Neymar facts for kids
Neymar at his Paris Saint-Germain presentation in August 2017.
|Full name||Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
|Date of birth||5 February 1992|
|Place of birth||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|Current club||Paris Saint-Germain|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. (born 5 February 1992 in Magi das Cruz's, Brazil), is a Brazilian footballer that can play as a left or right Winger or as a Striker. He plays for the French team Paris Saint-Germain. He plays for the Brazil national football team at international level.
Neymar was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His father was a former footballer. In 2003, Neymar began playing for Portuguesa Santista. Later that year, He and his family moved to Santos, São Paulo, where he joined Santos FC. He signed his first professional contract at age 17.
Neymar joined Santos in 2003 and on March 7 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 April 15 2010, Neymar scored five goals for Santos, beating Guarani 8-1 in the Brazilian Cup. Later, the club would win the cup. Neymar got red carded for wearing a mask in his goal celebration.
After Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, on July 26 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 August 10 2010. He scored on his debut, in a 2–0 win for Brazil. On March 27 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.
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.
|Paris Saint-Germain||2017–18||Ligue 1||14||11||1||2||1||1||6||6||—||22||20|
- As of 14 November 2017
- 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
- South American Youth Championship : 2011
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013
- Olympic Silver Medal: 2012
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2016
- South American Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
- FIFA Puskás Award: 2011
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2015
Images for kids
Neymar playing for Santos against Barcelona in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final.
Neymar at a press conference for the Brazil national team in 2010.
Neymar prepares to take a free kick during Brazil's opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Croatia.
Neymar evading a tackle against Mexico at the 2014 World Cup.
Neymar (right) greets future teammate Lionel Messi after the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final. As a teenager, Neymar was inspired by Messi.
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