Neymar Jr Net Worth (How He Became One of the Highest Paid Footballers in The World) : $185,000,000, before you try to count the number of zeros in the number, let me tell you this was Neymar’s net worth in the year 2018.Obviously the football fans are very well accustomed to this name but for those who don’t know who he is let me tell you his name comes third in the list of the best footballers in the world, after Messi and Ronaldo. People know him for his achievements in the game of football, but very few of us know about his journey to success. So today let us discuss about his journey to success and what went in making of this football legend.
Neymar Childhood Days
Born on 5th of February 1992 to Neymar Santos Sr. and Nadine da Silva, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior wasn’t new to the world of football. Neymar Jr. Inherited his name from his father, Neymar Santos Sr, who was a professional footballer but not an outstanding player. Although currently Neymar Jr is one of the richest footballers, he didn’t lead a lavish life as a kid. Since his father was a striker and the sole earner in the family, Neymar and his family never settled properly and were travelling most of the time. He was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, a state in Brazil and moved to Sao Vicente, a beach town 50km south of Sao Paulo when he was six years of age.
Professional Football Journey of Neymar Jr
In 2003, he was spotted by Santos FC, who offered him a contract and he further went on to join their youth academy. The club is known to produce players like Coutinho, Clodoaldo, Diego, Elano and Alex. Neymar made his professional debut at an early age of 17. He became a part of the Brazil National Team on 10th of August 2010, his team won 2-0 with Neymar scoring a goal. For the first time since 1963, Neymar helped his club win the 2011 Copa Libertadores. Along with the 2011 Copa Libertadores, he helped his club win two successive Campeonato
On 3rd of June 2013 a five-year contract between Neymar and Barcelona was made where he decided to join them. Since then, there has been no turning back for the ace footballer. During the years 2013-14, he initially substituted for many players. Some of them include Alexis Sanchez in the 2013-14 La Liga match, which the team won 7-0. Neymar scored his first competitive goal for the club, when he came as a substitute for Pedro in the 2013 Supercopa de España against Atlético Madrid. Post the 2015 UEFA Champions League, Neymar became the first player to score in final victories in both competitions (Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League) and became the joint highest scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo and teammate Lionel Messi by scoring 39 goals in all competitions and 10 in the Champions League.
Neymar’s unique style of playing gives him an edge over his competitors like scoring from both his feet although he is right footed, he prefers playing as either a central striker, second striker, winger or occasionally as an attacking midfielder.
Neymar is the third highest Brazilian scorer for his national team after Pele and Ronaldo. Not winning a World Cup hasn’t stopped him from winning the hearts of the people from all over the world and he continues to enjoy the position of one of the highest paid footballers in the World.