Neymar moved to within three goals of Pele's all-time national scoring record.
A smiling Pele posted an image on Wednesday in which he is holding a replica of the 1970 World Cup trophy while surrounded by five of his family members.
In recent years Pele has suffered from a number of health issues, including complications related to a hip replacement, kidney infections and cancer.
The Brazilian football legend will spend Christmas at home after months of medical issues following an operation to remove a colon tumor.
Pele has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years.
India take on Nepal in the SAFF Championship final on Saturday night
The Indian captain's 83rd-minute strike helped saved his side from the brink of elimination in the SAFF Championships.
Pele had been hospitalised for nearly a month, checking in for routine exams before undergoing a September 4 operation to remove the tumor.
The 80-year-old football great was hospitalised for surgery to remove a tumour.
The 80-year-old three-time World Cup winner said he was feeling better and joked he still had hopes of playing again.