Neymar Jnr Bio – Neymar net worth
He is one of the most popular footballers in the world and has carved a niche for himself in the round leather game. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, popularly known as Neymar is a Brazil international and Paris Saint-Germain forward. He is currently worth $185 million.
The Brazilian was born in Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil and began his footballing adventure with his father who was a former player. He was a bundle of talent and after his family moved to Sao Vicente, he started playing for the youth team Portuguesa Santista.
His performances saw him earn an invite to play for the youth academy of Santos FC before making the move to Spain to train with Real Madrid’s youth team. Funny enough, his signature eluded the Los Blancos when they came calling as he opted to join perennial rivals Barcelona when he eventually left his native Brazil for Europe.
He developed his game in his youth and got the call up to represent Santos FC at age 17 and scored his first goal for the club in his second game. He had a brilliant first two seasons with Santos FC, albeit with a reputation for being difficult amid a propensity to dive at the slightest tackle. A habit I can daresay he hasn’t let go off just yet. Regardless, he apologized for his antics and promised to act right.
He plied his trade with Santos FC in Brazil till 2013 before moving to Barcelona to the chagrin of Real Madrid fans. This was after he had won a handful of awards including the South American Footballer of the Year Award in 2011.
Neymar Net Worth Over Time:
Now let’s discuss how Neymar’s net worth has progressed over time. It can be recalled that Neymar signed his first professional contract at 17 with Santos FC, which saw him earn $1.7 million per year. A year later, the Brazilian outfit attempted to tie him down with a long term contract worth $20 million but he refused due to the low level of competitiveness of the Brazilian league in comparison to European leagues.
Instead, he opted for a short term contract that saw him earn $4 million per year whilst being allowed to seek for bigger opportunities. The chance came in 2013 when he signed a deal to join La Liga giants Barcelona in a deal worth $119 million which saw him earn$15 million per year in salary.
He also earned an estimated $16 million per year from endorsement deals with the likes of L’Oreal, Konami and Nike. Therefore, his total earning yearly was roughly $30 million over four years between 2013 and 2017.
Neymar net worth – How much is Neymar worth?
Neymar subsequently left Barcelona on August 2. 2017, for Paris Saint-Germain in a whopping mega deal. The terms of the deal ensured that he earned a record-breaking $1.02 million weekly and this was roughly $53 million per year if only salaries are being considered. However, if his endorsement deals in that period are added, he was earning close to $70 million per year.
Meanwhile, between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $90 million per year, precisely $20 million from endorsements and $70 million from salary and bonuses. The figures were still close between June 2018 and June 2019.
In 2017, Neymar Jnr signed a five-year deal with PSG worth $350 million which pays him $70 million per year. Let’s not forget that the Ligue 1 money men, PSG, paid a record $236 million to sign him from Barcelona in a controversial move that was not amusing to both Barcelona figures and key figures in the La Liga administration.