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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

Suarez: Neymar will win Ballon d'Or

Suarez: Neymar will win Ballon d'Or

by Football News

El Clasico hero Luis Suarez has backed Barcelona team-mate Neymar to be crowned the best player in the world during his career and win the Ballon d'Or... Read more

Show Me the Moneyball: Playing by Numbers in Football

Show Me the Moneyball: Playing by Numbers in Football

by Dave Gardner

Welcome to the San Siro, the home of AC Milan and FC Internazionale but tonight, this remarkable stadium plays host to the 2016 Champions League Final between Barcelona and Dutch underdogs AZ Alkmaar... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
1778 24 20 4 8 5 17 5 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
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
Primera Division
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 17576 227 197 30 52 15 133 63 1 4

Transfers & Loans

2013
30 Jun
€ 57,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
22 Mar 2015 2 1 0 0 0
14 Mar 2015 0 2 0 0 0
28 Feb 2015 1 3 0 1 0
21 Feb 2015 0 1 0 1 0
15 Feb 2015 5 0 1 0 0
8 Feb 2015 2 5 1 0 0
1 Feb 2015 3 2 1 0 0
24 Jan 2015 0 6 2 0 0
18 Jan 2015 0 4 0 0 0
11 Jan 2015 3 1 1 0 0
4 Jan 2015 1 0 0 1 0
20 Dec 2014 5 0 0 0 0
7 Dec 2014 5 1 0 0 0
30 Nov 2014 0 1 0 0 0
22 Nov 2014 5 1 1 0 0
8 Nov 2014 1 2 1 0 0
1 Nov 2014 0 1 0 0 0
25 Oct 2014 3 1 1 1 0
18 Oct 2014 3 0 1 1 0
4 Oct 2014 0 2 1 0 0
27 Sep 2014 6 0 3 0 0
24 Sep 2014 0 0 0 0 0
21 Sep 2014 0 5 1 0 0
13 Sep 2014 2 0 2 0 0
31 Aug 2014 0 1 0 0 0