Neymar da silva Santos popularly known as Neymar Jr. is presently the third best footballer after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the youngest sensation in football. Starting at a vey young age, From a young kid of Santos to leading Brazil in the World Cup semis to becoming one of the three lions of Barcelona, the evolution of neymar has always been an interesting story.
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Arrival at Santos: Being the son of a footbller Neymar started playing football at a very young age. He started playing futsal and street football before joining Santos for a professional football career. Neymar arrived to Santos back in 2003, to start playing for the club’s youth categories. He started becoming popular very early and way before turning a professional player. The following picture of Neymar Wallpaper 2017 is in his younger age playing at Santos.
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Rejection by Real Madrid: At the age of 14, Real Madrid made an official bid for Neymar for their youth team Real Madrid Castilla. He travelled to Madrid and some trials where held and he was immediatly accepted but the Brazillian president that time, Marcelo Texeiria came on the field for Santos and payed 1 million euros to his father to make his son play in Santos. Santos also had to offer Neymar a hefty contract bonus to Neymar which insisted the player to stay in his hometown club.
Rising Star: In 2010,Neymar scored 14 goals for 19 matches in the Campeonato Paulista league leading Santos to the winner along with home-grown players like Robinho, Ganso, andre. They were often known as the “Meninos da Vila”. On the same year, Neymar won his second silverware “Copa Do Brasil”. The Brazillian goalscorer became the highest scorer in the tournament with 11 goals. His performance was already attracting attention from big clubs from Europe. The brazillian club finished 8th in that year “Campeonato Brasileiro”. The following Neymar Wallpaper is when he played for the youth team of Santos.
Big names linked: After his impressive performance with Santos in 2010-11 season, West Ham and Chelsea gave them handsome bids. Both were rejected by Santos. West Ham propoed a bid of $12 million and Chelsea gave a fee of $20 million. But due to Pele’s intervention and Santos unwillingness to sell the talented youngster, Neymar continued to stay in santos. Although after a year in an interview with Daily Telegraph, that he had been happy with Chelsea’s interest in him as it was a “dream” of his “to play in Europe”, whilst also stating that at the time it had been the right decision to stay in Brazil.
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Attitude Problem: All though Neymar finished the previous season with a career high 42 goals in 60 games, problems had been identified. The first being that his apparent nack towards diving while being tackled. He was often mocked in the social media in the name of “Dolphin” due to his diving abilities. The another problem due to which Neymar was heavily criticised was his attitude problem.This came to the forefront during a match in Copa do Brasil where his feud with the then Santos manager, Dorovial Junior over the issue of taking a penalty. One event turned into another which eventually lead to the sack of Dorovial Junior, as club sought to have the preferene of the player before coach. Although Neymar apologised to the event later, hih criticisms rose against his attitude problem.
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2011 Pushkas Award: In 2011, the flashy forward produced a brilliant goal which fetched him the FIFA Goal of the year award. He also led Santos their first Copa Liberatodos in 48 years. In December 2011, Santos faced Barcelona in the Club World Cup final and got thrashed 4-0. Neymar recognized that Barcelona had a far superior team and that his side had been taught how to play football that day. That was probably the first big step Neymar has made to open the doors towards signing for Barcelona sooner or later. The following picture of Neymar HD Wallpapers 2016 is in the FIFA yearly ceremony.
2012 South America’s Best player: 2012 was the year to shine for Neymar, he scored his 100th goal of the career on his 20th birthday. He was the joint top-scorer with the Copa Libertadores with 8 goals and finished the 2012 campeonato paulista with 20 goals and was voted for the Best player and Best Forward. He was voted as the South American Player of the year 2012 winning it ahead of the likes of Ronaldinho.
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Winning of Confederations Cup: As for 2013, we can safely say that it definitely allowed Neymar to also confirm his star player status in the Brazilian National Team. In a highly-tense competition that included teams like, Spain, France and England. Brazil lifted the trophy in their hometown and Neymar was their craftsman. With World cup in less than a year to go, this was Brazil’s ultimate test whether they are ready for the Big games or not and they passed the test perfectly. The picture of Neymar HD Wallpapers 2016 is him holding the Confed Cup in the winning ceremony. With Neymar leading from the upfront with 7 goals, Brazil fired hometheir first major trophy win after 7 years and that too with a young squad that was criticized by the press.
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Transfer To Barcelona: On 2013, Santos announced the transfer of Neymar to Barcelona F.C. after winning the 2013 Confed Cup. He penned a 5-year deal in front 56,500 fans, a record turnout for Brazillian player. But his health was detoriating and might need to gain weight. Neymar made his official debut for barcelona against Atletico Madrid which they lost on away goals. The picture of Neymar Wallpapers 2017 is on the transfer day to Barcelona in Camp Nou.
Treble Winning success: The last and the final missing pair of the jigsaw puzzle was the treble of Barcelona winning the Copa Del Rey, Champions League and La Liga. This made FC Barcelona the first club in the football history to win the treble twice. Barcelona’s attacking trio of Messi, Neymar, Suarez dubbed MSN ended with 122 goals, the most in a season for an attacking trio in a Spanish history.