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We have already reeled off a list of awards and achievements that Neymar has added to his honours roll in 2012, but more was set to follow.
Having netted 43 times in 47 games for Santos in 2012, Neymar was awarded his second Brazilian top-scorer prize following similar success in 2010 and, consequently, also featured in the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Team of the Brasileirão.
A repeat nomination for the FIFA Puskas award will also see Neymar defend his Goal of the Year crown at the world governing body's annual Ballon d'Or gala, where he is also still in contention for a place in the FIFPro Team of the Year.
Brazil's Olympic Committee continued the Santos idol's month of coronations by naming Neymar the Best Brazilian Footballer of 2012, but the biggest title was yet to come.
Placar magazine, who host an annual Silver Ball event to honour the best players of the Brazilian championship, decided to crown Neymar as “hors concours”—the first time the award has been bestowed since Pelé was honoured in 1970.
The award recognises those who are playing on an entirely different level to their competition and, given the rarity of its awarding, it is symbolic of Neymar's elevated status in the Brazilian game.
At the event, former Barcelona star Ronaldinho summed up Neymar's achievement perfectly, telling the star: "You are indeed hors concours. In the language of football, the others are riding bicycles while you are on a motorcycle."