How much is Neymar worth? $185 million
How did Neymar earn his money and wealth?
Neymar, real name Neymar da Solva Santos Junior, was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi Das Cruzes, Brazil to Nadine da Silva and Neymar Santos Sr. his father was a professional football player and trained Neymar. During his early days, Neymar was known for his football skills in street football and futsal. In the year 2003, Neymar started playing for youth side of the team Portuguesa Santista after his family moved to Sao Vicente. The same year, he joined the popular Brazilian club, FC Santos at the age of 11 and that helped him develop his strength as a footballer further. He signed his first ever senior deal with FC Santos when he was 17 years old.
Neymar is a Brazilian professional football player who serves as a forward for the Brazilian national team as well as French club Paris Saint-Germain. Over the next four years of playing for the Santos FC, Neymar became a prolific goal scorer for the team as he helped the Santos FC win the Libertadores Cup.
He scored an overall 54 goals in his 103 appearances for his team and was courted by the biggest football clubs in Europe while he played for the Santos FC. As a matter of fact, Neymar was accepted by the Real Madrid academy, when he was only 14 years old, but he decided to stay with the FC Santos after the club presented him a better salary offer.
Neymar was overlooked controversially by the Brazil football team manager Dunga for the World Cup held in South Africa in the year 2010. Later on, in the year 2011 and 2012, Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year. Neymar was being courted by many of the biggest football clubs in the world for his outstanding football skills and after a bitter argument between the Real Madrid and Barcelona, Neymar went on and signed a deal with Barcelona in the year 2013, for a transfer fee worth $76 million. He scored four goals in the Confederations Cup the same year as Brazil went on to win the tournament by beating Spain in the final.
In the 2013 season, he began playing for Barcelona and in his first season with his team, Neymar impressed everyone as he got many goals in the most of the significant games. In the year 2014, Neymar was the main star of Brazils during the FIFA World Cup as Barcelona won the tournament in search of their sixth World Cup title. However, due to an injury in the quarter-final against Columbia, Neymar could not play in the semi-final and sadly; Brazil was eliminated in the semifinal round.
What are the highest grossing earnings of Neymar?
- Transfer fee of Neymar to Barcelona (2013): $76,000,000
- Earnings from bonuses, salaries and off-field earnings (2011): $18,000,000
- Estimated Salary and winnings from 2014 through 2015: $17,000,000
- Salary in 2014: $9,500,000
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