Neymar’s goal in stoppage time in Barcelona’s 4-1 win against Granada, was his 100th for the La Liga champions. The forward has now joined the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Samuel Eto’o and Rivaldo in an exclusive league of players, who have achieved the feat wearing the Blaugrana colours.
It took Neymar 177 games to reach the landmark and he becomes the third Brazilian to achieve it, after Rivaldo and Evaristo. Just last month, Neymar passed compatriot Ronaldinho’s mark of 94 goals. The other member of Barca’s ‘MSN’ strikeforce, Suarez, also made it to 100 in January.
After signing from Santos in 2013, Neymar scored his first goal in that year’s Supercopa de Espana against Atletico Madrid, which was also his first of nine trophies.His best goalscoring season came in 2014/2015, when he netted 39 times to help the Catalans win the treble under Luis Enrique.