At age 20, Neymar has become one of the youngsters to follow despite playing in his native Brazil rather than in Europe.
Born in Sao Paolo, he’s been part of Santos since his youth days back in 2003 when he was 11 and made it to the first team in 2009 at age 17.
He has hoisted the league trophy three times—from 2010 to 2012— and the Copa Libertadores in 2011; in both competitions he was named Best Player.
Neymar has recorded 107 goals in four seasons—181 appearances—with the Brazilian club and has played from the start the 16 matches to which he’s been called for with the national team and has scored eight times, including one against the United States in his debut with the first team.
In 2011 he received the Puskás Award after scoring his first of two goals against Flamengo in July.
His style of play is simple: joga bonito. This brings us to his skills, which are very similar to those of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, both when attacking and creating strategies to move forward.