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Neymar da Silva Santos Junior Brazilian Soccer player

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Maria Vega

on 29 October 2014

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February 5, 1992
Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil
Neymar started playing soccer very early in his life
He joined the Santos Academy at just 11 years old, where he perfected his skills
Today/Recent Events
Who- Neymar Jr.
What- Professional footballer for the FC Barcelona and Brazil National Team
Where- Playing in Brazil and in other countries
Why- It was his dream to become the idol he is today
When- 2010 at age 17 he signed the professional contract
Today Neymar plays for the FC Barcelona team and is playing against the other professional teams that dare to challenge him and his talented crew.
He is a world soccer icon, and while some still question his greatness, coaches and captains from around the world who nominate the Fifa World Player of the Year, undoubtedly agree; Neymar is one of the best players in the world. His brilliance is so overwhelming, he doesn’t need to step foot in Europe to prove his genius. Only by watching him on TV the professionals know, Neymar’s name will live forever in the history of Fifa.
Major Accomplishments
Won the 2010 Campeonato Paulista award
Won the South American Footballer of the Year award in 2011 and 2012
Received the Bronze Ball in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup
Selected as part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup
Received the 2014 Bronze Boot as the tournament's third top goalscorer
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
- Parents: Nadine Santos and Neymar da Silva Sr
-One sibling: Rafaella Beckran
-One child: David Lucca da Silva Santos
-Not married
-In 2012, he was featured on the cover of the Pro Evolution Soccer video game
- In December 2013, Neymar was ranked by The Guardian as the sixth best player in the world
- In November 2012 advertising agency Loducca, created Neymar's own personal brand logo, featuring the N, J and R (Neymar Junior) with the N styled to match Neymar's shirt number 11
-Became professional soccer player~~17
-Graduate of the Santos Acadamy
He went to a private school and then studied at Liverpool University.
Neymar began playing football at an early age and he was soon spotted by Santos FC, who offered him a contract in 2003, where he was put in their youth academy. His school days didn’t last long, at 16 years old, Neymar had already debuted as a professional for Santos FC.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Brazilian Professional Footballer
(Soccer Player)
Position- Forward or winger
Plays for Spanish club Futbol Club Barcelona-#11
Captain for the Brazil national football team-#10
Interesting Facts
Became a father at age 19
He was the top scorer at the 2010 Copa do Brasil tournament with 11 goals
In 2010, he debuted a Mohawk-stlye haircut
The only Brazilian soccer player to be on the cover of TIME Magazine
Inherited his name from his father
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