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Neymar
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Personal information
Full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Date of birth 5 February 1992 (1992-02-05) (age 25)
Place of birth    Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
Number 11
Youth clubs
1999–2003
2003–2009
Brazil Portuguesa Santista
Brazil Santos
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2009–2013
2013–
Brazil Santos
Flag of Spain Barcelona
103 (54)
059 0(31)   
National team
2010– Brazil Brazil 065 0(44)

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992), commonly known as Neymar, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team, as a forward or winger.

At the age of 19, Neymar won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award, after coming third in 2010. He followed this up by winning it again in 2012. In 2011 Neymar received nominations for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, where he came 10th, and the FIFA Puskás Award, which he won. He is known for his acceleration, speed, dribbling, finishing and ability with both feet. His playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and former players drawing comparison to former Brazil forward Pelé, who has called Neymar "an excellent player", while Ronaldinho states "he will be the best in the world".

Neymar joined Santos in 2003 and, after rising through the ranks, was promoted to their first team squad. He made his debut for Santos in 2009, and was voted the Best Young Player of the 2009 Campeonato Paulista. Further honours followed, with Neymar being voted best player as Santos won the 2010 Campeonato Paulista, and also being top scorer in the 2010 Copa do Brasil with 11 goals. He finished the 2010 season with 42 goals in 60 games as his club achieved the Double. Neymar was again voted best player of the year in 2011 as his side retained the state title and Santos also winning the 2011 Copa Libertadores in which Neymar scored 6 goals in 13 appearances. He also played a key role in securing a Continental Double for his team, Santos' first since 1963. He received the Bronze Ball in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, with Santos making it to the final, where they were defeated 4–0 by Barcelona.

Neymar has represented Brazil at Under-17, Under-20 and senior levels. On 10 August 2010, at the age of 18, he made his debut for the Seleção in a friendly match against the United States; he scored from a header in the 28th minute, contributing to Brazil's 2–0 win. Neymar was the top scorer of the 2011 South American Youth Championship with nine goals, including two in the final, in the 6–0 win against Uruguay, helping Brazil to win their eleventh title in the competition. In 2012 and 2013, SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world.

Honours

Clubs

Santos
Barcelona

National team

Brazil

External links

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FC Barcelona squad - 2016-17

1 ter Stegen · 3 Piqué · 4 Rakitić · 5 Busquets · 6 D. Suárez · 7 Turan · 8 Iniesta · (c) 9 L. Suárez · 10 Messi · 11 Neymar · 12 Rafinha · 13 Cillessen · 14 Mascherano · 17 Alcácer · 18 Alba · 19 Digne · 20 S. Roberto · 21 Gomes · 22 Vidal · 23 Umtiti · 24 Mathieu · 25 Masip ·

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Brazil – 2011 Copa América – Quarter-finals


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Brazil – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Jefferson 2. Dani Alves 3. Thiago Silva (c) 4. David Luiz 5. Fernando 6. Marcelo 7. Lucas 8. Hernanes 9. Fred 10. Neymar 11. Oscar 12. Júlio César 13. Dante 14. Filipe Luís 15. Jean 16. Réver 17. Luiz Gustavo 18. Paulinho 19. Hulk 20. Bernard 21.  22. Diego Cavalieri 23. Jádson

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Brazil – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Fourth Place

1. Jefferson 2. Dani Alves 3. Thiago Silva (c) 4. David Luiz 5. Fernandinho 6. Marcelo 7. Hulk 8. Paulinho 9. Fred 10. Neymar 11. Oscar 12. Júlio César 13. Dante 14. Maxwell 15. Henrique 16. Ramires 17. Luiz Gustavo 18. Hernanes 19. Willian 20. Bernard 21.  22. Victor 23. Maicon

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