When you’re such a talented and skillful footballer that you can change the game single handedly and become the player with the world’s third largest sports contract at just the age of 26, people are bound to be impressed. But whenever the fans brag about their successful and skillful players, some bitter fellows argue that “it’s nothing, he just got lucky.” Do we agree? No… But, the skill is the product of hours and hours of training and some really good set genes. While we deny the contribution of luck in the winning goals on the field, one can sure as hell get lucky to have been born in a strong family with an athletic background. Because it can boost your chances a lot, plus you get free coaching. So back on the case of the world’s third highest paid footballer, Neymar family tree is really interesting.
Neymar Family Tree, Parents, Wife, Son, Siblings, Biography & More
Neymar Family Tree
Neymar Jr. became a star in the football world after his winning goal against Oeste at the age of 17 in his professional debut on 7 March 2009. From there on Neymar kept on scoring and his fame kept on rising. Neymar Jr. was born on 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo. The Brazilian star was born in an athletic family that loves sports. His father Neymar Santos Sr. was also a struggling footballer but couldn’t make it far in his own career. But he focused on polishing the talents of his son as soon as he realized his potential. Neymar also has a very supportive mother who has always been there for her son through his every decision. The world’s highest paid footballer also has a loving sister whom he is really close to. Neymar family has helped him reach the heights he could only dream to achieve on his own.
The Brazilian football star has become a sensation in the football world with his charming looks, amazing physique and most of all, his skill in football. He made his professional debut at the age of 17 against the Oeste. He was called on the field in the last thirty minutes and he scored the winning goal for their team. This was all because of his talent and skill which he inherited from his family. His father was also a struggling football player who could never make it to the top. Neymar Jr. is of the black Brazilian Ethnicity.
- Neymar Father’s Name:
The father of the Brazilian football star is Neymar Santos Sr. who was also a footballer in his younger days but couldn’t make a break for it because of less opportunities and lack of professional guidance. When Neymar Jr. began to play football, his father saw potential in his son and dedicated all his time to train his son. He made him the best he could ever be and coached him on how to be the best on the field. Evidently, behind the successful Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr., there’s the defeated Brazilian footballer named Neymar Sr. Neymar Jr. has expressed the level of gratitude that he feels towards being his dad’s prodigy on a number of occasions. In one interview, Neymar Jr. opened up about his father saying,
“My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family. He is the one who is in charge. He’s the boss. There’s always somebody nearby, keeping an eye on me more than watching me.”
Many athletes refer to their managers as their ‘best friends’ or their ‘father figures’ but Neymar Sr. and Jr. literally have that relationship and are bound by blood. They share the same name and they also share the spoils of Neymar Jr. unique talent as a footballer and Neymar Sr. amazing skills as a great manager. Even the lucrative transfer of Neymar Jr. from Barcelona to Paris Saint German was made possible because of Neymar Sr. It was a £199 million move making Neymar Jr. the world’s third most expensive footballer. When Neymar’s previous agent was asked to reflect on the insists of working with Neymar Sr., he recalled that,
“I was his agent since he was 12 and I negotiated two contracts for him with Santos. But when he grew up, his father took control of everything through his companies. He put everything into place for Neymar to become the best in the world.”
- Neymar Mother’s Name:
Nadine Santos is the proud mother of the Brazilian football star. She is the most secretive member of the Neymar family as she rarely comes in front of a camera or sits down with a journalist. But she is a very successful person in her own right. She is one of the Ns in their family’s company called N&N. She is also a great mother who always stood by her son and motivated him towards achieving his goals. Nadine is a very skilled person who pays attention to the details in everything she does and is perfectly fine by staying in the backgrounds as long as her family is achieving their goals. While Neymar’s father was being investigated for the 40 million that he received from the Barcelona, Neymar’s mother kept her calm and supported her family in every way. Neymar Jr. never misses a day without talking to his mum who lives in Sao Paulo via video call. Nadine was there in Paris before the arrival of his son to witness her son becoming the most expensive football player in the world.
- Neymar Sister Rafaella Beckran:
The world’s most expensive football player Neymar Jr. is very close to his sister. In fact, the siblings are so close to each other that they both have tattoos on their body to express their love for each other. Neymar has the face of his sister inked on his right shoulder and Rafaella has the eyes of her brother inked on her left arm. The closeness between the siblings is unusual and raised many doubts regarding incest. But both have been seen publically dating some of the most famous and successful people in the world. And the tattoos seem to be a thing between the Neymar family as both Neymar and Rafaella boost the tattoos about their parents and friends. Neymar has a poem for his father carved on his chest and “To the Best Mum” inked on his biceps.
Due to so much closeness with her celebrity brother, Rafaella has become a celebrity in her own right. And she doesn’t share the family name which is due to her love for David Beckham. She changed her surname to share his last name even if she couldn’t have him. She runs a web blog called ‘Blog da Rafaella’ where she talks about whatever she likes, mainly about make-up, traditions and her brother. Neymar never misses a birthday of his sister and he even got suspended off the team at Barcelona to attend his sister’s birthday which coincided with the match between Barcelona and Deportivo. Barcelona lost the match which resulted in them losing the league and fans were enraged by the behavior of Neymar. This unusual relationship between the siblings has harmed Neymar in his relationships as well.
Neymar Family, Relationships:
- Neymar Ex Girlfriend Carolina Dantas
Neymar Jr. is not married but the list of women he has been with is pretty long. He is an eligible bachelor with many eyes just fixated on him. The name of his first girlfriend is Rafaella Lanceloti. But one of the most important relationships in the history of Brazilian football star is his relationship with the famous model Carolina Dantas. Neymar Jr. dated Carolina in 2010 and the two were pretty serious about it. They maintained their relationship out of the public site and tried to hide it as much as they could. But to the surprise of their fans and Neymar himself, the footballer became a father at the age of 19 in 2011. Neymar and Carolina were facing problems in their relationship and they broke up. But they still wanted to have the baby and remain friends to raise their son together.
- Neymar New Girlfriend Bruna Marquezine
The relationship between the world class footballer and the Brazilian actress has seen its ups and downs but now the romance is back on. Bruna Marquezine’s real name is Bruna Reis Maia and she is best known for her part in the movie called Breaking Through. The 22 year old girlfriend couldn’t care less about her boyfriend’s fame or bank balance. She has a lot going on for herself. The beautiful actress is having the best time in her modeling career as she has been signed with some of the biggest brands. Neymar and Bruna have broken up a few times and things have always worked out in the end. The couple recently took over the internet with their PDA as they enjoy a hotel party with several other celebrities in Brazil.
- Neymar Son:
The world’s highest paid footballer became a father at the age of 19. In Neymar family, his son, Davi Lucca da Silva Santos was born on 24 August 2011 in the Sao Luiz hospital in Sao Paulo. Neymar was there in the hospital at the time of delivery as he wanted to be the first to see his first child. According to Neymar, he cried when he knew that he was going to become a father and he was terrified because he thought couldn’t fully embrace the responsibility yet. But when the held his son he said that it was 2.81 kg of pure happiness. Davi is 7 years old now and lives with his mother and often visits his father to cheer him on.