Neymar Jr. or Neymar, as he is popularly called, is one of the best soccer players of today. He was born on the 5th of February 1992 at Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil as Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. He is now the captain of the national soccer team of Brazil, and is also a part of FC Barcelona, the Spanish club. He holds the position of winger or forward and bears the number 11 on his jersey.
The 22 year old has already proven himself to be among the accomplished soccer players from Brazil, a country known to have produced some of the greatest gems in the sport. Neymar has shown great potential for a bright future, and has already bagged some incredible achievements at a rather young age. He has received the praise from legendary players of Brazil such as Ronaldinho and even Pele.
He began his youth career back in 1999 as a part of Portuguesa Santista. After playing for them till 2003, he moved to the Santos team and continued till 2009, after which he began his senior career with the Santos club. After that, he joined the top tier club of Barcelona in 2013. In 2009 he also represented the U17 level of Brazil. 3 appearances and 1 goal later, he now began representing the U20 level in 2011. He made 7 appearances, and scored 9 goals in a year, and then moved on to the U23 level in 2012, for which he made 7 appearances and 4 goals. He has been a member of the senior team of Brazil since 2010 for which he has made 60 appearances and scored 42 goals.
In a short period of time, Neymar has succeeded in achieving several accolades and honors. He has been able to obtain 3 Campeonato Paulista in 2010-2012, Copa do Brasil in 2010, Copa Libertadores in 2011 and Recopa Sudamericana in 2012, while playing for Santos, and Supercopa de España in 2013 while playing for Barcelona. As a representative of Brazil, he contributed to the team’s winning of South American Youth Championship in 2011, 3 Superclásico de las Américas in 2011, 2012 and 2014, Olympic Silver Medal in 2012, and FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. He has won himself several other honors.
Besides the formal recognitions that have been endowed upon him for his excellent sporting skills, he is also received appreciations in the sporting from for his great skills, and his contributions have changed the performances of his teams. Off-field, he is seen actively promoting Brazilian pop music, especially Música sertaneja. His video footage where he dances in the Santos locker room to a Michel Teló number has been viewed numerous times, and he also performs the dance moves after making goals on the field.
Neymar is a great watch, not just for his technique and skills on the field, but also because he is quite easy on the eyes. He has an incredibly cute smile, warm skin tone and a well-chiselled body, and to complement all that, he has a great sense of style and fashion. He is particularly bold and creative with his hairstyles, which have changed a number of times since his career began.
As a professional footballer and even before that, Neymar has maintained a number of different hairstyles, like Mohawks and mullets of different kinds, dreadlocks, etc., all in different colours, lengths and textures. He has never fallen short in being eccentric and outrageously creative, and have marked his rise to fame.
Top 10 Neymar Hairstyle
1: Neymar Hairstyle
Most people do not know that Neymar’s hair is naturally black and curly. He appeared for Santos in March 2009 with shaggily buzzed hair that looked like it had been fashioned in a hurry, showing off his natural hair. He was 17 at that time.
2: Neymar Hairstyle
Neymar appeared for Santos in May 2010 with a Mohawk as the sides were buzzed. Thus, he appeared officially for the first time with a Mohawk, a style that became his trademark. This baby Mohawk was short but kempt.
3: Neymar Hairstyle
In a friendly match against the United States in August 2010, Neymar appeared as a part of Brazil with a Mohawk, which now was carefully stylized to look more ostentatious. This time, his hair strands were longer – or higher, to be more accurate – and very distinctly formed into a Mohawk.
4: Neymar Hairstyle
In March 2011 during a friendly match against Scotland, he sported a stylish, Cristiano Ronaldo-ish Metro Mohawk that was better styled, as well.
5: Neymar Hairstyle
In December 2011, Neymar appeared in the Club World Cup sporting a hairstyle that was more like a fauxhawk, his bleached into blond hair growing in all directions. The spikes were gelled to stand upright at the centre, and was more flamboyant and still stylish.
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In January 2012, Neymar went to receive the Puskás Award for the best goal of the year at the Ballon d’Or in Zurich, Switzerland, donning a messy fauxhawk, but in a more muted colour. With great confidence, he attended the formal award show looking dapper in a suit, and sporting a flamboyant hairstyle.
7: Neymar Hairstyle
During the Olympics of August 2012, Neymar sported a cross between his Mohawk and a mullet, with shortened sides, and spikes shooting here and there. He often secured the layers with a headband.
8: Neymar Hairstyle
Neymar appeared in a friendly match against England in February 2013 with hair bleached brilliantly blond and the Mohawk uniquely gelled.
9: Neymar Hairstyle
Neymar appeared in a match against England in June 2013 where he was given the jersey of the iconic number 10. He appeared staid in his new hairstyle as he discarded his Mohawk and dyes, and went for a simpler, tame and stylish look with layers.
10: Neymar Hairstyle
In August 2013, Neymar gelled his hair down to tame his hair for the new club, Barcelona, and shaved the sides, though he ditched the dyes again.
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Neymar indeed has a bright future as a player, and it is likely that he will create some memorable moments in soccer, winning himself greater respect. We hope to see great performances from him, and some great new hairstyles too.