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  1. 1. NeymarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNeymarNeymar in 2011Personal informationFull name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior[1]Date of birth 5 February 1992 (age 21)[1]Place of birth Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil[1]Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]Playing position ForwardClub informationCurrent club SantosNumber 11Youth career
  2. 2. 1999–2003 Portuguesa Santista2003–2009 SantosSenior career*Years Team Apps†(Gls)†2009– Santos 102 (54)National team‡2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)2011 Brazil U20 7 (9)2012 Brazil U23 7 (4)2010– Brazil 32 (20)Honours[show]* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14 April 2013.† Appearances (Goals).‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2013Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Portuguese pronunciation: tuj ˈʒ ũɲ oʁ ]; born 5February 1992), commonly known as Neymar, is a Brazilian footballerwho plays in the Brasileirão SérieA for Santos and the Brazilian national team, mainly as a forward. In 2013, SportsPro magazine ratedNeymar as the most marketable athlete in the world.[2]Neymar was also rated #13 in The GuardiansFootball 100 for 2012.[3]At the age of 19, Neymar won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award, after coming thirdin 2010.[4]He followed this up by winning it again in 2012. In 2011Neymar received nominations forthe FIFA Ballon dOr, where he came 10th, and theFIFA Puskás Award, which he won.[5]He is known forhis acceleration, speed, dribbling and finishing. His playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans,media and former players drawing comparisons to Argentine forward Lionel Messi and former Brazilplayer Pelé, who has called Neymar "an excellent player".[6]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
  3. 3. Paulista. Further honours followed, with Neymar being voted best player as Santos won the 2010Campeonato Paulista, and also being top scorer in the 2010 Copa do Brasil with 11 goals. He finished the2010 season with 42 goals in 60 games as his club achieved the Double. Neymar was again voted bestplayer of the year in 2011 as his side retained the state title and Santos also winning the 2011 CopaLibertadores in which Neymar scored 6 goals in 13 appearances. He also played a key role in securinga Continental Double for his team, Santos first since 1963. He received the Bronze Ball in the 2011 FIFAClub World Cup, with Santos making it to the final, where they were defeated by FC Barcelona, 4–0.[7][8]Neymar is a Brazilian international, having represented Brazil at Under-17, Under-20and senior levels. On10 August 2010, at the age of 18, he made his debut for theSeleção in a friendly match against the UnitedStates; he scored from a header in the 28th minute, contributing to Brazils 2–0 win. He was the top scorerof the 2011 South American Youth Championship with nine goals, including two in the final, in the 6-0 winagainst Uruguay, helping Brazil to win their 11th title in this competition.Contents[hide]1 Early life2 Club careero 2.1 Santos 2.1.1 Youth 2.1.2 2009 season 2.1.3 2010 season 2.1.4 2011 season 2.1.5 2012 season 2.1.6 2013 season3 International careero 3.1 2011 Copa Américao 3.2 2012 Summer Olympics4 Style of play5 Outside footballo 5.1 Personal lifeo 5.2 Wealtho 5.3 Sponsorshipso 5.4 Media6 Statisticso 6.1 Clubo 6.2 International
  4. 4. o 6.3 International goals 6.3.1 Under–23 6.3.2 Senior team7 Honourso 7.1 Clubo 7.2 National teamo 7.3 Individual8 References9 External linksEarly lifeNeymar da Silva Santos, Júnior was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, to Neymar da Silva, Sr. andNadine Santos. He inherited his name from his father, who is a former footballer and became his sonsadvisor as Neymars talents began to grow.[9]Neymar comments on his fathers role "My father has been bymy side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family."[10]Growing up, Neymarcombined his love of futsal with street football.[11]In 1992, Neymar moved with his family to São Vicente, where he began playing for youth side PortuguesaSantista.[12]Then, in 2003, they moved to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos FC.[13]With the success ofhis youth career and added income, the family bought their first property, a house next to the Vila Belmiro.Their quality of family life improved, as at age 15, Neymar was earning 10,000 reaisper month and at 16,25,000 reais per month. At 17, he signed a full professional contract, getting upgraded to the Santos firstteam and even receiving sponsorships.[14]Club careerSantosYouthNeymar began playing football at an early age and he was soon spotted by Santos FC, who offered him acontract in 2003, where he was inducted into their youth academy, which has, in the past, producedBrazilian internationals like Bruno Coutinho Martins,Clodoaldo, Diego Walsh, Elano and Alex. He alsojoined the likes of Pepe, Pelé and Robinho in starting out his career at Peixe (the football clubsnickname).[15]While in the youth academy, Neymar met Paulo Henrique Ganso, becoming good friends inthe process.At the age 14, he travelled to Spain in order to join Real Madrid, at the time when Real had starslike Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Robinho. Neymar passed the trial for his potential move, but Santosreportedly paid 1 million reals to Neymar to keep him at the club. Neymar progressed through the youthranks rapidly and he was finally awarded a promotion to the Santos first team in 2009.[citation needed]
  5. 5. 2009 seasonNeymar taking a free kick in a match against Corinthians in 2009.Like many of Brazils footballing prodigies, Neymar made his professional debut on 7 March 2009, despitebeing only 17 years old; he was brought on for the last thirty minutes, in a 2–1 win against Oeste.[11]Thefollowing week he scored his first goal for Santos against Mogi Mirim. One month later, on 11 April, Neymarscored the decisive goal in a 2–1 win againstPalmeiras in the 2009 Campeonato Paulista semi-final firstleg.[16]In the final, however, Santos suffered a 4–2 aggregate defeat to the Corinthians.[17]In his firstseason, Neymar racked up 14 goals in 48 games.[11]2010 seasonNeymar just before scoring in the 2nd leg of the 2010 Campeonato Paulista final against Santo André.Neymar continued his ascendancy in 2010, and, on 15 April 2010, he scored five goals for Santos in an 8–1 rout of Guarani in the qualifying stages of the Brazilian Cup.[18]Following the 2010 Campeonato Paulistain which Neymar scored 14 goals in 19 games,[15]the club were crowned champions after a 5–5 aggregatewin over Santo André in the finals.[19]Neymar was subsequently given the award for the best player in thecompetition.[20]Neymars performances for Santos have drawn comparisons to other Brazilians, includingRobinho and Brazilian legend Pelé.[21]In 2010, Santos rejected a £12 million bid for him from English Premier League team West HamUnited,[22]and later an offer from another English club Chelsea, reported to be in the region of£20 million.[23]Despite Santos unwillingness to sell and Neymar himself insisting "Im focused only onSantos",[24]his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, indicated that Neymar’s career was elsewhere, stating "He wants tobecome the best player in the world. The chances of him doing that while playing in Brazil arezero."[23]Although one year later Neymar admitted, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that he had
  6. 6. been happy with Chelseas interest in him as it was a "dream" of his "to play in Europe", whilst also statingthat at the time it had been the right decision to stay in Brazil.[25]On 30 November 2010, Santos sold a 5% share of future transfer fees that he would receive to aninvestment group, Terceira Estrela Investimentos S.A. (TEISA), for R$ 3,549,900 (€1.5 million).[26]Theprevious year, his family had sold a 40% stake in Neymars sporting rights to the DIS Esporte group whohad been a long-term strategic partner of Santos football club.[27]Despite his first two seasons being highly successful, having ended the 2010 season with an impressive 42goals in 60 games, problems had been identified, namely Neymars apparent taste for diving when tackled,rather than attempting to continue his run, and his attitude. The latter came to the forefront during a matchwith Goianiense, on 15 September 2010, when the Santos manager, Dorival Júnior, appointed anotherplayer to take the penalty awarded for a foul on Neymar. His decision was based on the fact that Neymarhad missed a crucial penalty during the Copa do Brasil final of that year, even if Santos went on to win.Reacting to this, Neymar turned his back on his manager, had to be calmed down by a linesman andargued with his captain, Edu Dracena. The fallout from this event was that Dorival Junior wished to haveNeymar suspended for two weeks, but the board sided with the player and promptly sacked the manager.Despite Neymars apologies over the incident, some doubts still remain about his attitude.[11]On 30December 2010, Neymar came in third for the 2010 South American Footballer of the Year, behind AndrésDAlessandro and Juan Sebastián Verón.2011 seasonNeymar playing for Santos against FC Barcelona in the final of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.Neymar scored six goals during Santos run to the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, tying him for third topgoalscorer,[28]including the clinching goal of Santos 4–3 aggregate win overCerro Porteño in thesemifinals.[29]In the two-legged final, Santos faced Uruguayan sidePeñarol and drew the first leg 0–0in Montevideo.[30]At home in the second leg, Neymar opened the scoring in the 46th minute as Santos heldon for a 2–1 win and Neymar won Man of the Match honours.[31][32]The win brought Santos their first CopaLibertadores triumph since 1963, when Brazilian legend Pelé was playing for the club.[33][34]
  7. 7. In September 2011, Santos president Luis Ribeiro threatened to report Real Madrid to FIFAfollowingreports that they had attempted to sign Neymar to a pre-contract agreement and denied that such anagreement was in place.[35]On 9 November 2011, Neymar and Santos agreed to a contract extension thatwould see the player stay with the club until after the2014 World Cup in Brazil. The deal reportedlyincreased Neymars wages by 50%, to the levels that top European clubs would be paying him.[36]On 14December 2011, Neymar scored the opening goal for Santos as they defeated Kashiwa Reysol 3–1 in thesemi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Japan, but failed to scoreagainst Barcelona in the final on 18 December 2011, where Santos were defeated 4–0, finishing as runnersup in the competition.[37]He won the 2011 FIFA Puskás Award for scoring a sensational solo goal inthe Brasileirão Série A against Flamengo, in a 5–4 loss. On 31 December 2011, he won the 2011 SouthAmerican Footballer of the Year award for the first time, by a record margin, following in the footstepsof Diego Maradona, Romário, Pelé and Zico.2012 seasonNeymar celebrating after scoring a goal against Coritiba in 2012.On 5 February 2012, when he turned 20, he scored his 100th goal as a professional football player,against Palmeiras in the Campeonato Paulista.[38][39]On 25 February 2012, Neymar scored two goals, oneof whom from 25-yards and assisted with two, to help his side to a 6–1 win over Ponte Preta.[40]On 7March 2012, Neymar netted a hat-trick as Santos saw off Brazilian rivals Internacional 3–1 in the CopaLibertadores Group stage match.[41]On 29 March, he scored a brace against Guaratinguetá in a 5–0victory.[42]In the fixture againstSão Paulo on 29 April 2012, Neymar scored a hat-trick with the matchending 3–1.[43]Thereafter, he went on to score twice in the 1st[44]and 2nd legs[45]in the 2012 CampeonatoPaulista Finals against Guarani, which ended 7-2 on aggregate. Neymar finished the 2012 CampeonatoPaulista with 20 goals and being voted the Best player and Best Forward, with Santos being crownedchampions of the tournament. He was joint top scorer in the Copa Libertadores with 8 goals, after Santoswere beaten over 2-legs by eventual championsCorinthians in the semi-finals.On 25 August 2012, he scored a brace in the 2-1 away win at Palmeiras.[46]On 3 November 2012, inthe Brasileiro Série A away fixture at Cruzeiro, Neymar scored a hat-trick and assisted Felipe Andersonsgoal, to help his side to a 4-0 win.[47]Neymar finished off the 2012 season in style, first setting-up VictorAndrades equaliser, then scoring twice, to give Santos a 3-1 home win over Palmeiras on 1 December
  8. 8. 2012.[48]Neymar was voted the Best player of the 2012 Recopa Sudamericana, Neymar scoring in thesecond leg to win the title 2-0 on aggregate. He finished the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with 14goals and being voted the Best forward. Neymar finished the 2012 season, being award the Golden Ball,Arthur Friedenreich Award and Armando Nogueira Trophy. He was one of three finalists in the 2012 FIFAPuskás Award and finished runners-up behind Miroslav Stoch. He won the 2012 South AmericanFootballer of the Year, retaining his award and winning it ahead of the likes of Ronaldinho. Reportsemerged in 2011 that Santos reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign him at a later stage. However,Neymar rejected this in an interview, saying that he had "no agreement with Barcelona or anyone else".[49]2013 seasonNeymar started the 2013 Campeonato Paulista scoring twice in the first match, which ended a 3-1 winover São Bernardo on 19 January 2013.[50]Four days later on 23 January 2013, Neymar scored againagainst Botafogo in a 3-0 win.[51]On 3 February 2013, in the Paulista fixture against São Paulo, whereSantos won 3-1, with Neymar scoring and making two assists.[52]on 18 March 2013, Neymar told that hehad a "dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea." But he went onto say: "Theres no point in speculating when Ill leave Santos. Ill leave when I want to."[53]On 13 April 2013, Neymar inspired Santos to a 4-0 thumping of União Barbarense, scoring all four goals inthe Campeonato Paulista clash.[54]On 25 April., 2013, his agent and father revealed that Neymar intends to leave for Europe before 2014FIFA World Cup.[55]International careerNeymar at a press conference for BrazilNeymar celebrates his goal for Brazilagainst Scotland, on 27 March 2011, withAndre Santos and Ramires
  9. 9. Neymar (right) with Cafú (left) andGanso.Neymar playing against ScotlandFollowing Neymars performances for Brazils U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in which he scored agoal in the opening match againstJapan,[56]former Brazilian football players Peléand Romário reportedlyurged coach Dunga to take Neymar to the 2010 World Cup.[24][57]Although the widespread opinion thatNeymar deserved a place in Dungas squad went as far as a 14,000 signature petition,[24][58]and despite thehuge pressure on Dunga to pick Neymar,[59]he was omitted from both the squad of 23,[60][61]and the stand-by list.[62]Although Dunga described Neymar as "extremely talented", he claimed that he had not beentested sufficiently on the international level to earn a World Cup spot and he had failed to impress enoughwhile on international duty.[63][64]On 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected for the first time in the Brazil senior team by new head coach ManoMenezes for a friendly match against the United States to be played inEast Rutherford, New Jersey. On 10August 2010 he made his debut with the national team in that game, aged 18 years old, starting the matchand wearing the number 11 jersey. He scored on his debut after 28 minutes, a header coming froman André Santos cross in a 2–0 win for Brazil.[65]On 1 March 2011, Neymar said: "Being on the Brazilianteam is a privilege, There are some marvelous players and Im very happy to be among them."[10]On 27March 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.[66]During the matchagainst Scotland, a banana was thrown onto the pitch after he scored from the penalty spot, which led
  10. 10. Neymar to complain about constant jeering and an atmosphere of racism, implying that Scottish fansexhibited racism.[67][68]While Scottish officials explained that Neymar had been booed solely for perceivedinjury-feigning, a German student who was in the station amongst Brazil supporters said that he threw thebanana with no racist intentions. This led to theScottish Football Association asking the Brazilian FootballConfederation for an apology for the accusations made to the Scottish fans.[69][70]Neymar refused toapologise or retract his words claiming he did not accuse any person or any group of supporters.[71][72][73]2011 Copa AméricaNeymar took part at the 2011 Copa América in Argentina, where he scored two goals in the first roundgame against Ecuador. He was selected Man of the Match in Brazils first match againstVenezuela, whichended a 1–1 draw. Brazil were eliminated in the quarter-finals in a penalty shoot-out against Paraguay (2–2 a.e.t.), with Neymar being substituted in the 80th minute.2012 Summer OlympicsOn 11 May 2012, Neymar was selected in the squad for the Brazil Olympic football team to participate inthe London 2012 Olympic Games.[74][75]In Brazils first warm-up match on 20 July 2012, against the hostnation Great Britain at Riverside Stadium, Neymar was involved in both goals of a 2-0 win, first making anassist in the opener after floating a free-kick into the six-yard box for Sandros header, before converting apenalty.[76]On 26 July 2012, Neymar scored his first goal of the 2012 Summer Olympics in Brazils openingfixture against Egypt, which ended a 3-2 victory for Brazil.[77]In the following match against Belarus,Neymar scored a free-kick from 25-yards into the top-right corner of the goal and set up goalsfor Alexandre Patos header with a cross from the right and Oscar with a back heel as Brazil secured theirplace in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win. Afterwards he said: "I scored and made two assists so for me itwas perfect".[78][79]On 5 August 2012, in the quarter-final encounter against Honduras, Neymar scored a penalty, his third goalof the tournament and assisted in Leandro Damiãos second goal on the match, to help Brazil to a 3-2victory at St James Park and book a place in the semi-finals.[80]Style of playNeymar with Lionel Messi after the final of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.
  11. 11. Neymar primarily plays as either a forward, winger or occasionally as an attacking midfielder and has beendescribed as "a true phenomenon".[81]He often plays as a striker for both club and country in the teams 4–3–3 formation and drifting occasionally onto the flanks due to his energetic pace and playmaking skills.Neymars common exemplary traits are his creativity, passing, clinical finishing, exceptional dribbling andtechnical ability, being described as both "electric" and "explosive".[82]He commented on his attributessaying: "Im always trying to perfect everything - dribbling, shooting, headers and control. You can alwaysimprove".[10]Neymar also said that he aspired to be like his idols, Real Madrid Forward CristianoRonaldo, Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney and FC Barcelonas midfielders Andrés Iniesta and Xavi. Bysaying: "I like to watch good football so I like to watch good players. I like CristianoRonaldo, Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney."The media have often drawn comparisons between Neymar and Brazilian Legend Pelé, as Neymarpossesses similar attributes and also like Pelé came from the Santos Youth Academy and turned headswith his skill. Neymar has said that Pelé is his "role model" but also saying: "I dont like to make comparisonwith Pelé".[83]On 11 April 2012, Pelé confirmed he felt that Neymar was better than Lionel Messi. "Noweveryone is talking about Messi; he is a star. But [to be the best ever] he must first become better thanNeymar," Pele said. "At the moment Messi is just more experienced."[84]Argentinian legend DiegoMaradona commented on this in Dubai, calling Pelé "stupid" for what Pelé had suggested. "Maybe Neymaris the best player in the world, but only if you say that Messi is from a different planet," Maradonasaid.[85]However, Neymar also has been known and criticised for his diving when tackled. For which Peléhas told: "He is a player with a body that cant take a lot of hits. [...] A lot of times he will fall because hecant do anything else, but he was overdoing it." He continued: "Even when he is fouled, he cant make aspectacle out of it".[86]Neymars increasing reputation led both the media and former great players to draw comparisons betweenNeymar and FC Barcelonaforward Lionel Messi, which Neymar has commented on saying: "Messi is aboveeveryone, there is no use comparing me with him. [...] He is the best player in the world and I always getinspired when I watch good football."[87]Ronaldo said: “Neymar is a great talent, the best we have in Brazil.He is very similar to Messi.” Zico said: “I see Neymar like a Ronaldo or a Messi, the type who appears andmakes things happen.”[88]After his hat-trick against Internacional 3-1 in Copa Libertadores and Messis fivegoals scored in the Champions League, Neymar said: "I am a Messi fan. I was told what he did today. Isupport him to score a lot of nice goals so I can keep copying and imitating him."[89]Outside footballPersonal life
  12. 12. Neymar (extreme left) with Lucas Moura(second from left), Ganso (extreme right) and Dilma Rousseff after the draw forthe2014 FIFA World CupOn 8 May 2011, Neymar discovered that he would be having a child, with a 17 year old girl. Four dayslater, on 12 May, he officially gave the information through his official website, confirming that he would bea father for the first time at the age of 19.[90]The mothers name was not released. Sixteen days afterlearning of pregnancy, on the eve of the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores, the childs mother informedNeymar that the baby was a boy. "I cried when he learned that I would be his father. At first, I felt fear. Thenjoy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying.", Neymar on the birth of his first child.[91]In August2011, Davi Lucca was born in São Paulo. He later described the birth of his baby boy as "2.8 kilograms ofpure happiness" and also said "Mother and baby are in good condition just after childbirth". Despite thebirth of his baby, it was understood that Neymar would not begin a relationship with the babys mother.[92][93]WealthIn 2012, France Football ranked Neymar at 7th in its list of the worlds richest footballers, behind the likesof Lionel Messi (1st) andCristiano Ronaldo (3rd), with a combined income from salaries, bonuses and off-field earnings of £11 million (€13.8 million).[94][95]SponsorshipsNeymar has signed many sponsorships as his reputation rapidly grew from the age of 17. In March 2011,he signed an 11-year contract with American sportswear company Nike.[96]In the samemonth, Panasonic paid US$2.4 million to secure Neymars services for two years. He has also signed othersponsorships from Volkswagen, Red Bull, Tenys Pé Baruel,Lupo, Ambev, Claro, Unilever andSantander.[97][98][99][100]All of his sponsorships have earned him a total ofan estimated €20 million per year.[14]On 8 May 2013, Neymar was rated by SportsPro magazine as themost marketable athlete in the world, ahead of Lionel Messi (2rd) and Cristiano Ronaldo (8th).[101]InNovember 2012 advertising agency Loducca, created Neymars own personal brand logo,[102]featuring theN, J and R (Neymar Junior) with the N styled to match Neymar’s Brazilian shirt number 11.MediaNeymar was featured on the front covers of the video games Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro EvolutionSoccer 2013 on the North American version, after Konami Digital Entertainment announced that he hadjoined Pro Evolution Soccer.[103]Neymar joined Cristiano Ronaldo as a featured cover athlete.[104][105]
  13. 13. On February 2013, Neymar became the first Brazilian athlete to be on a TIME cover, which is a hugehonour, given the fact that the previous eight to be featured on the front page were Brazils formerpresidents and diplomats.[106]In April 2013, Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa released a Monicas Gang comic book featuring ayounger version of Neymar (called Neymar Jr) as the main character.[107]In May 2013, SportsPro magazine named Neymar as the most marketable athlete on the planet for thesecond consecutive year. The striker heads the list ahead of Lionel Messi, Rory McIlroy, UsainBolt and Cristiano Ronaldo, among other sports stars. The list measures the monetary value, the age, theforce in domestic markets, the charisma and their market potential in the next three years.[108]StatisticsClubAs of 27 April 2013.[109][110]Club SeasonLeagueStateLeagueCup Continental Intercontinental TotalApps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps GoalsBrazil Brasileirão PaulistaCopa doBrasilCopaLibertadores1Club WorldCupTotalSantos2009 33 10 12 3 3 1 – – 48 142010 31 17 19 14 8 11 2 0 – 60 422011 21 13 11 4 – 13 6 2 1 47 242012 17 14 16 20 – 14 9 – 47 432013 0 0 17 12 3 1 – – 20 13Total 102 54 75 53 14 13 29 15 2 1 222 1361Includes Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana.International
  14. 14. As of 6 April 2013.National team Club Season Apps GoalsBrazil Santos2010 2 12011 13 72012 11 92013 5 2Total 31 19International goalsUnder–23Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition1.20 July2012RiversideStadium, Middlesbrough,EnglandGreatBritain2–0 2–0 Friendly2.26 July2012MillenniumStadium, Cardiff, Wales Egypt 3–0 3–22012 OlympicsGames3.29 July2012Old Trafford, Manchester,EnglandBelarus 2–1 3–12012 OlympicsGames4.4 August2012St James Park, Newcastle,England Honduras 2–2 3–22012 OlympicsGamesSenior teamNeymars International Goals# Date Venue Opponent Goal Result Competition
  15. 15. 20101.10 August2010New Jersey, UnitedStatesUnitedStates1–0 2–0 International Friendly20112.27 March 2011 London, England Scotland1–02–0 International Friendly3. 2–04.13 July 2011 Córdoba, Argentina Ecuador2–14–2 2011 Copa América5. 4–26.10 August2011Stuttgart, Germany Germany 2–3 2–3 International Friendly7.28 September2011Belém, Brazil Argentina 2–0 2–02011 Superclásico de lasAméricas8. 8 October 2011 San José, Costa RicaCostaRica1–0 1–0 International Friendly20129. 30 May 2012Landover, UnitedStatesUnitedStates1–0 4–1 International Friendly10.10 September2012Recife, Brazil China PR2–08–0 International Friendly11. 5–012. 6–0
  16. 16. 13.19 September2012Goiânia, Brazil Argentina 2–1 2–12012 Superclásico de lasAméricas1411 October2012Malmö, Sweden Iraq 5–0 6–0 International Friendly15.16 October2012Wrocław, Poland Japan2–04–0 International Friendly16. 3–017.15 November2012New Jersey, UnitedStates Colombia 1–1 1–1 International Friendly201318.6 April 2013 Santa Cruz, Bolivia Bolivia2–04–0 International Friendly19. 3–020. 24 April 2013Belo Horizonte,Brazil Chile 2–1 2–2 FriendlyHonoursClubSantosCampeonato Paulista (3): 2010, 2011, 2012Copa do Brasil (1): 2010Copa Libertadores (1): 2011Recopa Sudamericana (1): 2012National teamBrazilSouth American Youth Championship (1): 2011Superclásico de las Américas (2): 2011, 2012Olympic Silver Medal (1): 2012Individual
  17. 17. Neymar at the Red Bull Arenain Harrison, New Jersey during a match between the New York Red Bulls and the LosAngeles Galaxy.Best Young Player of Campeonato Paulista (1): 2009Best Forward of Campeonato Paulista (3): 2010, 2011, 2012Best Forward of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (3): 2010, 2011, 2012Best player of Campeonato Paulista (3): 2010, 2011, 2012Best player of South American Youth Championship (1): 2011Best player of Copa Libertadores (1): 2011Best player of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1): 2011Best player of Recopa Sudamericana (1): 2012Young Player of the Year (1): 2011Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Championship Squad (3): 2010, 2011, 2012Copa Libertadores Championship Squad (1): 2012Arthur Friedenreich Award (2): 2010, 2012Armando Nogueira Trophy (2): 2011, 2012Golden Ball (1): 2011 – Best player in Brazilian League by magazine PlacarSilver Ball (2): 2010, 2011 – Best Forward in Brazilian League by magazine PlacarSilver Ball hors concours (1): 2012Golden Boot (2): 2010, 2011, 2012 – Most goals in all competition in BrazilCopa do Brasil Top scorer (1): 2010South American Youth Championship Top scorer (1): 2011FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball (1): 2011South American Footballer of the Year (2): 2011, 2012FIFA Puskás Award (1): 2011Campeonato Paulista Top scorer (1): 2012
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