Sao Paulo, Brazil
Neymar da Silva Santos JÃºnior (Portuguese pronunciation: [nejËˆmaÉ¾ dÉ ËˆsiÉ«vÉ sÉÌƒtus ËˆÊ’unioÉ¾]; born 5 February 1992), commonly knownÂ mononymously asÂ Neymar, is aÂ Brazilian footballer who plays in theÂ BrasileirÃ£o SÃ©rie A forÂ Santos and theÂ Brazilian national team, mainly as aÂ forward. In 2012,Â SportsPro magazine rated Neymar as the most marketable athlete in the world. Neymar was also rated #13 in The Guardian's 'Football 100' for 2012.
At the age of 19, Neymar won theÂ 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award, by a record margin, after coming third inÂ 2010. InÂ 2011 Neymar received nominations for theÂ FIFA Ballon d'Or, where he came 10th, and theÂ FIFA PuskÃ¡s Award, which he won. He is known for his acceleration, speed, dribbling and finishing. His playing style has earned him critical acclaim, with fans, media and former players drawing comparisons toÂ Argentine forwardÂ Lionel Messi and former Brazil playerÂ PelÃ©, who has called Neymar "an excellent player".
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