He is the star of world football.He was born on February 5,1992 at Sao Paulo in Brazil. He studied at one of Brazil’s terrible public schools. At that time Neymar’s coach Fino, from Portuguesa Santista, asked the principle of the school, Tio Gil, to sponsor a young soccer star and the family of the player. By this Neymar was able to continue his training . Neymar and his sister both received scholarships from that private school and Neymar’s path to stardom was forming step by step.Like other many great Brazilian football players, Neymar started his career as a player on the court, not a field. Neymar played the game Futsal, a Brazilian indoor game played with a very hard three soccer balls, which does not have much bounce to it. Futsal is played on basketball courts and it helps the players with growing ball skills.At the school he received Press reviews for his great ability and skills with the ball during a tournament sponsored by a local television channel.His school days did not last long, by 17-years-old Neymar had already made his debut as a professional player for Santos Futebol Club in Brazil.
Neymar Junior had his debut in Santos right after he turned 17 on March 7, 2009, in an away match against Itápolis. His first goal as a professional player was arrived one week later on March 15,2009, in a 3-0 win against a team named Mogi Mirim. The Santos club president offered 1 million euros to Neymar’s father with the condition that the skill full player stayed at the club until he turned to a professional.In 2010, Santos won the Campeonato Paulista tournament for the first time since the wonder kid had joined the team and together with Robinho, Paulo Henrique Ganso and André .Later that year,Neymar won his second big career title and this time it was the the Brazilian Cup. The Brazilian forward became the tournament’s top goalscorer, with 11 goals.Pele the soccer legend convinced Neymar to stay at Santos.
The 2011 year started with all attention focused on to Neymar Junior. He was already being regarded as the best young soccer player in Brazil and there was a big expectation to see how he would keep improving in the time ahead. Santos football club won the Campeonato Paulista for the second year in a row, which was the club’s 19th title from the state.
However, the biggest accomplishment of Neymar took place in the Copa dos Libertadores, by Santos beating Peñarol in the final where Neymar scored one of the winning goals. The Brazilian club were chasing that trophy for 48 years… Neymar scored the best of best goals of his short career in that year, in a game against Ronaldinho and Atletico Paranaense. That goal awarded him the FIFA Ferenc Puskás award for the best goal of year 2011.In 2013 Neymar signed the Barcelona and the Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio has formed.From then Neymar has helped the club to win one after one titles.He was sometimes at the driver seat for Barcelona on the absence of Messi. In presence of the wonder kid the club Barcelona has triumphed Liga Asobal, the Super Globe, the Supercup and the Copa Asobal.
He is also the captain of national football team of Brazil.After watching is fascinating dribbling skills day by day Coach Dunga made this right decision.His current income is £16 million euros.Along with that he has nearly £12 million euros of endorsements.He is the 4th richest player in world of football now.At only the age of 23 he has touched the sky with his own talent.
He is also a father since he was 19.He has a kid named David Lucca da Silva Santos with his ex girlfriend Carolina Dantas. Now he is currently dating a 26 year old lawyer named Elisabeth Martinez.
Some facts about Neymar-
Birth date: 5th February, 1992
Age: 22 years
Birth place: São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 1,74m (5’7”)
Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
Field position: Forward
First professional club: Santos FC
Shirt/jersey number in Brazil and Barcelona: #11
Professional club career debut: On March 7, 2009 -Itápolis vs Santos FC
Brazilian National Team debut: On July 26, 2010 – USA vs Brazil
Current club: Barcelona since 2013