his dramatic rolls on the pitch after a mere touch from his fellow counterparts, Neymar is undoubtedly one of the best strikers Brazil has in the active roster.

He is a man who houses blistering speed and skills up his arsenal and the menace he poses to a field is compounded by an exotic range of thunderbolts from the yonder.

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The PSG striker has managed to register 71 goals and given his age, he stays very much in line to topple the record of Pele.

1. Pele – 77 goals

Edson Arantes Do Nascimento who is popularly known as Pele, the Emperor of Football, was one of the best footballers that the galaxy must have witnessed.

His brutal flicks, his rampant strikes, his excellent twist and turns and his crazy repertoire of skills that left the defenders and custodians starstruck also made him an untenable threat to the opposition.

From the 92 games that he played, he went on to score 77 goals.

 

 

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