Neymar da silva

Profile Football Stars | Neymar da silva | Neymar progressed through the youth ranks rapidly and he was finally awarded a promotion to the Santos first-team in 2009. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known simply as Neymar or Neymar Jr., Is a Brazilian footballer WHO plays as a forward for Santos and the Brazilian national football team.

On 11 April, 2009 Campeonato Paulista in the semi-final first leg against Palmeiras, Neymar scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 win at Estádio Vila Belmiro. In the final however Santos suffered a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Corinthians. On 15 April 2010, Neymar continued to Make incredible performances, when he scored five goals for Santos in an 8-1 routing of Guarani in the round of 16 of the Brazilian Cup. Neymar's performances have drawn comparisons for Santos to other Brazilians, Including Robinho and Brazilian Legend Pele. Neymar Santos scored six goals during the run to the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, tying him for third top goalscorer, Including the clinching goal of Santos' 4-3 aggregate win over Cerro Porteno in the semifinals.

At home in the second leg, Neymar opened the scoring in the 46th minute as Santos held on for a 2-1 win and Neymar won Man of the Match honors. On 9 November 2011, Neymar and Santos Agreed to a contract extension That would see the player stay with the club until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. On Wednesday 14 December 2011, scored the opening goal Neymar for Santos as Kashiwa Reysol They Defeated 3-1 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Japan, but failed to score against Barcelona in the final (18 December 2011), where Santos were 4-0 Defeated, and Ultimately finished second in the competition.

Following Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in the which he scored a goal in the opening match against Japan, former Brazilian football players Pele and Romario reportedly urged coach Dunga to take Neymar to the 2010 World Cup.

The media have drawn comparisons Often Between Legend and Neymar and Brazilian Pelé, as Neymar possess similar attributes and also like Pelé CAME from the Santos Youth Academy and turned heads with his skill.

Personal information
Full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Date of birth 5 February 1992 (age 20)
Place of birth Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward

Club information
Current club Santos
Number 11

Youth career
Santos 2003-2009

Senior career
years Team
2009 - Santos 90 (44)

National team
2009 Brazil U17 3 (1)
2011 Brazil U20 7 (9)
2010 - Brazil 15 (8)


Brazil Santos
     Copa do Brasil (1): 2010
     Campeonato Paulista (2): 2010, 2011
     Copa Libertadores (1): 2011

     South American Youth Championship (1): 2011
     Superclásico de las Américas (1): 2011

     Best Young Player of Campeonato Paulista (1): 2009
     Best of Campeonato Paulista Forward (2): 2010, 2011
     Best player of Campeonato Paulista (2): 2010, 2011
     Best player of the Copa Santander Libertadores (1): 2011
     Premio Craque do Brasileirão Championship Squad (2): 2010, 2011
     Arthur Friedenreich Award (1): 2010
     Golden Ball (1): 2011 - Best player in the Brazilian League by magazine Placar
     Silver Ball (2): 2010, 2011 - Best Forward in the Brazilian League by magazine
     Golden Boot (2): 2010, 2011 - Most goals in all competition in Brazil
     Top scorer of the Copa do Brasil (1): 2010
     South American Youth Championship Top scorer (1): 2011
     FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball (1): 2011
     South American Footballer of the Year (1): 2011
     FIFA Puskas Award (1): 2011


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