Neymar Jr Early Life
Neymar Jr., aka Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, is a Brazilian striker who plays for the National Team of Brazil and Ligue 1 team PSG. He was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Neymar Santos Sr. (father) and Nadine da Silva (mother). His religion is Christianity.
The Player’s name is so much like his father’s. His father was also a footballer and became Neymar Jr.’s mentor at a very young age. He has a perfect relationship with his father. As Neymar said, he always had his father by his side, and he was the one who managed everything. He belongs to a lower-middle-class family and lived in poverty before Neymar Jr. became a pro footballer. At the age of 15, he was making 10,000 reais per month.
Club Career of Neymar Jr.
In the early days, he became interested in street football and futsal. In 2003, Neymar Jr. shifted with his family to Sao Vicente to play football for Portuguesa Santista.
The young Brazilian Player is famous for his attack and dribbling skills. Neymar is a player who has scored 100 or more goals for three different clubs. There are only four players in the world who did this, and he is one of them.
Neymar Jr. came to light while he was playing at Santos, where he played for the first time at the age of 17. It was Neymar’s efforts that helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships. He was also named South American Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
After this successful journey at Santos, Neymar Jr. joined the European giant FC Barcelona. When he joined the La Liga team, the trio became world-famous: Messi, Suarez, and Neymar Jr. This attack became the pillar of the Barcelona team. During his stay in Barcelona, he won numerous cups, e.g., La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.
Neymar scored 105 goals for FC Barcelona in a total of 186 games. While playing for FC Barcelona, the Player was constantly worried that he was in the shadow of Messi. It doesn’t matter how well Neymar plays, but people will always praise Messi. That is one of the core reasons Neymar Jr. left the Spanish Giant. Moreover, due to the club’s financial conditions, Barcelona could not afford Neymar Jr., so they sold him to the well-known European club PSG.
In 2017, Neymar was transferred to PSG for €222 million; this was the most expensive transfer deal. The Player did wonders while playing for PSG and won Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his debut year. Neymar is also lucky enough that he picked up four league titles with PSG. To date, he has scored 117 goals in 172 games.
Neymar Jr.’s stats with the National Team
He debuted for Brazil’s National Team at 18, and Neymar has scored 77 goals in 124 games. Another record that Neymar holds is that he is the top goal scorer after Pele. Before he appeared in the national team, he played for the Brazil youth team and won many cups, including the 2011 South American Youth Championship; he was also the leading goal scorer in this cup.
Neymar Jr. played in the 2014, 2018, and 2022 World Cups, and his performance was excellent during these tournaments. Brazil was unable to win the world cup, but he was still a key performer from the Brazilian side during this event.
In the Ballon d’Or race, Neymar Jr. finished third twice, in 2015 and 2017. ESPN also named Neymar the fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. Times magazine also included him in the 2017 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. France Football ranked him the third-highest-paid footballer in the world in 2018.
Neymar Jr Salary and Net Worth
Presently, he makes around $78 million per year as of 2023. This is a $2 million raise for the year 2021. Neymar Jr. extended his contract with PSG till 2025. The Paris club paid €222 million to buy Neymar from FC Barcelona. In his first year, he made $1 million per week.
On the other hand, he also earns from brand endorsement deals. According to Forbes, the Player makes around $20 million from brands such as Qatar Airways, Red Bull, etc.
The Player is famous on social media and has around 357 million followers on the internet.
As per other online news and sources, the Player is worth around $200 million as of 2023. The Player’s net worth can increase if he makes any big moves this year, which would raise his salary.
There is news circulating that Neymar Jr. will switch clubs by the end of next season as he is not happy with PSG management.
Neymar Car Collection
He owns more than 14 cars, all worth millions of dollars, or approximately 10.3 million. The most expensive possession of Neymar is a Lamborghini Veneno, which alone costs around $4.5 million.
The cars are parked at his villas around the world. Some are in Paris, and the rest of the vehicles are in Brazil. The Player loves to drive fast and exotic cars. Almost every company sports car is owned by Neymar.
|1||Mercedes G63 AMG|
|2||Ford Raptor F-150|
|6||Range Rover SV Autobiography|
|7||Mercedes AMG GT S|
|9||Porsche Panamera Turbo|
|10||Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus|
|11||Aston Martin Vulcan|
|13||Ferrari 458 Italia|
Neymar Jr Family and Girlfriend
Neymar Jr. is not married, but he has been in many relationships.
He dated Carolina Dantas back in 2011. While dating, a son was born to both of them. Their son was born on August 24, 2011, and is named David Lucca. Initially, he did not reveal the name of David Lucca da Silva’s mother, but later his mother revealed his own name. After the birth of their son, the couple announced their breakup. The most interesting thing about this relationship was that they stayed good friends after the split. In 2021, Neymar was seen in Ibiza with Carolina, enjoying vacations.
Neymar also said in an interview that he wants two more children after David Lucca.
In 2021, news came out that Neymar Jr. was dating Brazilian model Bruna Biancardi. For a whole year, the news was not confirmed, but in 2022, the couple announced their engagement on Instagram. This engagement did not last long; the breakup was announced in August on the Instagram story, and he mentioned that I was not in a relationship.
Neymar met a cute girl named Natalia Barulich back in 2018. They both met strangely. Barulich’s boyfriend was a singer and performed at Neymar Jr.’s 26th birthday bash. She met Neymar there. Both fell in love, and she broke up with his boyfriend and settled with Neymar. Nothing was public about this relationship until, on his 28th birthday, she posted a picture with Neymar in Paris and said, “Neymar, you have a beautiful heart. This relationship also lasted for less time; in 2021, the couple broke up due to various personal reasons.
He also has a sister named Rafaella Santos; her age is 26 years. Both have excellent bonding, and fans love this.
Neymar Jr. jersey
He wears the number 10 jersey at PSG. He wears the same number 10 jersey for his national team, Brazil.
Due to various injuries, he has missed almost more than 100 games with PSG. The first injury he faced with PSG in 2018 was a broken metatarsal. PSG have better options in their squad, such as Messi and Mbappe, when Neymar is out.
Many believe Neymar has been out of form recently due to his gaming addiction. The player has started his twitch channel to broadcast live games and sits on gaming chairs for hours, eroding his fitness. He has been advised to reduce gaming and focus on his fitness.