Five Interesting Facts About Neymar Jr.

February 4, 2018
First Published On: February 2, 2018

Brazilian professional football player Neymar Jr. is a famous name in the soccer world. In last few years, Neymar's incredible football skills have taken the soccer world like a wildfire, so today we present you five facts about Neymar Jr.


Neymar is also one of the best players in the world who is considered to be in the league of becoming the best player like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. So, if you wanna know five facts about Neymar Jr. in detail then you are at luck. Let's just get with it!

Five facts you need to know about Neymar Jr.

Neymar Jr. was born on 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes. At the very young age, he began playing for the youth club. Neymar and his parents moved to Santos where he joined Santos FC. You will not believe but at the age of 15, he was earning $10,000, and at the age of 17 he signed his 1st professional full-time contract.

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Neymar Jr.- Scored 100th professional goal on 20th Birthday

When Neymar celebrated his birthday on February 5; he also celebrated his 100th professional goal. Neymar's 100th professional goal was against Palmeiras. In a traditional fashion, He celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring his 100th professional goal.

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At that time, he played for Santos, and it was only his 186th game form the Brazilian team. And to celebrate his achievement, his teammates covered him with a cake. After his 100 professional goals, he became the first Brazilian athlete to be on the cover page of Time Magazine.

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Neymar Jr.- World’s most Marketable Athlete

You read it right Neymar best out the players like Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Rory Mcllroy, Usain Bolt and much more for two consecutive years and was the most marketable athletes in the world. At the very young age, he has taken the world by storm as the most marketable professional footballer.

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We know that Messi is the greatest footballer of all the time, but he is no-match to Neymar in this category. Comparing all other sports stars, this shows the greatness of Neymar above some biggest names in all athletic world.

Neymar Jr.- Became father at the age of 19

Despite being 19 years old, Neymar Jr. became the father of a baby boy with his former girlfriend, Carolina Dantas. When his son was born, he shared that he cried on knowing that he could have fathered the newborn. At first, he felt fear but later on, he described that the birth of his baby as 2.8 kilograms of pure happiness.

Talking about Carolina Dantas, she is a Brazilian Woman who graduated from Colegio Adventista de Santos in 2011. The couple, Neymar and Carolina dated for a couple of years, but now they are separated.

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There is only one thing that Neymar beats Messi and that is "Brazilian became a father to David Lucas when he was 19-year-old" but topping Messi should not be a far-fetched dream as Neymay is young and his fame is skyrocketing these days.

Neymar Jr.- A Marketing Machine

This personality is also known as the most marketable athlete in the world by SportsPro Magazine after defeating the famous personalities like Ronaldo, Rory McIlroy, Messi and Usain Bolt. Messi may be one of the best football players of all the time, but Neymar beats Messi in this category- Marketing Machine.

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Besides this, Neymar has marketed more than a dozen products and also has landed on the cover of The Brazilian edition of the Vogue magazine with the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Neymar Jr.- Comic book character

One of the leading Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio released a Monica’s Gang comic in 2013, which featured a baby version of Neymar as the main character. Neymar officially announced his partnership with the leading cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa.

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Neymar portrayed as a child with his own football-playing friends and other Brazilian players who became children’s comic book character. He joined other local football stars who became a reading option to the kids across the country.