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Neymar

Brazilian association football player

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. (born 5 February 1992), is a professional Brazilian footballer that can play as a left or right Winger or as a Striker. He plays for the Barcelona and the Brazil national football team at international level.

Neymar Jr.
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Neymar with Brazil in 2018.
Personal information
Full name Neymar da (Silva) Santos Júnior
[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Sao Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2003 Portuguesa Santista
2003–2009 Santos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Santos FC 103 (54)
2013–2017 FC Barcelona 124 (69)
2017- Paris Saint-Germain 31 (42)
National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2011 Brazil U20 7 (9)
2012-2016 Brazil U23 14 (8)
2010–present Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He has been compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and also to Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé.

CareerEdit

Santos FCEdit

Neymar and his family moved to Santos in 2003, where he joined Santos F.C. On 7 March 2009, he made his debut for Santos at 17 years of age. He scored his first goal against Mogi Mirim, a week after his debut. On 15 April 2010, Neymar scored five goals for Santos, beating Guarani 8-1 in the 2010 Copa do Brasil (Brazilian Cup). The club would then go on to win that year's cup.

In a Copa Libertadores match against Colo-Colo in 2011, Neymar got red carded for wearing a mask in his goal celebration.

BrazilEdit

After Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, on 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected in the squad for the Brazil national team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against USA on 10 August 2010. He scored on his debut, in a 2–0 win for Brazil. On 27 March 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.

FC BarcelonaEdit

In the summer of 2012 , Neymar was bought by the Spanish club FC Barcelona for 57 million euros from Santos.

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

In August 2017, he was bought by the French club Paris Saint-Germain for a world record-breaking €222 million, making him the most expensive transfer of all time.

Club statisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Santos 2009 Série A 32 10 3 1 12[a] 3 47 14
2010 31 17 8 11 2[b] 0 19[a] 14 60 42
2011 21 13 13[c] 6 13[d] 5 47 24
2012 17 14 14[e] 9 16[a] 20 47 43
2013 1 0 4 1 18[a] 12 23 13
Total 102 54 15 13 29 15 78 54 224 136
Barcelona 2013–14 La Liga 26 9 3 1 10[f] 4 2[g] 1 41 15
2014–15 33 22 6 7 12[f] 10 51 39
2015–16 34 24 5 4 9[f] 3 1[h] 0 49 31
2016–17 30 13 6 3 9[f] 4 0 0 45 20
Total 123 68 20 15 40 21 3 1 186 105
Paris Saint-Germain 2017–18 Ligue 1 20 19 1 2 2 1 7[f] 6 30 28
2018–19 17 15 3 2 1 1 6[f] 5 1 0 28 23
Total 37 34 4 4 3 2 13 11 1 0 58 51
Career total 262 156 39 32 3 2 82 47 81 55 467 292

International statisticsEdit

As of 14 November 2017
National Team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2010 2 1
2011 13 7
2012 12 9
2013 19 10
2014 14 15
2015 9 4
2016 6 4
2017 8 3
Total 83 53

AwardsEdit

ClubEdit

SantosEdit

BarcelonaEdit

BrazilEdit

IndividualEdit

  • South American Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2011
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Appearances in Campeonato Paulista
  2. Appearances in Copa Sudamericana
  3. Appearances in Copa Libertadores
  4. Eleven appearances and four goals in Campeonato Paulista, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup
  5. Twelve appearances and eight goals in Copa Libertadores, two appearances and one goal in Recopa Sudamericana
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  7. Appearances in Supercopa de España
  8. Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  1. Includes cup competitions such as the Copa do Brasil, Copa del Rey and Coupe de France
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Neymar". ESPN.