Also called as Neymar or Neymar Jr, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a professional footballer, who plays for the Brazil national team and FC Barcelona (Spanish club) as a winger or forward, and the captain of Brazil national team. Neymar was the winner of South American Footballer of the Year award in 2011 when he was 19 years old, when he came third in the year 2010. He won it again in the year 2012. Neymar was the winner of FIFA Puskas Award 2011 for Goal of the Year. For FIFA Ballon d’Or, he came third in 2015, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Neymar is famous for his dribbling skills, acceleration, ability with both feet, and finishing. He is critically acclaimed for his playing style with media, fans, and former players. Neymar has been called as an “Excellent Player” by Pele, former Brazil forward. He is expected to be the best footballer in the world by Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. In 2003, he joined Santos and made his debut in 2009 at the age of 17 years and he is voted as the Best Young Player in Compeonato Paulista 2009 and also among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Date of Birth: 5 Feb 1992
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional Footballer
Net Worth: $75 million
Height: 5ft 8 ½ inch (1.74 m)
Source of Income: Football
Hobbies: Dancing, wakeboarding, Music
Neymar made his debut in 2009 and called as the player of the year when Santos won 2010 Campeonato Paulista. In 2010 Copa do Brasil, he also became the top scorer with 11 goals. When 2010 season was finished, he scored 42 goals in 60 games and the club achieved Double. Again, Neymar was voted player of the year 2011 and Santos won 2011 Copa Libertadores and retained state title and secured his first Continental Double. In June 2013, he joined Barcelona in second season in 2014-15 and helped the team to win Copa Del Rey, La Liga continental treble and UEFA Champions League.
At Under 20, Under 17, and senior levels, Neymar represented Brazil. He made his senior debut on August 2010 in a friendly against the US and he scored 2-0 win. He was the top goal scorer of South American Youth Championship 2011 with 9 goals, in 6-0 win, including 2 in the final, against Uruguay. He is the richest sportsman in the world
Neymar da Silva Juniior was born on 5th February 1992 to Nadine de Silva and Neymar Santos, Sr. in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo. His father was ex-footballer and became Neymar’s mentor and his talents start to grow. According to Neymar, his father has always been on his side since he was a child. He takes care of his finances, his family and every little thing. In 2003, he moved to Sao Vicente with his family where he started playing for Portuguesa Santista for youth side. They moved to Santos in 2003 where Neymar joined Santos Football Cup.