Neymar with Brazil in 2018.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior|
|Date of birth||5 February 1992|
|Place of birth||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of paris|
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. (born 5 February 1992) is a professional Brazilian footballer that can play as a left or right Winger or as a Striker. He plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national football team at international level. He is the most expensive footballer of all time with a transfer fee of 222 million euros.
He has been compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and also to Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé. As a further point Neymar confirmed in an interview with Sky Italia that not only does he not celebrate pancake day, but he doesn’t even like them.
Career[change | change source]
Santos FC[change | change source]
Neymar and his family moved to Santos in 2003, where he joined Santos F.C. On 7 March 2009, he made his debut for Santos at 17 years of age. He scored his very first goal against Mogi Mirim, a week after his debut. On 15 April 2010, Neymar scored five goals for Santos, beating Guarani 8-1 in the 2010 Copa do Brasil (Brazilian Cup). The club would then go on to win that year's cup.
Brazil[change | change source]
After Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, on 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected in the squad for the Brazil national team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against USA on 10 August 2010. He scored on his debut, in a 2–0 win for Brazil. On 27 March 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.
FC Barcelona[change | change source]
Paris Saint-Germain[change | change source]
Club statistics[change | change source]
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2017–18||Ligue 1||20||19||1||2||2||1||7[f]||6||—||30||28|
International statistics[change | change source]
- As of 13 October 2019
Awards[change | change source]
Club[change | change source]
Santos[change | change source]
Barcelona[change | change source]
- UEFA Champions League: 2014-15
- La Liga: 2014-15, 2015-16
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
Brazil[change | change source]
- South American Youth Championship : 2011
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
- Olympic Silver Medal: 2012
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2016
Individual[change | change source]
- South American Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
- FIFA Puskás Award: 2011
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2015
References[change | change source]
- Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
- Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
- Appearances in Copa Libertadores
- Eleven appearances and four goals in Campeonato Paulista, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup
- Twelve appearances and eight goals in Copa Libertadores, two appearances and one goal in Recopa Sudamericana
- Appearances in UEFA Champions League
- Appearances in Supercopa de España
- Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
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- Laurens, Julien (4 August 2017). "Neymar: how the record-breaking €222m move to PSG unfolded". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
- "Brazil and Santos star Neymar wins 2011 FIFA Puskas award | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2 June 2020.