Who is Neymar?
Having the full name, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Neymar is considered as one of the Greatest of all time (GOAT) in the history of football and also considered by many as the upcoming youngster who can match the records that are set by the current football stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Neymar is in the mid of his career but though this, he has only stepped a little foot into his footballing career as he still has many years to play the soccer, obviously. Though a youngster, Neymar is already in the list of the most successful, highly paid footballers of all time and is also among the most marketable players in the history of the game.
The Brazilian international began his professional career at a quite tender age and was soon given signed up for a contract in 2003 by the Brazilian club Santos FC, at 17 years of age.
Through his help, his club was able to lift the Campeonato Paulista championships, Copa do Brasil and 2011 Copa Libertadores for two successive times.
These efforts of his won him the South American footballer of the year and led to his contract by the Spanish giants, Barcelona to play for the club.
At joining the Camp Nou side, Neymar formed a most formidable attacking trio with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and in the 2014/15 league session, helped Barcelona to hit a milestone by completing the treble wherein they won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League. On a personal level, he had the third place in 2015 Ballon d’Or, finishing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and that’s quite a huge feat for such a youngster.
Fast forward to the 2017 summer transfer window, Neymar left Barcelona and joined the Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint-Germain for a record transfer fee.
Neymar didn’t leave the national level behind in his record breaking as he won the following:
- South American Youth Championship (2011),
- Olympic silver medal (2012),
- Olympic gold medal (2016) and
- FIFA Confederations Cup (2013).
How old is Neymar?
Neymar was born in February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo hence is 28 years old today.
He was born to his parents, Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva. Did you notice that Neymar bears the same name with his father? He inherited the name from his father who was a former footballer and guess what? Neymar’s father is currently his son’s advisor and agent.
What is Neymar’s Salary and Contracts?
The youngster moved to Barcelona from the Brazilian side, Santos FC for a five-year initial transfer agreement contract as was revealed. He was bought for €86.2 million (£71.5 million).
Later on, Neymar moved to Parc des Princes in the summer of 2017, a transfer that made him become the then second-highest earner in world football behind Carlos Tevez, who was the highest earner in world football as at that time.
The French side sealed the transfer with a transfer fee of €222 million that was paid to Barcelona for which they secured a contract until 2022 with Neymar.
Moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar started earning an astonishing sum of €36.8 million a year which placed him at earning over €700,000 weekly. Neymar’s Salary skyrocketed as he previously receiving €300,000 a week with Barcelona.
This contract with Paris Saint-Germain made Neymar surpass the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in terms of earnings as Ronaldo is currently earning €367,000 while Messi, who got an increment in pay as he signed a new contract with Barcelona last November, earns €537,000 weekly.
What is Neymar’s Net Worth?
Subsequent to moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar’s net worth was €90 million. But currently, Neymar’s net worth has increased to a whooping sum of incredible €110 million. This was indeed a great boon to his net worth.
With the trends this youngster is setting, age wise, earning power wise and otherwise, he should follow be reckoned with at the peak of achievements like his rivals, Ronaldo and Messi as he is obviously among the richest players of the generation.
What are Neymar’s endorsements?
According to Forbes release in 2016, Neymar’s endorsements alone earned him an estimated amount of $21 million (€18 million) and this record made him to be the only active footballer then to earn more money off the pitch than he did on the ground.
The money that Neymar earned from endorsements accounted for about 61% of his total pay. While that of Ronaldo and Messi accounted for 36% and 34% of their total pay respectively. Quite a huge margin, right?
The Brazilian international is in endorsement partnerships with many brands such as Nike, Gillette, Beats Electronics and Red Bull.
Does Neymar do other businesses?
Yes, aside football, Neymar currently does other businesses and earns heavily from them to.
Neymar has made a guest appearance in a Hollywood film named ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ and has also released his own set of emojis which are downloadable.
Where is Neymar’s House located?
After moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar wait long to own an incredible five-storey mansion. As is said, Neymar will have to pay £12,800 monthly as a rent for the house. This is sure not a huge sum for a player who earns almost £550,000 weekly right?
Neymar’s House is said to have ‘futuristic looks’, and is situated in Bougival, a location not even ten miles from the centre of Paris and is a small town of just 9,000 in the Yvelines.
The house is 10,800 square feet and has a big indoor swimming pool located in the basement. These aside, the house has a sauna, a Turkish bath and a massive pool room which can be used for any sort of fun you can think of, and can be used for playing games. In addition, Neymar’s House is sun loungers with a view onto the sprawling 5,000 square-metre garden. You could imagine the sort of house this is!
All of these features aside, it is worthy of note that Neymar’s House also has a history as it was once owned by Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho and France film legend Gerard Depardieu.
His father and mother are known as Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva respectively. Neymar has a sister by name, Rafaella Beckran and he has a son named Davi Lucca.
Davi Lucca was born to him on 13 August 2011 after a sexual affair with former girlfriend, Carolina Dantas.
Neymar has a very close relationship with his sister Rafaella Beckran that led to his cementing this platonic closeness by tattooing her face on his arm, while Beckran reciprocated by tattooing her brother’s eyes on her arm.
How many cars does Neymar have?
Neymar has the following cars at the moment but obviously, more would be added to his garage as time goes. Beyond cars, Neymar also has a private jet.
Neymar’s cars include
- Ferrari 458 Italia
- Maserati MC12
- Audi RS7
- Audi R8 Spyder
- Audi Q7
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Porsche Panamera Turbo
- Cessna 680 jet