Neymar

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Neymar
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Neymar with Brazil, holding the Golden Ball for best player at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Personal information
Full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
[1]
Date of birth 5 February 1992 (1992-02-05) (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2003 Portuguesa Santista
2003–2009 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Santos 103 (54)
2013– Barcelona 16 (6)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2011 Brazil U20 7 (9)
2012 Brazil U23 7 (4)
2010– Brazil 46 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:56, 12 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:35, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born in 1992, in Brazil. Neymar is a Brazilian footballer who plays as striker. His current team is the FC Barcelona, of the Spanish Championship.

Career[change | change source]

Santos[change | change source]

Neymar joined Santos in 2003 and on March 7 2009, he made his debut for Santos at 17 years of age. He scored his first goal against Mogi Mirim, a week after his debut. On April 15 2010, Neymar scored five goals for Santos, beating for 8-1 to Guarani in the Brazilian Cup. Later, the club would win the cup.

Brazilian Selection[change | change source]

After Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, on July 26 2010, Neymar was selected in the squad for the Brazil team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against USA team on August 10 2010. He scored on his debut, in a 2–0 win for Brazil. On March 27 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium. Neymar only has played 2 matches with Brazil so far, but he has already scored 3 goals.

FC Barcelona[change | change source]

In the summer of 2013, Neymar was bought by the Spanish club FC Barcelona for 57 millions euros.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season Matches Goals
Santos 2009 49 14
Santos 2010 63 43
Total 112 57

Neymar's international career statistics

Internation team Season Matches Goals
Brazil U17 2009 3 1
Brazil (Senior team) 2010 17 9

Awards[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

  • Copa do Brasil : 2010
  • Campeonato Paulista : 2010
  • Mejor peinado de Brasil 2011
  • Copa Libertadores da América : 2011,2012

Brazilian Selection[change | change source]

  • South American Youth Championship : 2011

Individual[change | change source]

  • Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão Championship Squad : 2010
  • South American Youth Championship : Top scorer 2011

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