Datum rojstva: 05.02.1992
Kraj rojstva: Mogi das Cruzes
Starost: 22 let
Višina: 175 cm
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior signed for Barça on June 3rd 2013 after an agreement between the Club and FC Santos. The then 21-year-old was Barça’s first signing of the 2013/14 season.
Born on February 5th 1992 at Mogi das Cruzes, in Brazil, Neymar began his footballing career at Santos in 2003 when he was only 11 years old and he quickly began to stand out in the club’s lower teams before making his debut with the first team in 2009 – soon becoming a fixture in the side and wining the Young Player of the Year in the Campeonato Paulista.
In 2009, Neymar was named the Player of the Tournament and was also the leading scorer in the Brazilian Cup with 11 goals. He was now a key figure in the team as Santos went on to win the Copa Libertadores by beating Uruguay’s Penyarol 2-1.
As South American champions, Santos played in the 2011 World Club Cup against Barça – who beat them 4-0, though Netmar was named third best player in the Tournament, behind Messi and Iniesta.
Neymar first represented Brazil at the 2009 Under 17 Championships and following the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he made his debut for the full international team in a friendly against USA, when - still only 18 – he scored a goal.
He was named in the Brazilian squad for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and helped take the team to the final, where they were beaten 2-1 by Mexico.
In the summer of 2013, just before signing for FC Bareclona, Neymar won the Confederations Cup with Brazil, scoring a goal in the final against Spain and being named MVP of the Tournament.