Born on February 5, 1992, Neymar Jr is a professional footballer who currently plays in a forward position with Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian national team. He currently holds the no. 10 jersey in PSG. He was born as Neymar da Silva Santos Junior to his parents Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and his nationality is Brazilian.
Neymar Jr. is a young and talented Brazilain footballer. He is just in his twenty's and is not married yet. Neymar Jr became a father, at just the age of 19. He has a son named Davi Lucca da Silva Santos from his former girlfriend Carolina Dantos.
He was also in a relationship with Bruna Marquezine, a Brazilain model in 2012, but they ended their relationship in 2014. However, the PSG star has been having an on-off relationship with her. So, it's really hard for us to say if he is still with her or without her.
The athlete's career began with his enrollment in the youth football team Portuguesa Santista in 1999 aged 7. From there he moved to the youth team of Santos FC in 2003 and stayed there until 2009.
In 2009, he was promoted to the A league of Santos FC. There, he played 102 games in total scoring 54 goals in a span of 4 years. In 2013, Neymar was called up by the Spanish Giant Barcelona. There, he played a total of 123 games scoring 68 goals.
Recently in 2017, the star was transferred to PSG. His transfer to PSG has made him the highest paid footballer in the world. He plays in the PSG team alongside Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria, and former Barca player Dani Alves. Before his move to PSG, his national teammate Marcelo asked him to play for Real Madrid.
Neymar Jr. just turned 26 and revealed his plan about future. He revealed his plans in an interview with Red Bull, where he said he wants to continue to play for Brazil and set many new records from Brazil, also adding he is working hard to win 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Presently, the Brazilian national is selected in the 23 man squad of the Brazil National Team for the 2018 World Cup Russia. He has been selected in the team alongside Willian, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, and Marcelo Vieira.
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Neymar Jr has earned a lot from his football career. In 2016, his net worth was estimated to be $75 million, with an annual salary to be around $8.8 million. Currently, the PSG star earns as much as €45 million as an annual salary from PSG plus €11 million for signing bonus. He is currently worth €158.7 million.
The French giant bought the player for an estimated transfer fee of €222 million. Neymar has signed a deal of as much as €45 million for five years which in full totals to €225 million when his contract ends. With this, Neymar has surpassed Tevez as the highest paid footballer who is currently making €36.03 million per year.
Neymar Jr.is highly active on his social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.