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Pele Responds to Neymar's Milestone in FIFA World Cup

Sat 10 Dec 2022 | 10:52 PM
Rana Atef

Yesterday, Neymar reached a new milestone after equaling the record of Pele's goals with the national football team of Brazil with 77 goals.

However, the PSG striker was in tears as Croatia knocked out his national team of the FIFA World Cup tournament for the fifth time.

Therefore, Pele responded to Neymar's milestone and sent an emotional tribute to him.

Pele said: "I saw you grow, I cheered for you every day and I can finally congratulate you for reaching my number of goals with Brazil. We both know that this is more than a figure." 

He added: "Our biggest duty as athletes is to inspire. Inspire our teammates of today, the next generations and, above all, everyone who loves our sport. Unfortunately, this is not the happiest day for us."

He concluded: "My record was set almost 50 years ago, and nobody had managed to get near it until now. You got there, kid. That shows how great your achievement is."