THE WORLD’S EYES ARE ON HIM AND BRAZILAN’S HOPES WEIGHT ON HIS SHOULDERS… FOR NEYMAR, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
FULL NAME: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
BIRTH DATE: February 5th, 1992
BIRTH PLACE: Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
HEIGHT: 1.75 m
SALARY: 8.8 million EUR
TEAMS: FC Barcelona #11 – Brazil National Football Team #10
DID YOU KNOW?!
Brazilian star Neymar was long hailed as the next Pele. Pele called him indeed “an excellent player.” Ronaldinho attested, “he will be the best in the world.” Diego Maradona stated, “Neymar is today’s Pele. In Brazil he is bigger. Everyone is looking at him as the great figure of Brazilian football.” Neymar stated, “I don’t want to be the best player in the World Cup. I don’t even care if I score goals. I just want to realize my dream and win.”
After his performance at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, Pele and Romario supposedly insisted on coach Dunga to take Neymar to the 2010 World Cup. Still, despite the fact that he was ‘extremely talented’ to Dunga, he found that he still had to prove himself more on an international level before he would make it to the World Cup spot. After playing in 2011 Copa America, London 2012 Olympic Games, 2013
FIFA Confederations Cup, and so on, Neymar successfully made his way through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup
HOW DID HE GET STARTED?
Neymar’s father was a footballer and his first coach and advisor as his
talents began to grow. In 2003, he joined Santos and made his professional debut in 2009. His success kept on soaring in 2010 and he was given the ‘best player’ title for the first time. 2010 witnessed Neymar’s soaring success as he kept on accumulating awards and on putting himself on the top levels of the games.
In the 88th minute of the 2-1 defeat to the hosts, Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuriga aggressively brought Neymar to the floor. Neymar was injured and out of the world cup… Brazil was defeated in the following match by losing 1-7 against Germany. The Germans made it to the football world championship during the FIFA 2014.
AFTER SCORING A BRACE FOR BRAZIL IN THEIR WORLD CUP OPENER, NEYMAR STATED THE ONE THING MISSING FROM HIS DAY WAS MODEL GIRLFRIEND GABRIELLA LENZI.