Interesting Biography Facts
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr
February 5, 1992
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Santos FC youth academy
Neymar family members
Neymar Santos, Sr.
Rafaella Beckran (younger sister)
Is Neymar a gay/bisexual?
What is Neymar marital status?
How many children does he have?
1 (son Davi Lucca Da Silva Santos )
Davi Lucca Da Silva Santos (son with Carol Dantas)
Date of birth: August 19, 2011
The famous football player has never been officially married. But he has already become a daddy of a cute little boy.
He fathered Davi Lucca at a tender age of 19, while his girlfriend, a Brazilian student Carolina Dantas, was just 17. They briefly dated at the end of 2010, and Carolina got pregnant from Neymar. On August 19, 2011, she gave birth to a healthy boy, whom she named Davi Lucca. The stellar father likes his firstborn kid and spends as much time as possible with him. But most of his life Davi spends with his mother, stepfather and a younger half-brother Valentin.
Who are Neymar parents?
Neymar Santos, Sr. (father)
Behind each champion stands someone, who supports him and pushes on the way to success. Obviously, in the case of Neyman, such a person is his father. The former footballer himself, Neymar Sr. became his son’s first coach. He is the first person, who noticed his son’s talent for football and helped him develop it. Since the very beginning Mr. Santos Sr. manages his son’s career. He remains his agent till now. “My father takes care of everything”, confessed Neymar in one of his interviews. The footballer’s father is a family man. He spends a lot of time with his wife, kids, and grandson Davi Lucca. According to Instagram photos, they are having a great time.
Nadine Gonçalves (mother)
Nadine Santos, who is also known under the name Nadine Gonçalves, is Neymar’s mother, his best friend and the president of the social organization “The Neymar Jr. Project Institute”, supported by her son.
Nadine is a faithful person. Many of her public quotes contain citations from Bibles. She supported her son at the sad moment when he was accused of raping a girl. The Brazilian model applied to the court, where she told, that Neymar had raped her in one of the hotel rooms. The football player denied all the accusations and considered them as an attempt to blackmail him. The case was never referred to the court, and the athlete’s mother asked her son through Instagram “to forgive that girl for the sake of God”.
Rafaella Beckran (younger sister)
Date of birth: March 11, 1996
Neymar is one of the most recognizable faces in the world (and one of the most successful earners in the industry). His millions allowed the other members of his clan to start several projects, including the charity foundation “The Neymar Jr. Project Institute”, which supports kids with disabilities. The organization is ruled by the athlete’s mother, but his younger sister Rafaella works on it, too. Besides, she is making a successful career as a model. Several years ago she appeared in the advertising campaign of the fashion shop “Elleven Wear”, opened by her parents and named for the sake of number 11, under which her brother used to play in Barcelona FC.
Rafaella was born in 1996 in Sao Paulo. Her birth name was Rafaella Da Silva Santos, but she changed it officially for “Beckran”. Not accidentally her new surname sounds very similar to “Beckham” – she chose it to honor her favorite football player.
Neymar is closely knitted with his sister. She is a frequent participant of his Instagram posts.
No wonder that the new aspiring world football star appeared in Brazil – that country has already occupied the rightful place in football history. Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, and many other players, who turned into sports legends, come from there.
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr gained wide recognition and sincere love of the fans from various parts of our world as the talented football forward and the member of the Brazil National Team.
He was born in Mogi das Cruzes, the Brazilian city, which is located at São Paulo municipality. He grew up in a friendly middle-class Brazilian family, which consisted of his parents and a younger sister. Since the earliest years football was an important part of his life. At the age of 7, he had already become the trainee at Santos Football Club (FC).
Soon Neymar gained the reputation of the most skillful young player. Popular European clubs were chasing him, and finally, he said “I do!” to one of them – to Real Madrid. During three years he was trained there.
At the age of 17, he started to play as a professional. Neymar played for the famous club “Santos” He scored his first goal during the second week on the field. In general, he participated in 228 matches as part of Santos. He scored 137 goals.
In 2013 the flow of his career was changed. He was traded by Barcelona FC. The details of the deal, as well as the number of dollars, which were paid by Barcelona managers, were not publicized. Neymar played for the legendary football club till 2017, and then he was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain FC. The amount of the transfer was ranked as the most expensive in football history.
Interesting and fun facts
- In 2013, before signing the deal with Barcelona FC, Neymar was passing medical tests. Then the doctor advised him to gain the weight to get completely ready for “Spanish football”.
- The player was very happy during his years in Barcelona. He still has friends there – Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are close people for him till now.
- Neymar has dated numerous beautiful ladies as of now. He was romantically linked to the actresses Bárbara Evans and Chloë Grace Moretz, to the model Caroline Caputo and many others. His longest romance was with the starlet Bruna Marquezine, who left Neymar after the cheating rumors about him.
- He is the ninth in the list of top ten most popular athletes on Instagram. The football forward boasts with 128 million followers.
- In 2011 and 2013 the sportsman was accused of avoiding paying taxes. He paid $1, 2 million penalty.