Neymar the heir to Pele's throne as Brazil's Selecao sizzle under Tite

Neymar took another giant step towards history by leading Tite's Brazil past Peru on Thursday. Neymar to eclipse Pele? It is now a matter of when, not if. Touted as the heir to Pele's throne long ago, Neymar is only nine goals away from equalling the Brazil legend's record of 77 goals for the Selecao.

Unmissable: Neymar humiliated the Peruvian footballers in the Copa América and Pelé could not bear the urge to praise him

The Paris Saint-Germain striker wasted his magic at the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium. The Brazil national soccer team is showing a devastating step in the America Cup. In two games the “Verdeamarelha”They have managed to win comfortably against Venezuela Y Peru. Seven goals in favor and none against it is the Brazilian registry. However, Neymar Jr. has shone on the field of play and, in the last game against the Peruvian team, He left several footballers stacked with his genius.

Six star footballers with journeymen pro parents: Pele, Lukaku, Hazard…

Look around and European football is seemingly awash with young footballers trying to emulate their hugely successful, trophy-lifting, internationally-famous footballing fathers. Justin Kluivert, Timothy Weah, Marcus Thuram, Enzo and Luca Zidane, Ianis Hagi, Giovanni Simeone, Liam Delap. Actually, maybe scrap that last one. Anyway, what about when it works out...

Pele backs Neymar to break his Brazil goalscoring record

Pele has sent an emotional message to Neymar after the striker moved to within ten goals of his international record, saying he is 'rooting for him' to become Brazil's all-time top scorer. Pele's 77 goals in 92 caps for Brazil seemed like it might never be broken, with even the...

Neymar closing in on Sunil Chhetri, Pele after Venezuela goal

The Brazilian scored in the 65th minute against Venezuela and took his tally to 67 international goals…. Brazil started their Copa America campaign in style as they eased past Venezuela 3-0 in their opening Group B clash. The star of the evening was none other than Neymar, whose tricks bamboozled the Venezuelans as the PSG attacker scored and had a part to play in the other two goals.

The day Rangers legend Ronnie Mackinnon met Pele

RANGERS and Scotland legend Ronnie Mackinnon was having none of it when one of the Brazil players took exception to a Scottish move back in 1966. In an interview with The Herald many years later, Ronnie, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, said: “I remember the year before that ’67 match [against England] we played Brazil – with Pele – in Glasgow. I was teasing Baxter the day before saying, ‘it’s Pele tomorrow, Jim, the big test’. Jim said to me, ‘ach, Pele, who’s he? You watch me tomorrow, big man’.