Neymar Jr: A Glamorous Football Star

Neymar Jr: A Glamorous Football Star

The poster boy of Brazilian football is Neymar Jr. What is Neymar’s full name? Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. The 31 years old Brazilian football star started his football career at the Santos football club in Brazil. 

Neymar Jr Early Career:

Neymar Jr Early Career

He made a debut on 7th March, 2009 against Oeste for only 30 mins. But his skills have impressed everyone since then. In 2011 he won the Puskas award for the best goal of the year. Since then he has attracted European football clubs. Barcelona signed him on 24th May, 2013 after he won the South America’s Best footballers award.

Neymar Jr European Football Carer:

European Football Carer

After signing for Barcelona in 2013 Neymar was preparing for European club football. Hough he became a star already by wearing the famous no 10 jersey of Brazil national team.  Barcelona signed him for a long contract of 5 years having a release clause of  more than 190m euros. Neymar Jr parents, especially his father had a huge significance behind this signing as his father was his agent. 

He started to flourish at Barcelona and Brazil national team. Brazil won the 2013-14 Confederation Cup. Neymar had a major contribution behind the win of the tournament. He won the UEFA Champions League trophy with Barcelona in 2015 with the famous trio of Neymar, Messi, Suarez- the three latin americans took Barcelona to another level.

Neymar Jr Lifestyle:

Neymar Jr Lifestyle

His rough lifestyle has shortened his success. After a severe back injury in the 2014 world cup , his footballing career was stopped for almost over a year.  The flamboy nature of him was not unknown to the world. Neymar Jr had a son in 2011. The name of Neymar’s son is David Lucca da Silva Santos. His former girlfriend Carolina Nogueira Dantas gave birth to their son. Who is David Lucca da Silva Santos' mother? So the answer will be Carolina Nogueira Dantas.

Neymar Jr had his son in 2011 when Neymar was just a teenager. This was astonishing to the people. However, his way of living is very glamorous. Probably , that’s why he left Barca to join PSG. The night life of the French capital attracted him very much, that was said. Do you know how old Neymar Jr was when he had his son? He was just 19 years old.

Neymar Jr National Team Career:

Neymar Jr National Team Career

After the huge back injury in 2014, the whole world was shoched and broken the star might not paly again. However, Neymar was made the captain of Brazil team in 2015 Olympics. For the first time in history Brazil won the Olympic gold for the first time in 2015.

In the final, Neymar's team took revenge by beating Germany. After then he continued the captaincy till 2018. After failing to win the World cup again Neymar gave up the captaincy. In 2019, at Copa America he became the all time top goal scorer of Brazil surpassing the legendary Pele. Neymar has a total of 77 international goals for Brazil.

Neymar Jr Shocking Transfers:

Neymar Jr PSG

Barcelona grabbed the deal of Neymar Jr from Santos for around 50m euro. The transfer fee was near about 200m Euro. However, PSG broke the deal and signed Neymaer Jr that cost them about 222m Euros. 

His reckless lifestyle makes him very prone to injury. After playing 11 for Brazil and participating in 2 world cups, Neymar failed to grab the most prestigious trophy. However, he has achieved some incredible stats like playing more than 100 matches in Brazil shirts, top goal scorer for Brazil, Olympic gold, Copa America Champion, UEFA Champions League winner and many others. Lest have a look at the career stats for Neymar Jr :

CAREER

APPEARANCES 

GAOLS

SANTOS (2009-2013)

225

136

BARCELONA (2013-2017)

186

105

PSG (2017-2023)

173

118

BRAZIL (2010 - 2022)

124

77

FAQs

Has Neymar retired from fotball?
No.
Who is the son of Neymar?
David Lucca da Silva Santos'
Who is the mother of Neymar's son?
Carolina Nogueira Dantas, former girlfriend of Neymar
How old Neymar's son is?
11