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Neymar

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Date of Birth
Feb 05, 1992
Place of Birth
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Nationality
Brazil
Height
174 cm
Weight
60 kg
Debut
18 August 2013

Bio

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, usually known more simply as Neymar, was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo on 5 February 1992. Known for his pace, dribbling ability and goalscoring, he can play as a forward or as a winger and his talents on the field have been compared to Pelé. In 2012, Ronaldinho predicted that he would become the best footballer in the world.

Having joined the Santos youth academy in 2003, Neymar made his debut for the senior team in 2009, at the age of 17. He quickly emerged as one of their best players and was the driving force behind their 2011 Copa Libertadores success, as well as Campeonato Paulista wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Throughout his time with the club, Neymar scored 136 goals in 225 games in all competitions. In 2011, he was named the South American Footballer of the Year and also scooped the FIFA Puskás Award for a sensational solo goal against Flamengo. His performances made him one of the hottest prospects in football and speculation grew that he would soon move to Europe.

After years of rumours linking him to FC Barcelona, Neymar joined the Spanish giants ahead of the 2013-14 season. On 21 August, he scored his first competitive goal for the club, against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Supercopa de España. Then, his first El Clasico appearance resulted in a 2-1 victory for Barcelona, with Neymar scoring the first goal and assisting the winner.

At international level, Neymar was part of the Brazil team who finished as runners up in the 2012 Olympic Games. He achieved greater success the following year, helping his country to win the Confederations Cup, scoring in the 3-0 final win over Spain. Afterwards, he was awarded the Golden Ball for being the tournament's most outstanding player.

Headlines

Neymar: Brazil behind Germany, Spain

Neymar: Brazil behind Germany, Spain

by Football News

Brazil star Neymar said the national team have slipped down the pecking order following their humiliating elimination at the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Cruyff questions Barca trio

Cruyff questions Barca trio

by Football News

Johan Cruyff has slammed Barcelona over the signing of Luis Suarez, believing it could signal the end of their renowned brand of football... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
La Liga
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
La Liga
1738 26 19 7 11 10 9 6 0 0
2013
Serie A
90 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013
Paulista A1
1575 18 18 0 0 0 12 4 0 1
2012/2013
La Liga
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012
Serie A
1493 17 17 0 0 0 14 6 0 1
2012
Paulista A1
1440 16 16 0 0 0 20 4 0 0
2011
Serie A
1882 21 21 0 1 0 13 9 1 1
2011
Paulista A1
990 11 11 0 0 0 4 4 0 0
2010
Serie A
2657 31 31 0 8 0 17 11 0 0
2010
Paulista A1
1551 19 19 0 8 0 14 6 0 1
2009
Serie A
1584 32 14 18 8 0 10 6 0 0
2009
Paulista A1
798 11 10 1 8 0 3 2 0 0
Total 15798 203 177 26 44 10 116 58 1 4

Transfers & Loans

2013
1 Jul
€ 57,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
4 Jul 2014 2 1 0 0 0
28 Jun 2014 1 1 1 0 0
23 Jun 2014 1 4 2 0 0
17 Jun 2014 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jun 2014 3 1 2 1 0