Neymar was the top scorer of the 2011 South American Youth Championship with nine goals, including two in the final, in the 6–0 win against Uruguay, helping Brazil to win their eleventh title in the competition.
This is fitting for one of the biggest stars in the world's most poplar sport.
A Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior plays as a forward for Barcelona. Neymar started out in the youth team of Santos, where he was immediately deemed as a future star player.
At the age of 19, Neymar won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award, after coming third in 2010. In 2011 Neymar received nominations for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, where he came 10th, and the FIFA Puskás Award, which he won.
He is known for his acceleration, speed, dribbling, finishing and ability with both feet.
Sports management giants IMG are understood to have been entertaining Neymar’s father Neymar da Silva and the £55m-rated player’s marketing team from IMX Talent.
The company is a joint venture with IMG to exploit sports business opportunities in Brazil.
In 2010, Neymar was granted his debut for the Brazil senior squad.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992), commonly known as Neymar, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team, as a forward or winger.
He made his debut for Santos in 2009, and was voted the Best Young Player of the 2009 Campeonato Paulista.
Further honours followed, with Neymar being voted best player as Santos won the 2010 Campeonato Paulista, and also being top scorer in the 2010 Copa do Brasil with 11 goals.
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".