Player Profile – Neymar Jr.
Basic Info about Neymar Jr.
Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Date of Birth: 5th February 1992
Place of Birth: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Height: 1.75 meters (5 ft 9 in)
Playing Position: Winger, Forward
Current Club: Barcelona
Current National Team: Brazil
Jersey Number: 11
Turned Pro: 2009
1999 – 2003 Portuguesa Santista
2003 – 2009 Santos
2009 – 2013 Santos
2009 Brazil U17
2011 Brazil U20
2012 Brazil U23
2010 till date Brazil
Personal and early life of Neymar Jr.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born to Neymar da Silva Senior and Nadine Santos in Mogi das Cruzes in Sao Paulo on 5th February 1992. His father was a footballer too, and that is why he inherited his name from him. Neymar Sr. always used to advise Neymar Jr a lot, which helped the latter to grow and to use his talent in a right way. In the year 2003 Neymar Jr. moved to Sao Vicente with his family and started playing for the youth side called Portuguesa Santista. Then in the same year, later he moved to Santos and started playing for the Santos FC. Since then Neymar started to earn money, which improved his family lifestyle. At the age of 15 Neymar was earning 10, 000 Reais per month and from next year onwards he started earning 125, 000 Reais per month.
Professional Career of Neymar Jr.
In the year 2009 Neymar made his debut for Santos as a ‘senior’ player and lived up to the hype and the expectations fans had with him prior to start to his senior career. Within a year Neymar became a football star in the Brazilian league and earned the Best Young Player award in 2010 itself. In 2010 with his spectacular performance, Santos won the league and also Copa do Brasil championship. This was the first title of four more to come in a row. Same year Neymar made his international debut and became a instant hit with his playing style and also hair style as well. He was awarded FIFA Goal of the Year in 2011 and he led Santos to its first ever Copa Libertadores Championship in 48 years!
In May 2013 Neymar announced that he is going to debut in European soccer as well with a transfer to FC Barcelona where he had teammates like Lionel Messi and other popular Spanish footballers. With winning of 2013 Confederations Cup for Brazil he silenced his critics for once and for all and started to look forward to reach many heights.
Endorsements done by Neymar Jr.
- Tenys Pe Baruel
The Neymar Jr. Quote
Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I am always learning; I have to.