Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national teamas a forward or winger. He also serves as the captain of the Brazil national team.
After coming third in 2010, Neymar became South American Footballer of the Year winner two times in 2011 and 2012. Also in 2011, he received nominations for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, won FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year. Besides, he is highly appreciated for his excellent acceleration, dribbling skills, finishing and ability with both feet, which has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and especially the recognition from Pelé, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi to be the best in the future.
As a singer, Neymar has become an icon in promoting Brazilian modern pop music, particularly Música sertaneja.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born to Neymar Santos, Sr. and Nadine da Silva. His father is a former footballer and became his son's advisor from he first showed his talent.
In 2003, they moved to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos FC. At 17, he signed a full professional contract to the Santos first team and even receiving sponsorships. He made his debut for Santos in 2009 and was nominated for the Best Young Player of the 2009 Campeonato Paulista.
Neymar became a father to a baby boy David Lucca in August 2011 at age 19 with Carolina Dantas, who he is not dating.