|Neymar Jr Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||February 5, 1992|
Neymar Jr is a Brazilian professional footballer who is known as one of the best football players in the world and has played for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He became the second-highest goalscorer for his national team with a score of 64 goals in 103 matches since he made his debut. With his incredible success in the game, he was named as the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013 by SportsPro and was also included by Time in its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2017.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Neymar, Neymar Jr., Joia, Menino da Vila, Magrelo
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
He started playing football very early in Santos FC youth academy. They were the ones who discovered him. Santos FC is 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., Sports Management Company, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Forward / Winger
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Neymar has dated –
- Najila Trindade – He had a fling with Najila Trindade who later accused the footballer of r*pe. However, the charges gained by Neymar were dropped by the police due to insufficient evidence.
- Carolina Nogueira Dantas (2010) – In December 2010, he had a fling with a Brazilian digital creator named 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.
- Alessandra Ambrosio (2014) – He went out with model and television personality Alessandra Ambrosio in the year 2014.
- 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.
- Natalia Barulich – He was in a relationship with model Natalia Barulich whom he started dating in 2019. The couple broke up after some time.
- Letícia Bufoni (2020) – He was rumored to be dating Brazilian-American skateboarder Letícia Bufoni in 2020.
- Bruna Biancardi (2021-Present) – He started dating Brazilian social media influencer Bruna Biancardi in 2021. The couple broke up for a short time in August 2022 and later reconciled their relationship. In April 2023, it was revealed that Neymar and Bruna were expecting their first child together.
Race / Ethnicity
- Mohawk hairstyle
- Wears earrings
- Tattoos (over right chest, left arm, neck, right shoulder, right forearm, etc.)
Neymar’s body specifications might 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 the offseason (when there are no matches) but decreases the time spent in workout otherwise because 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. However, he balances all this stuff with his active lifestyle and fast metabolism.
- As a forward, Neymar has played football for Spanish club FC Barcelona and also the national team of Brazil.
- Neymar was honored with the 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.
- He shares a very close bond with his sister Rafaella Beckran.
- 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.”
- He played the character named Monje Joao in the Spanish heist crime drama thriller television series, Money Heist (Spanish: La casa de papel), in 2019.
- With $96 million in earnings, Neymar Jr was the 3rd highest-paid soccer player of 2020 as per Forbes. Lionel Messi was the highest paid at that time with $126 million in earnings.
- Along with Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes, he tested positive for COVID-19 in September 2020.
- With $95.5 million in earnings, Neymar was the 7th highest-paid celebrity of 2020 as per Forbes.
- In December 2022, Neymar was acquitted of fraud and corruption charges by the Spanish court in relation to his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona. The case was filed by the Brazilian company DIS.
- In July 2023, Neymar was fined $3.33 million for breaching environmental rules after he had built a lake at his mansion in Brazil without an environmental license.
- In August 2023, it was reported that Neymar had been traded to the Saudi Arabian Al-Hilal soccer team from Paris Saint-Germain. He had signed a 2-year deal with the Saudi Pro League team and would earn $175 million over two seasons (around $88 million per season). Additionally, he received a 25-room mansion and 8 luxury cars in Saudi.
- In September 2023, Neymar became Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 79 goals.