Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, better known as Neymar, is a professional Brazilian footballer. He plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
What Is the Net Worth of Neymar?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Neymar has an estimated net worth of $200 million. In 2017, he became the world’s highest-paid football player after he signed a 5-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain and maybe he also became the world’s highest-paid athlete in respect to salary. He earns $78 million from the club as a base salary.
In addition to that, he also earns $20 to $40 million each year from bonuses and other collaborations.
News About Neymar
Neymar was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo He is the child of Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva. His father is a former footballer and he also guided his son after he saw Neymar’s potential.
Neymar said about his father’s contribution to his success “My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances, and my family.” Neymar found his love of futsal with street football while growing up.
Neymar stated that futsal had a huge impact upon him when he was young as it aided him in developing his technique, speed of thought, and capability to perform moves in tight spaces.
Neymar relocated with his family to São Vicente in 2003, where he started to play for the youth side Portuguesa Santista. Later, in the same year, they relocated to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos FC.
With the success that he achieved as a youth player which also helped him in earning money, his family acquired their first property, a house, that was located next to Vila Belmiro, Santos’ home stadium.
The standard of living for their family got better since when he was just 15, he was already earning 10,000 reais monthly and at 16, 125,000 reais every month. When he was 17, he signed his first full professional deal and after which, he was upgraded to the Santos first team and started signing his first sponsorship contracts.
Neymar was in a relationship with Carolina Dantas, and he also has a son Davi Lucca who was born on 13 August 2011. He shares a very close bond with his sister Rafaella; both the siblings have tattoos that they dedicate to each other.
He is also a devout Pentecostal Christian and reportedly he donates 10 percent of his income to his church, however, these claims have not been proved.
Neymar started to play football when he was very young and in 2003, Santos FC spotted him soon and offered him a deal to join their youth academy, the one which has produced Brazilian internationals such as Clodoaldo, Coutinho, Diego, Elano, and Alex in the past.
Furthermore, he also joined the likes of Pepe, Pelé, and Robinho at the beginning of his career at the club. When he was in the youth academy, he met Paulo Henrique Ganso, and they became good friends over time.
At the age of 14, he went to Spain for trial runs with the Real Madrid youth team, during that time when Real already had amazing players like Ronaldo, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Zinedine Zidane, and Robinho.
However, he didn’t stay in Madrid, since, at that time, his father took the decision that he favored the young prodigy to continue growing up whilst playing at Santos.
In 2009, when he was just 17, Neymar made his professional debut. He played in the last 30 minutes of Santos’ game against Oeste. In his rookie season, he performed really well by scoring 14 goals in 48 games.
In 2010, he kept his marvelous performance and scored 42 goals in 60 games in his second season, and eventually, he won the 2012 South American Footballer of the Year award.
On May 26, 2013, he played his final season for Santos, and the next day, the announcement came out that he would be signing with Barcelona FC.
When he was with Barcelona, Neymar clinched several splendid achievements. He was particularly part of the renowned attacking trio that consisted of him, Lionel Messi, and Luis Suárez, and it was also popular as “MSN,” that came to an end during the 2014-2015 season after scoring 122 goals between them which was the highest score ever in a season for an attacking trio in Spanish football’s history.
They continued to break their earlier record the following year by scoring 131 goals. In 2017, the announcement came out from Barcelona about the payment of €222 million to the club by its legal representative Neymar and that led to the release clause of his contract.
This involved the most expensive transfer ever during the time. Later, Neymar signed with the French club Paris Saint-Germain.
Apart from playing for various clubs in Brazil in Europe throughout his professional football career, his career also comprises several remarkable accomplishments as part of the Brazilian National Team.
In 2010, he was appointed as a member of Brazil’s senior team for the first time at just the age of 18 and played his first match for the team in a friendly game against the U.S. Since then, he went on to represent Brazil at many international tournaments, like the 2011 South American Youth Championship, 2013 Confederations Cup, three Copa America tournaments (2011, 2015, and 2019), two Summer Olympics (2012 and 2016), and two World Cups (2014 and 2018).
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