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Neymar is a great player for Barcelona but the player is even a greater player for his country.

The Brazil international recently turned 25 but has set his sights on attaining glory in national team colours.

So far Neymar is fourth in the all time record scorers for the top footballing nation with 50 goals. Romario places third on that list with 55, Ronaldo Delima is second with 62 and football legend Pele is top with 77 goals for Brazil.

“It would be a big honour for me. It’s a dream I have to keep playing for the Brazilian football team, to score goals and help the team the best way I can. And I hope I’m able to keep scoring, keep setting records. That makes me happy,” Neymar said when asked about his huge stats for Brazil.

The player was named skipper after the 2014 World Cup where he missed the semi final with Germany. He fractured his vertebra in the clash with Columbia and Brazil lost scandalously 7-1.

He was billed to lead the team for the Copa America Centenario and the 2016 Olympics but his club and national team agreed that he would play in just one tournament.

Neymar led Brazil to the elusive Gold medal in Men’s football at the Rio Olympics on home soil. After the tournament he relinquished the captaincy but remains the rallying point in the squad. With a change in the coaching crew Brazil has re-established their position in world football. Neymar is now targeting World Cup success in the Russia 2018 edition.
The player would get closer at being the record scorer for Brazil and further cement his status in Brazilian football history with a good showing next year.