Neymar hit the headlines for his native Brazil on Thursday, June 2,
his two goals against South Korea in a 5-1 victory propelled him to within just five goals of breaking Pele's record
on June 6, converting a second-half penalty to secure a 1-0 friendly win over Japan.
the 30-year-old will be looking to rack up a few more goals this calendar year and cement himself in the record books.
the possibility of Neymar overtaking Pele as the top-scorer in Brazil's history seems to be an inevitability at this rate.
Currently second in the list, the PSG forward has 74 goals in 120 appearances.
the former Santos man will more than likely be looking to achieve becoming top-scorer in Qatar later this year
Brazil's top scorer is Pele, who has scored 77 goals from 92 caps for the national team.
Pele and Neymar are the only two players in the Seleção's history to cross the 70-goal mark for their nation.
Only two others have crossed the 50 goal mark for Brazil, as Ronaldo and Romario have converted 62 and 56 efforts respectively.
Below them, only one other man has managed to score over 40 goals in the form of the legendary Zico (48 goals).
In 2012 and 2013, the 30-year-old scored an incredible 25 goals from 33 appearances, producing yellow jersey to date.