By the age of 10, Neymar da Silva Santos Jr was already considered a rising star of the football world. Inspired by his father, Neymar's become a national hero and also one of the so-called 'MSN' ('Messi, Suárez and Neymar') trio at Barcelona responsible for terrorising La Liga defences on their way to back-to-back La Liga and Copa del Rey doubles in 2014–15 and 2015–16. Scoring within 28 minutes on his debut match for the national team in 2010 also did much to cement his place among the greats.
Neymar started his career with the São Paulo-based club Santos in 2003 and was promoted to the first team aged 17. His debut match was in March 2009 against Oeste, and the following week he scored his first goal with the team against Mogi Mirim.
Already compared to legends Robinho and Pelé at the age of 21, it was only a matter of time before the giants of Europe came calling, and Neymar simply couldn’t refuse FC Barcelona's offer in 2013. By the end of the 2015–16 season, his record already boasted 55 goals in 93 appearances for Barça.Read more