Who is Neymar Jr?
Neymar Jr is a legendary name in the sports and football industry. He is a professional football player who plays for the Brazil national team and the club Paris Saint-Germain. He is a 28-year-old player who has played professional football for over 11 years.
Neymar Jr was born on the 5th of February, 1992 under the name Neymar da Silva Santos Junior in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He is the son of Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva. Neymar Santos Sr. was a professional football player like his son. Furthermore, he has a sister named Rafaella Beckran.
Neymar’s star sign is Aquarius. He stands to 5 feet and 9 inches tall and his weight is around 68 kilograms. Furthermore, Neymar is Brazilian by nationality and Christian by religion. He has a beautiful pair of Brown eyes with brown hair. In football, Neymar wears shirt number 11.
Details about his education are not known to the public.
Neymar has his personal Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @neymarjr. He has 133.9 million followers on Instagram. Furthermore, his Twitter id is @neymarjr. He has 45.5 million followers on Twitter. He also has his own website www.neymarjr.com
Dating and Marriage
Neymar dated Carolina Dantas and the couple has a son together named Davi Lucca, who was born on the 13th of August, 2011. However, the couple is not together anymore.
The Club Career of Neymar Jr
During Neymar’s Youth career, he played for the team Santos, a Brazilian football club from 2009 to 2013 in the Serie A Division. In 2009 he played 32 games in the league competitions and scored 10 goals in total. Similarly, he appeared in 11 games in the State League Championships and scored 3 goals in total. In 2009, Neymar made a total of 46 appearances and 14 goals. Similarly, in 2010, he made a total of 60 appearances, 31 in league games, 8 in cup games 19 in State League and 2 in Continental Championship. Furthermore, he recorded 42 total goals, 17 in leagues, 11 in Cup and 14 in the State League.
In 2011, he played a total of 47 games in total with 24 goals recorded. Furthermore, Neymar played 23 games in his last year with the Santos team and scored a total of 13 goals. In his career with Santos, he played a total of 223 games and recorded goals of 136.
Neymar signed to Barcelona for the La Liga league on the 27th of May, 2013 for a five-year deal. In his debut season with the team, he appeared in 41 games and scored 15 goals in total. Furthermore, he played a total of 51 games in the 2014-15 season, out of which 33 were in the La Liga league games. He recorded a total of 39 goals in this season. Furthermore, in the 2015-16 season, Neymar played 49 games, out of which 34 were in the league games. He recorded 31 goals in total, 24 in league games. In his final season with the team Barcelona, he played a total of 45 games and recorded 20 goals.
Neymar then paid a 222 million European dollars to the club to release him from the contract with the team. He then signed with the Paris Saint-Germain team for the Ligue 1 division. In his debut season with the team, he played a total of 30 games and achieved 28 goals in total. Similarly, he appeared in 29 games in the 2018-19 season and recorded 23 goals. In the 2019-20 season, he recorded 15 goals in a total of 18 games.
International Career of Neymar Jr
Neymar has played for the Brazil national team since 2010. in 2010, he did not play in competitive matches but only played in 2 friendly matches and scored a goal. In 2011, he made a total of 4 competitive appearances in the Copa America and scored 2 goals. He appeared in 9 friendly matches and scored 5 goals in total as well. Similarly, in 2012, Neymar did not play in any competitive matches but appeared in 12 friendly matches and scored 9 goals in total.
In 2013, Neymar played for the Brazil National Team in the FIFA Confederations Cup and scored a total of 4 goals. Similarly, he also played 14 friendly matches achieving 6 goals in total the same year. Furthermore, Neymar played 5 games in the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and scored 4 goals in total. In the year, he scored a goal in Copa America, where he appeared 2 times.
He also appeared in the FIFA World Cup Qualification game two times in 2015. He again played 6 games in the 2016 FIFA Qualifications and scored 4 goals in total. Furthermore, he scored 2 goals appearing in 6 games in the 2017 FIFA World Cup Qualifications. In 2018, he played for the Brazil National Team in the FIFA World Cup Championships and appeared in 5 matches and scored 2 goals in total. He did not appear in any competitive matches in 2019.
Awards and Honors
Neymar won the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Team of the Year in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Furthermore, he won the Chuteira de Ouro in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also won the Bola de Prata and Bola de Ouro in 2010, 2011 and 2011 respectively. He was awarded the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Best Player award in 2011. In the same year, he won the World Soccer Young Player of the Year, Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player, and FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball.
Furthermore, he won the South American Footballer of the Year in the years 2011, and 2012. Neymar also won the FIFA Puskas Award in 2011 and the Bola de Ouro Hors Concours in 2012. In 2013, he won the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball, FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe, and the FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team. Furthermore, in 2014, Neymar won the FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot and FIFA World Cup Dream Team.