Neymar was born on 5 February 1992. He was born in Sao Paulo in Brazil. Not much is known about his parents but it is known that his father was also a footballer. He acted as Neymar’s advisor and conditioned his came to a higher level. Neymar has one sibling whose name is Rafaella Beckran. There is not much information about Neymar’s education either. He is known for his fashionable hairstyles as well.
Neymar started his football career at a very young age. It was reported that at age of 15, Neymar was making 10000 a month and with such a high salary, his family was able to afford a new house. His pay kept on increasing and at age of 17, Neymar got his first sponsorship deal.
The first club that he started playing for was Santos FC. He started this journey in 2003. As per the records, Neymar played his first match when he was 17. He only played for 30 minutes but he was able to score a goal and led the team to victory. This was long back in 2009. 2010 started with a major win. Neymar scored 4 goals in one single match. The match was a qualifying match for Brazil Cup. After the series started, Neymar played and led his team to victory. Neymar was honoured with the award of best player for this series. The same year, he got an offer of 12 Million GBP to play in English Premier League but he rejected because Neymar felt that he could get a better offer.
In 2011, Neymar got a Puskas Award and 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award. His popularity was growing and his game was getting better. The next year, in 2012, Neymar was again honoured with another South American Footballer of the year along with another Puskas award. The same year, he also received Golden Ball Award coupled with a few more awards. Neymar also revealed that he always wanted to play for clubs like Barcelona and his wish came true in 2013 as he signed an offer with Barcelona. His transfer fee for joining Barcelona was almost 86.2 million euros. Neymar was also under the income tax scanner for not revealing the exact amount of the contract. That was just a beginning of a new career. He worked hard to achieve his dreams and in the course he won many awards.
It is also known that Neymar had been very active with charity work and as per the statistics, Neymar scored a total of 227 goals in 386 matches he played for the various clubs. Not just this, Neymar scored 50 goals in 75 international matches he played. Neymar’s annual salary is 37.5 Million US Dollars out which 14.5 Million US Dollar came from his salary and rest amount was earned through endorsements. His net worth is estimated to be around 90 Million US Dollars. Leland’s net worth speaks of his success.
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