Neymar - Brazilian Attacking Elegance and Effectiveness

Neymar - Brazilian Attacking Elegance and Effectiveness

Birthplace, first steps, teams, and transfers

If one looks for the place with the highest concentration of football talents, he will surely look at the map of Brazil. Being the biggest city in the country, Sao Paulo became the birthplace of the most talented attacking player in the 21st century, at least - Neymar Junior. The happy occasion was on February 5, 1992.

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Not surprisingly, the career of the fast and skillful talent started in Santos as one of the strongest clubs in Brazil. There Neymar started to play being only 17 and spent almost five seasons, scoring 136 goals in 225 games. As he wasn't a central striker and played mostly on the left wing, such numbers attracted top European clubs, with Real Madrid and Barcelona fighting at the final stages for the signature of the Brazilian. Thus, Melbet Bangladesh offered almost similar odds for him to join one of the Spanish clubs. All in all, the Catalonian club won the duel in 2013 and paid crucial 80 million pounds.

Such a cost might look overpriced for the 21-year-old footballer, but in fact, Barca hit the jackpot. Thus, in four seasons for Barcelona, Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 games, helped the team to win several La Liga titles and Copas, and claimed the Champions League in 2015. Moreover, the club finally received a guy, who was almost as effective on the pitch as Messi was, but the Brazilian still was regarded as the secondary player in the Blaugrana.

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Exactly that fact influenced Neymar's decision to leave the club in 2017 when he agreed on the deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Although the French club didn't directly pay Barca for Neymar because of financial fair-play, everyone understands that 222 million euros are the recent transfer record that belongs to PSG in Neymar's transfer. None could believe in such an impossible football prediction in terms of the transfer fee, but it happened. During five years in Paris, the Brazilian scored 100 goals in 145 games, joining his compatriot Romario and Cristiano Ronaldo with a unique record of 100+ goals for three different clubs during a career.

Stats, records, and jersey number

With great stats in terms of scored goals for his clubs, Neymar is often regarded as the strongest player on the Brazilian national team for more than 10 years. His 74 goals in 119 games is a perfect achievement, although he still chases legendary Pele in the list of top scores for Selecao. His favorite jersey number is 10, with him to set much more serious records except for the already mentioned ones.

Personal life: girlfriend, net worth, and non-football activity

With his jersey sold for good prices, Neymar's earnings have been stable for 10+ years. Not surprisingly, he is one of the most-paid athletes in the world, while his net worth is estimated at the level of $200 million. However, this number looks a bit underestimated, taking into account that his salary in PSG is only close to $80 million. Although the Betwinner bonus isn't so huge, bettors should still use it to earn more on football and Neymar in particular. His girlfriend, Carolina Dantas, born Neymar a son in 2011, but the Brazilian doesn't like to show his personal life to a wide audience, although he likes great parties with teammates.

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Latest news and rumors

Neymar is only 30, and looking at Ronaldo and Messi, it seems that he has five years of a great career at least. That is why his name often tops news titles and rumors, where his potential move to Chelsea, Barcelona, or Manchester United is discussed. But it looks like his trio with Messi and Mbappe in PSG will last one more year, at least.

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