Neymar DA Silva Santos Junior, also known as Neymar Or NJ, is a Brazilian-born professional football player who currently plays forward for both the Brazil national team and Ligue 1 Club Paris Saint-Germain. Being able to play as a winger, centre striker, second striker, or occasionally as an offensive midfielder, he is regarded as a versatile player. He is recognized as one of the top players in the world and is well known for his ability to create plays. One of just three players to do so is Neymar, who has at least 100 goals for three separate clubs.
Neymar has won the FIFA Federation Cup, Comenbol Copa Libertadores DA América, Olympic Gold Medal, FIFA Club World Cup, and Puskas Award in his career.
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Neymar Early Life
On February 5, 1992, Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. was born in Mogi das Cruzes, So Paulo, Brazil. Neymar, whose father was a former professional soccer player, played street games and the indoor sport of futsal to emulate his role model. In 1999, he joined the Portuguesa Santista youth club, and within a few years, he had become one of the nation’s most well recognized young athletes.
At the age of 11, Neymar joined Santos FC’s youth program. At age 14, Neymar received a chance to continue his growth with Real Madrid C.F. after word of his talents reached Europe, but the Santos team’s management reportedly persuaded him to stay by offering him a sizable bonus.
In 2009, Neymar made his senior debut with Santos, living up to the anticipation by winning the league’s Best Young Player honor. He truly broke out in 2010 when he helped Santos win the league and Copa do Brasil crowns. He then went on to win the first of three consecutive scoring titles and four consecutive Player of the Year accolades. He also made his senior national team debut that year and sported a Mohawk hairstyle. He also made his senior national team debut that year and donned a Mohawk-inspired hairdo, which soon gained popularity among younger supporters. Santos won its first Copa Libertadores title in 48 years in 2011 thanks to the flamboyant forward, who also scored the FIFA Goal of the Year. But he also started to encounter the negative reactions that come with celebrity. Neymar received criticism for his performance during Brazil’s 2011 Copa America quarterfinal loss as well as media criticism for having an unmarried child.
From Santos FC to FC Barcelona
Santos won its first Copa Libertadores title in 48 years in 2011 thanks to the flamboyant forward, who also scored the FIFA Goal of the Year. But he also started to encounter the negative reactions that come with celebrity. Neymar received criticism for his performance during Brazil’s 2011 Copa America quarterfinal loss as well as media criticism for having an unmarried child.
2016 Olympics and 2018 World Cup
Despite all of his individual talent, Neymar still had to answer the question of whether he could lead his teammates to success on a global scale. Because of his suspension for the 2015 Copa America, Brazil’s chances of going far were practically eliminated. The following year, he skipped the competition to stay healthy and rested for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This decision paid off handsomely as the star player scored several crucial goals to advance his team before converting the game-winning penalty kick to give Brazil its first men’s soccer gold medal.
The Brazilians were once again expected to perform well going into the 2018 World Cup, but Neymar’s recovery from a fractured foot ultimately wasn’t enough as they lost a close quarterfinal game to Belgium 2-1.
In August 2017, Neymar debuted for Paris Saint-Germain after a contentious deal. Before suffering the broken foot that ruined his season after 30 games, his time with the French club had started to a good start. The following year, Neymar suffered another foot injury, but this time he was able to recuperate in time to assist his team in winning Ligue 1.
Neymar, who was already well-known for his antics on the field, received criticism for his conduct during his second season with PSG. He received a three-game suspension for upcoming Champions League play after criticizing the officials following a Champions League loss to Manchester United in March. After another defeat the following month, Neymar got into a fight with a hating supporter. biography2me.org