Neymar Jr Net Worth 2016

Neymar Jr net worth 2016
Neymar Jr net worth 2016

Commonly known to the world as Neymar Jr. or just Neymar is one of the most popular football players of today. Neymar Jr. first started his football career while playing for youth side Portuguesa Santista when he moved with his family to São Vicente in 2003. The family later moved to Santos in 2003. He then joined the famous Brazilian club Santos FC.

Neymar Jr net worth 2016
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After his amazing success of his youth football career and growing income, Neymar’s family bought their first property a decent house next to the Vila Belmiro. As Neymar was earning 10,000 reais per month at the age of 15, the living standard of his family was started to improve. By the age of 16, Neymar was earning 125,000 reais per month. He then signed a full professional contract with Santos and selected to play in the Santos first team.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016
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Neymar started to receiving sponsorships after his first professional contract.He is a part of the Brazilian national team, where he is the captain. He also plays in the Spanish club named FC Barcelona. He plays as a forward or winger. Aged just 22 he is one of the highest earning footballers now. Neymar Jr. signed his first major contract with the famous Brazilian team Santos when he was just 17 years old which paid him approximately $1.7 million per year as his salary.

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hairstyleJúnior was selected to appear in the covers of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 besides another great player of modern times, Cristiano Ronaldo. Neymar was featured in thecover of TIME magazine in February 2013 and became the first ever Brazilian to achieve the honor. He was named as the most marketable athlete on earth because of his Neymar Jr net worth 2016  in May 2013 by the SportsPro magazine. Neymar achieved the top place of the list while defeating globally famous athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Rory McIlroy and Usain Bolt.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016
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Eventually Neymar Jr net worth 2016 has increased and he signed a contract extension with Santos which paid him $4 million per year. Neymar signed a $124 million contract with Spanish club Barcelona in 2013. The contract is worth $50 million more than originally reported. Over the next five years, Neymar will get $74 million in salary. Additionally, he also had $13 million signing bonus.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016

For those who dont know, Neymar was also featured on the front covers of the video games Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on the North American version, after Konami Digital Entertainment announced that he had joined Pro Evolution Soccer. Neymar joined Cristiano Ronaldo as a featured cover athlete.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016
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He also earned huge income from several of his famous endorsements such as Castrol, Police sunglasses and L’Oreal. His total yearly income of approximately $32 million is quite breathtaking for a 22-year old. Known for his impressive finishing, dribbling, speed and acceleration, Neymar da Silva Santos  Júnior has been a recipient of many awards which include FIFA Puskás Award and the South  American Footballer of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.

The Neymar Jr net worth 2016 is quite impressive .He has been getting a great deal of attention lately because of his football  performance which led him to be compared to the renowned Lionel Messi. In fact, he was called as “an excellent player” by Pele. But as every talent needs oppurtunity, on this context Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro stated, “He wants to become the best player in the world. The chances of him doing that while playing in Brazil are zero.”

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016
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Apart from this  he became a father to little Davvi Luca when he as 19 years old. Neymar had refused to reveal the identity of the mother to ‘protect her and the child’ Later being revealed the student says that she discovered that she was pregnant at 17, spent a couple of months without talking properly “I would just say what was necessary, I was in shock. My mother was a little mad at me, but then helped me take my exams. Juniors fans (way she refers to Neymar) called me names, I had to leave all social networks. Pregnant is sensitive and the hardest  part was people saying things to you that are not true, judging and cursing. “.  Neymar Jr., while talking about his son David stated “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.” He also described his son’s birth as “2.8 kilograms of pure happiness”.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016

Despite making dramatic headways into the footballing spotlight, Neymar was overlooked by Dunga for the National team squad flying to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup, even after Pele and Romario pitched for his inclusion. He is known for his acceleration, speed, dribbling, finishing and ability with both feet. But for now his playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and former players drawing comparison to former Brazil forward Pelé, who has called Neymar “an excellent player”, while Ronaldinho states “he will be the best in the world”.

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Neymar Jr net worth 2016

Neymar created a huge sensation in popular social media by his polished skill and growing talent and reached 48.6 million Facebook fans in October 2014. He also reached the fourth highest social media rank in the world among athletes, behind only to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham.