Neymar, Brazil
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Neymar Jr carries the hopes and ambitions of an entire nation on his shoulders, notably because he is close to breaking Pele's record of 77 goals for his country. Despite a foot injury, the forward is keep to showcase his skills and help Brazil avoid a repeat of the 2014 semi-finals. 

Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

Date of Birth: February 5, 1992

Age: 26

Place of Birth: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Position: Forward

Height: 1.71m

Weight: 68kg

International Caps: 85

International Goals: 55

Shirt Number: 10

Current Club: Paris Saint-Germain

2017/18 Season stats:

  • Ligue 1: 19 goals, 13 assists in 20 games
  • Champions League: 6 goals, 3 assists in 7 games
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 1 goal in 2 appearances

Notable Achievement: Neymar is the most expensive transfer when Paris Saint-Germain paid a record-breaking €222 million for his transfer from Barcelona in 2017.