Paris Saint-Germain played against Metz on Saturday in the middle of the Kylian Mbappe disaster for Real Madrid, they won 5-0 with a hat-trick scored by him but Neymar jr also made history. Even though the Brazilian superstar is considered a mediocre player by many, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
With his goal on Saturday, Neymar reached a milestone that only two other legendary players achieved throughout their careers.
These stars are teammates Romario and Cristiano Ronaldo. What is the milestone we are talking about? Neymar became the third player in football history to score 100+ goals with three different football clubs.
At Santos FC, Ney has scored 136 goals in 225 games. At FC Barcelona, he has scored 105 goals in 186 games. In the end, Neymar scored his 100th goal in 144 games won by PSG.
For which clubs did Romario and Cristiano Ronaldo get 100+ goals?
Comatriot Romario got the numbers for PSV Einhoven, Vasco da Gamma and Flamengo. Cristiano Ronaldo should be the one to get the best of the three. He achieved this in three of the biggest teams in football history. For Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Neymar is far from the numbers one of the two players found but he can still sit at the same table as them. However, there is one exception when Neymar surpasses any other footballer who has ever lived. No matter how much the flag he receives never reaches his true potential, Neymar can still be considered one of the most successful players ever to make it.
In addition to these 100+ goals for three different clubs, Neymar also provided 50+ assistants to similar clubs. This feat has never been done by any football player in the modern era before him. And there is a good chance that no other player will know, given Neymar’s level of achievement as a player.
In addition, he is likely to finish as Brazil’s top scorer and top assistant while putting on his boots. Maybe it’s time to pay tribute to Neymar and thank him for his football skills. We may never get to hear a player with his set of skills and flexibility.