Neymar – profile

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 5:35pm by Beautiful Game


Neymar – otherwise known as Neymar da Silva Santos Junior - is a star forward with FC Barcelona of Spain’s La Liga who will be leading the line for hosts Brazil in this summer’s World Cup.

Named the South American Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world in 2011, Neymar won the FIFA Puskas Award for Goal of the Year in 2011 and also won the Golden Ball for Best Player at the 2013 Confederations Cup.

Admired for his acceleration, speed, dribbling, finishing and ability with both feet, Neymar built his talent through his love of free-styling and street soccer.

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