Neymar HD Wallpapers
The young powerhouse, Neymar, has presented the football fanatics with some excellent moments in football today, and his enthralling performances put him at par with some of the best players, and shows that he is likely to go on to become a soccer legend. He is a great watch, thanks to his style and attitude besides his great footballing skills. Football enthusiasts look forward to seeing more wonderful games with him as a big part of each of them. Here are some of the best Neymar HD Wallpapers 2015.
Neymar HD Wallpapers 2015
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior commonly known as just Neymar or Neymar Jr. plays and captains the Brazilian national team and also plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona as a forward or winger. He is widely regarded by many in the sports as one of the best young soccer players because of his amazing dribbling skills, acceleration, finishing and ball controlling ability with both of his feet. He is also compared by many fans, media and former players with former Brazilian forward Pelé because of his aggressive playing style and ball control. Neymar was once stated as “an excellent player” by Brazilian legend Pelé. Many other soccer legends of Brazil such as Ronaldinho once stated that “he will be the best in the world”.
On 5th February 1992, Neymar Jr. was born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo. He was raised by his parents Neymar da Silva, Sr. and Neymar’s mother Nadine Santos. Neymar Jr. inherited his name from Neymar Sr., his father, who is also a former footballer and eventually became his son’s mentor and advisor as Neymar’s talents began to grow. While talking about his father Neymar Jr. once stated, “My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family.” He loved playing futsal during his childhood days and then combined his love of futsal with street football while growing up. In 2003, Neymar moved to São Vicente with his family and started playing for youth side of Portuguesa Santista.
Neymar’s family moved to Santos where he joined the famous Brazilian club Santos FC in 2003. After he starts having a decent income followed by his success as a young player, Neymar’s family bought a house next to the Vila Belmiro. Neymar starts to earn 10,000 reais per month at the age of 15 and by 16, he started to earn 125,000 reais per month. He was upgraded to the Santos first team while signing a full professional contract at the age of 17. Neymar also started receiving the sponsorships contracts during this time. He met, and eventually became good friends with, Paulo Henrique Ganso during his practice in the youth academy. When Spanish team Real Madrid had stars like Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Robinho, Neymar travelled to Spain to join the Real Madrid youth team at the age of just 14.
On 7 March 2009, Neymar made his professional debut at the age of 17. He made a brief appearance against Oeste appearance in a 2–1 win as a substitute for the last thirty minutes. Neymar scored his first professional goal against Mogi Mirim for Santos on the following week. Months after on 11 April 2009, at the 2009 Campeonato Paulista semi-final first leg, Neymar scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 win against Palmeiras. As a professional player in his first season, he appeared in 48 games while scoring 14 goals. While playing for Santos FC, Neymar established himself as one of the top prospect of Brazil. He scored five goals in a 8–1 win against Guarani in the qualifying stages of the Brazilian Cup for Santos.
Regarding Neymar’s transfer, Santos announced that they had received two offers on 24 May 2013. On 27 May 2013, Neymar announced that he would sign with FC Barcelona. He also mentioned that he will join Barcelona after playing in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neymar was signed an undisclosed amount deal of five-year with the team. Neymar was unveiled by Barcelona after he passes medical tests on 3 June 2013. He signed a contract which would keep him till June 2018 with the Spanish team. Neymar made his first appearance at Camp Nou in front of 56,500 fans. Eventually Josep Maria Bartomeu, vice-president of the club, declared that his transfer fee was €87.2 million and his release clause was set at €190 million.
Neymar unofficially debuted on July 30 2013, in a pre-season friendly match against Lechia Gdańsk as a substitute. His first goal helped the club snatch a 7–1 win against Thailand XI on August 7, 2013. He officially debuted as a professional for Barcelona in the opening game of the La liga 2013–14 against Levante UD as a 63rd minute substitute, leading to a 7–0 win. On 2 August, he made his competitive goal during the first leg of the Supercopa de España 2013 against Atlético Madrid. Neymar debuted in the UEFA Champions League for Barça on September 18 in their opening match of the tournament for the 2013-14 season, and contributed to defeat AFC Ajax 4–0., Neymar’s first goal in La Liga was on September 24 at Camp Nou against of Real Sociedad.
Neymar was selected to be part of the Team Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, on June 2, 2014. On June 12, 2014, he made his 50th international appearance for the Brazilian team for the opening match of the tournament which was against Croatia in São Paulo. In the 26th minute of the first match, Neymar was issued a yellow card because he elbowed Croatian midfielder Luka Modrić. In the quarter-final defeat of Colombia, Juan Camilo Zúñiga kneed him in the back by when challenging for the ball, and Neybar was removed from the ground on a stretcher. The hospital scan revealed that he had fractured a vertebra in his spine. He missed the rest of the World Cup.
He made it to the third place in 20110 for the 2010 South American Footballer of the Year award, and in 2011, he won it, at the age of 19, winning it again in 2012. His first nomination for the FIFA Ballon d’Or was in 2011, reaching the 10th position. He received his nomination for the FIFA Puskás Award and won if for 2011 Goal of the Year. Neymar also got selected as the 2009 Best Young Player of the Campeonato Paulista, and as the best player when Santos emerged the winner in the 2010 Campeonato Paulista. He became the top scorer with 11 goals in the 2010 Copa do Brasil. On 11 July 2014, Neymar was inducted into the 10-man shortlist for FIFA’s Golden Ball award, and received the Bronze Boot as the third highest goalkeeper of the tournament. Neymar has also been inducted into the World Cup All Star XI.
Neymar is a true follower of Christianity, who believes, “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” He is known for tithing to the church an amount equal to 10% of his income. Neymar admittedly considers Kaká, the Brazilian soccer legend is his religious role model. 19 year old Neymar, in August 2011, became a father to a beautiful boy, David Lucca, was born in São Paulo, with Carolina Dantas as the mother, though Neymar is not in a relationship with her. He said about his son, “I cried when I learned that I would be his father. At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying it,” and described his boy as a “2.8 kilograms of pure happiness”.
In 2014, Neymar was seen in a Beats advert, alongside other international footballers like Luis Suárez and Thierry Henry. Based on the theme, ‘The Game Before The Game,’ the ad depicts the pre-game ritual of listening to music, followed by the players. In March 2011, Neymar signed contract of 11 years with Nike, the American sportswear company. During the same month and year, he also entered a 2 year contract with Panasonic, sealing a deal worth US $2.4 million. Volkswagen, Tenys Pé Baruel, Lupo, Ambev, Claro, Unilever and Santander have signed Neymarin sponsorship deals, for which he is making about €20 million per year from his sponsorship deals. On 8 May 2013, he was named the most marketable athlete in the world by SportsPro.