More than five Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Neymar Jr Life. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born on 5th February 1992. He is most commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. Being a professional footballer he plays at multiple positions of central striker, second striker, winger or as an attacking midfielder. On the club level, he represented Santos and famous Spanish Club, FC Barcelona. On international level, he plays for Brazil. In our previous article we wrote about more than 10 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Ronaldinho’s Life.
He is the fourth largest goal scorer for his national team. His role was vital in Brazil’s victories at the 2011 South American Youth Championship. He remained leading goal scorer of this championship too, whereas, he won Golden Ball as player of the tournament in 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup.In this post, we bring some cool and interesting facts about Neymar. Read also about Interesting Fun Facts about Pele’s Life.
Neymar Interesting Facts
- 4th largest goal scorer for Brazil
A very outstanding fact about him is that, he is the 4th largest goal scorer for Brazil with 74 matches scoring 50 goals. He made debut at a very early age of 18.
- 13th richest player in 2012
A cool fact about Neymar is that he is brand ambassador of famous American sportswear company Nike. He also signed a contract worth US$2.4 million with Japanese electronics giant, Panasonic. With a total earning of $18.8 million in one year, he was ranked 13th richest player in 2012. Other brands endorsed by him include Volkswagen, Tenys Pe Baruel, Lupo, Ambev, Claro, Unilever and Satander enabling him to earn a sum of an estimated €20 million per year. In 2013, he was declared to be the most marketable athlete, surprisingly, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both occupying 2nd and 8th positions respectively. He also appeared on the front covers of video games Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on the North America version. Similarly, he became the first Brazilian to make it to the cover of Times Magazine in 2013.
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- 4th highest ranked Social Media Icon
Another amazing fact about him is that, he is 4th highest ranked social media icon with 52 million fans on Facebook after Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham. While, according to ESPN’s list of active sportspeople, Neymar was ranked fourth most famous athlete in the world.
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- Personal Facts
The interesting personal fact about him is that, he was in a relationship with Carolina Dantas. The couple have a son named Davi Lucca. He is very closely related to his sister Rafaella Beckran. He has a tattoo of her face on his arm while she has a tattoo of his eyes on her arm. Naymar is a Christian and idealizes Kaka in following his religion. He dedicates 10% of his income to church. He also actively participates in different charity initiatives to raise funds for needy families.
- Honours and Titles
A very cool fact about him is that he has a long list of honours and titles on his name.
On the club level, while playing from Santos he won 3 Campeonato Paulista (2010, 2011 and 2012), 1 Copa do Brasil (2010), 1 Copa Libertadores (2011), 1 Recopa Sudamericana (2012). For Barcelona he took 2 La Liga (2014–15 and 2015–16), 2 Copa del Rey (2014–15 and 2015–16), 1 Supercopa de España (2013), 1 UEFA Champions League (2014–15), 1 FIFA Club World Cup (2015).
On international level while playing from Brazil he took 1 South American Youth Championship (2011), 3 Superclásico de las Américas (2011, 2012 and 2014), 1 Olympic Gold Medal (2016), 1 Olympic Silver Medal (2012), 1 FIFA Confederations Cup (2013).
- With respect to his individual career he had won
1 World Soccer Young Player of the Year (2011),
1 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Player (2011),
3 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Championship Squad (2010, 2011 and 2012),
2 Brazilian Silver Ball (2010 and 2011),
1 Brazilian Golden Ball (2011), 1 Bola de Ouro (2012),
1 FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball (2011),
2 South American Footballer of the Year (2011 and 2012),
1 FIFA Puskás Award (2011),
1 Copa Libertadores MVP (2011),
1 FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (2013),
1 FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Shoe (2013),
1 FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team (2013),
1 FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot (2014),
1 FIFA World Cup Dream Team (2014),
1 Samba Gold (2014),
1 UEFA Champions League Team of the Season (2014–15),
1 FIFA FIFPro World XI (2015).
- Outstanding Records
The most amazing fact about Neymar Jr is that he is top scorer of Copa do Brasil in 2010. He is also top scorer in 2011 for South American Youth Championship Top scorer. He grabbed top scoring slot in 2012 for Campeonato Paulista. Sharing with Matias Alustiza he remaind top goal scorer in 2012 for Copa Libertadores.
Likewise, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi he is the top scorer in 2014 – 15 for UEFA Champions League
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