Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, celebrated as Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian football player by profession. He was born on February 5, 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 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.
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. 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 national team. He has secured the title of fifth highest goal scorer for his national team with the total of 46 goals in 67 matches.
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 spouse, Carolina Dantos. He also had an affair with the Brazilian actress, Bruna Marquezine in 2012, but sadly, it came to an end in 2014. 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.
There are rumors about Neymar transferring to Manchester United from the next season. A controversy aroused when he flicked the ball over Unai Bustinza with both feet at 27th Copa del Rey. After which he was immediately surrounded by the angry Bilbao’s outraged players though the players were led away by captain Xavi Hernandez.
As a young, successful player, he also has various brands as his sponsors and endorsements. Some the famous brands used by him are Nike, 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.
Neymar Jr. has an estimated net worth of $75 million and enjoys a very good salary of $8.8 million annually. He is one attractive personality standing 5 ft. 9 in. tall with the weight of 68 kg.
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.
Last modified: January 19, 2016
Published on: January 19, 2016
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