Neymar is a professional football player who plays as a forward or winger for Spanish club Barcelona and also represents Brazil as his National side.
Neymar youth career started at the age of 14 at Real Madrid where he had chance to play against the football legends like Ronaldo, Zidane, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham. However his professional debut came for his home club Santos against Oeste. At aged 18 he was just magnificent and his footwork were just magical showing that he is the star of next generation. Everything he touches could turn it into goal and in 2009 he was voted as the Best Young Player of Campeonato Paulista. He made eye-catchy performance in 2010 season with Santos as he scored 42 goals in 60 games and helped his club to achieve the double. He was again voted the player of the year in 2011 as Santos won 2011 Copa Libertadores and state title. That was just the beginning of his career as many European Elites were watching and waiting for his signature.
Finally in 2013, Neymar was signed by Spanish Club FC Barcelona for a fee of around €57.1 million on a five year deal. He was excited to play alongside Xavi, Andreas Iniesta and his idol Messi. His first season wasn’t successful as Barcelona were trophy-less that year, However he made his mark on the Football club by winning Champions League, Copa del Rey and Liga title (historic treble). He ended that season scoring 39 goals including 10 in the Champions League making him joint scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. From International side he has 67 caps so far to his name and has scored 46 goals on the process, making him second Brazilian highest goal-scorer after Pele. He has many glorious days left and perhaps we are seeing the World Best Football Player in coming days.
Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Nick Name: Neymar
Occupation: Professional football player
Date of Birth: February 5, 1992
Birth Place: Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age: 23 (as of 2015)
Father Name: Neymar da Silva Sr
Mother Name: Nandine Santos
Siblings: Rafaella Beckran
Current club: FC Barcelona
Height: 1.74m, 5’9”
Weight: 64 kg
Chest size: 41 inches
Waist Size: 33 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
Show size: 8.5
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Neymar Net Worth: $50 million
Relationship status: He has a son to his name but hasn’t revealed the identity of mother
Neymar Previous Girlfriends: Caroline Nogueira Dantas, Barbara Evans, Nicole Bahls, Daniela Carvalho, Carol Abranches, Andressa Suita, Maira Cardi, Soraja Vucelic, Thaila Ayala
He is the only Brazilian soccer player to appear in the cover of TIME Magazine.
His footballing idols are Wayne Rooney, Ronaldo, Pele, Messi and Andreas Iniesta.
Neymar has appeared on a rap music video “Paos do Futebol” from MC Guime.