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Neymar is a Brazilian footballer who plays for FC Barcelona. He is also the captain of the Brazilian National Team.
His career is currently filled with many awards. Neymar won the South American Footballer of the Year award in 2011 and won it again in 2012. The Brazilian footballer is famous for his dribbling skills, his finishes and his abilities with both feet.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born in Sao Paulo. His father was a former footballer and this certainly contributed to Neymar’s successful career. Neymar’s father, Neymar da Silva Sr., has taken care of his finances and training from a very young age. Neymar also signed a professional contract at the very young age of 17 and even received sponsorships.
The family life of the successful Brazilian football player also developed quite quickly. Neymar became a father at the young age of 19. His baby boy was born in August of 2011 in Sao Paulo. Neymar is no longer in a relationship with the baby’s mother, Carolina Dantes. This was quite surprising to many, since Neymar is a devout Christian.
Neymar is also doing well financially, since France football ranked him on number 13 in the list of the world’s richest players in 2012. Other famous players in this list are Lionel Messi (1st) and Christiano Ronaldo (3rd).
Wherever Neymar goes, professional success seems to follow. Various sponsors have already lined up behind the brilliant football star. Neymar has sponsorship contract with American sportswear company Nike, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Unilever, Claro and many more. These sponsorships gave him an estimated 20 million euro a year. Neymar was also featured in famous worldwide videogames, including Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. He also appeared on the cover of Time magazine last year and was the first Brazilian athlete to receive such an honor.