Neymar | Biography and Facts

Neymar is a professional Brazilian soccer player. He plays as a forward for Brazil National Team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.

Neymar | Biography

  • Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
  • Birth: 05 February 1992, Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Position: Forward
  • Father: Neymar Santos Sr.
  • Mother: Nadine da Silva 
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Marital status: Single
  • Children: David Lucca da Silva Santos (to Naymer's former girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas)
  • Profession: Soccer player
  • Professional debut: 07 March 2009

Early life

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born on 05 February 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil. His father Neymar Santos Sr. is a former professional footballer and Nadine da Silva is his mother. Neymar started playing street football and futsal (an indoor version of football) from an early age. When Neymar was 11 years old, his family moved to São Vicente, in 2003 and here Naymer started playing for the youth side Portuguesa Santista.

Later on, in 2003, the family moved to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos FC. Due to his soccer skills, Neymar was earning 10,000 reais per month, at the age of 15 and at 16, 125,000 reais per month. In 2009, at the age of 18, Neymar made his senior debut for Santos in 2009 and earned the league's Best Young Player award.

Awards

# International

  1. South American Youth Championship: 2011.
  2. Summer Olympics runner up, 2012.
  3. FIFA Confederations Cup 2013.
  4. Summer Olympics 2016.
  5. Copa America runner-up 2021.

# Club Barcelona

  1. Supercopa de España: 2013.
  2. UEFA Champions League: 2014-2015.
  3. Copa del Rey: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  4. La Liga: 2014-2015, 2015-2016
  5. FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

# Paris Saint-Germain Club

  1. Ligue 1: 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.
  2. Coupe de la Ligue: 2017-2018, 2019-2020.
  3. Coupe de France: 2017-2018, 2019-2020, 2020–2021.
  4. Trophée des Champions: 2018

# Santos Club

  1. Copa do Brasil: 2010
  2. Campeonato Paulista: 2010, 2011, 2012
  3. Copa Libertadores: 2011
  4. Recopa Sudamericana: 2012 Individual award
  5. Chuteira de Ouro: 2010, 2011, 2012
  6. Bola de Prata: 2010, 2011
  7. Copa do Brasil top scorer: 2010
  8. Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2012
  9. Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player: 2011
  10. Bola de Ouro: 2011
  11. Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player 2011
  12. World Soccer Young Player of the Year 2011
  13. FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball 2011
  14. FIFA Puskás Award 2011
  15. South American Footballer of the Year 2011, 2012
  16. Bola de Ouro Hors Concours: 2012
  17. FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe 2013
  18. FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball 2013
  19. FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team 2013
  20. FIFA World Cup Dream Team, 2014
  21. FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot, 2014
  22. Samba Gold 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
  23. La Liga Best World Player 2014-2015
  24. UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season 2014-2015, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  25. UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2017- 2018, 2018-2019, 2020-2021
  26. UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year 2017-2018
  27. FIFA FIFPro World11 2015, 2017
  28. UEFA Team of the Year 2015, 2020
  29. ESM Team of the Year 2017-18
  30. IFFHS Men's World Team 2017
  31. IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade 2011-2020
  32. South American Youth Championship top scorer 2011
  33. 5Copa América Team of the Tournament 2021
  34. Campeonato Paulista top scorer 2012
  35. Copa Libertadores top scorer 2012 (tied with Matías Alustiza)
  36. Copa Libertadores 2nd top assist provider 2012
  37. Copa del Rey top scorer 2014-2015
  38. UEFA Champions League top scorer 2014-2015 (tied with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo)
  39. FIFA Club World Cup top assist provider 2015
  40. UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Personal Information

Neymar had not married yet, but he became a father on 24 August 2011, when his former girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas gave birth to their son 'David Lucca da Silva Santos'.

Wealth

Neymar is one of the world's most influential and successful soccer players of our time. In Forbes's list of the world's highest-paid athletes in 2021, Naymer comes in the sixth position with a net worth of $95 million, and his net worth as of January 2022 is approximately $200 million.

There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.
~Naymer Jr.