He is called the "Paralympic Pele" and it's easy to see why.

Twenty-six-year old Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves, better know by the name Jefinho, is a Brazilian footballer. But he's special – Jefinho was born with glaucoma and went completely blind by the age of seven.

But you would be forgiven for not believing that if you saw his incredible goals. In the men's five-a-side blind football event at the Paralympics in Rio, Brazil took on China in the semi-final on Thursday. They were trailing 0-1, thanks to a 14th minute effort from China's Yafeng Wang.

That was when the "Paralympic Pele" stepped up. Jefinho moved his way around the pitch, as if his visual impairment did not exist, and scored two sensational goals as Brazil came back to win 2-1. They would go on to take gold by defeating Iran in the final on Saturday.

The crowd were so impressed by his skills that they started shouting "Jefinho is better than Neymar", according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Yet the man himself played down the comparisons.

"Neymar is the best Brazilian player so I am very happy because it means that I am doing a good job here," said Jefinho, after the match.

The sport itself is almost unbelievable. The goals, even more so.