Football has produced a slew of legendary players who left their imprint on history. Neymar Jr., a football legend in Brazil, is currently creating waves in France’s top division. The superstar has a long list of accolades to his name, and he has played at the pinnacle of the game. He’s won the hearts of a slew of girls, much like his stellar professional success. Take a look at his biography, career, family, and physique measurements, as well as some other less-publicized but fascinating details, below.
Who is Neymar Jr and How Old is He?
Brazilian footballer Neymar, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, is megastar (PSG). He began his professional football career at a young age with Brazilian team Santos and has since played for some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs. World Soccer’s Youngest Player of the Year Award went to him in 2011 due to his exceptional performance.
In 2015, he also helped Barcelona to the UEFA Champions League title. He was also a member of Brazil’s Olympic swimming gold-medal winning team in 2016.
At the age of fourteen, the burgeoning star made the trip to Spain and joined the Real Madrid Juniors. At the time, he became friends with players like David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, and Zinedine Zidane while playing at the club in his hometown of Manchester, England. In 2009, he made his Santos professional debut, helping the team defeat Oeste. Neymar scored 14 goals in 48 games for the 2016-17 season. The next year, he was named the league’s best player after helping his team win the championship. He scored 14 goals in 19 games for the season.
Neymar signed a five-year contract with Barcelona FC in May 2013 after ten years with Santos FC. During the 2013/14 La Liga season, he made his first appearance for Barcelona, replacing Alexis Sanchez in a 7-0 win over Levante. The next year, he helped the Spanish national team win both the Spanish League and the UEFA Champions League. He scored 39 goals in all competitions this season, tying him with Cristiano Ronaldo for the league’s most prolific scorer.
Messi, Iniesta, and Suarez all played key roles in helping Barcelona win their second straight La Liga title in 2015/16. The 3-1 loss against Vicente Calderon in his final season at Barcelona was his 105th and 177th appearances for the Spanish national team. His other accolades at Barcelona include three straight Copa del Rey titles (2014-16) and FIFA Club World Cups (2015-16). After the 2016/17 season, Neymar signed a five-year, £222 million contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain. He was the most expensive player in the world thanks to his massive contract.
During the 2017/18 season, Neymar helped the French side to finish at the top of the league table, winning the Ligue 1 title as well as the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue championships.
Does Neymar Have a Sister?
Neymar Jr came from a very loving and supportive family; he grew up along with his younger sister named Rafaella Beckran. Rafaella is a Brazilian model and she was born in Brazil on March 11, 1996. For the intense love she has for the football legend David Beckham, Rafaella changed her last name from ‘Da Silva Santos’ to Beckran. She garnered fame following her appearance alongside her brother on the 2014 World Cup Beats commercial.
Notwithstanding the fact that she is a sister to a superstar, she never depended on her brother’s fame; rather she has made a name for herself through her modelling career. Rafaella works as a model for her family’s fashion line called Elleven Wear and she is equally a social media idol, having over four million followers on Instagram. The affinity she shares with Neymar is quite enormous such that it has raised many eyebrows from the part of his fans who thought they are practising incest. In 2015, Neymar shared a picture of him having his sister’s face tattooed on his right arm. Similarly, Beckran also got a matching tattoo of Neymar’s eyes on her back.
Does He Have A Girlfriend or Wife?
Despite having a blossoming football career, Neymar isn’t so successful in his love life. Football stars are often characterized by their inability to be with one woman and Neymar Jr is indifferent. He has been in several relationships with over eighteen ladies to date and also had a baby boy with his former girlfriend named Carolina Dantas. The two lovebirds had a brief relationship in 2010 and after their separation; Dantas discovered she was pregnant with Neymar’s child. She gave birth to a son who they named David Lucca on August 24, 2011. Although Neymar and Dantas are not together, they both share equal custody of their son David.
Neymar’s longest relationship is with the Brazilian soap star named Bruna Marquezin. The duo began their relationship since 2012. Due to the level of bond they shared, there was a clear indication that they would cleave to each other, nevertheless, the reverse seems to be the case. The couple went their separate ways in 2017 after five years of blissful relationship. They separated after their holiday to South Africa in June 2017. The issues that led to their separation have not been disclosed by both parties. The megastar was so devastated by the split and is struggling to cope while Bruna, on the other hand, is coping just fine.
Apparently, Neymar is currently single and doesn’t have a wife yet. He might have been in another relationship but it hasn’t seen the light of the day.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
The multi-talented football star is a very handsome dude and has an impeccable personality. He is very tall, standing at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 68 kg (150 pounds). In addition to that, Neymar Jr has a masculine bodybuild with body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) of 41-33-15 inches. His feet/shoe size is 8.5 (US), 8 (UK), and 41 (EU). His eyes are brown while his hair is light brown.