A genuine footballing superstar, Neymar Jr quickly became a sensation in his home country of Brazil. He played 230 professional games for his first club Santos FC, scoring 138 goals before moving to Barcelona in Europe, where he scored an impressive 105 goals in 186 games. Neymar Jr won the Champions League in 2015 and the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, alongside his current teammates Marquinhos and Rafinha.
In 2017, the Brazilian signed for Paris Saint-Germain, determined to write history. A technical leader, a dribbling genius, and an unpredictable detonator, the number 10 quickly sparked in the City of Light, helping the capital club to the Champions League final in the summer of 2020.
• He scored the fastest goal in Olympic history (Rio 2016) for Brazil against Honduras, just 14 seconds after the kick-off.
• The third highest goal scorer of all time for Brazil, ahead of him is Pele and Ronaldo.
• 2010 Copa do Brasil tournament, where he scored 11 goals.
• In 2010, he used to play for Brazilian club ‘Santos,’ and during a game against Goianiense, his team managed to win a penalty kick. Neymar thought he would be going to take the penalty kick, his coach Dorival Junior wanted someone else to take it, which made Neymar angry and he insulted him both on the field, and later in the dressing room. After the match, Neymar was banned for a match and his coach was fired.
“I have both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as my idols.
If I can take a little of each player’s game and make it my own, I would be very happy,”