The FC Barcelona Foundation and the Neymar Jr. Project Institute – a social entity in Brazil promoted by Neymar - have signed an agreement to work together in the implementation of projects that promote sport as a tool for social integration for young people. it will benif all children who are part of the Institute as well as the kids present in all South American countries where the Barcelona Foundation is active.
He has also partnered with PayPal and Waves for Water, a federally certified 501(c)3 NGO based in California, to bring clean water to impoverished areas of Brazil. At the partnership’s website competitionforgood.com, fans are also able to donate to Waves for Water on their own—using PayPal, of course.
“I am extremely proud to work with PayPal to support Waves for Water,”
Through this campaign I hope we can touch people’s lives in a meaningful way and raise enough funds to bring safe, clean water to communities in need across my beloved Brazil.”
Career: Football Player
- FIFA Puskás Award 2012
- Bola de Ouro 2011
- South American Footballer of the Year 2011, 2012
- World Soccer Young Player of the Year 2011.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr. born on 5 February 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil. in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil. The son of a former professional soccer player, Neymar followed in his father's footsteps by playing street games and futsal, an indoor version of the game. He joined the Portuguesa Santista youth club in 1999, and within a few years was one of the most highly regarded young talents in the country. Neymar began playing football at an early age and he was soon spotted by Santos FC, who offered him a contract in 2003, where he was inducted into their youth academy, which has, in the past, produced Brazilian internationals like Coutinho, Clodoaldo, Diego, Elano and Alex.
Neymar made his professional debut on 7 March 2009, despite being only 17 years old, Neymar continued his ascendancy in 2010, and, on 15 April 2010, he scored five goals for Santos in an 8–1 rout of Guarani in the qualifying stages of the Brazilian Cup. On 30 November 2010, Santos sold a 5% share of future transfer fees that he would receive to an investment group, Terceira Estrela Investimentos S.A. (TEISA), for R$ 3,549,900 (€1.5 million). On 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected for the first time in the Brazil senior team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against the USA. Neymar took part at the 2011 Copa América in Argentina, where he scored two goals in the first round game against Ecuador. On 11 May 2012, Neymar was selected for the squad of the Brazil Olympic football team to participate in the London 2012 Olympic Games. In Brazil's first warm-up match on 20 July 2012, against the host nation Great Britain at Riverside Stadium, Neymar was involved in both goals of a 2–0 win.
Neymar was selected as part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup on home soil. On 5 March 2014, Neymar scored a hat-trick in a friendly win against South Africa in Johannesburg. He made headlines for his conduct after the final whistle when a young South African boy ran onto the pitch. With captain Thiago Silva ruled out through injury, new coach Dunga decided to make Neymar captain and confirmed on 5 September that the forward would stay on as skipper on a permanent basis.