10 Interesting Facts about Neymar

Facts about Neymar will inform you about a Brazilian professional
footballer who plays as striker. He was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil. His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. He is also known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. His current team is Spanish club FC Barcelona. There are still many information about Neymar that will be explained below. Check this out!

Facts about Neymar 1: Career

Neymar started his career with Santon. He joined to the club in 2003 and 2009. Whereas his debut was made when he was 17 years old. After that, he performed at the Brazil’s U-17 team and U-17 World Cup. That’s why coach Mano Menezes selected him in the squad for the Brazil team. Neymar could win the game and joined to the Spanish club FC Barcelona in 2013.

Facts about Neymar 2: Family

Neymar Santos, Sr. and Nadine da Silva are Neymar’s parents. His father is a former football player. He is also the advisor of Neymar career. Besides, Neymar has a sister, named Rafaella Beckran. They are very close each other.

Neymar and his mother
Neymar and his mother

Facts about Neymar 3: Education

Neymar studied in one of his public schools. Then, he continued to study in private school due to his career in football started to grow.

Facts about Neymar 4: Language

Portuguese is a language that can be mastered by Neymar for communication. Then, he learns to speak Spanish since he has been playing for Barcelona. However, he said to the media that he wants to learn English because he speaks only a little English.

Facts about Neymar 5: The Seventh-Richest Footballer in the World

Neymar became the seventh-richest footballer in the world of the list in 2012. Although Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also belong to that list, but Neymar is on the same financial level with them.

Facts about Neymar 6: Awards

There are many awards that can be won by Neymar. Those are Copa do Brasil, Campeonato Paulista, Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão Championship Squad (2010); Mejor peinado de Brasil, South American Youth Championship in Brazilian selection,
South American Youth Championship : Top scorer (Individual), (2011); Copa Libertadores da América (2011,2012).

Facts about Neymar 7: FIFA

Neymar received nominations for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2011. Besides, he also received the FIFA Pusks Award for Goal of the Year.

Facts about Neymar 8: TIME Magazine

Neymar is the only Brazilian athlete who was selected for the cover of the Time magazine. His edition was published in February 2013. The subtitile of his article was “How the career of Brazilian football star Neymar explains his country’s economy.”

Neymar for the cover of the Time magazine
Neymar for the cover of the Time magazine

Facts about Neymar 9: His idol

Neymar has many footballing idols. They are Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Wayne Rooney, and Xavi.

Facts about Neymar 10: He nearly joined Real Madrid

When Neymar was 14 years old, he nearly joined Real Madrid. It was because Real Madrid selected him to be their team and Neymar could pass the test. Unfortunately, FC Santos paid more money so that he deals to stay with them.

Neymar nearly joined Real Madrid
Neymar nearly joined Real Madrid


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