At the age of 14, Neymar travelled to Real Madrid to be part of their youth team but decided to stay at Santos when they offered him a bonus. Soon Neymar began gaining more game time and moulding the vast amount of raw talent that he possessed. Soon he made his debut at the age of 17 on March 7, 2009 against Oeste. In the first season Neymar was given the opportunity to play 48 games in all competitions combined. He made full use of this opportunity to score 14 valuable goals and help cement his place in the team.
best in career :
Neymar helped the team win the Campeonato Paulista in 2011 and took them to the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. For his contributions he was awarded the 2011 South American footballer of the Year Award. Again in 2012 he took them to their third consecutive league triumph. On his 20th birthday he had the achievement of scoring his 100th goal. Again he was awarded the 2012 South American footballer of the Year. Now Neymar was the undisputed No.1 player in Brazil and some rated his skills to among the best footballers in the World.
RECORD BREAKING PATH :
On June 27, 2013 Neymar signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona. The transfer fee of 57 million Euros was the 10th highest overall. Neymar’s dream of playing in Europe had come true so soon. At Barcelona he was in company of Lionel Messi, Andreas Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Pique who were some of the best players in the world. Neymar had an impressive career playing for his national team Brazil as well.
Today his success and fame have made him one of the most recognisable people on the planet. At the young age of 21, he has been compared with players like Pele and Ronaldo. His playing style and attacking play have made him a fan favourite throughout the world. Today he is also the number one marketable athlete on the planet. He already had sponsorships from companies like Nike, Panasonic, Santander, Volkswagen and many more. This star has his best years ahead of him and we should not limit our expectations to the heights he can reach.
hard core reality of life :
Today his salary per month for playing foot ball is more than Rs. 2. 5 Crore. Annual income can cross Rs. 250 Crore through branding contracts. But his life was initiated before 24 years, at very small place in poverty. Routine was tough and hard.His father was also foot ball players so he decide to put him in foot ball sports. Of course, balancing two column of accounts were very difficult but his father had not drop an idea and continue with sports.Poverty was always stooping them to move forward and constraining success in life. Because of unpaid bills of power company, lights were cut off, he and his sister could not complete homework in night.SO next day, both wer fired by school teachers for incomplete homework. To avoid more hard time, family starts lving in to joint fasmily.
Of course, his father was doing 3 jobs in a day to maintain life style and living.
Now, he become star foot ball player and unstoppable in Brazil. It is said that , next 5 years, he will break all records and become legendary player in era of football.
GREAT PLAYERS are never born with sources and sorceresses. They keep on struggling, fighting, hard working and living everyday with determination. Finally, they change the game.
Life is never easy.. It is always full of constrains, tough time, facing challenges and meeting obstacles. One have to be determine and committed to it.