Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world. Neymar came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos' first since 1963. Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barça's attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and finished third for the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2015 for his performances. He then attained a domestic double in the 2015–16 season.
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Superstar forward who starred for Santos from 2009 to 2013 and FC Barcelona from 2013 to 2017 before joining Paris Saint-Germain. He debuted with the Brazilian national team in 2010 and won the South American Footballer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.
He played futsal and street pickup games growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and began his career playing for Santos's junior team when he was 11.
He was the top scorer at the 2010 Copa do Brasil tournament with 11 goals. In 2011, he helped Santos win its first Continental Double since 1963. In August 2019, Netflix added a couple of cameos of the famed soccer star to La Casa de Papel's third season.
In 2012, he was featured on the cover of the Pro Evolution Soccer video game alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
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