Neymar was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started playing football at a young age and joined the youth academy of Santos FC at the age of 11.
He made his professional debut with Santos in 2009 at the age of 17 and quickly established himself as one of the most promising young talents in Brazilian football. He helped Santos win the 2010 Copa do Brasil and the 2011 Copa Libertadores, scoring crucial goals in both tournaments.
In 2011, Neymar made his debut for the Brazilian national team and quickly became one of the team’s key players. He helped the team win the 2013 Confederations Cup and the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Neymar’s performances with Santos and the Brazil national team drew the attention of top European clubs, and he eventually joined FC Barcelona in 2013.
Forming a deadly attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez in Barcelona, he won multiple national and international titles, including the 2015 UEFA Champions League.
In 2017, Neymar made a record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million, making him the most expensive player in football history at the time. He has continued to be a prolific goalscorer and creative attacking force for both PSG and the Brazil national team, and remains one of the most popular and recognizable footballers in the world.
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