Neymar’s full name often comes to the minds of soccer fans eager to know the reason behind the shortening of the name of one of the most prominent players in the world today.
Born 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, Neymar’s full name is ‘Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior’. He is known as Neymar and sometimes Neymar Jr (pronounced Junior). As such, Neymar’s father’s name is called Neymar Santos Sr.
Neymar Jr is amongst the famous football players around the globe that have abbreviated names sometimes due to the length of pronunciation.
He rose to fame after three years with the home club Santos FC where he won the Copa Libertadores, Copa do Brasil and three Campeonato Paulista.
His rise to the top of European football with Barcelona following his departure from Santos, he won the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. In 2015, he was voted La Liga’s best player for the season.
Neymar currently plays for the French capital club Paris Saint-Germain.