Neymar Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992) known as Neymar Júnior or mononymously as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal and the Brazil national team. A prolific goalscorer and playmaker, he is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world and one of the best Brazilian players of all time. Neymar has scored at least 100 goals for three different clubs, making him one of the few players to achieve this feat.

Neymar came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. Soon becoming the Brazilian’s league star player, he won the 2011 Copa Libertadores with Santos, being their first since 1963. He was named the South American Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012, and relocated to Europe to join Barcelona in 2013. In his second season, as part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, dubbed MSN, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. Motivated to be the focal player at club level, Neymar unexpectedly transferred to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2017 for €222 million, which made him the most expensive player ever. Despite recurring injuries and consequential limited game time in Paris, he was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his debut season, helped PSG attain an historic domestic quadruple and reach its first ever Champions League final in the 2019–20 season, and established himself as the highest scoring Brazilian player in Champions League history.

Debuting for Brazil aged 18, Neymar is currently joint-top goalscorer for his national team alongside Pelé, with 77 goals in 124 matches. He won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, winning the Golden Ball. His participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa América was cut short by injury and a suspension, respectively, before captaining Brazil to their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football at the 2016 Summer Olympics, having already achieving a silver medal at the 2012 edition. Having renounced the captaincy, he featured at the 2018 World Cup, and after missing the 2019 Copa América through injury, helped Brazil to a runner-up finish at the 2021 tournament.

Neymar finished third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 and 2017, has been awarded the FIFA Puskás Award, has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World11 twice, and the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times. Off the pitch, he ranks among the world’s most prominent sportsmen. SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world’s fourth-most-famous athlete in 2016. In 2017, Time included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2018, France Football ranked Neymar the world’s third-highest-paid footballer. The following year, Forbes ranked him the world’s third-highest-paid athlete,[12] dropping a spot to fourth in 2020.

Neymar Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Neymar Wiki And Biography
Full NameNeymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Other NameNeymar 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
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutInternational– 24 October 2009 for Brazil against Japan
Club– 7 March 2009 for Santos against Oeste
Jersey Number#10 (Brazil)
#10 (Club)
Club Team(s)Paris Saint-Germain FC (Current Club), FC Barcelona, Santos FC, Portuguesa Santista (Youth Club)
CoachesBetinho, Antonio Lima
PositionStriker – Left Wing
FootBoth (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, Achievements2011– 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 Point2010 Copa do Brasil tournament, where he scored 11 goals.
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 February 1992
Age (as in 2023)31 Years
BirthplaceMogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownSão Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
SchoolNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
ReligionChristianity (Pentecostalism)
Ethnicity/RaceBrazilian (African, Portuguese)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA 6-BHK mansion spread over two-and-a-half-acre in Portobello near Rio de Janeiro
HobbiesWakeboarding, 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
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCarolina Dantas
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)
Laryssa Oliveira
Gabriella Lenzi (Model)
Soraja Vucelic (Model)
Thaila Ayala (Actress)
ChildrenSon– Davi Lucca da Silva Santos (born in 2011)

Daughter– None
ParentsFather– Neymar Santos, Sr. (Former footaller)
Mother– Nadine da Silva
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Rafaella Beckran
Favourite Things
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
Favourite ColourWhite
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMaserati MC12, Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi R8 Spyder, Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT Roadster, Ferrari California T
Jet CollectionCessna 680
Assets/PropertiesA yacht, a jet and several properties in Brazil
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)£2.7 million/month, £650,000/week (as in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)£200 million (as in 2018)

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