What is Neymar Jr.’s net worth?
|Net Worth:||$185 Million|
|Born:||February 5, 1992|
|Country of Origin:||Brazil|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Soccer Player|
Neymar’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Neymar has inked numerous sponsorship deals since his reputation began to grow from the young age of 17. He has deals with the likes of Nike, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Claro, Lupo, Unilever and Santander among many others.
In 2013, he was even named the most marketable athlete ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. Neymar’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $185 million. It is believed that at PSG, Neymar’s salary is €36.8 million a year. He is estimated to be earning anywhere between $20 to $40 million in endorsement deals alone
Neymar da Silva Santos was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil on February 5th, 1992, to Nadine da Silva and Neymar Santos senior, who used to be a professional soccer player and trainer.
In his early childhood he was well-known in his neighborhood for his street soccer skills, and in 2003 he played in the youth ranks of the team Portuguesa Santista. After moving to the city of Sao Vicente, he joined the club ‘Santos FC’ in 2003 at only 11 years old.
After that, he continued advancing in the team showing his strengths playing different parts. He finally earned his first senior contract with the club ‘Santos FC’ at 17.
Neymar , made his professional debut with local club, Santos FC. He was offered a contract with them back in 2003 as a youth academy player. He stuck with the side for nearly a decade, before La Liga giants, FC Barcelona took notice of him.
The team rejected offers from Premier League sides, West Ham and even Chelsea, despite hefty sums on the table. In 2011, he won the Puskas Award for a solo goal against Flamenco.
Finally, in 2013, Santos accepted an offer from Barcelona and off he went to La Liga. He thrived at the club until the 2017 season, alongside Leo Messi and later, Luis Suarez.
Neymar primarily plays as either a striker, winger or attacking midfielder. He has been described as “a true phenomenon” by many. He possesses the ability to drift towards the infield, due to his energetic pace and playmaking skill. His skill with the ball has even drawn a few comparisons with the likes of Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho himself tipped Neymar on becoming the best player in the world.
With Barcelona, he helped clinch the La Liga twice, in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He also helped guide the team to three straight Copa Del Reys in a row and a 2014-15 UEFA Champions League.
During his Ligue 1 stint, PSG won the Ligue 1 title in 2017-18 and 2018-19, the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue 1 in the same year. He even guided the national team to the Confederations Cup in 2013.
- Ligue 1 Player of the Year – 2018
- Bola de Ouro – 2011
- UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer – 2015
- FIFA FIFPro World XI – 2017
- World Soccer Young Player of the Year – 2011
- Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Athlete – 2015 & 2017