Brazilian football superstar Neymar aka Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is the biggest superstar. He is in his home country and the best player in the Brazilian National Football team. To play fantasy football skilfully, you need to know the right things about the players you are selecting in your fantasy football teams.
That is when you will be called as the wise and smart fantasy soccer team creator. Let’s know about Neymar:
Neymar has just played for Santos prior moving to Barcelona
Even though Neymar has displayed his skills at Santos for years now. Not many folks know that it is the only team he has ever played for. He joined the Santos Academy in 2003 when he was just 11 and improved his skills there.
Neymar scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday
On 5 February 2012, the day of his 20th birthday, Neymar scored his 100th professional goal against Palmeiras in classic Neymar way.
Neymar nearly joined Real Madrid when he was 14 years old
Real Madrid’s interest in getting Neymar has been quite famous lately, but the deal fell through in the summer of 2011. But, Neymar could have joined the Spanish side long back when he just 14 years old.
West Ham is the first club which made a bid on Neymar
He could have been a player for West Ham if things had fallen into place some years back. In fact, West Ham is the first club that took notice of Neymar’s skills. And it made a bid of £12 million, which instantly turned down.
Neymar could have been played in the 2010 World Cup
Neymar got his chance to play under the manager, Mano Menezes, in August 2010 in a friendly match against the USA. He grabbed the chance with both hands and scored on his debut for Brazil.
Barcelona’s ninth-most and PSG’s most expensive purchase is Neymar
Barcelona paid almost $100 million for Neymar transfer from Santos in 2013. And, Paris Saint-Germain remunerated a whopping $263 million for Neymar in 2017.
The only Brazilian athlete to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine
Even though Brazil is a nation known for its sports legends, Neymar is the only Brazilian player to grace the cover of TIME magazine. In actual fact, the only other Brazilians to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine are politicians. This is truly an amazing and one of the most interesting facts about Neymar.
Neymar is very rich and very young
In 2012, Neymar was the seventh-richest footballer in the world, while Forbes named him the third highest-paid player under 25 in the world. And presently Neymar is the 3rd highest paid soccer player in the world in 2018 Forbes list.
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