Every great player is known for something spectacular and unique in the person’s style of play, celebrating a goal or his dribbling abilities. For the Brazilian superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, his skill and technique with the ball are things everyone admires. This great talent’s career is threatened by injury as there is no season he plays with an injury since he joined F.C Barcelona.
Neymar Jnr is born in Mogi das Cruzes in Sao Paulo Brazil on the 5th of February. His father was a Brazilian footballer, and so Neymar did not just inherit his father’s name but also his soccer skills. He started his career at a very tender age, Neymar combined his love of futsal with street football. In 2003 Neymar moved to Sao Vicente with his family and that marked the beginning of his soccer career.
Early Soccer Life
The young Brazilian started playing for Portuguesa Santista, a youth club in his neighbor he later moved to Santos FC. Santos offered him a contract and was included in their youth team, he joined the likes of Pele and Alex who started their career at Santos. At the age of 14, Neymar Jnr traveled to Spain too for the Real Madrid youth team. His countrymen were in the senior team players like Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo, and Robinho. He later returns to Santos to continue his career.
Neymar Jnr made his professional debut on the 7th of March 2009 when he was just 17 years old. He scored his first goal in his second game for Santos and ended the season with 14 goals in 48 games. The Brazilian was listed in the Brazilian squad that played in the Nigeria 2009 U17 World Cup, He scored one goal in their three matches before eliminated from the tournament.
Neymar Jnr scored 54 goals for Santos and won both the Puskus(2011) award and South American Best Player(2012).
On the 27th of May 2013, Neymar signed for Barca and was unveiled in front of 56,500 fans. The team doctor said he will need to add weight to be to play the Spanish La Liga. However, Neymar soon adopted the La Liga pattern and scored his debut against Atletico Madrid. Neymar won treble with the Ctalunar giant in the 2014/15 season, he won one Champions League with Barca. He also won three Spanish cups, one Spanish super cup, and two La Liga titles before moving to Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian superstar scored 68 goals for Barcelona.
The Record signing Deal
On the 3rd of August, Nermar Jnr moved to the French side for a record fee of €222 million. He had his debut on the 13th of August. The Brazilian scored in his debut and also provided an assist as well. Neymar has scored 38 goals already for the Paris Saint-Germain and has won many trophy for his country.
The career of this great talent has always been haunted by injury. At age 27 he has suffered more injuries than any other player in his age bracket. In this article, we try to show all his injury statistics right from when he was in Barcelona. The injury made the young players’ career a doubtful one although he still has the will and desire to play. This table below contains the date and the number of days spent away from playing.
Neymar’s Injury Calender
|19/20||Hamstring Injury||Oct 14, 2019||Still counting|
|19/20||Fitness||Aug 10, 2019||Sep 6, 2019||27 days|
|18/19||Ruptured ankle ligament||Jun 7, 2019||Aug 9, 2019||63 days|
|18/19||Foot Injury||Jan 24, 2019||Apr 19, 2019||85 days|
|18/19||Rest||Jan 11, 2019||Jan 13, 2019||2 days|
|18/19||Adductor problems||Dec 3, 2018||Dec 22, 2018||19 days|
|18/19||Adductor problems||Nov 21, 2018||Nov 27, 2018||6 days|
|18/19||Rest||Oct 19, 2018||Oct 21, 2018||2 days|
|18/19||Rest||Sep 13, 2018||Sep 16, 2018||3 days|
|17/18||Metatarsal Fracture||Feb 26, 2018||May 27, 28||90 days|
|17/18||Thigh Problems||Jan 19, 2018||Jan 25, 2018||6 days|
|17/18||Knock||Jan 11, 2018||Jan 15, 2018||4 days|
|17/18||Minor Knock||Nov 2, 2017||Nov 13, 2017||1 days|
|17/18||Minor Knock||Sep 21, 2017||Sep 25, 2017||4 days|
|16/17||Muscular problems||Mar 9, 2017||ar 16, 2017||7 days|
|/17||Adductor problems||Dec 5, 2016||Dec 12, 2016||7 days|
|15/16||Thigh Problems||Jan 21, 2016||Jan 28, 2016||7 days|
|15/16||Adductor problems||Dec 10, 2015||Dec 21, 2015||11 days|
|15/16||Pulled hamstring at the adductors||Dec 7, 2015||Dec 14, 2015||7 days|
|15/16||Ill||Aug 10, 2015||Aug 24, 2015||14 days|
|14/15||Sprained ankle||Aug 21, 2014||Aug 28, 2014||7 days|
|14/15||Vertebra injury||Jul 5, 2014||Aug 4, 2014||30 days|
|13/14||Foot Injury||Apr 17, 2014||May 12, 2014||25 days|
|13/14||Ankle Injury||Jan 16, 2014||Feb 17, 2014||