Quick Facts of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
|Net Worth||$207.62 million|
|Salary||$41.02 million per year|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||5 February, 1992|
He was just 17 years old when he was introduced to the world at large, but since then the football player has been making his mark and pushing boundaries in the sport. Though today is all about Neymar’s height, weight, and body measurements, let’s take a few moments to check out a few facts about the athlete.
- He was born Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior on 5 February 1992 to Neymar Santos, Sr. and Nadine da Silva.
- His career started in 2003 when he was just 11 years old. That was when he joined the Santos Academy and in turn, perfected his skills.
- The star athlete was nearly signed by Real Madrid when he was 14 years old. He almost completed the whole process; flying to Spain, and passing all the tests, but before the transfer could be completed Santos paid a large sum of money to keep him.
- Not only has he had a pretty fast-paced career, but his personality also seems to be moving fast too. Neymar became one of the youngest daddies out there at the age of 19. His son’s name is David Lucca and his mother’s identity is a secret. It‘s probably for the best.
- Though he is young, he has achieved quite a lot, on 5 February 2012, which happened to be his 20th birthday, Neymar scored his 100th professional goal against Palmeiras.
- He has received an honor that has never been bestowed on any Brazilian athlete before; he graced the February 2013 issue of Time Magazine.
- He was signed by Barcelona in the year 2013 and debuted in the opening game of La Liga season 2013-14 and won the game against Levante with a 7-0 score.
- His first competitive goal was against Atletico Madrid in the 1st leg match of the 2013 Supercopa de Espana.
- Neymar is the world’s most marketable athlete, yes, he beat stars like Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, and racing champion Lewis Hamilton for the title.
- He has been a star of his own comic book since the year 2013.
- Later in the year 2017, Neymar was signed by Paris Saint Germain for 222million euros which was considered as most expensive transfer ever in football history. He has extended his contract with Paris Saint Germain till 2022.
Now that we have had our fill of facts about the star, it’s time to get back to the topic at hand beginning with Neymar’s height.
Football or soccer is one of those sports where you don’t really have to be a particular height to play. It’s more about speed, accuracy, agility, and a lot of tactical thinking, so it’s no surprise that most of the athletes that play the sport aren’t packing much in the height department. The star in question is no exception to this as he stands 5 feet 9 inches tall.
There’s been an ongoing debate about how tall the football player is and his mo-hawk has a lot to with the arguments. Some have argued that his hairdo adds quite the number of inches to his general height and that he looks quite small when he is out on the pitch regardless.
Despite it all, we can all say that he has made his height work for him. Here is a list of celebrities who share Neymar’s height. Jared Leto, Robert Redford, Zayn Malik, and Mark Zuckerberg all stand as tall as the star athlete.
Neymar now maintains a healthy weight of 68 kilograms, but that has not always been the case for the athlete. In 2013, a Barcelona doctor revealed that he had some concerns about the star athlete’s health, most especially in relation to his weight. At the time the star weighed 64 kilograms and as a result, was deemed too light for his trade.
According to the Independent, Neymar is not the first Barca player to be deemed too light. The club famously paid for their Argentina forward Lionel Messi, the four-times World Player of the Year, to have treatment to speed up his growth when he was a delicate teenager.
Fast forward to the present day, he has gained a bit of weight and is planning to gain more till he reaches his optimum weight. ‘ It’s not so I can boast, that doesn’t interest me,’ he said. ‘ It’s so I can be more efficient. What I want is to be the best on the pitch; it doesn’t matter if people see me as good-looking or not.’
Neymar’s Body Measurements
In addition to Neymar’s height and weight, here is a summary of his body measurements.
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 68 kilograms
Chest Size: 41 inches
Waist Size: 33 inches
Arm/ Bicep Size: 15 inches
Feet/ Shoe Size: US 8.5, EU 41-41, UK 8
Neymar’s Net worth and Salary
The popular PSG striker Neymar has a net worth of $207 million and his salary is $41 million per year. Neymar owns one of the most expensive cars which is the Koenigsegg CCZR Trevita which costs around $2 million.
|Year||Weekly Wage||Yearly Salary||Club||Position||League||Age||Contract Expiry|
|2020||£606,000||£31,512,000||PSG||AM LC, F C||Ligue 1||27||30-06-2022|
|2019||£636,000||£33,072,000||Paris Saint-Germain||AM LC, F C||Ligue 1||26||30-06-2022|
|2018||£629,000||£32,708,000||Paris Saint-Germain||AM LC, F C||Ligue 1||25||30-06-2022|
|2017||£495,000||£25,740,000||Barcelona||AM LC, F C||La Liga||24||29-06-2021|
|2016||£293,000||£15,236,000||F.C. Barcelona||AM LC, F C||LIGA BBVA||22||29-06-2018|
|2015||£191,000||£9,932,000||F.C. Barcelona||AM LC, F C||LIGA BBVA||22||29-06-2018|
|2014||£217,000||£11,284,000||F.C. Barcelona||AM LC, F C||LIGA BBVA||21||29-06-2018|
Neymar has been in relation with two-three girls. One of his first love was Carolina Dantas whom he dated for one year. After that, Neymar started dating an actress named Bruna Marquezine whom he met at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in the year 2012. But, they broke up in the year 2013.
After that, in the year 2015, Neymar started dating UFC octagon girl Jhenny Andrade. They met each other at a New Year’s Eve Party. Jhenny used to attend matches with Neymar to support him. But, the couple broke up after 8 9 months of dating.
Later in 2020, models Natalia and Neymar have confirmed that they are in a relationship with a photo of them on their Instagram. But, they split in late 2020.
As of April 2020, it seems like Neymar is single and is not dating anyone.