Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Neymar, Neymar Jr., Joia, Menino da Vila, Magrelo
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
He started playing football very early in Santos FC youth academy. They were the one who discovered him. Santos FC are credited for producing international level footballers such as Alex, Clodoaldo, Coutinho, Diego, and Elano.
- Father – Neymar Santos, Sr. (Former Footballer)
- Mother – Nadine da Silva
- Siblings – Rafaella Beckran (Younger Sister)
He is signed with WM XV Marketing Esportivo Ltda.
Forward / Winger
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
68 kg or 150 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Neymar dated –
- Carolina Nogueira Dantas (2010) – In December 2010, he had a fling with a Brazilian girl, Carolina Nogueira Dantas who was a student at that time. He has a child with her, named, Davi Lucca who was born on August 24, 2011.
- Bárbara Evans (2010, 2011) – Neymar was linked with actress Bárbara Evans in 2010 after it was alleged that they had spent a couple of days together. Then, again in 2011, he had an encounter with the model. But, she later denied all such claims in 2012 and insisted that they were just good friends.
- Nicole Bahls (2011) – Then in May 2011, his name was linked with another Brazilian model, Nicole Bahls.
- Daniela Carvalho (2011) – Again in 2011, he dated briefly actress Daniela Carvalho.
- Carol Abranches (2011) – He was photographed with Brazilian adult / glamour model, Carol Abranches on a beach in November 2011 and sparked dating RUMORs.
- Andressa Suita (2011) – In 2011, he had an encounter with actress Andressa Suita.
- Maíra Cardi (2012) – Reality TV star, Maíra Cardi who is about 9 years his senior had dated him briefly in 2012.
- Roberta Appratti (2012) – Neymar was RUMORed to have had a fling with the fellow dancer, Roberta Appratti in 2012.
- Carol Belli (2012) – TV personality, Carol Belli was RUMORed to have had an encounter with Neymar in 2012.
- Dani Sperle (2012) – Again in 2012, he was RUMORed to have had an encounter with 10 years his senior model Dani Sperle.
- Anitta (2013) – In 2013, his name was linked with singer Anitta. They were RUMORed to be dating together.
- Patrícia Jordane (2013) – In 2013 again, he had a fling with another glamour model, Patrícia Jordane.
- Bruna Marquezine (2013-2014) – Cute actress Bruna Marquezine and Neymar were an item from February 2013 to July 2014. They only split because of the rumors that he had been cheating on her while in Spain.
- Laryssa Oliveira (2013) – In December 2013, he had a fling with Laryssa Oliveira.
- Gabriella Lenzi (2014) – Then in April 2014, he had an encounter with model Gabriella Lenzi.
- Soraja Vucelic (2014) – Serbian glamour model, Soraja Vucelic and Neymar were an item for a short time in October 2014.
- Elizabeth Martinez (2015) – In January 2015, as per the Brazilian tabloids, he was RUMORed to be dating lawyer Elizabeth Martinez.
- Thaila Ayala (2015) – In July 2015, he had a fling with actress Thaila Ayala who is 6 years his senior.
- Jhenny Andrade (2015) – In December 2015, Neymar was rumored to have hooked up with UFC Octagon girl, Jhenny Andrade.
- Chloë Grace Moretz (2016) – In March 2016, he was RUMORed to have hooked up with American actress Chloë Grace Moretz in Paris.
- Caroline Caputo (2017) – In July 2017, Neymar was rumored to have hooked up with the Brazillian model, Caroline Caputo.
- Demi Lovato (2017) – In November 2017, singer Demi Lovato and TV host Layla Anna-Lee were seen on a dinner date with Neymar which sparked dating rumors.
Race / Ethnicity
- Mohawk hairstyle
- Wears earrings
- Tattoos (over right chest, left arm, neck, right shoulder, right forearm, etc.)
Neymar’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
He has appeared in advertisements for Nike, Replay Hyperflex Fall 2014, Police Eyewear, Gillette Brasil, Panasonic, McDonald’s etc.
Best Known For
Playing professional football for Brazil national team
- Expert finishing
- Impeccable technique
- Presence of mind / field awareness
- Match Intelligence
- Disciplinary Problems
- Accused of being selfish
- Sometimes indulges in football’s dark arts
First Football Match
At the age of 17, he made his professional debut on March 7, 2009. He played the match for the last 30 minutes only against Oeste where his team won by 2-1.
Neymar exercises a lot in the gym during offseason (when there are no matches). But, decreases the time spent in workout otherwise, as a lot of time is spent on the pitch which balances his workout regimen.
As revealed by RedBull.com and ESPN.com, the athlete starts the regime with stretching exercises followed by strength building and flexibility exercises such as sprinting, jumping squats, hurdle hop, rope skipping, etc.
Then, he does movement preparation such as lunges, pillar skip (different style of running), etc.
He has defined abs which he gets by eating right and balanced foods. In general, he eats spinach, pizza, gummy worms, pasta, etc. But, balances all this stuff with his active lifestyle and fast metabolism.
You can also get a glimpse of his workout through this video –
- As a forward, Neymar has played football for Spanish club FC Barcelona and also the national team of Brazil.
- Neymar was honored with South American Footballer of the Year award in 2011.
- Neymar Jr. also receives advice from his father who was previously a footballer.
- While growing up, Neymar was active in futsal (indoor football) and street football.
- When Neymar was 15, he was earning 10,000 reais per month. Just a year later, at 16, he was earning 125,000 reais every month.
- At the age of 17, he started receiving sponsorships.
- In 2003, he used to play for Portuguesa Santista (Brazilian football club).
- He was always skinny (since childhood), but was addicted to junk food.
- In 2014, he produced the TV series documentary entitled “Neymar Jr’s Life Outside the Fields.”
- Visit his official website @ www.neymaroficial.com.
- Catch Neymar on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.