• Neymar is one of the most famous footballers in the world

  • The Brazilian international has starred for Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain

  • His contracts and transfers have been among football’s hottest topics, resulting in a vast net worth

Neymar is as high-profile as footballers get. He’s a central figure in football betting on the club and international stages, he’s played with Lionel Messi, he represents the most successful country in the sport’s history.

Often a controversial player – for reasons that aren’t entirely clear – Neymar has blossomed from the YouTube phenomenon at Santos to a world star.

Significant records are well within his sights, yet his effectiveness is often questioned. The move to PSG is yet to work out as Neymar and the club had hoped.

How Much Is Neymar Worth?

For all the suggestion he could succeed Messi atop the men’s game, Neymar is yet to be anything more than a sports betting outsider for the Ballon d’Or.

Neymar’s career to date is yet to meet the arguably unattainable expectations laid out in his teenage years. For all the magic, he might only have one more shot at guiding Brazil to a World Cup.

Leaving Barcelona to be the star of his own team has not led to Champions League glory. He’s arguably not even the best player in Paris any more. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the modern greats.

Neymar Net Worth:

Neymar has a net worth of approximately $200 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

While exact figures are not always accessible in elite football, Neymar’s base salary from PSG is believed to be in the region of $78 million.

Some would suggest this contract made him the highest-paid sportsperson in the world. Max contracts restrict earning potential in other sports, while only a handful of footballers have a base salary which comes anywhere near Neymar’s total.

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Neymar earns an additional $20+ million per year from bonuses and endorsements.

Those endorsements are plentiful and lucrative. A long-term partnership with Nike came to an end in 2020, however, as the Brazilian international penned a massive deal with Puma.

He also works with an array of other companies, including DAZN, Beats, EA Sports and Mastercard. Red Bull, McDonald’s and Gillette are listed among Neymar’s endorsements by Essentially Sports.

Put it this way, Neymar knows that he, nor any of his family, would never need to visit the likes of Joker Live Stream or MamaHD to watch football online.

Neymar Sister:

Not many footballers on social media get as much attention as Neymar. This extends to his sister, too. Rafaella Santos is Neymar’s younger sister, and it has become a popular social media rumour to match up Neymar’s injuries with 11th March.

That date is Rafaella Santos’ birthday. Football fans worldwide have engaged in a conspiracy of Neymar getting time off for his sister’s birthday. He has been injured or suspended around March 11th for every season since 2014/15.

Rafaella Santos has become a celebrity in her own right. Modelling on Instagram, Neymar’s sister has built up over five million followers.

She also commits a considerable amount of time to the charity Instituto Neymar, which helps disadvantaged children in the area the siblings grew up in.

Brazilian outlet Globo claimed Rafaella Santos changed her surname to Beckran in honour of David Beckham. She has also been in a relationship with Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa, but the couple reportedly parted ways in 2018.

Neymar Age:

Neymar is 29 years old. He was born on 5th February 1992.

In footballing terms, he could be nearing the end of his peak. With the World Cup coming up in 2022, this could be his final shot at glory with Brazil, considering he will be deep into his thirties by the next time the competition is played.

The next two seasons or so could be what defines Neymar’s career. How will his peak years be remembered?

Neymar Statistics:

Neymar is Brazil’s all-time leading scorer. Although not celebrating his 30th birthday until 2022, the PSG star has 64 international goals in 103 caps.

His club career record is every bit as impressive. Neymar has scored over 300 club goals in just over 500 appearances.

Despite spending the majority of his career in Europe, Santos is the club where he scored the most goals, finding the net 136 times in 225 matches. This includes an outrageous 2012 campaign, in which he scored 43 goals in 47 matches.

Neymar’s stats are impressive whoever they are compared to. He’s bound to have numerous more records to his name by the time he hangs up his boots.

Neymar FIFA 21:

Rated 91 overall with five-star skill moves and 91 pace, Neymar is among the best players on FIFA 21. He has long been a favourite of FIFA players.

There’s no sign of this changing any time soon either, with the Brazilian superstar combining dribbling, finishing and free-kick taking with that searing pace.

Unlike his teammate Kylian Mbappe, Neymar does not have a Team of the Year card, but he has a 92-rated in form.

Neymar Injury:

The injury status of anyone playing for the most successful football clubs is big news. When you’re as talented as Neymar, and expectations are so high for PSG and Brazil, any knock or strain is headline stuff.

His latest injury was suffered against Caen on February 10th. He returned from this issue on March 21st for a 20 minute appearance off the bench against Lyon.

The lengthy absence meant Neymar missed a reunion with Barcelona in the Champions League – he will have been happy to see his current team dispatch his former employers.

Neymar hasn’t suffered many major injuries. He’s not missed more than nine games with an injury since 2018/19. There are a lot of minor problems along the way, however, with five injuries since the start of last season, according to TransferMarkt.

*Credit for the main photo belongs to David Vincent / AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 24th March 2021

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

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