About Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
His real name is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. All football fans know him as Neymar. He was born on 05 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. From the father, who was also a successful football player, he took over the name. His father is also his advisor today, taking care of the financial affairs of the successful son.
In 1992, his family moved to São Vicente, in 2003 to Santos, where he first played in various youth teams and then had his first professional club. Neymar made his debut as a professional on 7 March 2009 in the game Itápolis against Santos FC. Neymar came in Brazil's senior team in 2010. His debut was a game USA vs. Brazil. Neymar had been active for FC Barcelona from 2013 to 2017. At present, he is playing as a forward of French club Paris Saint-German.
His steep football career is impressive. In 2011 and 2012 he was nominated for the FIFA Ballon d'Or. Here he could reach the 10th place. In 2011 he won the FIFA Puskás Prize for Best Goal. Neymar has been nominated for this award three times in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. On June 30, 2013, he was able to win the Confederations Cup with the national team of Brazil. He scored four goals in five games during the Cup. This earned him the adidas Golden Ball Award for best player in the Confederations Cup.
Neymar can accelerate superbly and has excellent dribbling qualities as well as technique and completion. In 2011 and 2013, Neymar became South America's Footballer of the Year. In 2001, he received the most points in the election and was also the youngest player to receive this award.
At the age of 11, Neymar's career started at FC Santos in 2003. At first he played there in some youth teams. He made his debut as a professional in 2009. In the A-team of his club, he became the key player. In 2009, Neymar was voted Best Young Player of the State Championship of São Paulo. In 2010 he became best attacker and best player. In addition, he scored eleven goals, the Neymar then made the top scorer of the Copa do Brasil, which he also won with his club. In the 2010 season Neymar scored 42 goals in 60 games. Also in 2011 Neymar was the best player of the Campeonato Paulista. He won the league title and the Copa Libertadores. This is the most important football competition of the clubs in South America, which is comparable to the European Champions League. Neymar scored six goals in 13 games and became the best spokesman for the competition.