The day Father thought Neymar dead
In June 1992, four months after the birth of little future star, Neymar sr drove his car to Santos to visit some their relatives. Father of catalan number 11 in his youth career played for Union FC.The day family thought Neymar dead and they lost the asset of family the little kid. Juninho (as he was for his father until he made his debut for Santos and became Neymar jr) was fast asleep beside Nadine his mother, she tied the baby seat in the back of red car. Driving down the mountain on a rainy day is always dangerous – especially on a road with a single lane and two-way traffic. A car approached their car and swerved to the left. Approaching car hit the red one with such a great force and went through driver’s door. Neymar sr in result got dislocated his groin and pelvis.
In his autobiography Neymar sr described that accident in expressions of shock he shouted to mother of his son that I die, I die. “Everything happened very quickly and confusion set in the feeling that came next was even worse than the pain, fear and dismay”. Baby Neymar dead thought his father in bewilderment. “Where was my son? My wife and I could not find son only boy of family. Thought I was out of the car. They were pretty sure that they had lost the son. In the midst of despair, and pain in the pelvis, can only remember praying to God to take him Instead of NJR.
The car stopped on a cliff, a deadly downstream down there was. Nadine had to go out the back window. Seatbelt caught Neymar sr so tight that he was unable to even move a bit. NJR (Juninho known as a kid at that time) was still missing.
A thought pendulum with Neymar dead load was in a periodic motion in father’s mind. Juninho was found under the rear seat by the people who came to rescue. Thank God!
Found covered in blood Njr was taken to hospital. Doctors found that the little baby bird of cradle was all safe and sound but covered with blood. All the blood on his body, there was a small cut on the head by a piece of glass. Lucky to be here!
Father feared Neymar dead only after four months when baby opened the eyes to bring happiness in his family. Lethal accident could have swallowed the banner boy, glamour of modern word and sensation of football world the one and only Neymar jr. But fate found a glittering life for the Juninho.