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Neymar
Neymargoldenball.jpg
Neymar wi Brazil, hauldin the Golden Ball for best player at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Personal information
Full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior[1]
Date o birth 5 Februar 1992 (1992-02-05) (age 22)[1]
Place o birth Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil[1]
Hicht 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playin position Forward, winger
Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2003 Portuguesa Santista
2003–2009 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Santos 103 (54)
2013– Barcelona 26 (9)
Naitional team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2011 Brazil U20 7 (9)
2012 Brazil U23 7 (4)
2010– Brazil 52 (35)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerlie an correct as o 22:36, 17 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ Naitional team caps ad goals correct as o 23 June 2014

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Portuguese pronunciation: [nejˈmaʁ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ ˈsɐ̃tus ˈʒũɲoʁ]; born 5 Februar 1992), commonly kent as Neymar, is a Brazilian fitbawer who plays for Spainyie club FC Barcelona in La Liga an the Brazilian naitional team as a forward or winger.

At the age o 19, Neymar wan the 2011 Sooth American Fitbawer o the Year awaird, efter comin third in 2010.[3] He follaeed this up bi winnin it again in 2012. In 2011 Neymar receivit nominations for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, whaur he came 10t, an the FIFA Puskás Award for Goal o the Year, which he wan.[4] He is kent for his acceleration, speed, dribblin, feenishin an ability wi baith feet. His playin style haes earned him creetical acclaim, wi fans, media an umwhile players drawin comparison tae umwhile Brazil forward Pelé, who haes cried Neymar "an excellent player", while Ronaldinho haes statit "he will be the best in the warld".[5][6][7]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior wis born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, tae Neymar da Silva, Sr. an Nadine Santos. He inheritit his name frae his faither, who is a umwhile fitbawer an became his son's advisor as Neymar's talents began tae grow.[8] Neymar comments on his faither's role "Ma faither haes been bi ma side since A wis little. He taks care o things, ma finances an ma faimily."[9] Growin up, Neymar combined his luve o futsal wi street fitbaa.[10]

In 2003, Neymar muivit wi his faimily tae São Vicente, whaur he began playin for youth side Portuguesa Santista.[11] Then, later in 2003, they muivit tae Santos, whaur Neymar jyned Santos FC.[12] Wi the success o his youth career an addit income, the faimily bocht their first property, a hoose next tae the Vila Belmiro. Their quality o faimily life impruivit, as at age 15, Neymar wis earnin 10,000 reais per month an at 16, 125,000 reais per month. At 17, he signed a full profeesional contract, gettin upgradit tae the Santos first team an even receivin sponsorships.[13]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Neymar helpit the Michel Telo sang Ai Se Eu Te Pego gain prominence when he dancit tae the sang in the cab o Santos.[14] The twa are friends an Neymar coud next Teló ever dance on stage for this song.

Syne 24 August 2011 Neymar haes a son.[15] Neymar is romantically involvit wi the Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine.[16]

Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 17 May 2014.[17]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Intercontinental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil Brasileirão Paulista Copa do Brasil Copa Libertadores1 Club World Cup Total
Santos 2009 33 10 12 3 3 1 48 14
2010 31 17 19 14 8 11 2 0 60 42
2011 21 13 11 4 13 6 2 1 47 24
2012 17 14 16 20 14 9 47 43
2013 1 0 18 12 4 1 23 13
Total 103 54 76 53 15 13 29 15 2 1 225 136
Spain La Liga Supercopa de España Copa del Rey Champions League Club Warld Cup Total
Barcelona 2013–14 26 9 2 1 3 1 10 4 41 15
Total 26 9 2 1 3 1 10 4 41 15
Career total 129 63 78 54 18 14 39 19 2 1 266 151

Internaitional[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 23 June 2014.[18][19]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2010 2 1
2011 13 7
2012 12 9
2013 19 10
2014 6 8
Total 52 35

Internaitional goals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Senior team[eedit | eedit soorce]

Scores an results table. Brazil's goal tally first:[20]


Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santos[21]
Barcelona[21]

Naitional team[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brazil[21]

Individual[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Neymar". ESPN. 
  2. "Neymar Jr. Profile". FC Barcelona.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014
  3. "Santos' Neymar named South American Player of the Year". Goal.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. "Neymar beat Rooney". FIFA. 
  5. "Neymar should reject Premier League and stay at Santos, says Pelé". The Times (London). 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. "Messi, better than me? No chance, he's not even as good as Neymar, says Pele". Daily Mail
  7. "Ronaldinho: Neymar will be the best in the world" Goal.com
  8. "Soccer prodigy Neymar is at home in Brazil". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Samba_Star
  10. "Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior – The World’s Hottest Property?". Back Page Football. 
  11. "Performance by the under-12 Briosa almost did Neymar hit with São Paulo". 7 January 2013. 
  12. "The Trajectory of a Soccer Star – Neymar". 7 January 2013. 
  13. "Neymar: without Pep Guardiola on the Barce bench". Merca Foot. 
  14. Youtube-Video mit Neymar ab Minute 1:45
  15. Neymar präsentiert erstmals seinen Sohn Lance-Net.
  16. http://revistaquem.globo.com/Carnaval-QUEM-2013/Rio-de-Janeiro/noticia/2013/02/bruna-marquezine-desfila-e-e-assistida-de-perto-pela-namorado-neymar.html
  17. "Neymar ESPN Stats". ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  18. "Neymar Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  19. "Neymar". National Footbal Teams. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  20. "Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior - Goals in International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 June 2014
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 "Neymar Jr. Achievements". FC Barcelona.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014

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