Neymar Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16.Oct.2017
Facts of Neymar
Date of Birth: 1992 , February-5
Age:26 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
FatherNadine Santos
MotherNeymar da Silva Sr
Birth Place/CityMogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Net Worth13.8 million Euros
Salary7 million EUR (2014)
Weight in KG64 KG
ChildrenDavid Lucca da Silva Santos
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Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr, popular as Neymar, is a professional Brazilian footballer. He rose to fame at an early age of 17 making his professional debut. He has won several matches in his career.

Neymar currently plays for League 1 club Paris Saint-German (PSG) FC. Previously, he was one of the forwards of the Spanish club, FC Barcelona, from 2013- 2016. 

Early Life

Neymar was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He currently plays as a forward from PSG FC. He is nicknamed as Juninho. The son of a former professional soccer player, Neymar followed in his father's footsteps by playing street games and futsal.

He is playing as a forward/winger from Brazilian National Football team in squad number 11.  Neymar is the son of Nadine Santos. (father), and Neymar da Silva Sr(mother).


Neymar kicked off his domestic career with the Portuguesa Santista youth club in 1999, and within a few years was one of the most highly regarded young talents in the country. Neymar joined the youth system of Santos FC at age 11.

News of his abilities spread to Europe, and he was offered the chance to continue his development with Real Madrid Football Club at age 14, but the Santos team's management reportedly convinced Neymar to stay by providing him with a large bonus.

That season he also made his debut for the senior national team and debuted a Mohawk-style haircut, which quickly became popular among younger fans. He emerged as a star for Santos FC as a teenager and became one of Brazil's most popular public figures.

Neymar scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday in 2012 and finished the year with a career-best total of 43.  

Neymar was criticized for his play during Brazil's quarterfinals loss in the 2011 Copa America tournament.Although Santos won its third straight league title, the young star again was subject to criticism when Brazil lost the 2012 Summer Olympics gold-medal game to an underdog Mexico team.

On 27 May 2013, Neymar signed a contract with FC Barcelona. His transfer fee cost Barcelona 57 million Euros.

Recently, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has offered a huge amount of £199 million for Neymar. However, his move from Barcelona to Paint Saint-Germain is a record-breaking move. 

Personal Life

Neymar drew attention for his impressive soccer abilities at a very early age. In 2011, he has a son named Davi Lucca with Carolina Dantas. He expressed his happiness publicly on the occasion.

Neymar, however, is not in a relationship with Carolina. He had been dating a beautiful Brazilian actress named Bruna Marquezine but they called it off in February 2014.

Listening to music, reading books are some of his hobbies.He likes to spend his leisure time with his friends and his family.Neymar has been quoted saying:“Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I’m always learning; I have to".


Neymar has won many awards for his great and marvelous contribution in the football. Neymar emerged as a full-blown star in 2010, helping Santos claim the league. Neymar made his senior debut for Santos in 2009 and lived up to the hype by earning the league's Best Young Player award.

Brazilian soccer prodigy Neymar lived up to big expectations by winning four consecutive Player of the Year awards by age 21. In May 2013, Neymar announced he was making the leap to Europe with a transfer to FC Barcelona, a powerful club that featured superstar Argentine striker Lionel Messi and several members of the Spanish national team.

In 2011, the flashy forward produced what would be voted the FIFA Goal of the Year and led Santos to its first Copa Libertadores championship in 48 years.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Neymar is among one of the richest footballers in the world alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. His market value is £199 million (Barcelona-PSG, 2017) making him the most expensive player of the present time.

Neymar stands 1.75 m (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 64 kg (142lbs). His salary was £9.18 million as of 2016. He has an incredible net worth over £200 million. 

According to the news, Neymar will earn £55 million per year as per the contract with PSG. He also earns £12.2 million per year from endorsement deals with various companies like Nike, Konami, and L'Oreal.

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