Neymar Biography

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Brazil national team. He plays as a forward or winger.

At the age of 19, Neymar won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award, after coming third in 2010. He followed this up by winning it again in 2012. In 2011 Neymar received nominations for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, where he came 10th, and the FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year, which he won. He is known for his acceleration, dribbling skills, finishing and ability with both feet. His playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and former players drawing comparison to former Brazil forward Pelé, who has called Neymar "an excellent player", while Ronaldinho has stated "he will be the best in the world".

Neymar joined Santos in 2003 and, after rising through the ranks, was promoted to their first team squad. He made his debut for Santos in 2009 and was voted the Best Young Player of the 2009 Campeonato Paulista. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Neymar
Full Name:
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Nationality:
Brazil
Profession:
Football player
Date of Birth:
February 5, 1992 (30)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Neymar Timeline
  • 2009-03-07
    Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid
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