Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world.
Here are 9 amazing facts about Neymar:
1. In 2017, Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a move worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever.
2. Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012.
3. Barcelona’s attacking trio of Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar, dubbed “MSN”, ended with 122 goals, the most in a season for an attacking trio in Spanish football history.
4. At the age of just 22 years, Neymar had scored 40 goals in 58 internationals, and had become the fifth highest goalscorer for his national team.
5. He was the most fouled player in Europe’s top leagues in 2018.
6. In April 2017, Neymar was included in the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world.
7. 2019 ESPN ranked him the world’s fourth most famous athlete.
8. His creativity, vision, passing, finishing, dribbling, feints and technique are being described as both “electric” and “explosive”.His 56th for Brazil, took him third in the all-time scoring chart behind only Pelé and Ronaldo.
9. His 56th for Brazil, took him third in the all-time scoring chart behind only Pelé and Ronaldo.