Neymar Jr.

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior a.k.a. Neymar was born at Brazil on 5th February 1992 is a professional football player who plays forward for a French Club (Paris Saint-Germain) and National Team (Brazil).

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Neymar Jr. got his name from his father Neymar Santos Sr. who was a former football player; mother Nadineda Silva and elder sister Rafaella Beckran. His father joined him in the football academy as well as trained him. At the young age, he showed all his skills in street football and futsal.

Short Bio-wiki: Professional Career, Age, Height

On 2003 age of 11, Neymar football career started from Santos FC. On 7th March 2009 (17 years old) Neymar wins against Oeste (2-1) and made a debut on his professional career. He was awarded by the League youngest player. On 15th April 2010, Neymar marked 5 goals for Santos FC in an 8-1 against Guarani in the Brazilian cup.

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In 2011 he won Liberta dores Cup (South American Club Competition) for Santos FC in the same year he was awarded FIFA Puskas Award for scoring the best goal.

Neymar and FC Barcelona signed a contract for 5 years with the transfer fee of € 57 million on June 2013. From 2013 to 2017 Neymar total goals was 105 in 186 games. He won the “treble” of a La Liga Championship, Copa del Rey title and UEFA Championship league title.

August 2017, Neymar joined Saint-Germain with transfer fee worth € 222 million and was given number 10 jersey. The contract with Saint-Germain will last till 2022.

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On 3rd June 2018, due to a leg injury, he was on rest for few months he made an international comeback and scored goal 2-0 over Croatia.

5 feet 9 inch tall, 26 years old Neymar and Brazilian player Pele has frequently drawn a comparison by media.

Personal Life, Net worth and Charity

Neymar welcomed a baby boy David Lucca with Carolina Dantas (girlfriend) when he was just 19 years old. Neymar has signed sponsorship deals with Nike, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Unilever. By 2018, Neymar was ranked third highest paid footballer in the world earning € 81.5 million contributing income from Salaries, bonuses, and endorsement.

Neymar donates 10% of his income to Kaka Church and organizes charity match with the purpose of raising food for needy.

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Besides football, Neymar is also active on Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) too.

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