23, Apr 2021
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.
|Full Name||Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior|
|Other Name||Neymar Jr.|
|Nickname(s)||Juninho, Joia, Ney, Neymaravilha|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
|Debut||International- 24 October 2009 for Brazil against Japan
Club- 7 March 2009 for Santos against Oeste
|Jersey Number||#10 (Brazil)
|Club Team(s)||Paris Saint-Germain FC (Current Club), FC Barcelona, Santos FC, Portuguesa Santista (Youth Club)|
|Coaches||Betinho, Antonio Lima|
|Position||Striker - Left Wing|
|Foot||Both (Right, Left)|
|Records (main ones)||• He scored the fastest goal in Olympic history (Rio 2016) for Brazil against Honduras, just 14 seconds after the kick-off.
• The third highest goal scorer of all time for Brazil, ahead of him is Pele and Ronaldo.
|Awards, Achievements||2011- Bola de Ouro, World Soccer Young Player of the Year, South American Footballer of the Year
2012- South American Footballer of the Year, FIFA Puskás Award
2015- Champions League Top Goalscorer, Nickelodeon Brazil Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Athlete
2017- Nickelodeon Brazil Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Athlete, FIFA FIFPro World XI
2018- Ligue 1 Player of the Year
|Career Turning Point||2010 Copa do Brasil tournament, where he scored 11 goals.|
|Date of Birth||5 February 1992|
|Age (as in 2018)||26 Years|
|Birthplace||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Ethnicity/Race||Brazilian (African, Portuguese)|
|Address||A 6-BHK mansion spread over two-and-a-half-acre in Portobello near Rio de Janeiro
|Hobbies||Wakeboarding, Dancing, Playing (Poker, Video Games, Piano)|
|Tattoo(s)||As of 2018, Neymar has 25 tattoos
|Controversies||• In 2010, he used to play for Brazilian club 'Santos,' and during a game against Goianiense, his team managed to win a penalty kick. Neymar though he would be going to take the penalty kick, but his coach Dorival Junior wanted someone else to take it, which made Neymar angry and he insulted him both on the field, and later in the dressing room. After the match, Neymar was banned for a match and his coach was fired.
• In 2010, his fight with an opposite team player, Joao Marcos, turned into a mass brawl in a league for Santos against Ceara, after the police interrupted.
• In 2012, it stirred a lot of controversy when the Brazilian sports magazine 'The Placar' published the photo of Neymar being crucified in the same way as Jesus Christ, on the cover of their magazine as a metaphor to criticize him for supposedly diving too often.
• In 2015, a Brazilian court freezed his assets worth $50 for his unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2013, plus penalties and interest.
• In 2017, he had a heated argument with team-mate Nelson Semedo during a training session in Miami, ahead of Barcelona's clash with Real Madrid.
• In January 2018, he landed in controversy while he was playing a Ligue 1 match for Paris Saint-Germain against Stade Rennes FC. He teased the opposition player, Hamari Traore, as he withdrew his hand after reaching out for his hand. However, later he defended his act and called it just a "joke."
|Girls, Affairs & More|
Barbara Evans (Model, Actress)
Nicole Bahls (Model)
Daniela Carvalho (Actress)
Andressa Suita (Actress)
Carol Abranches (Model)
Mayra Cardi (TV Personality)
Patrícia Jordane (Model)
Bruna Marquezine (Actress)
Gabriella Lenzi (Model)
Soraja Vucelic (Model)
Thaila Ayala (Actress)
|Children||Son- Davi Lucca da Silva Santos (born in 2011)
|Parents||Father- Neymar Santos, Sr. (Former footaller)
Mother- Nadine da Silva
Sister- Rafaella Beckran
|Favourite Footballer(s)||Robinho, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Andres Iniesta, Xavi|
|Favourite Goalkeeper(s)||Marcos, Dida, Júlio César, Cláudio Taffarel, Victor Valdés|
|Favourite Food(s)||Italian and Japanese Cuisines|
|Favourite TV Show(s)||Game of Thrones, Prison Break|
|Cars Collection||Maserati MC12, Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi R8 Spyder, Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT Roadster, Ferrari California T
|Jet Collection||Cessna 680
|Assets/Properties||A yacht, a jet and several properties in Brazil|
|Salary (approx.)||£2.7 million/month, £650,000/week (as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||£200 million (as in 2018)|