The Sensational National career of Neymar
The man who is well-known to world as Neymar jr is also called by the names Neymar , Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. He opened his eyes back in 1992 in a country called Brazil, famous for the tremendous victorious history in Fifa world cups and Fifa confederation cups. Brazil has introduced the world best of the best talented footballers naming the great cafu, magical Ronaldhino, historical playmaker Pele, skillful Ronaldo, Rovaldo, the powerful Roberto Carlos, Young talented Neymar and many more.
Neymar started playing football very young as he developed a liking for futsal style of football. He inherited football from his father who was a former football player. At a very young age of 11 he moved to Sao Vicente along with his family and started playing for Santios. Later that year 2003 his talent was acknowledged by Santos who offered him a contract. That was the start of his professional life as footballer.
Talking about National career, after being seen at club level performing his best, He was selected for the U-17 National team of Brazil. And in U-17 Fifa world cup he scored the very first opening goal for the team Brazil. It was his debut goal for National career. A year later was the Fifa world cup 2010, and watching him in U-17 squad great players of Brazil like pele, Romario shouted him for possible inclusion in world cup squad and reportedly urged the coach Dunga. But the coach ended up the pressure from people by saying Neymar is yet not tested much for national duty, He was not a part of Brazil senior team that year. , Dunga admired Neymar for his incredible talent.
After ending up low in 2010 Fifa world cup, National team coach was chaned and on 26 july, 2010 Neymar selection for the national team was announced officially. In his very first debut match of National career in senior team he scored in 28th minute of match and brazil won by 2-0 againt USA. And for Copa America 2011 he was part of the team wearing number 11 jersey, he scored 2 goals against Ecuador in first round games. In that tournament he was named man of the match against Venezuela 1-1 draw; Brazil team was eliminated from tournament at quarter final level.
Neymar scored his first National career hat-trick performing in a international match against China in London Olympics 2012. In that he scored against Argentina as the team Brazil won the match in 2012 Superclásico de las Américas.
In 2014 world cup, He performed and scored iconic goals for the team and took his team to semi finals, but in quarter final game against Colombia he was kicked and injured by a Colombian player. He was out of the tournament but being third highest goal scorer of tournament he collected bronze boot.
2015 Copa America, he was skipper of the team after Thiago Silva was ruled out of injury, In the tournament after winning and scoring in the opening fixture against peru 2-1. In second match against Colombia which Brazil lost 0-1, Neymar was red carded after final whistle for deliberately kicking the ball and pushing the Colombian striker. He was out for rest of the tournament and was imposed with fine of 10,000$.
His National career goals are 64 in total after 44 appearances and considered as one of the best talents of all time in Brazil history.
Goals per year:
year Apps Goals
2010 2 1
2011 13 7
2012 12 9
2013 19 10
2014 14 15
2015 4 2