Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Age (As of 2024): 32 Years of 2024
Birthplace: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Teams: Brazil National Team, Barcelona
Current club: Barcelona
Playing position: Forward
Children: David Lucca da Silva Santos
Neymar is the youngest famous and most popular Brazilian footballer in the world. He plays for the Brazilian national team and club team Barcelona mainly as a forward. He emerged as the powerful youngest footballer in the world who already has received an offer from most of all the world’s biggest football clubs. Within his early career, he won lots of awards such as South American Footballer of the Year (2001), FIFA Ballon d’Or, and FIFA Puskás Award.
Neymar’s Early Life:
Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, to the father, Neymar da Silva Sr. and mother, Nadine Santos. His father is a former footballer and Neymar was encouraged by his father. Neymar’s father helped very much him to build up a career in the football arena. In 2003, Neymar’s family moved to Santos where Neymar joined Santos FC. At this stage of his youth career, he has begun to spread his talent and supported his family with his early income. He earned per month 10,000 real when he was 15 years old.
At the age of 14, Neymar moved to Spain to join Real Madrid which was the time when played world-famous footballers, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and Robinho. However, Neymar passed Real Madrid’s trial for his potential movement but Santos did not want to leave him and paid a 1 million deal to keep him at Santos. At the age of 16, he earned 25,000 real per month.
He played U-17 World Cup where he scored a goal against Japan in the opening match. He is now a player on the Brazilian National Team and already he showed his terrific performance as a national player. Very often he is compared with the world’s best player Lionel Messi. Now, Neymar plays for the renowned football club Barcelona.
Neymar Personal Life:
Neymar is the father of a boy and he was very much happy being a father at 19 years old. The boy’s mother is a 17 years old girl, but the girl’s name was not released. Neymar‘s girlfriend informed him on May 8, 2011, that he is pregnant.
France Football ranked Neymar as the 7th world’s richest footballer, behind the likes of Lionel Messi (1st) and Cristiano Ronaldo (3rd).