Neymar da Silva Santos Junior popularly known as Neymar is a master of soccer who has many records, medals and recognition to himself. Against the general and popular opinion that football is all there is to Neymar, there are quite a number of facts and happenings about Neymar that you probably do not know.
Neymar got his name from his father who also was a footballer and who in turn became an advisor to him. Neymar was born the 5th day of February in the year 1992 in Mogi das crusez also in Brazil.
Following Neymar’s countless plays in Futsal In Sao Paulo, Brazil, it can be said that he officially or career wise started football at age 11 when he played for Santos’s junior team.
At age 14, Neymar flew to Spain to join the Spanish league where he excellently passed all tests and exams. He was ready to proceed to Spain before he became enticed with a huge pay to remain in Brazil.
In 2003, he joined the Santos academy where he learns more skills and perfected the ones he had, the same year was when He moved with his family to Sao Vicente and it was then he started playing for the youth side of Portuguese Santista.
He had 11 goals in copa de Brazil tournament in 2010 and this made him the top goal scorer the same year.
Westham showed interest in Neymar’s style of play In 2010 when Neymar was just begging to bring his skills to limelight and they made a bid of £12million, he turned down this offer, it was this that gave chance to Chelsea and other renowned clubs to make the bid for Neymar.
Neymar came up with a haircut that became very popular among youths across the globe, it was the mohawk-style cut.
In the Brazilian cup in 2010, Neymar scores 5 goals against Burani which at the end gave the team victory.
Considering Neymar’s rush amidst clubs, his agreement to no pin Barcelona at the rate of 57million euros can be said to be rather cheap. This makes him, till the moment, the ninith most expensive player in the history of the team.
At age 19, Neymar became a father to Davvi Luca and he refused to make the identity of the mother known based on the reason of security for the child and the mother.
Neymar on his 20th birthday in 2012 scored his 100th professional goal.
Neymar won the award of the best footballer or rather footballer of the year in 2011 and 2012 in South American football. Even though he was overlooked in 2010 by dunga for the national team squad flying to South Africa in the World Cup.
Neymar is exactly 5’9 feet tall, which is approximately 1.75 meters.
In 2013 December, Neymar was crowned the 6th best player in the world by the Guardian. He is well known for his skills in dribbling, speed, acceleration, and good finishing to any ball. He is sometimes said to play with the same pattern as one-time Brazil forward player Pele who called Neymar an excellent player. Ronaldinho also states that “he will be the best in the world”.