And he’s among some impressive company, as Pelé and Ronaldo are the other two male players to have done it. It was his penalty against South Korea in his team’s 4-1 round of 16 match that secured his name in the history books.
Between the two former forwards, they lifted all five World Cups in Brazil; three for Pelé and two for Ronaldo.
The Paris Saint-Germain star hitting the record today may have been a positive sign for the Selecao’s chances of winning this year’s tournament. Currently they are also favorites and have always looked threatening on the pitch.
Neymar is the third Brazilian to score in three different World Cups, after Pelé and Ronaldo 👏 pic.twitter.com/nCdDegqaLd
— GOAL (@goal) December 5, 2022
Brazil have a mix of youth and experience throughout the squad, including the likes of Dani Alves and Thiago Silva, compared to youngsters like Vinicius Jr and Gabriel Martinelli.
They have such quality that they can field a second starting XI just as strong as the starter. The Selecao take on Croatia on December 9 in their quarterfinal tie.