Neymar Jr. is a professional football player who represents Brazil and is considered one of the most talented attacking players and left-wingers of this generation. He is one of the three players to score 100 goals for three different clubs.
Forbes ranked him the third highest-paid footballer in the world in 2018, while Time magazine set his name down on the list of the top 100 most influential people in the world. He now represents Paris Saint-Germain. In this article, we will provide you with Neymar Jr’s age, height, jersey number, son, goals, salary, and net worth.
Neymar Jr. Biography and Journey
Neymar Jr (full name- Neymar da Silva Santos Junior) was born on 5 February 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, to father Neymar Santos Sr. (former footballer) and mother Nadine da Silva.
As a kid, he played both futsal and street football. Futsal had a massive influence on a young Neymar. It helped him to develop his technique. In an interview, he talked about how futsal helped him with the speed of thought, and ability to move in tight spaces.
In 2003, his family moved to São Vicente, where Neymar started his youth career for Portuguesa Santista. At the age of 17, Santos FC signed him, but he debuted for the club in 2009. He spent six years with this club and helped his team bag three titles by scoring 136 goals from 225 games.
At the age of 18, he made his international debut against England on August 10, 2010. He represented the national team in more than 100 appearances.
His impressive performance caught the eyes of the top European teams. In 2013, FC Barcelona signed him for an initial five-year contract at a transfer fee reported to be 48.6 million Euros. Debuting for Barcelona on 18 August 2013 against Levante, he scored his first goal for the Spanish club on 21 August against Atletico Madrid the same year.
For FC Barcelona, he scored 105 goals in 186 games in his four-year stint. He won two La Liga titles, one Champions League, and three Copa del Reys with this club.
But in 2017, he became history’s most expensive player when he left Barcelona to join Paris Saint Germain for $200 million. He led the team to win the Ligue 1 title in his first campaign. He scored 100 goals in 144 games for the French club.
Neymar was also part of Brazil’s team that won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Neymar Jr. Age, Height and Weight
Neymar Jr. was born on February 5, 1992. At present, he is 30 years old. He is 5 feet and 8 inches tall (1.75 meters) and weighs around 68 kgs (141 lbs).
Neymar Jr. Family
Neymar Jr. has a close relationship with his family. In an interview, he stated that he got the inspiration of playing football from his father, Neymar Santos Sr.
Neymar also has a younger sister Rafaella Beckran. As he is very close to his sister, he tattoed her face on his arm. His sister too has a tattoo of Neymar’s eyes on her arm.
Neymar Jr. Son
Neymar’s son David Lucca da Silva is the only child of the footballer. He was born on 24 August 2011 and is currently 11 years old. His biological mother is Neymar’s former girlfriend Carolina Dantas.
Neymar Jr. Jersey Number
He wore the jersey with the No. 11 right from the time he started playing professional football with Santos FC. But in 2010, he started wearing a jersey with the No. 10 for his Brazilian national team.
However, he kept continuing with No. 11 while representing FC Barcelona because Lionel Messi, who also represents the same club, wears number 10.
Neymar was handed the number 10 once he signed the contract with Paris Saint-Germain and has been donning the same at present. In the 2019-2020 season, he even wore number 12 for his current team.
Neymar Jr. Goals
For FC Barcelone, Neymar has scored 105 goals from 186 matches. He scored 136 goals from 225 games while representing Santos FC. For his national team Brazil, he scored 75 goals from 122 matches; he is the second-highest goalscorer for Brazil, only behind the legendary Pelé. In his professional career so far, Neymar has played 696 games and scored 430 goals.
Neymar Jr. Salary and Net Worth
Neymar’s salary is estimated to be around $78 million. According to several media reports, Neymar’s net worth is around $200 million as of now.
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