The Brazilian football player, Neymar Santos Jr, who is endowed with special abilities with his gameplay. He has set the standards high with his game for Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona. Let’s know more about the life of this impressive soccer player. He has been a star since at an early age.
|Full Name||Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.|
|Birthplace||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
|Birthdate||February 5, 1992|
|Father||Neymar Santos Sr.|
|Mother||Nadine da Silva|
|Notable Roles||Brazilian Football (Soccer) player|
|Net Worth||Approximately $185 million|
The Brazilian football player is best known for his first name, Neymar.
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. or Internationally-known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. He is the son of a former professional soccer player, too. Neymar became one of the most famous professional Brazilian football players because of his exceptional skills in passing and dribbling which he inherited from his father.
He was only 11 years old when Neymar played for Santos Football Club and became the star player of the team. At an early age, Neymar impressed the viewers with his abilities in the field. Since then, he continued his passion as a football player. He became one of the most expensive football players.
Early Life of Neymar Santos Jr.
On February 5, 1992, Neymar came into this world. His father, Neymar Santos Sr., a former footballer, became his mentor and adviser in his career. Nadine Santos, the mother of Neymar, is a full-time housewife and his number one supporter. He is a very loving son to his parents because they are his inspiration in every game.
He has two siblings, one brother, and a younger sister. Her younger sister’s name is Rafaella Santos. Neymar is very close to his siblings, especially to his younger sister. Due to his affection for his siblings, he tattooed his sister’s face and his brother’s eyes on his arm.
Neymar did not grow up in a wealthy family, his father had to work multiple jobs to sustain their daily needs. He studied in one of Brazil’s public schools. After school, they have to light candles as a source of light to study. While his father was striving hard to sustain their family needs, Neymar slowly discovered his skills in football.
Neymar’s Career History
During 2003, Neymar was still 11 years old when he started his football career. He first played in an indoor five-a-side football or also called Futsal game. Neymar’s first team was Portuguesa Santista’s Youth in Sao Vicente, Brazil in the year 1999. In 2003, his parents decided to move to Santos.
When Neymar was 14 years old, he slowly developed his football skills such as body control, quick reflexes, and explosive speed. He then joined the Santos Football Club and became one of their impressive young players and top leading scorer.
Neymar has always been a remarkably prodigious talent since he made a debut with “Santos” in 2009, during his rookie season he scored 14 goals in 48 games. In 2011, Neymar continuously won several awards, the “World Soccer Player of the Year” awards, he also won the “Golden Ball” at the FIFA Federations Cup’ in 2013. His talent and skills in football continuously impressed the viewers and fans up until now.
In 2016, Neymar was cited by ESPN as the world’s fourth famous athlete of the year. He was also included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world. In the year 2018, Neymar ranks as the 3rd highest-paid footballer by France Football.
Now, Neymar is continuously doing his passion for football and he is now part of the Paris Saint Germaine as a striker. He was the third most valuable player at the start of 2019 but unfortunately, he did not fare so well at the end of 2019 with his value slowly dropping.
Even though Neymar’s football career has been put through many ups and downs, the superstar remains confident and continuously doing his passion.
Net Worth of Neymar
Neymar is considered one of the most expensive and highly-paid in football. He played for teams such as Santos Football Club, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and he is also a member of the Brazilian National Team. Due to his impressive skills and countless goals, he became the star of his team.
Neymar da Silva Santos has a net worth of approximately $185.
Also, Neymar’s biggest sponsorship is the Nike Company. He signed an 11-year contract with Nike in the year 2011. He was also an endorser of big companies such as Red Bull, Gilette, and Mc Donald’s.
Neymar’s Personal Life
Neymar is not yet married but he enjoyed his long relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Carolina. He has a son with his previous girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas. His son is named Davi Lucca da Silva Santos, born on August 13, 2011, in Sao Luiz Hospital. The little boy was born weighing 2.81kgs.
Even though at first Neymar did not fully disclose some pieces of information in the public regarding his son’s mother, the Brazilian superstar eventually decided to come clean about it and revealed the identity of his son’s mother.
Now, Neymar and Carolina are not dating anymore but both of them are sharing duties with their son.
Neymar and Bruna Marquezine
Neymar and Bruna were in a relationship in 2012. However, they are in an on-and-off relationship. She is a known Brazilian actress. Bruna broke up with Neymar in 2013 with the alleged infidelity of Neymar. They’ve been known to rekindle their romance in 2017, but since then, Neymar was seen with different women.
More so, Neymar has been previously linked with these beautiful women:
- Pop Artist Anitta
- Thaila Ayala, a known Brazilian model, and actress
- Barbara Evans
- Carol Abranches
- Andressa Suita
- Chloe Grace Moretz
- Elizabeth Martinez
- Roberta Appratti
- Laryssa Oliveira
- Patricia Jordane
- Mayra Cardi
- Sara Vucelic
- Carol Belli
- Daniela Carvalho
- Gabriella Lenzi
- Nicole Bahls
He has a list of women under his sleeves, he had at least 21 relationships. All of them are fact-checked. But, for now, Neymar is currently single and has not been previously engaged.
Controversies involving Neymar
Most of us know Neymar for his dramatic performance he pitches on the field. Neymar was criticized for his behavior during the second season of Paris-Saint Germain.
Also, during their Champions League, he gravely criticized the officials who were officiating, leading to their loss against Manchester United. He earned a three-game suspension for the upcoming Champions League game.
By the following month, their team lost another match. That was when Neymar went into a brawl with a fan who insulted the Paris-Saint Germain players.
More so, Neymar was caught into a rape controversy. He was in Brazil preparing for his game for Copa America. When a woman surprisingly accused him of rape. The woman claimed the football star raped her in a Paris hotel room. For Neymar to prove his innocence, he released a series of their private messages and intimate photos to prove that their relationship was consensual.
Biggest Achievements of Neymar Santos Jr
As Neymar is known to be a star football player, here are some of his biggest achievements in his career.
Neymar started playing football at an early age. He was discovered when his family moved to Santos and he was offered by Santos Football Club a contract in 2003. He became the top scorer of the team and was offered to sign a contract in Barcelona.
At the age of 17, Neymar made his first professional debut in football. He was brought on in the game for the last thirty minutes against Oeste with a score of 2-1. The following week he scored his first goal for Santos against Mogi Morim Team. In his first playing season, Neymar ranked 14 goals in 48 games.
Professional Football Player
He had his breakthrough season in the year 2014-2015. Neymar became the second top scorer of Barcelona. With his 43/50 goals in official countings, he became second to Messi.
Also, Neymar had a three-consecutive Golden Boot Award from 2010 to 2012. Players given this award are known to have the most goals in all competitions held in Brazil.
FAQs about Neymar Santos Jr
Is Neymar currently dating someone?
It is unclear, Neymar confirmed to the public that he is currently dating Bruna Marquezine in the year 2013 but their long relationship ended last 2019. There are issues in the public that He is currently dating a Youtuber named Mari Tavares but Neymar did not confirm it.
How many goals did Neymar score this 2019 season?
Neymar is a midfielder, who plays a forward position in his team. He has played 15 matches and 13 goals in the first season of Ligue 1 in France.
What team is Neymar currently playing?
He is currently in team Paris Saint-Germain with a striker position but unfortunately, Neymar received a two-match ban after he pushes down a fan’s cellphone because he was provoked and insulted by several Paris players and due to his team’s penalty-kick loss to Rennes.
Why is Neymar always hurt?
It is common for Neymar to have injuries due to his style of play. His games have dramatically developed, and we all know his fancy skill moves are part of his foundation as a known player and personality.