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Yes, you read that right. Neymar has beat out the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Rory McIlroy and countless others for two consecutive years as the most marketable athlete on the planet.
At 21 years old, this has to be the most astonishing fact about the Brazilian.
Messi may be the greatest footballer of all time, but he is no match for Neymar in this category. Then, compared to all of the other sports stars in the world, this fact shows the greatness of Neymar above all else.
Neymar has taken the world by storm and he is just getting started. He has already accomplished more in his short career than the majority of footballers could ever hope for. But Neymar has barely even begun his life as a professional footballer.
Which fact is the most shocking? How will Neymar’s career play out? What are your thoughts on the young Brazilian? Leave your thoughts and comments below.
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