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 Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is the most expensive footballer of all time with a transfer fee of 222 million euros from FC Barcelona to PSG in August 2017.
|Full name||Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior|
|Date of birth||5 February 1992|
|Place of birth||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 February 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:06, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
He has been compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and also to Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé, because of his dribbling skills, free-kicks, and goal scoring abilities. However, he has been criticized for diving.
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 very 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.
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.
- As of match played 10 February 2021.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||State League||Continental||Other||Total|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2017–18||Ligue 1||20||19||1||2||—||7||6||2||1||30||28|
- ^ Includes Copa do Brasil, Copa del Rey, Coupe de France
- ^ Includes Campeonato Paulista
- ^ Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
- ^ Jump up to: a b Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
- ^ Jump up to: a b Appearance(s) in FIFA Club World Cup
- ^ Appearance(s) in Recopa Sudamericana
- ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
- ^ Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España
- ^ Jump up to: a b Appearance(s) in Coupe de la Ligue
- ^ One appearance and one goal in Coupe de la Ligue, one appearance in Trophée des Champions
- ^ Appearance in Trophée des Champions
- As of 14 October 2020
- Copa do Brasil: 2010
- Campeonato Paulista: 2010, 2011, 2012
- Copa Libertadores: 2011
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2012
- UEFA Champions League: 2014-15
- La Liga: 2014-15, 2015-16
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
- Supercopa de España: 2013
- Ligue 1: 2017–, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Coupe de France: 2017–18, 2019–20
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2017–18, 2019–20
- Trophee des Champions: 2018, 2020
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2019–20
- South American Youth Championship: 2011
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
- Olympic Silver Medal: 2012
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2016
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