Neymar – The Modern Pele?

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, simply known as Neymar, has taken the football world by storm ever since he made his debut a few years ago. What makes him such an exceptional talent is not just the skills he possesses but the fact that he has already achieved a lot at such a young age. He turns only 25 today and we wish him a kickass birthday! He's got a lot more to come and we're sure he'll fulfill all his goals in life.

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The Brazilian youngster plays as a striker for his nation and also for FC Barcelona, where he forms the deadly attacking trio of SNM (alongside Suarez and Messi). With 50 goals in 74 matches for Brazil since debuting at age 18, Neymar is the fourth-highest goalscorer for his national team. Known for his dribbling, finishing, and ability with both feet, Neymar has earned comparisons to former Brazil and Santos forward Pele. SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world's fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. So let's have a look at the young Pele's goals and skills, shall we?

 

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