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11th Nov 2015

This insane graphic shows how Neymar compares to Messi and Ronaldo aged 23

Will he be the best player in the world?

Ben Kiely

If Neymar keeps going at this rate, there will be Ballon d’Ors in his future.

Football nerds, feast your eyes on these mouth-watering Neymar numbers courtesy of Marca. As you can see from the graphic below, Barcelona’s Brazilian phenom at 23 is ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they were the same age.

Neymar statistics

Neymar has scored 183 goals in 317 matches for club and country which works out at 0.57 goals per game.

When Messi was the same age, his goals per game ratio was 0.55 and Cristiano Ronaldo was a bit off with just 0.36.

Neymar is in stellar form, netting nine goals and grabbing six assists in his past six matches. It seems with the likes of him and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, an injured Messi isn’t as big of an issue for the Catalans as it used to be.