Neymar da Silva
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born on 5 February, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes municipality in the city of Sao Paolo, Brazil. His father Neymar Santos Senior was a professional footballer and used to be his trainer. His mother’s name is Nadine da Silva. During his childhood, Neymar used to be a well-known player of street football as well as futsal and that helped him hone his skills as far as fancy dribbling is concerned. In 2003, Neymar started representing the youth ranks of the team Portuguesa Santista and moved to the city of Sao Vicente. Neymar joined the famous Brazilian club FC Santos in 2003 when he was only 11 years old and from then he went from strength to strength as a player. Neymar signed his first senior contract with FC Santos at the age of 17. In 2013, he signed for Barcelona and immediately made an impact before finally winning the treble with the Catalan club in 2015.
In 2011, Neymar won the ‘World Soccer Young Player of the Year’ award and in the same year he won the FIFA Puskas Award for scoring the best goal of the year. Neymar has been a prodigious talent since he was a teenage star for Santos in Brazil, but his greatest achievement as a footballer is the haul of 39 goals in the 2014-15 season at the end of which his club Barcelona won the treble. He scored 10 goals in the Champions League as well and ended up as the join top scorer. So, many people like Neymar in many countries.