Neymar Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992), known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is considered a versatile player, being able to play as either a central striker, second striker, winger or occasionally as an attacking midfielder. A prolific goalscorer and renowned playmaker, he is regarded as one of the best players in the world. Neymar has scored at least 100 goals for three different clubs, making him one of three players to achieve this.
Neymar came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos’ first since 1963. Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, dubbed MSN, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. He then attained a domestic double in the 2015–16 season. Motivated to be a talisman at club level, Neymar transferred to PSG in 2017 in a move worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever. In France, he won four league titles, among other honours, and was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his debut season. Notably, he helped PSG attain a domestic quadruple in the 2019–20 season, and led the club to its first ever Champions League Final.
With 74 goals in 119 matches for Brazil since debuting at age 18, Neymar is the second highest goalscorer for his national team, trailing Pelé. At his youth stage for Brazil, he was a key player in the victory at the 2011 South American Youth Championship, where he finished as leading goalscorer, and also attained a silver medal in men’s football at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The following year, he won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, winning the Golden Ball. His participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa América was cut short by injury and a suspension, respectively, before captaining Brazil to their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Having renounced the captaincy, he featured at the 2018 World Cup, and after missing the 2019 Copa América through injury, helped Brazil to a runner-up finish at the 2021 tournament.
Neymar finished third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 and 2017, has been awarded the FIFA Puskás Award, has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World11 twice, the UEFA Team of the Year twice, and the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times. Off the pitch, he ranks among the world’s most prominent sportsmen. SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world’s fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. In 2017, Time included him in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2018, France Football ranked Neymar the world’s third highest-paid footballer. The following year, Forbes ranked him the world’s third highest-paid athlete, dropping a spot to fourth in 2020.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, to Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva. He inherited his name from his father, who is a former footballer and became his son’s advisor as Neymar’s talents began to grow. Neymar comments on his father’s role: “My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family.” Growing up, Neymar combined his love of futsal with street football. Neymar said that futsal had a massive influence on him growing up, helping him develop his technique, speed of thought and ability to perform moves in tight spaces.
In 2003, Neymar moved with his family to São Vicente, where he began playing for youth side Portuguesa Santista. Then, later in 2003, they moved to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos. With the success of his youth career and added income, the family bought their first property, a house next to Vila Belmiro, Santos’ home stadium. Their quality of family life improved, as at age 15, Neymar was earning 10,000 reais per month and at 16, 125,000 reais per month. At 17, he signed his first full professional contract, was upgraded to the Santos first team, and began signing his first sponsorship deals.
Neymar has a son, Davi Lucca, born on 13 August 2011, with former girlfriend Carolina Dantas. He has a very close sibling relationship with his sister Rafaella Beckran, and cemented this platonic closeness by tattooing her face on his arm, while Beckran tattooed her brother’s eyes on her arm.
Neymar is a Christian, and follows the Pentecostal branch of the religion. Neymar has spoken about his faith saying: “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” Additionally, he has sometimes worn a headband with the words “100% Jesus”. Neymar reportedly also tithes (10%) his income to his church and has named Kaká as his religious role model. Each year, Neymar organises a charity match with fellow Brazilian footballer Nenê in Nenê’s hometown of Jundiaí, with the purpose of raising food for needy families. In addition to his native Portuguese, Neymar also speaks Spanish.
In July 2019, police announced that a rape investigation against Neymar would be dropped due to insufficient evidence.
On 2 September 2020, it was reported that Neymar, along with PSG teammates Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes, tested positive for COVID-19. The French sports newspaper L’Équipe said that the three players reportedly went on vacation in Ibiza. As a result, they were quarantined for one week, and the rest of the players and working staff were scheduled to take a coronavirus test within the same week.
During a match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, Neymar reported being racially abused by Álvaro González, after being sent off for hitting him in the back of the head. In the aftermath, Neymar hit back on social media, as the Spanish defender denied saying any racist comments during the match. On 16 September, Neymar was handed a two-match ban for his actions; Ligue 1 also began an investigation into the alleged racist comments made by Álvaro. Several days before the decision made by the French league, Spanish radio station Cadena SER claimed to have footage of Neymar racially abusing OM player Hiroki Sakai. On 30 September, Ligue 1 decided that both Álvaro and Neymar would receive no suspensions, because proof of their wrongdoings were insufficient. Additionally, the day after the ruling, Sakai denied on social media that Neymar had made racist comments toward him.
Neymar Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Full Name||Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior|
|Other Name||Neymar Jr.|
|Nickname(s)||Juninho, Joia, Ney, Neymaravilha|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm|
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg|
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 inches|
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Debut||International– 24 October 2009 for Brazil against Japan|
Club– 7 March 2009 for Santos against Oeste
|Jersey Number||#10 (Brazil)|
|Club Team(s)||Paris Saint-Germain FC (Current Club), FC Barcelona, Santos FC, Portuguesa Santista (Youth Club)|
|Coaches||Betinho, Antonio Lima|
|Position||Striker – Left Wing|
|Foot||Both (Right, Left)|
|Records (main ones)||• 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.
|Awards, Achievements||2011– Bola de Ouro, World Soccer Young Player of the Year, South American Footballer of the Year|
2012– South American Footballer of the Year, FIFA Puskás Award
2015– Champions League Top Goalscorer, Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete
2017– Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete, FIFA FIFPro World XI
2018– Ligue 1 Player of the Year
|Career Turning Point||2010 Copa do Brasil tournament, where he scored 11 goals.|
|Date of Birth||5 February 1992|
|Age (as in 2022)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Ethnicity/Race||Brazilian (African, Portuguese)|
|Address||A 6-BHK mansion spread over two-and-a-half-acre in Portobello near Rio de Janeiro|
|Hobbies||Wakeboarding, Dancing, Playing (Poker, Video Games, Piano)|
|Tattoo(s)||As of 2018, Neymar has 25 tattoos|
|Controversies||• 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 though he would be going to take the penalty kick, but 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.|
• In 2010, his fight with an opposite team player, Joao Marcos, turned into a mass brawl in a league for Santos against Ceara, after the police interrupted.
• In 2012, it stirred a lot of controversy when the Brazilian sports magazine ‘The Placar’ published the photo of Neymar being crucified in the same way as Jesus Christ, on the cover of their magazine as a metaphor to criticize him for supposedly diving too often.
• In 2015, a Brazilian court freezed his assets worth $50 for his unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2013, plus penalties and interest.
• In 2017, he had a heated argument with team-mate Nelson Semedo during a training session in Miami, ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Real Madrid.
• In January 2018, he landed in controversy while he was playing a Ligue 1 match for Paris Saint-Germain against Stade Rennes FC. He teased the opposition player, Hamari Traore, as he withdrew his hand after reaching out for his hand. However, later he defended his act and called it just a “joke.”
|Girls, Affairs & More|
Barbara Evans (Model, Actress)
Nicole Bahls (Model)
Daniela Carvalho (Actress)
Andressa Suita (Actress)
Carol Abranches (Model)
Mayra Cardi (TV Personality)
Patrícia Jordane (Model)
Bruna Marquezine (Actress)
Gabriella Lenzi (Model)
Soraja Vucelic (Model)
Thaila Ayala (Actress)
|Children||Son– Davi Lucca da Silva Santos (born in 2011)|
|Parents||Father– Neymar Santos, Sr. (Former footaller)|
Mother– Nadine da Silva
Sister– Rafaella Beckran
|Favourite Footballer(s)||Robinho, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Andres Iniesta, Xavi|
|Favourite Goalkeeper(s)||Marcos, Dida, Júlio César, Cláudio Taffarel, Victor Valdés|
|Favourite Food(s)||Italian and Japanese Cuisines|
|Favourite TV Show(s)||Game of Thrones, Prison Break|
|Cars Collection||Maserati MC12, Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi R8 Spyder, Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT Roadster, Ferrari California T|
|Jet Collection||Cessna 680|
|Assets/Properties||A yacht, a jet and several properties in Brazil|
|Salary (approx.)||£2.7 million/month, £650,000/week (as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||£200 million (as in 2018)|
In January 2014, the prosecutor’s office in Madrid began investigating the transfer fee that Barcelona paid for Neymar. The documents submitted to the authorities on request contained contradictory information. On 23 January 2014, Rosell resigned from his position as president. A day later, the details of the transfer were revealed by Barcelona; the transfer had in fact cost them €86.2 million (£71.5 million), with Neymar’s parents confirmed to have received a €40 million sum. In the aftermath, Barcelona and Bartomeu were charged with tax fraud.
Contract breach lawsuit
On 27 August 2017, FC Barcelona filed a lawsuit against Neymar, demanding he return the contract renewal bonus he received as well as €8.5 million in damages and an additional 10% for the arrears. They claimed they are owed money that Neymar received as part of a renewal bonus when he signed a new contract in 2016. The club also requested Paris Saint-Germain to take on the responsibility for the payment of the fees if the player cannot do so himself. Neymar’s lawyers announced that they would contest the case.
The media have often drawn comparisons between Neymar and Brazilian legend Pelé, as Neymar possesses similar attributes and also like Pelé came from the Santos Youth Academy and turned heads with his skill. Neymar has said that Pelé is his “role model” but also saying: “I don’t like to make a comparison with Pelé”. He has also been compared to compatriot Ronaldinho.
Neymar’s increasing reputation led both the media and former great players to draw comparisons between Neymar and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, which Neymar has commented on saying: “Messi is above everyone, there is no use comparing me with him. He is the best player in the world and I always get inspired when I watch good football.” Ronaldo stated: “Neymar is a great talent, the best we have in Brazil. He is very similar to Messi.” Zico said: “I see Neymar like a [Cristiano] Ronaldo or a Messi, the type who appears and makes things happen.” After his hat-trick in a 3–1 victory against Internacional in the Copa Libertadores and Messi’s five goals scored in the Champions League, Neymar said: “I am a Messi fan. I was told what he did today. I support him to score a lot of nice goals so I can keep copying and imitating him.”
Neymar has become an icon in promoting Brazilian modern pop music, particularly Música sertaneja. The video in which Neymar dances in the Santos locker room dancing in front of teammates carrying his recorder making the round of the players and making them react to the tune of Michel Teló’s hit “Ai se eu te pego!” went viral. He made a point of performing his dance antics to the song after scoring goals in football games and appeared live with Teló in one of the latter’s concerts. He also supported sertanejo singer Gusttavo Lima performing live with Lima on renditions of the singer’s hits “Balada” and “Fazer Beber”. In 2012, he made cameo appearances in the music video for yet another sertanejo hit “Eu Quero Tchu, Eu Quero Tcha” by João Lucas & Marcelo. In 2013, Neymar appeared on a rap music video, “País do Futebol” by MC Guimê.
Television and films
|2012||(fdp)||Encanador||—||TV series (TV)|
|2017||Os Parças||Himself||—||Full-length film (FL)|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||Himself||—||FL|
|2019||Money Heist||Monje Joao||—||TV|
|2019||The Making of||Himself||DAZN presents||TV|
|2021||Neymar Jr. and the line of kings||Himself||DAZN presents||TV|
|2022||Neymar: The Perfect Chaos||Himself||Netflix||Docuseries|