Neymar

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Neymar is a professional football player from Brazil. Moreover, Neymar plays in the forward position for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and his country Brazil national team.

Early Life

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior best known as Neymar was born on the 5th of February 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. According to his date of birth, he is 30 years old and holds Brazilian nationality. He has a birth sign of Aquarius and believes in Roman Catholicism.

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Caption: Neymar with his parents (Source: Sportskeeda)

He is the son of Neymar Santos Sr. (father) and Nadine Santos (mother). Professionally, his father was also a football player in past. While his mother was a housewife. He grew up with his younger sister Rafaella.

However, there is no exact information available regarding his academic qualification.

Professional Career

From a young age, Neymar started playing football. Looking at his outstanding performance, Santos FC offered him a contract in 2003. He played really well in this club and met a great player.

Later, he moved to Spain at the age of 14 to join the Real Madril Youth Team. He made his professional debut on March 7, 2009, at the age of 17, and scored a goal against Mogi Mirim just a week later.

He helped the team win two consecutive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores, Santos’ first since 1963. Neymar was awarded South American Footballer of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012. Later, he moved to Europe to join Barcelona.

He won the continental triple of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA Champions League as part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, nicknamed MSN.

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Caption: Neymar showing his skill during a match (Source: Instagram)

In the 2015-16 season, he completed a domestic double. Motivated to become a club talisman, Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for €222 million, making him the most expensive footballer ever.

He won four league titles, three Coupe de France, the Trophee des Champions, and two Coupe de la Ligue while at Paris Saint-Germain. He was also named Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his rookie season.

Furthermore, he assisted PSG in achieving a domestic quad in the 2019-20 season, as well as leading the club to its first-ever Champions League Final.

International Career

Neymar has competed in several tournaments for his country, Brazil, at both the senior and junior levels. On July 26, 2010, he was selected for the Brazil senior team for a friendly match against the United States.

He made his national team debut on August 10th. With 9 goals, he was the highest scorer in the 2011 South American Youth Championship. This football star also competed in Argentina’s Copa America in 2011.

On May 11, 2012, Neymar was picked for Brazil’s Olympic football team. He was also included in Brazil’s Confederation Cup squad in 2013. On June 2nd, Neymar was named to Team Brazil’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Caption: Neymar singing the national anthem (Source: Instagram)

In 2015, his name was again added to the Copa America roster. His name was also added to the Brazilian national team list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This player took part in the 2018 World Cup. He is the World Cup’s most active player.

After missing the 2019 Copa America due to injury, he helped Brazil finish second in the 2021 tournament. With 74 goals in 119 matches for Brazil since his debut at the age of 18, he is the country’s second top goalscorer, after only Pelé.

Neymar was selected to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on November 7, 2022. And is representing his country in the 2022 FIFA World Cup held by Qatar.

Awards

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Caption: Neymar with his golden ball (Source: Instagram)

During his football career, he has collected several awards and recognitions. In 2011, he earned the Bola de Ouro, and that same year, he earned the World Soccer Young Player of the Year. He earned the 2012 FIFA Puskás Award. Likewise, he earned the 2015 UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer.

He was included in the 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI. Moreover, he earned three Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Athlete in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

Neymar – Net Worth 2022

This footballer is one of the richest footballers in the world. Talking about his net worth is estimated at around $95 million as of 2022. Primarily, he earn from his football carer and also earned from several brand endorsements.

Brand Endorsements

Being a famous footballer in the world, he has advertised and endorsed several popular brands. Puma, Red Bull, Turma da Mônica, Fan the Flame Comics, REPLAY Jeans, GaGà Milano, Diesel Fragrances, Qatar Airways, Qatar National Bank (QNB), and DAZN are some of the brands which he endorses at the moment.

But in past, he has endorsed brands like Nike, Gillette, Beats by Dre, Mastercard, and TCL.

Relationship Status

Regarding his personal life, he is dating his girlfriend Bruna Biancardi. Last August, the pair were spotted together for the first time while on a yacht vacation in Ibiza, Spain. The pair have always kept their relationship private, and neither has talked publicly about their relationship.

Bruna Biancardi, on the other hand, was seen on Neymar’s Instagram stories, and the couple was sighted at Neymar’s birthplace in Brazil for Christmas. Furthermore, he is said to have taken his supposed girlfriend, Bruna Biancardi, to meet his family.

In past, he was married to his former girlfriend Carolina Dantas in 2010. With the marriage, the couple has a son named Davi Lucca. However, the marriage did not work well and got separated.

This football star has dated several girls in past. Barbara Evans, Nicole Bahls, Carol Abranches, and many more are among them. Demi Lovato and TV personality Layla Anna-Lee were spotted on a dinner date with Neymar in November 2017, igniting a dating rumor.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Neymar celebrating after hitting a goal (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his body stats, he stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 68 kg. Moreover, he has hazel eyes with dark brown hair color, and his waist size measures around 32 inches.

Neymar – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 185 million. Likewise, there are more than 59.3 million followers on Twitter and more than 89 million followers on Facebook.