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Neymar

Footballer Neymar
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Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Profession: Footballer

Nationality:
Brazil
Brazilian

Why Famous: Forward/winger for FC Barcelona. Known for his acceleration, dribbling skills, finishing and ability with both feet.

His playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and former players drawing comparison to former Brazil forward Pelé.

Born: February 5, 1992
Birthplace: Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil
Age: 27 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Events in the Life of Neymar

  • 2009-03-07 Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Santos
  • 2017-08-03 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

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