Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. was born in Mogi das Cruzes, So Paulo, Brazil, on February 5, 1992.
Neymar joined the youth system of Santos FC at age 11. News of his abilities spread to Europe, and he was offered the chance to continue his development with Real Madrid C.F. at age 14, but the Santos team’s management reportedly convinced Neymar to stay put with a large bonus.
At the age of 11, Neymar joined Santos FC’s youth system. News of his ability traveled throughout Europe, and at the age of 14, he was offered the opportunity to continue his growth with Real Madrid C.F., but the Santos team’s management reportedly persuaded Neymar to stay with a substantial incentive.
In 2009, Neymar made his senior debut for Santos, and he lived up to the anticipation by being named the league’s Best Young Player. In 2010, he blossomed into a full-fledged superstar, leading Santos to league and Copa do Brasil wins, as well as the first of three straight scoring crowns and four consecutive Player of the Year accolades.
Neymar Football Career
Neymar confirmed his move to FC Barcelona in May 2013, a powerhouse club that included famous Argentine striker Lionel Messi and other players of the Spanish national team.
Soon later, the rising star hushed some of his detractors by leading Brazil to victory in the 2013 Confederations Cup, demonstrating his willingness to face greater expectations on the international stage.
On his 20th birthday in 2012, Neymar scored his 100th professional goal, and he concluded the year with a career-high total of 43 goals. Santos won their third league title in a row, but the youthful star was once again chastised when Brazil lost the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal game to an underdog Mexico team.
Neymar Stats in Barcelona FC
With Barcelona, Neymar lived up to his billing, providing the club with yet another remarkable all-around prospect. During the 2014-15 season, he scored an incredible 39 goals, helping the team win the desired treble by winning the league, domestic cup, and European Cup. He scored in extra time to help Barcelona win the Copa Del Rey the following year, just a week after they had won La Liga.
2014 World Cup Injury
Neymar’s performance in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was outstanding, but he was cut short before the finals. Neymar was carried off the pitch in a stretcher in tears on July 4, 2014, minutes before Brazil beat Colombia in the quarterfinals. He had broken a bone in his back as a result of a challenge by Colombian defender Juan Zuniga. Brazil’s World Cup hopes were crushed when they fell 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals, despite the absence of their top player.
Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)
Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 following a contentious move. His time with the French club got off to a good start before he hurt his foot, ending his season after just 30 games. The following season, Neymar suffered another foot injury, but he recovered in time to assist his club win Ligue 1.
Neymar Relationship and Son
In August 2011, Neymar and his former girlfriend Carolina Dantas welcomed their first child, David Lucca.