Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a 29-year-old Brazilian footballer. He plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint- Germain and Brazil Nati0nal Team as a forward. Neymar made his first professional debut at the age of seventeen. Number 10 is known to be one of the best players in the game. This might be the result of his father, a former footballer, being his advisor. He has always taken inspiration for his games from futsal and street football. Neymar has also played for teams like Barcelona and Santos. In 2012, he also won the South American Footballer of the Year Award. His current net worth is $200 million, being the highest-paid athlete with a base salary of $78 million. His side income from endorsements and businesses ranges from $20-$40 million per year. Some of the brands he works with are Nike, Unilever, Volkswagen, Lupo, Panasonic, among others.
Neymar is also a father to a ten-year-old son, Davi Lucca, which he shares with ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas. They had started dating back in 2010 when Neymar was only 18. A year later, on 13th August 2011, the couple welcomed their son into the world. But they broke up shortly after and now co-parent. After that, Neymar has dated quite a lot and has been termed as quite a womanizer. He is currently said to be dating Natalia Barulich, a former friend.
Born On 5th February 1992, Neymar inherited his father’s name. His father has played a very important role in his life. He was himself a former football player for a local team in Brazil but didn’t have much luck in terms of his career. His family was quite poor until his success. He became Neymar’s advisor when he saw his son’s talent for football. Neymar acknowledges his father’s support and helps in achieving his successful career. He also has been inspired by futsal and street football, adopting a mix of both styles in his games.
Something that not everybody knows is that Neymar had a close to death experience at the age of four, where he was involved in a car crash. Neymar’s family was on their way to visit some relatives when an out-of-control car sped towards them. Due to the rain, the vision was blurry, and Neymar Sr. didn’t know about this speeding car until the very last moment. He tried to maneuver the car to the left and avoid crashing, it was a little too late. Though this accident left Neymar with cuts and bruises, his father was the one who got badly injured. He dislocated his hip bone and thought he was taking his last breaths.
Neymar has a younger sister Rafaella with whom he is very close. The two share a close bond of siblings over and also have dedication tattoos to each other.
In 2003, he started playing futsal for Youth side Portuguesa Santista and later joined Santos FC. With his success in Santos FC, his family finally bought their first property. His first home was next to the Santos’ home stadium, Vila Belmiro. At the age of 15, he started earning 10,000 reais per month, which has since kept on increasing, culminating itself into $200 million net worth.
At the age of 17, in 2009, Neymar played the last thirty minutes against Oeste. Scoring fourteen goals in forty-eight games during his rookie season, he continued to go on to play his second season. He scored forty-two goals in sixty games in the 2010 season, which won him the 2012 South American Footballer of the Year Award. His last season with Santos ended in 2013.
Signing a deal with Barcelona FC, he became a part of the ‘iconic trio’ with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. They came to be known as “MSN” popularly. Playing together in the 2014-15 season, the trio made history and scored a hundred and twenty-two goals between themselves. The next year they went up and beyond, breaking their record with a hundred and thirty-one goals. Neymar was with Barcelona FC till August 2017 when Barcelona demanded payment of €222 million to the club, triggering the release clause of the deal. He then signed the most expensive transfer deal with French club Paris Saint-Germain.
While playing football for many clubs, he also played for Brazillian National Team, representing Brazil in multiple international championships.
Neymar Net Worth
Along with his football career, Neymar also has been sponsoring, endorsing various companies. Signing an 11-year contract in 2011 with Nike and becoming the face of the brand’s ad campaigns. This contract has also extended him the courtesy of launching products with the company. In the same year, he also signed a two-year deal with Panasonic. He also has marketed with other brands like Volkswagen, Lupo, Ambev, Unilever, among others.
All these deals with multiple companies, salaries from the club, and National Team have contributed to raising Neymar’s net worth to $200 million.
Neymar admires his family but is exceptionally close with his sister Rafaella. As mentioned earlier, both the siblings have tattoos in dedication to the other. This tattoo sits proudly among many others in his extensive tattoo collection. Neymar seems to be an ink junkie and has, according to a source, over thirty inked pieces, each with a unique meaning.
Dating History and Current Girlfriend
Talking about Neymar’s dating life, You could say he is seen as quite a bit of a womanizer. He first started publically dating when he was 18. His first girlfriend was his son’s mother, Carolina Dantas. The couple had Davi Lucca da Silva Santos in 2011, a year into dating each other but broke up shortly after.
The same year he started dating Barbara Evans, but even their romance was short-lived. After moving on from Barbara, Neymar started dating Carol Abranches in the same year, 2011. They first decided to go for an open relationship, but it didn’t sit right with Neymar. He soon backed out of the relationship, breaking up and moving on to date Bruna Marquezine in 2012. The couple met at a carnival in Rio and dated on and off from 2012 to 2018.
In between dating Bruna, Neymar went on to date other women as well. Around 2013, he was rumored to be dating Patricia Jordane. The player denied it, but Patricia insisted it was not just a rumor. This led their affair to last only for three months. In the December of 2013, Neymar was seen going out with Laryssa Olivera, but this only lasted for a month. Laryssa was obsessed with Neymar, so much so that he had to sue her because of her attempts at ruining his public image.
In early 2014 Neymar started going out with Thaila Ayala, enjoying her company and trying to keep their appearances private. The couple, though, broke up for unknown reasons. The next girl Neymar dated was a Spanish lawyer Elisabeth Martinez in 2014-15. Yet again, things ended quickly between them. After this, he went low and was only in his on/off relationship with Bruna Marquezine. After their next break up, Neymar decided to date the Tv host, journalist, and producer Janin Ullmann. The couple was seen spending their 2020 Valentine together and quit their relationship in June 2020.
Around August the same year, Neymar had already started dating Natalia Barulich. Currently, it is unclear if he is still dating Natalia or not.
Neymar obviously likes to spend the money he earns. His lifestyle can only be imagined luxurious and lavish by us. He likes the best of everything, of which his car collection is proof enough. The footballer owns an Aston Martin Vulcan, a Maserati Nc12, Ferrari 458 Italia, a Mercedes AMG, among many others in his car collection. He also owns a Yacht named ‘Nadine’, honoring his mother along with a chopper. This is a black chopper which is a homage to Batman, his childhood hero. Not stopping with one transport device in the air Neymar also owns a private jet with his initials on it.
Neymar has invested in two properties as well. He owns a 10,800 sq. foot mansion in Paris and another euro 7 million mansions in Brazil. The player also likes watches and has been collecting them on the go, once making an impromptu purchase of a $180,000 watch in Tokyo.