Neymar

Quick Facts:

Birthday: February 5th, 1992

Father’s name: Neymar Da Silva Sr

Mother’s name; Nadine Santos

Born in: Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Introduction:

Neymar is one of the most famous Brazilian footballers who play for Brazil national team and along with this; he also plays for Paris Saint-Germann. He is one of the most world’s leading footballers. Like many other footballers in brazil, Neymar also started his journey as a street footballer. However, due to his interest and passion, his father helped him to take this game seriously. 

If Brazil is known to have made some great football players, then Neymar is one of them. The versatile player is famous for his dominant attitude on the left-wing but he can also play on the right-wing and he will also do miracles as a striker or second striker as well.

Childhood Life:

Neymar was born in the year of 1992 on 6th February. His father's name was Neymar Santos Sr and his mother Nadine Santos and they both have the passion for football and his father used to play and he is one who helped Neymar to take this game seriously. In his earlier age, he was a fan of futsal and as well as football. He was also renowned for his pace, fluid dribbling skills, great vision, and his trademark feints.

They relocated in 2003 at Sao Vicente and then, he started playing the youth football with Portuguesa santista and over the period of time he became one of the best upcoming talents of the country soon.

At the age of 11, Neymar joined the youth ranks at FC Santos. After joining FC Santos, he improved himself as a player. When he was 14 years old, then he went to Spain to play for Madrid Youth team along with some renowned names such as Ronaldo, David Beckham and a lot more. At the age of 17, he signed his first senior contract with FC Santos.

In his first debut season, he scored 14 goals and then he received many awards for his performance such as the Puskas Award, footballer of the year and so on.

Student Life:

At his earlier age, he always loved to play. During the time, when most of his friends are completing their assignments, then he is preparing for his next game. At the age of 11, he started playing for Santos youth academy and his utmost honesty and practice helped him to play along with some renowned names at the age of 14.

Personal Life:

Many people don’t know that he has a son, Davi Lucca with his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas. He also shared a close relationship with Rafaella Beckran and tattooed her face on his arm and the other hand, she tattoed his eyes on her arm.

Working Life:

In the year of 2009, he made his debut for Santos Fc and he became a prolific goal scorer for his team over the next few years. He also helped his team to win Libertadores Cup. In his total 102 appearances, he scored a total of 54 goals for his club. As long as he played for this club, he was continuously being courted by the biggest clubs in Europe. Due to his fabulous playing style, he was accepted by the Real Madrid academy at the age of 14 but he stayed with his club FC Santos after the club provides him a better salary.

He has been overlooked by the Brazilian football team manager Dunga in the world cup in South Africa. But, later on, this year he made his international debut in a friendly match. Along with this, for brazil, he scored twice in an unsuccessful Copa America campaign. Additionally, after a year later in Olympics he scored thrice for Brazil to win the silver medal.

After this, he was being courted during the time of playing for Santos Fc by the biggest clubs in the world. Real Madrid and Barcelona both want him to sign for them but after a tug war, he signed for Barcelona in the year of 2013 for a transfer fee of 86.2 million euro or $96.5 million. Later in this same year, he scored four goals in the confederations cup and beating Spain in the final, Brazil ended up winning this game.

In the year of 2013 when he started playing for Barcelone, he impressed everyone by getting a good score in the important games. Across all competitions, for Barcelona, his total score was 39 and as a result of this, the club went on to win the UEFA champions league and champions league treble.

Due to health issues, he missed the UEFA super cup in the year 2015-2016. But, he was shortlisted for FIFA Ballon d’Or and he got the third position. He tried his best so that his team can get a good score against Sevilla.

In the next year, 2016-2017 season he became the star performer for his club and scoring winning goals for his team. This year his club won the Copa Del Rey final and then he gets the position of the captain for the Brazilian national team.

He played his first game for the Paris Saint-Germann in the year of 2017-2018. He ended up this season with 28 goals for 30 matches.

In the year 2018-2019, he lost many matched because of his injuries such as the champions league and the Brazilian national team eliminated from the World cup.

Achievements:

  • He won the award of World Soccer Young player of the year in the year of 2011 and later of this same year, he also won the FIFA Puskas Award for scoring the best goal of the year. 
  • He won the title of South America footballer of the year for 2011-12 season.
  • In the year of 2013, he won the Golden Ball for his fabulous performance at the FIFA federation’s cup.
  • After the 2015-15 season, he was named La Liga Best world player
  • Because of his tremendous performance in the year 2014-15, his club Barcelona won the treble.
  • He scored 10 goals in the champion’s league and become the joint top scorer.

Conclusion:

From starting his football journey as a street player to today one of the biggest names in the world’s football history was not an easy journey but it will encourage many people out there. His journey, his playing styles will influence many people and this is why he was included in Time magazine’s list of the most influential personalities in April 2017.


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