Neymar is Now Placed Only Behind Messi & Aguero for Most Goals Scored by a South American in UCL History

Nov 27, 2020, 9:38 AM GMT+5:30
Paris Saint-Germain v RB Leipzig: Group H - UEFA Champions League
Neymar is the third highest South American goalscorer in Champions League history | Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar is widely considered to be one of the best footballers in present day football, with the winger creating/breaking numerous records during his career so far.

The 28-year-old was at it again during PSG's 1-0 win over RB Leipzig in a group stage fixture of the Champions League on Wednesday by scoring the only goal of the game, which gave his side three important points on the night.

The goal on the night was Neymar's 36th in the competition, which ensured that he moved ahead of former team-mate, Edinson Cavani to move to third on the list for most goals scored by a South American in Champions League.

This now means that the Brazilian is only behind the likes of fellow South American superstars, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, who currently are placed first and second on the list with 118 and 40 goals to their name, respectively.

Neymar will be expected to move up this list in the near future as is still 28-years-old and has been in brilliant form for PSG ever since joining them for a world record transfer fee in 2017, scoring 73 goals in just 93 appearances in all competitions for them so far.