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Has Neymar shown leadership skills since taking over as skipper for Brazil?

In September of 2014, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior became the captain of the Brazilian national team at only 22 years old. His promotion to the captaincy at such an early age should not have come as a surprise, and it thrilled his fans - of which he has plenty, being named the “most marketable athlete” by SportsPro in 2012 and 2013. He is the fourth most popular football player on social media, behind Davi ...

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How many times has Neymar been sent off in his career?

It's usually the other way around, but sometimes, talented players like Neymar can also lose their cool and end up being sent off from the field. It happened against Colombia just a few days ago, but it's actually been the 6th time Neymar has seen the red card in a football match. Let's go back in time and go through all the incidents: #1: Santos 3-4 Palmeiras (March 14 of 2010) The first time Neymar got se ...

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Creative Class – Six super assists from Neymar Jr

Neymar has been sensational for Barcelona throughout the 2014-15 season, scoring 39 goals and assisting seven. The Brazil international – who will feature for his country in this summer’s Copa America competition – has developed an incredible relationship with fellow Barça forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, as the Spanish giants claimed the treble. Once labelled as ‘selfish’, Neymar’s teamwork has come ...

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Barcelona vs Juventus: A final for the ages

The wait is finally over, as Barcelona and Juventus are about to take center stage in Berlin and fight for the UEFA Champions League 2014-15 title. Both teams are chasing the much-wanted treble this season, after having dominated all their competition domestically, with Barça clinching La Liga and Copa del Rey titles last month and Juventus wrapping up another Serie A and Coppa de Italia trophies a few week ...

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Neymar becomes PokerStars new amabassador

Just a few weeks from the end of the football season in both Spain and in Europe, PokerStars has announced that they have signed Neymar to become their brand's new ambassador. The largest online poker cardroom in the world will now count with Neymar's efforts to help them attracting new players to their website and they couldn't have picked a better moment than this. The 23-year old has just become Spanish ...

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Neymar’s shooting samba star at Barcelona

Having been the most wanted footballer on the planet for a number of years, Neymar was always going to be following in illustrious footsteps wherever he ended up in Europe. He was, however, well versed in treading such a path having graduated through the youth ranks at Santos – drawing obvious comparisons with the legend that is Pele. Taking the decision to link up with Barcelona was a bold one, but an admi ...

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Barcelona v Real Madrid: Is Neymar the key to win the Clasico?

The two Spanish giants are set to collide in the Camp Nou this Sunday night and with a lot more at stake than the typical 3 points from a league game. While Barça is currently going through a hot streak, having won 17 of their last 18 games in all competitions (their only loss came at the hands of Malaga, on February 21), Real Madrid have only won a single game in their last 4 fixtures. If we extend the sco ...

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3 reasons why Neymar has grown his influence in Barcelona

After an already expected tough first season in Spain, it's in his second year in Europe that Neymar seems to have finally picked up his best form wearing a Barcelona jersey. Even though we're still in the beginning of March, the Brazilian ace is already pulling off better numbers than he did in his previous season, with 13 La Liga fixtures left to be played, as well as a Copa del Rey final and hopefully al ...

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Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona: Neymar runs the show at the CalderĂłn

Full-time: Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona Goals: Neymar (9', 41'); Miranda o.g. (39') Match date: January 28, 2014 Stadium: Vicente Calderón Competition: Copa del Rey Barcelona line-up: Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Mascherano, Piqué, Daniel Alves, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Suårez. Barcelona are through to the Copa del Rey semi-finals, after leaving behind an over-aggresive Atletico Madrid ...

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Neymar understands why Cristiano Ronaldo reacted the way he did

During a promotional event held this Monday in Barcelona, Neymar spoke a few words about a few hot topics in football. After quickly reviewing the incident that involved Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid's last match against Cordoba and where the Portuguese star ended up being sent off after kicking an opponent, the 22-year old also spoke about his relationship with Lionel Messi and the upcoming tie against ...

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