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Brazilian footballer

  • Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is fondly called as Neymar.
  • He was born on February 5, 1992.
  • He is a Brazilian footballer who plays in the Brasileirão Série A for Santos and the Brazilian national football team.
  • He plays mainly as a forward.
  • He was named 2011 South American Footballer of the Year.
  • He is often compared with Argentine forward Lionel Messi and former Brazil player Pelé.
  • He joined Santos in 2003 and rose ranks into the core team.
  • He was voted the Best Young Player of the 2009 Campeonato Paulista.
  • He finished the 2010 season with 42 goals in 60 games.
  • He received the Bronze Ball in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.
  • In 2012, SportsPro magazine rated Neymar as the most marketable athlete in the world.
  • In 2012, France Football ranked 7th in its list of the world's richest footballers.

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