If you are a fan of football or even just following the fifa world cup then Neymar is a name you must have surely heard. The 22 year old Brazilian has captivated audiences with his flashy but brillian performances and has become one of the biggest names in football. Even at sucha young age, Neymar is being compared to greats like Pele and has a huge fan base. Neymar’s official Twitter account is twitter.com/neymarjr and facebook page is facebook.com/neymarjr.
Neymar was born on 5 February 1992 in Sau Paolo Brazil. From a little age he showed prowess in football which was recognized by his father who became his advisor. Neymar started his professional career with Santos in 2009 and became an instant hit among the clubs fans, winning admirers through his creativity and style.
Neymar became an important figure with Santos and became the South American Footballer of the year in 2011 and again in 2012. He was nominated for the FIFA Ballon D’Or in 2011 and caught the attention of major clubs in Europe. Barcelona won the transfer battle and signed him for 87.2 Million Euros which is the tenth highest transfer fee of all time.
Neymar has also represented Brazil at under-17, Under-20 and senior level. He made his debut in 2010 for the senior team and since then has scored 33 goals in 50 matches. Neymar won the best player award at the 2013 Confederations cup and is expected to become a Brazilian legend as his career progresses.