Neymar Jr. Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Neymar Jr.?

Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, a well-known professional football player, is also known as Neymar Jr., and he now plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain as well as the Brazilian National Team. He is a well-known celebrity in Brazil. He is well-known for his contributions to professional life.

He is the finest forward player in the league. He is now playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He had previously played for Santos, Barcelona, and a number of other clubs. He can play with both his right and left feet. His shirt number for both Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and the Brazilian national football team is 10. Thiago Silva is one of his most valuable colleagues. He has represented himself as a member of the national squad in Russia for the World Cup 2018 by demonstrating his talent to everybody.

Personal Life/Early Life

Neymar, a passionate and eager footballer, was born on February 5, 1992. He was born and reared in the Brazilian city of Mogi das Cruzes. His father and mother are Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine Santos. His father used to be a football player. His mother was a stay-at-home mom. Rafaella, his younger sister, is also present. His citizenship is Brazilian. Aquarius is his astrological sign. His faith is Christian. He began his football career at a young age.

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Relationship Status

With his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas, he also has a son named Davi Lucca. In the year 2010, the pair got married. They had a wonderful time together before they were separated. Following that, he had several love affairs with females. Barbara Evans, Nicole Bahls, Carol Abranches, and many more are among them. Demi Lovato and TV presenter Layla Anna-Lee were pictured on a dinner date with Neymar in November 2017, sparking relationship rumours.

Name Neymar Jr
Full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Nick Name Ney, Neymaravilha, Juninho, Joia.
Birth Date 5 February 1992
Age (As of 2022) 27 Years
Birth Place Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Gender Male
Nationality Brazilian
Hometown São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
Religion Christianity (Pentecostalism)
Profession Footballer
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Hobbies Playing (Poker, Video Games,
Piano), Wakeboarding, Dancing,
Jersey Number #10 (Brazil)

#10 (Club)

Jersey Number

Club Team(s) FC Barcelona, Santos FC,
Portuguesa Santista (Youth Club),
Paris Saint-Germain FC
(Current Club)
Coaches Betinho, Antonio Lima
Position Striker – Left Wing
Debut Football International- 24 October 2009
for Brazil against Japan

Club- 7 March 2009 for Santos
against Oeste

Net Worth

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet & inches: 5’ 9”

In centimters: 175 cm

Weight(Approx) In kilograms: 70 kg

In pounds: 154 lbs

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian

Family Background, Education

Father Name Neymar Santos, Sr.
(Former footaller)

 

Neymar Santos Sr.

Mother Name Nadine da Silva

 

Nadine da Silva

Siblings Brother- None

Sister- Rafaella Beckran

 

Rafaella Beckran

School Not Known
College Not Known
Education Qualification Not Known

Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage

Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Carolina Dantas

 

Carolina Dantas

Barbara Evans
(Model, Actress)

Barbara Evans

Nicole Bahls (Model)

Nicole Bahls

Andressa Suita (Actress)

Andressa Suita

 

Daniela Carvalho (Actress)

Daniela Carvalho

Mayra Cardi (TV Personality)

Mayra Cardi

Carol Abranches (Model)

Carol Abranches

Bruna Marquezine (Actress)

Bruna Marquezine

Patrícia Jordane (Model)

Patrícia Jordane

Laryssa Oliveira

Laryssa Oliveira

Gabriella Lenzi (Model)

Gabriella Lenzi

Soraja Vucelic (Model)

Soraja Vucelic

Thaila Ayala (Actress)

Thaila Ayala

Wife/Spouse N/A
Children Son- Davi Lucca da Silva Santos
(born in 2011)

 

Davi Lucca

Daughter- None

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Actor Not known
Favourite Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney,
Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Robinho,
David Beckham.
Favourite Goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel, Victor Valdés,
Marcos, Dida, Júlio César
Favourite Food Italian and Japanese Cuisines
Favourite Colour White
Favorite TV Show Game of Thrones, Prison Break
Favorite Book(s) Not known
Favorite Comic Character Not known
Car Collection Audi R8 Spyder, Volkswagen Touareg,
Porsche Panamera Turbo,
Maserati MC12, Ferrari 458 Italia,
Mercedes AMG GT Roadster,
Ferrari California T
Jet Collection Cessna 680

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Neymar Jr
Twitter Neymar Jr

 

Career Highlights

Early Career of Neymar

Due to his outstanding performance, he was given a contract by Santos FC in 2003. He played really well in this club and met a great player. He moved to Spain at the age of 14 to join the Real Madril Youth Team. He made his professional debut on March 7, 2009, at the age of 17, and scored a goal against Mogi Mirim just a week later. His debut season concludes with 48 games played and 14 goal kicks.

Following the 2010 Campeonato Paulista, he featured in 19 matches and scored 14 goals. As a result, he received the title for best player, and the club was also crowned. His 2010 season ended with 42 goals in 60 games. Neymar finished third in the 2010 South American Footballer of the Year award in December 2010, a remarkable result for a player of his age. He also received the FIFA Puskas Award in 2011 for scoring a solo goal against Flamengo. On December 31, 2011, he was named South American Footballer of the Year for the first time.

Neymar won the Golden Ball at the end of the 2012 season. On January 19, 2013, he kicked off the 2013 Campeonato Paulista, scoring twice against Sao Bernardo. On June 3, 2013, he signed a five-year contract with Barcelona for a sum of €57.1 million, and he joined the squad after competing in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. He made his first-team debut against Levante in the first game of the 2013-2014 La Liga season. On August 21st, he scored his first goal against Atletico Madrid.

Neymar was set to miss the 2015 UEFA Super Cup and the 2015 Supercopa de Espana due to mumps. On May 22, 2016, Neymar scored a late goal in Barcelona’s 2–0 victory against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Final at the Vicente Calderon. In the 2016–2017 UEFA Champions League round of 16, he was the hero in a 6–1 triumph over Paris Saint-Germain. Later, Neymar signed a deal with French club Paris Saint-Germain that would last until 2022.

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International Career

In several events, he represented his home country of Brazil at both the senior and junior levels. On July 26, 2010, Neymar was named to the Brazil senior team for a friendly match against the United States. He made his national team debut on August 10th. Neymar led the 2011 South American Youth Championship in scoring with nine goals. He also competed in Argentina’s Copa America in 2011.

On May 11, 2012, Neymar was named to the Brazil Olympic football team. He was also included to Brazil’s Confederation Cup squad in 2013. On June 2nd, Neymar was named to Team Brazil’s roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2015, his name was also included to the Copa America roster. His name was also included to the Brazilian national team’s roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He took part in the 2018 World Cup. In this World Cup, he is the only active player.

Controversies

  • In 2010, he was a member of the Brazilian club ‘Santos,’ and his squad won a penalty kick against Goianiense. Neymar expected to take the penalty kick, but his coach, Dorival Junior, wanted someone else to take it, which enraged Neymar, who abused him both on the field and subsequently in the locker room. Following the game, Neymar was given a one-game suspension and his coach was dismissed.
  • In 2010, his altercation with an opposing team player, Joao Marcos, escalated into a mob riot in a Santos-Ceara league when the authorities intervened.
  • In 2012, the Brazilian sports magazine ‘The Placar’ released a photo of Neymar being crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ on the cover of their magazine as a metaphor to condemn him for allegedly diving too frequently.

  • In 2015, a Brazilian court froze his assets in the amount of $50 for unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2013, plus penalties and interest.
  • During a training session in Miami in 2017, he got into a violent dispute with teammate Nelson Semedo before of Barcelona’s match against Real Madrid.
  • In January 2018, he was embroiled in a scandal while playing for Paris Saint-Germain against Stade Rennes FC in Ligue 1. He taunted the other player, Hamari Traore, by withdrawing his hand after reaching out for it. Later, he justified his performance, calling it a “joke.”

Records (main ones)

  • He scored Brazil’s quickest goal in Olympic history (Rio 2016) against Honduras, 14 seconds after the kickoff.
  • He is Brazil’s third-highest goal scorer of all time, after only Pele and Ronaldo.

Awards, Achievements

  • Bola de Ouro, World Soccer Young Player of the Year, and South American Footballer of the Year in 2011.
  • South American Footballer of the Year in 2012, FIFA Puskás Award
  • Top Goalscorer in the Champions League in 2015, Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete
  • Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete, FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2017.
  • Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2018.

Wealth and Net Worth

With all of his assets and revenues, Neymar’s net worth is projected to be $90 million in 2017. His current team pays him a salary of 36.8 million euros each year. This great player earns a lot of money from his efforts. He is content with his earnings.

Physical Appearance

Neymar has a wonderful personality. In terms of physical stature, he stands 175 cm tall. He weighs 70 kg. His eyes are Hazel, and his hair is Dark Brown. He has a well-balanced physique and is in good health. He has an appealing physique shape. His sexual orientation is heterosexual. His lovely demeanour and pleasant features have helped him capture the attention of all spectators. His chest measurement is 38 inches, his biceps measurement is 13.5 inches, and his waist measurement is 32 inches.

Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About

  • Is Neymar a smoker? : No.
  • Does Neymar drink alcohol? : Yes, Neymar was not destined for greatness from birth because he was born into a poor household and had a difficult childhood.
  • He was just 4 months old when he narrowly avoided being killed in a vehicle accident while travelling with his family.
  • He went to one of the poorest schools in his neighbourhood and used to study by candlelight since his family couldn’t afford to pay their energy bills most of the time, and they finally had to relocate to their grandparents’ house to save money, but they had to live in a small room.

  • He inherited football from his father, a former professional football player, which turned out to be a gift in disguise because he pushed Neymar to play football when he was approximately three years old, following which he began playing street football and futsal.
  • Neymar was a fun-loving, energetic child who spent much of his time playing football and video games as a child.
  • Betinho, his first coach, spotted his innate potential when he was approximately 6 years old and playing a beach soccer game in Sao Vicente.
  • He joined the ‘Portuguesa Santista’ youth club at the age of seven, where he honed his football abilities. And, in just a few years, he was regarded as one of Brazil’s most promising young talents.
  • His father was so busy working many jobs to fund his son’s football career that he didn’t get to witness him play in his early football career.

  • At the age of 11, he entered the youth system of ‘Santos FC,’ and three years later, he gained the opportunity to continue his growth with Real Madrid CF, but Santos realised his worth and urged him to stay by offering him a large bonus.
  • In 2009, he made his senior debut for ‘Santos FC’ and made an immediate impression, winning the league’s ‘Best Young Player’ title.
  • Around 14,000 supporters asked and signed a petition for the then-Brazilian team manager, Dunga, to choose Neymar for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but he was not chosen.
  • When his previous girlfriend, Carolina Dantas, gave birth to their son, David Lucca, at the age of 19, he became a parent.
  • On his 20th birthday, he scored his 100th career goal, a fitting way to commemorate the occasion.

  • After five years with ‘Santos FC,’ he signed with ‘FC Barcelona’ on May 27, 2013 and joined them after the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The Brazilians were outraged since it was a ‘cheap transfer’ for only €57.1 million.
  • The next year, he became the first Brazilian athlete to appear on the cover of ‘TIME.’
  • While playing for ‘FC Barcelona’ in his debut year, he suffered from ‘anaemia,’ a lack of red cells or haemoglobin in the blood.
  • In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he performed admirably on his home field of Brazil, scoring four goals in total. However, on 4 July 2014, just minutes before Brazil’s quarterfinal encounter against Colombia, Neymar sustained a cracked vertebra after being kneed in the back by Colombian defender Juan Zuniga. Brazil’s squad was unable to recover from the stunning loss of their best player, and they were defeated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals.

  • He has a lifetime circle of buddies who he refers to as ‘Toiss.’
  • Neymar’s admirers are referred to as “Neymarzetes,” in the same way that Justin Beiber’s followers are referred to as “Beliebers.”
  • He appeared in music videos such as “Eu Quero Tchu, Eu Quero Tcha” by Joo Lucas and Marcelo (2012) and “Pais do Futebol” by MC Guime (2013).
  • He has a comic series named after him, “Neymar Jr.,” created by Mauricio de Sousa, a well-known Brazilian cartoonist.
  • He has scored twice as many goals as Ronaldo had at the same age of 23.

  • He has always been pious, as seen by his wearing of a headband emblazoned with the words “100% Jesus,” and he donates 10% of his earnings to the Church in order to serve Christ.
  • He is always grateful for everything football has given him and made a successful attempt in 2017 to give something back by launching a five-a-side football event named ‘Neymar Jr’s Five,’ in which over 60 countries compete.
  • During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he was mocked for his on-field antics.

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