Neymar scores 100th career goal on birthdayFebruary 6th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 6 (IANS) Santos star striker Neymar scored his 100th career goal on his 20th birthday but it did not ensure victory for his side.
The highly anticipated goal came in the 70th minute as team mate Paulo Henrique Ganso drove a free kick from the lower left side of the field towards the front of the Palmeiras net. Neymar leaped into the air and headed the ball past keeper Deola before starting to celebrate.
Despite Neymar’s historic goal Sunday, he was unable to help Santos as Palmeiras rallied to win 2-1 in the fifth round of the Sao Paulo state championship, Xinhua reported.
Neymar has scored 82 goals with Santos while his other 18 were scored with the Brazilian national youth and senior teams.
With a contract valid until July 2014, Neymar has high hopes of establishing new records with Santos.
- Santos reach Sao Paulo state championship final - Apr 30, 2012
- Corinthians come from behind, Santos draw in season opener - Jan 22, 2012
- Santos slam Ponte Preta 6-1 in Sao Paulo state championship - Feb 26, 2012
- Ganso scores twice as Santos thrash Catanduvense - Apr 16, 2012
- Santos' seven-game winning streak ends - Mar 11, 2012
- Neymar-inspired Santos draw first blood in final - May 07, 2012
- Sao Paulo win thriller against Santos - Mar 19, 2012
- Corinthians shock Santos in Libertadores semis - Jun 14, 2012
- Santos take lead in Group A of Libertadores Cup - Mar 23, 2012
- Neymar hat-trick gives Santos emphatic win - Mar 30, 2012
- Robinho expected to return to Santos from AC Milan - Mar 23, 2012
- Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos - Jul 19, 2012
- Luis Fabiano leads Sao Paulo to victory - Mar 12, 2012
- Santos equal record to cruise into Copa Libertadores quarter-finals - May 11, 2012
- Santos record convincing away win in Libertadores Cup - Mar 16, 2012