Neymar Biography

( 1992 - )

Facts of Neymar

Date of Birth: 1992, February 5
Age:26 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign::aquarius
Birth NameNeymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Famous NameNeymar
FatherNeymar Santos Sr.
MotherNadine Santos
Birth Place/CityMogi das Cruzes
Salary$8.8 million
Net Worth$75 million
Weight in KG68 kg
Affair withCarolina Dantos
GirlfriendCarolina Dantos
Married toCarolina Dantos
ChildrenDavi Lucca da Silva Santos
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Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrated as Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

Early Life of Neymar

Neymar was born as Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior on 5 February 1992, at Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He belongs to a mixed heritage of European and African but he ultimately holds a Brazilian nationality. He was born to Neymar Santos Sr., a former footballer, and Nadine Santos with a sister named Rafaella Beckran.

Neymar was very talented in soccer since his childhood days. As his father was too in this field, it inspired and motivated him a lot to choose the same path as his father did. He was provided with scholarships by a private school to develop and continue as a footballer in his future career. He used to play futsal in the basketball courts and streets in his early days. In 1999, he began to play for youth side Portuguesa Santista.

Neymar's Professional Career

Soon his talent was acknowledged by Santos Football club. He signed a contract with the club in 2003. However, Neymar made his professional debut in March 2009 with a 2-1 win against Oeste. Later in 2013, he left Santos and joined the Spanish club FC Barcelona. After four years with the club, he further joined PSG on 3 August 2017. He was offered the number 10 jersey by Javier Pastore as a "welcome gift".

He also started to play in the national team of Brazil in 2009. His playing position in the field is as a forward or a winger and he is also the captain of the national team. He has secured the title of a fifth highest goal scorer for his national team with the total of 46 goals in 67 matches.

Personal Life of Neymar

Moving on to his personal life, he is neither married nor in any relationship. However, he has a long and huge history in terms of his love life. At the age of 19, he became a father of a baby boy named Davi Lucca da Silva Santos. He had the child with his former girlfriend though not a spouse, Carolina Dantos.

He also had an affair with the Brazilian actress, Bruna Marquezine in 2012, but sadly, the couple separated their ways. After few years the couple began dating again and is still together. Some of the other names that come along as his possible girlfriends in the past are Barbara Evans, Nicole Bahls, Daniela Carvalho, Carol Abranches, Andressa Suita, Maria Cardi, Roberta Appratti, Carol Belli, and Dani Sperle. Neymar is also very fond of Brazilian modern pop music and has become an icon in promoting it. Neymar stated that he has been inspired by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney.

Neymar's Net Worth and Salary

The 26 years old professional footballer, Neymar has an estimated net worth of $145 million in 2018, including all of his properties and earnings. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $53 million from his present club.

He might not have even touched the halfway point in his footballing career but is already among the best-paid and most admired athletes on the planet. In 2016, Forbes estimated Neymar's earnings from endorsements at $21 million annually, the only active footballer earning more money off the pitch than on it along with Messi and Ronaldo.

Some of his many sponsorship deals include partnerships with Nike, Gillette, Beats Electronics, Red Bull, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Claro, Unilever, Santander, and many more. Neymar is also actively involved in various charity games and events. He donates 10% of his total income to his church and also organizes charity matches with the purpose of raising food for the needy families. 

To know more about Neymar Jr., he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.

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