Neymar is a professional football player from Brazil. Neymar is considered to be one of the best soccer players in the world. He has played for the teams such as Santos, Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain. He is one of the highest-paid athletes on the planet. In 2020 he earned a total of $96 million and $18 million from his endorsement deals.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, is commonly known as Neymar Jr. He was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, on February 5, 1992. His father is a retired footballer. Neymar’s family moved to São Vicente where he played for the youth team Portuguesa Santista. He got his professional soccer training at the Santos youth academy.
Neymar is one of the most successful football players in the world. Neymar made his professional debut on March 7, 2009. Neymar earned fame and success and continued to give stellar performances during the football matches. He was awarded the 2012 South American Footballer of the Year award.
While with Barcelona, Neymar achieved many impressive achievements. In his professional football career, Neymar has played for various clubs in Brazil and in Europe. Neymar has also achieved a lot of success as part of the Brazilian National Team. He continued to represent Brazil at various international competitions. Neymar has been a part of tournaments like the:
- South American Youth Championship
- 2013 Confederations Cup
- Three Copa America tournaments (2011, 2015, and 2019)
- Two Summer Olympics (2012 and 2016)
- Two World Cups (2014 and 2018).
Neymar was in a relationship with Carolina Dantas. They have a son Davi Lucca who was born on August 13, 2011. They are no longer together and broke up sometime back. Neymar is very close to his sister Rafaella. Neymar is a devoted Pentecostal Christian and donates 10% of his income to his church. There are no details about Neymar’s present relationship. According to reports he is currently single and is not dating anyone.
Net Worth Over Time
Neymar has a net worth of $200 million. Neymar signed his major contract with the Brazilian team Santos which paid him $1.7 million per year. Neymar was given a long time extension of the contract which paid him $20 million. Neymar rejected the offer because he thought that this would hinder his chances of becoming the best player in the world. He signed a short-term contract with Santos which helped him earn $4 million per year. He looked for other options in the meantime. Neymar signed a $119 million contract with Barcelona and this deal paid him $15 million per year. Neymar is one of the richest athletes in the world. His salary earnings every year have helped him to increase his net worth. Neymar has also signed various endorsement deals and his major share of income comes from his endorsement deals and salaries.