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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior: Current Club, Height, Wife, Nationality, Net Worth, Children, Parents, Siblings, Age, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, News, Occupation, Achievements, Wikipedia, Podcast.

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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born on 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, state of sao paulo, Brazil to the family of Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine Goncaives. Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays role of forwarder for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Neymar is known for his outstanding way of scoring goals and as well a renowned playmaker. he is seen and viewed as one of the best players in the world. Since he started his career as a footballer, he has scored upto hundred (100) goals for three different clubs, thereby becoming one of three players to achieve this.

Neymar made his proffessional appearance at the age of seventeen when he came into prominence at Santos. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos’ first since 1963.

In 2011 and 2012, Neymar became the South American Footballer of the Year, and later relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, dubbed MSN, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League.
In 2015 and 2016, Neymar attained a domestic double. He was Motivated to be a talisman at club level. In 2017, Neymar was transferred to PSG for a total amount of €222 million, thereby making him the most expensive player ever.
In France, he won four league titles, among other honours, and was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his debut season.
Neymar helped PSG to attain a domestic quadruple in the season, and as well led the club to its first ever Champions League Final.

At the age of eighteen, neymar haa already scored seventy-seven (77) goals in one hundred and twenty-four (124) matches for Brazil.
Neymar is the joint-top goalscorer for his national team alongside Pelé. During 2011 south American youth championshiph Neymar was a key player in the victory. he finished as leading goalscorer. During 2012 Summer Olympics Neymar also attained a silver medal in men’s football. In 2013, he won FIFA Confederations Cup, and as well the Golden Ball. His participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa América was cut short by injury and a suspension, respectively, before captaining Brazil to their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Having renounced the captaincy, he featured at the 2018 World Cup, and after missing the 2019 Copa América through injury, helped Brazil to a runner-up finish at the 2021 tournament.

In 2015 and 2017, Neymar finished third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or. Neymar was awarded the FIFA Puskás Award. Neymar has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World11 twice, the UEFA Team of the Year twice, and the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times. In reality, he ranks among the world’s most prominent sportsmen. SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world’s fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. In 2017, Time included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2018, Neymar was ranked the world’s third highest-paid footballer France Football. In 2019, Neymar was ranked by Forbes as the world’s third highest-paid athlete, dropping a spot to fourth in 2020.

Full Name:Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Current club:Paris Saint-Germain F.C, Brazil national team.
Born:February 5 1992
Place of Birth:Mogi das Cruzes, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height:5 feet 11 inches
Parents:Neymar Santos Sr. (father) Nadine Goncaives (mother)
Siblings:Rafaella Santos.
Wife • Spouse:Carolina Dantas
2011 South American Youth Championship and Copa América.
2012 Summer Olympics and first hat-trick.
2013 Confederations Cup.
2014 World Cup.
2015 Copa América.
2016 Summer Olympics.
2018 World Cup.
Lead up to the 2022 World Cup and 2021 Copa América.
Children:Davi Lucca
Occupation:Football player
Net Worth:$200 million.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Early Life & Education

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born on 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, state of sao paulo, Brazil to the family of Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine Goncaives. Neymar is currently Thirty years old.
Neymar started playing football at a very young age. In 2003, Neymar was offered a contract by Santos where he was inducted into their youth academy, which has, in the past, produced Brazilian internationals like Coutinho, Clodoaldo, Diego, Elano and Alex. He also joined the likes of Pepe, Pelé and Robinho in starting out his career at the club, nicknamed Peixe. While in the youth academy, Neymar met a colleague Paulo Henrique Ganso, and at the end, they became good friends. At the aged of Fourteen (14), Neymar travelled to Spain for try outs with the Real Madrid youth team, during the time when Real Madrid had stars like Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Robinho. He did not stay in Madrid, however, as his father decided at the time that he preferred the young prodigy to keep growing up while playing at Santos.

Neymar started playing in the street by playing futsal style of football. Playing futsal and street football with his friends helped him sharpen his skills as a footballer.
In 2003, he started representing the youth ranks of the ‘Portuguesa Santista’ team and moved to the city of Sao Vicente.
Neymar joined the famous Brazilian club ‘FC Santos’ in 2003 when he was only 11 years old. After joining ‘FC Santos,’ he went from strength to strength as a player.

On 7 March 2009, Neymar made his professional appearance at the age of seventeen (17) years old. Although, he was initially benched and later brought on for the last thirty minutes, in a 2–1 win against Oeste. The following week he scored his first goal for Santos against Mogi Mirim. One month later, on 11 April, Neymar scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 win against Palmeiras in the 2009 Campeonato Paulista semi-final first leg. In the final, however, Santos wasn’t favorable with the outcome of the 4–2 total defeat to Corinthians. In his first season, Neymar scored a total number of fourteen goals in forty-eight (48) games.

Personal Life

Neymar had a son named Davi Lucca with his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas but currently dating a Brazilian lady name Bruna Biancardi.
Neymar has a close relationship with his sister Rafaella Beckran, because he tattooed his sister’s face on his arm, while her sister tattooed his eyes on her arm. Neymar is a Christian and was breed in a Christian home. Neymar pays his 10% tithes and also calls Kaka his religious role model.
At the age of seventeen (17), Neymar started signing sponsorships deals. In March 2011, he signed an eleven (11)-year contract with American sportswear company Nike. Neymar has signed sponsorships deals with Volkswagen, Unilever, Santander, Lupo and many more.
In March 2011, Neymar was paid $2-4 million by Panasonic for his services.
In 2018, Neymar was ranked the third highest paid footballer with an outstanding earning of $95 million. Neymar gazed in 2014 adverts for Beats with global stars, Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez. He appeared as himself in the 2016 movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
In April 2017, Neymar was included in Time magazine’s list of influential personalities.


In 2009, Neymar made his senior team appearance for ‘Santos FC.’ Over the next four years, he became an outstanding goal scorer for his team as he helped the team win the ‘Libertadores Cup.’ He scored a total number of fifty-four (54) goals in one hundred and two (102) appearances for the club. Throughout his time at the club, he was constantly being courted by the biggest clubs in Europe. At the age of fourteen, he was accepted by the ‘Real Madrid’ academy, but he stayed back with ‘FC Santos’ after the club offered him a better pay.
After being overlooked by the Brazilian football team manager Dunga for the 2010 ‘World Cup’ in South Africa, Neymar made his international appearance in a friendly match later that year. In 2011, he scored twice for Brazil in an unsuccessful ‘Copa America’ campaign. In 2012, he scored thrice in the ‘Olympics’ to win a silver medal for Brazil.
Neymar was being courted by the biggest clubs in the world while he was playing for ‘Santos FC.’ After a tug of war between the Spanish giants ‘Real Madrid’ and ‘Barcelona,’ Neymar signed with ‘Barcelona’ in 2013 for a transfer fee of 86.2 million Euro or $96.5 million. The same year, Neymar scored four goals in the ‘Confederations Cup,’ and Brazil ended up winning the tournament, beating Spain in the final.
During the 2013 season, Neymar started playing for ‘Barcelona.’ During his first season for the club, he impressed everyone as he scored goals in important games, including a game in the ‘El Clasico’ against ‘Real Madrid.’ The following season, he scored a total number of thirty-nine goals (39) goals across all competitions for ‘Barcelona,’ making the club to win the ‘UEFA Champions League’ and ‘Champions League’ treble.
In the 2014 ‘FIFA World Cup,’ Neymar was Brazil’s main star as the team went into the tournament in search of Brazil’s sixth ‘World Cup’ title.
Neymar scored four times in the tournament but was injured in the quarter-final match against Columbia.
As a result of that, he could not play in the semi-final match against Germany. Brazil lost the semi-final match and was eliminated from the ‘World Cup’ in a humiliating manner.
During the 2015-2016 season, he missed the ‘UEFA Super Cup’ due to health issues.
However, he was shortlisted for the 2015 ‘FIFA Ballon d’Or’ where he finished as third.
He helped his team by scoring a goal against ‘Sevilla’ in the ‘Copa del Rey’ finals, winning the domestic double for the second consecutive time.
He was also made the captain of his team for ‘Copa America’ but was suspended in the second match.
In the 2016-2017 season, Neymar became the star of his club, scoring outstanding goals for the team at the ‘UEFA Champions League’ round of 16.
On 2 April 2017, He scored his 100th goal for ‘Barcelona’. That year, his club also won the ‘Copa del Rey’ final.
He was also made the captain of the Brazilian national team for the ‘Summer Olympics’ at Rio.
He scored the winning goal against Germany in the finals, bringing the nation its first ‘Olympic’ gold medal at the men’s football.
Neymar appeared for the ‘Paris Saint-Germain’ club during the 2017-2018 season, scoring a goal in his first match against ‘Guingamp.’ Though he sustained an injury to his right foot, he ended the season with a total number of twenty-eight (28) goals in 30 matches.
The 2018-2019 season was not great for the talented player as he was still recovering from his injury.
He lost many matches at the ‘Champions League,’ and also lost the finals of ‘Coupe de France’ against ‘Rennes.’ Also, the Brazilian national team was eliminated from the 2018 ‘World Cup’ after losing to Belgium in the quarter finals.
In 2019, He was ruled out of the ‘Copa America’ tournament after he sustains an ankle injury against Qatar in a friendly match.

Net Worth

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior has worked as a Footballer at Paris Saint-Germain F.C, Brazil national team for years now. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior has an astonished net worth of $200 million.

Social Media

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.

  • @Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (@neymarjr) is his Instagram handle.
  • @Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior(@neymarjr) is his Twitter handle.
  • @Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (@Neymar Santos) is his Facebook handle.

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