Brazil and Paris Saint Germain superstar, Neymar Jnr has won the prestigious Samba Gold award for the fifth time making him the player the highest of the award. 29-year-old Neymar Jnr received the esteemed prize, which is awarded to the best Brazilian footballer playing outside of the country, for the second consecutive year after registering 17 goals and 18 assists for his French Ligue 1 side PSG in 2021.
Neymar Jnr Wins Samba Gold Award
Since moving to Europe in 2013, Neymar has won the Samba Gold award five times over the last nine years. Before him, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva dominated the Samba Gold award from 2011-13, receiving the gong while plying his trade with AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain.
Neymar was handed the prize in both 2014 and 2015, before earning it again in 2017 after then-Liverpool ace Phillipe Coutinho was named winner in 2016. Another two Liverpool stars, Roberto Firmino and Alisson were then awarded the honour in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The player is currently nursing an injury that has hinted him from playing for some time now.