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Name Neymar
Gender Male
Nationality Brazil
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Descs The 27-year-old still has so much more to prove over the coming years. He’s usually delivered for Brazil and, in fairness, was on the path to unquestionable super-stardom at Barcelona, but his time at PSG has tainted his previously glowing reputation, as he’s lacked the necessary competition to raise his game to the next level

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Paris Saint-Germain
  Barcelona FC
  Santos

Relationship

Father Neymar Santos Sr
Agent Wagner Ribeiro [ex]

2011 06 11 Retrieve

[Neymar on his desire to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or as a Santos player] Nothing is impossible. Pele became the player of the century at Santos. Only by playing, by winning titles, can I achieve this. With time we’ll be able to answer whether [I can win it]. But I dream about it

2013 06 03
On that day, a smiling Neymar was presented at Camp Nou, Barcelona having beaten out their great rivals to the Santos and Brazil prodigy after a bitter transfer battle

2015 02 07 Retrieve

[Neymar on Philippe Coutinho] We have been good friends since we were 16. Not only is he a fantastic player, he is a good guy to have in the dressing room, always positive and making jokes. Since Luis [Suarez] joined us at Barcelona, Liverpool have not had that one player they can look to for that special moment. Couto can be that player for them, I’m sure. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make things happen for himself and he can make things happen for other players. He is a very special player

2015 09 12 Retrieve

[Neymar on being benched] I don’t like being benched. I’m not used to it. I don’t want to get used to it

2015 12 21 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] For me it’s a great honour to form part of this forward line and to make history with them. I am a big fan of them (Messi and Suarez) as players and even more so as people

2015 12 22 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] I believe that this attack with Messi and Suarez is the best I’ve played in. They are two superstars and we get along very well on and off the pitch. So everything comes together to make it work. Even though we have a very strong rivalry on the national teams – Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay – we get along really well. I’m really proud to be part of this trident and proud that we are making soccer history. We don’t want to stop now, we want to keep writing history

2015 12 23 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] This is the best moment of my career so far. I am very happy with Leo [Messi] and Luis [Suarez]. They help me and I help them

2015 12 24 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] Secret of MSN? Friendship and modesty. Leo and Luis are great friends, I hope to play with them for a long time, there are no egos

2016 03 05 Retrieve

[Neymar on hypothetically choosing to inherit team-mate Lionel Messi’s left peg instead of [Ronaldo](cristiano-ronaldo.html)’s right] I’d take Messi’s left foot, with all due respect to Cristiano, because my right foot is pretty handy too

2016 08 27 Retrieve

[Neymar announces he’s stepping down as Brazil captain following the country’s Rio 2016 triumph] It was an honour to be captain, but from today I stop being captain. I will send a message to [senior coach] Tite that, from now, he can look for another captain. I do not like to put one title above the other - every competition I contest and win is important. Of course, it had great importance to Brazil and thank God we did it - after a lot of struggling, work and concentration

2016 09 17 Retrieve

[Neymar on the synergy between himself, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona] We are at a place now where we know the way each other thinks, the runs we make, the positions we will be in. We can still get better though, our communication and understanding of each other is improving all the time. We are not playing for ourselves, nobody is looking for personal glory. It is always nice to score goals, but if I score, if Luis scores, if Leo scores, it doesn’t matter - we are as happy creating goals for each other as scoring them. Our understanding on the field is helped by our relationship off it. We are all good friends, and I think that shows in the way we play. It is very early in the season, we can get better, and help make it a very successful season for Barcelona

2016 10 16 Retrieve

[Neymar Santos Sr, recently praised his son’s Argentine colleague, and explained that Messi and [Ronaldo](cristiano-ronaldo.html) inspired Neymar to be the player he has become] We all know who Messi is and what he means. He is the idol of my son and, for him, it’s a pleasure being at his side. He is always happy for playing together and he is playing here for Messi.

If Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo never existed, probably Neymar never existed too; the same with Pele and Maradona, both inspired a lot of players

Neymar is one of the names on the 30-man nominee list for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, but his father believes the accolade should go to Messi.

Messi deserves the Ballon d’Or

2016 10 29 Retrieve

[Neymar’s father tells Cope the reason his son plays for Barcelona is because of Lionel Messi and that the Argentinian star is his son’s idol] We all know who Messi is and what he means. He is the idol of my son and for him is a pleasure being at his side. He is always happy for playing together and he is playing here for Messi. If Messi and [Cristiano] [Ronaldo](cristiano-ronaldo.html) never existed probably Neymar never existed too; the same with Pele and Maradona, both inspired a lot of players

2017 02 11 Retrieve

[Neymar talks about his FIFA World Cup ambitions] I’m not anxious, but I’m already thinking about the World Cup. I am a daydreamer; I can’t stop thinking, imagining how it would be to win a World Cup. But I will work hard, so that I’m prepared for 2018. I have many [ambitions]. I still have many things to do, there’s a lot of titles to be conquered

2017 04 01 Retrieve

[Neymar speaks about his partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez] Relationships are important off the field, we are friends. On the field, we complete each other. Messi and I play on the wings, Suarez in the middle. Messi is a player that I’ve admired since I came to Barcelona. He’s helped me since the moment I arrived. I’ve always admired his determination and attitude

2017 05 20 Retrieve

[Neymar believes he is currently having his best season with Barcelona FC] This is a great season for me. I even think I have had my best season since I arrived here. I do not know if I have reached a new level, it is hard to have that judgement when you are on the pitch. I have always had the same role from my arrival until today - it has not changed. I have always taken responsibility in this team and everyone knows their role. All I want to do is play with the best players in the world - and the best of all is Leo Messi. I dream of becoming the best. I think I can do it, but calmly and quietly - I am not in a hurry

2017 07 08 Retrieve

[Neymar discusses his start at Barcelona] I would walk into the dressing room and I would look to one side and see Messi and then I would look to the other side and I would see Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves. I thought that I was inside a video game. One day I was playing with them on the games console and then the next day I was there next to them

2017 08 05 Retrieve

[Neymar speaks at his introductory press conference after completing his move to Paris Saint-Germain] It was not easy – I had to think a lot, I had to think what I wanted to do with my life. A lot of people wanted me to talk about it but it’s difficult to communicate when you’re not 100 per cent sure what you want to do. But as soon as I made up my mind, I started communicating. This is what my heart told me to do. I always ask my heart every day and my heart told me, ‘Go to PSG’

2017 08 19 Retrieve

[Neymar speaks after scoring a goal and providing an assist on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win over Guingamp] People think that leaving Barça is to die, but it’s the opposite. I’m more alive than ever. I play, I am very happy and football is the same. Only the country, the city and the team change, but football is the same

2017 10 21 Retrieve

[Neymar on Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe] He is a golden boy and he’s been doing very well. He’s a great player and has all the qualities to become one of the big names in football. Hopefully, I can do for him the same thing that Messi has done for me

2017 11 25 Retrieve

[Neymar tells about some of his future ambitions] I want to win the Champions League with PSG and then the World Cup. These are my biggest dreams at this moment and then who knows, maybe I’m going to get married

2017 12 23 Retrieve

[Neymar explains the differences between himself now compared to when the forward was starring for the host nation at Brazil 2014] The difference is hard to explain, but I think I’m more experienced, more wise, more ‘cascudo’, as we say in Brazil. This is because I had many experiences, I participated in a World Cup where we lost and I think I’ll be more prepared for the next one, because I know what it’s like to be in a World Cup, I can be better prepared. So the Neymar in 2018 is better than the Neymar in 2014

2018 04 21 Retrieve

[Neymar gives an update on his recovery from injury ahead of the World Cup] I’ll have enough time to return for the World Cup and prepare beforehand. It’s not good being injured, but I feel rested. We have to look at it from the positive angle. I hope I can get there even better than I was. I have some doubts, of course - it’s my first surgery, it’s normal. I’ll get in shape, work as hard as I can. From the moment I can resume training, I’ll dedicate myself even more because the dream is closer, the World Cup. I waited four years for this opportunity and now it’s closer

2018 06 09 Retrieve

[Neymar on the chance of becoming his country’s top goalscorer] There is no fight to be Brazil’s national team top scorer. I think it’s just numbers. They are my idols, those who were here before me, and when it comes to idols, I will never be better than them. So I respect each one of them, Romario, Zico, Ronaldo, Pele … Because they are my idols. It’s just numbers. I’m happy to help my team, to score goals, but I don’t want to be better than them and neither will I be. Each one has their own history and knows their importance in the team. I’m very happy for the goals

2018 07 03 Retrieve

[Mexico Head coach Juan Carlos Osorio refuses to identify Neymar by name following the defeat but claimed the play-acting, and the ensuing delays in play, had been badly handed by the referee] Look, I think it’s more an attempt to undermine me than anything else. I don’t care much for criticism, or praise, because this can influence your attitude. In the last two matches I didn’t talk to the press because I don’t want to I just have to play, help my teammates, help my team. I’m here to win. I can always improve. Today I feel much better and I’m very happy for this win

2018 07 28 Retrieve

[Neymar reflecs on his team’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat by Belgium at Russia 2018] I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played. I was in mourning, I was really sad about it, but sadness passes. I have my son, my family, my friends and they don’t want to see me moping around. I’ve got more reason to be happy than sad

2018 09 01 Retrieve

[CR7’s bold decision to ditch Madrid for Juve has even capture the imagination of the game’s greatest players] I think Cristiano Ronaldo will change Italian football. sIt will once again be the Italian football I watched as a child

2018 10 20 Retrieve

[Neymar speaking about his Brazil shirt number] Before the 2013 Confederations Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari was distributing the numbers and I told him that I liked 7 and 11. Dani Alves, however, looked at me and said: ‘You are the 10, put it on. You have to use it’

2019 01 19 Retrieve

[Neymar tells about team-mate Timothy Weah, who recently signed on loan with Celtic] It is a very exciting move for Timothy. From what I have seen of his talent, he has everything to go and become one of the top attacking players in Europe. Timothy’s father was one of the greatest strikers ever but he does not feel the pressure of having the name - I respect that. He just has confidence in his own ability and in his own game, which is how I was at his age

2019 02 11 Retrieve

[Neymar describes his relationship with Thomas Tuchel as follows] It is friendship, but there is also a great mutual respect. When you have this kind of affection for your coach, you give your life on the field

2019 03 02 Retrieve

[Neymar speaks about his relationship with Lionel Messi] It’s a story I tell everyone. At the time when I needed the most support, the man on the team, the best in the world, came and gave me love. Leo was a very special guy for me at Barcelona. He talked to me and said: ‘Come here, you must be yourself, you must be happy and the same as in Santos. Do not be shy, do not be afraid of me or anyone in this club. We are here to help you’

2019 03 09 Retrieve

[Neymar expects team-mate Kylian Mbappe to go down as one of the best ever] The relationship I have with [Kylian Mbappe] is the best possible, both inside and out of the pitch. I call him ‘Golden Boy’. He’s a boy for whom I have a very special affection, who will become one of the best players in football history, and I try to help him in the best way possible. We have this partnership, as I had with Lionel Messi as well [at Barcelona]

2019 04 27 Retrieve

[Neymar admits that he would like to play with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard one day] I would like to play with Eden Hazard. He has a style similar to mine. I think I could give it a try. We would cause havoc together!

: 2019 07 23 Neymar has been named in Paris Saint-Germain’s 33-man squad for their pre-season tour of China, despite heavy speculation regarding his future

2019 07 30 Retrieve

[Brazilian police close Neymar rape investigation. Sao Paulo police investigator Juliana Lopes Bussacos said in a press conference] I concluded the investigation yesterday. I did not see enough elements to indict

2019 07 30 Retrieve

[Brazilian police close Neymar rape investigation. Neymar subsequently posted an Instagram update in which he claimed the allegations were part of an extortion attempt] I’m being charged of rape. It’s a heavy word, it’s a very strong thing, but it’s what’s happening right now. I was taken by surprise. It was very bad, very sad to hear that. You know my character, you know what I mean, you know I would never do something like that. But I’ve been exposed to it and I’m here to make a face of it, because I know that any news with my name involves a lot of things, it makes a very loud noise, and everybody keeps wanting my statement, and what happened was totally the opposite of what they say. From now on I will expose everything, I will expose all the conversation I had with the girl, all our moments, which are intimate, but it is necessary to be open, it is necessary to expose to prove that nothing really happened at all

: 2019 08 03 Barcelona are preparing to begin talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Neymar. PSG have been steadfast over their asking price for the Brazil international and have been sticking to their €222 million valuation of the player they signed from Barca in 2017

: 2019 08 07 Barcelona seek Neymar loan deal with option to buy - but must offload Philippe Coutinho to Tottenham first. Sources have told Goal that Paris Saint-Germain are open to loaning Neymar to the Catalan side with an obligation to purchase outright next season

: 2019 08 08 President Florentino Perez is willing to enter negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions PSG and table an opening bid in excess of €100m, while Neymar would be offered a five-year contract with an annual salary of €25m per season. A possible return to Barcelona now looks to have collapsed, with Philippe Coutinho having rejected the opportunity to make a loan move to Tottenham

2019 08 09 Retrieve

[Neymar lifts lid on Barca’s historic 6-1 Champions League win over PSG] Two of my friends said that PSG had a great team - and they did - and that they had already qualified, this and that… But I got up and said: ‘You are my friends, you work with me, but it seems you don’t believe we can turn this game around. We will reverse this situation, and I promise you two goals’. We had trained in the morning and I saw each player’s face. Everyone was happy, nobody was down or worried about reversing the situation against PSG. We knew it would be very difficult to reverse the game. Our conversation was about playing football as it had always been Barcelona’s play to display good football, to turn a football game into a show. We knew we would win. We didn’t know if we would go through to the next round, but we knew we would win because we knew we would play our part very well.

When the game began, it started with a different vibe. I was challenging everyone, running more than ever. It was one of, if not the biggest match I’ve ever played in and one of the most emotional. We scored the first two goals quickly so we were thrilled. We went into half-time 2-0 up with two more goals to score. The team we had was different - we didn’t go about screaming in the dressing room. No, it was a conversation. We were very calm, very focused, relaxed and the only conversation I remember having was: ‘Keep calm, let’s do it goal by goal’. We were not worried about going into the next round. I think that’s why we played really well that day. We were not desperate. We were quiet and focused. The atmosphere after the second goal was different. We saw that the fans were believing. They kept shouting, encouraging us.

When we scored the third goal, it was Leo [Messi] who scored. I won the penalty, he scored it. The fans were on fire and we thought: ‘Let’s go, now we’re going to go through’. At that moment, we suffered a blow, [Edinson] Cavani’s goal. When we conceded the goal, we saw everyone was half-hearted, doing that face: ‘We’re f*cked’. It became more difficult, it was practically impossible. Everyone thought we would score another, but now we had to score three. We still tried to keep playing our football, to continue to score goals, to see what would happen. We just hoped not to concede any more goals. One goal had already complicated things because we had to score three. Two? Forget about it. I still believed. I still wanted to score those two goals I promised to my friends. Oh, it gives me shivers, a lot of strong emotions definitely

[Moments later, Luis Suarez won a penalty and it was the Brazilian who was charged with the responsibility to take it] I was going to give it to Leo, but Leo told me to take the penalty. He said: ‘No, you go’. I said: ‘Me?’ He said: ‘Yes, you do it’. My only thought was that I could not miss that penalty, because if I missed the penalty I would end the stadium’s dream of going through to the next round. It was the most I’ve ever focused on a penalty, and thank God I managed to score. I kept the promise of two goals. That was the moment I thought we had it. I asked Leo: ‘Why did you let me take that penalty?’. He said: ‘I felt at that moment that you would score the goal, that you were more confident’. I think he had that feeling, and it turned out alright. The penalty brought the possibility, the strength, to score the sixth goal

In that game, the most striking goal was Sergi Roberto’s. It was the goal that made us go through. It’s the goal that will be remembered in history and I’m happy to have made the move, but his goal was special - that’s when the Camp Nou exploded. That was the most important goal. I think that, in terms of excitement, in terms of making everyone crazy, that was one of the most important goals in Barcelona history. I wasn’t crying, I was over the moon! It was crazy. I had never seen Camp Nou like that. After the sixth goal, the explosion was huge, both for the players and the fans. It was something that I don’t think I’ll ever live through again. That’s why I’ll remember it for the rest of my life

2019 08 09b Retrieve

[Neymar’s father says the Paris Saint-Germain forward has developed a stronger sense of resolve during a turbulent close season] My son has not played football for a while because of the injury that has kept him out since June, but during that time he has acquired great strength to overcome problems. Life and football have taught him how to be a stronger person during moments of difficulty. He’ll be back out on the field soon. As his father, it’s a pleasure to see my son playing football. It makes me feel very proud. He’ll be happy once he starts enjoying his football again

2019 08 09c Retrieve

[Neymar is relieved the investigation into rape allegations against him has been closed] This will be a chapter in my life that I’ll never forget. For many reasons. The main one ‘THE DAMAGE’ it caused to me, to my family and to all the people that really know me. I’ll be sincere and I won’t say I’m happy, but I’m relieved. The wound will always be here, so that I can remember how the human being is capable of doing good things but also BAD ones! Yes, my world has fallen apart and I fell to the ground … but as a jiu-jitsu legend says: ‘For many people the ground is the end of everything but for us that’s just the beginning’. May it be the beginning not only for me but for all those who suffered this kind of false allegations and MAINLY to all WOMEN who are REALLY a victim of this act. My wish is that you can all be strong, that you can fight and that you can get all you deserve. Thank God FOR EVERYTHING, always

2019 08 21 Retrieve

[Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar fuelled rumours of a potential exit on Tuesday with a cryptic Instagram story referencing a Bob Marley quote] People are hated when they are real, and loved when they are fake

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Neymar Santos Sr talks about his son] Neymar cannot change his essence, what he’s made of, what he’s formed from, the player he is. He cannot be shaped, he cannot be what the media expects of him. Neymar is Neymar, you will be comparing what kind of players would be compared to Neymar, just as Pele inspired some players, Zico, Romario, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo inspired others, Neymar will inspire other players

2019 08 21b Retrieve

[Paris Saint-Germain have been fined €2,000 after their fans aimed an offensive banner at Neymar during their Ligue 1 win over Nimes] Behaviour of the supporters of Paris Saint-Germain: use of pyrotechnic devices and deployment of an offensive banner. €2,000 fine for Paris Saint-Germain

2019 09 10 Retrieve

[Neymar Sr says Neymar negotiations not over between PSG and Barcelona] The negotiations between clubs are not over. A Brazilian just wants to be where he is happy and he was very happy at Barcelona. When his friends asked him if he want to go back, it upset him

[Barca reportedly made cash-plus-players bids to PSG in a bid to force a move through, with Ousmane Dembele and Ivan Rakitic among those said to have been offered] As an agent, you feel weak when there is no structure that allows you to come and go. There was no release clause in his contract and this makes things very difficult. We fought to find an agreement. We gave the best of ourselves for him

2019 09 10b Retrieve

[Sao Paulo​ police have moved to indict Najila Trindade​ and her partner Estivens Alves over allegations of rape levelled at Brazilian football star Neymar back in May. Sao Paulo police investigator Juliana Lopes Bussacos saying in a press conference] I did not see enough elements to indict

2019 09 10c Retrieve

[Sao Paulo​ police have moved to indict Najila Trindade​ and her partner Estivens Alves over allegations of rape levelled at Brazilian football star Neymar back in May. prosecutor Flavia Merlini said at a news conference] We decided in favour of closing the case because there is insufficient evidence

2019 09 10d Retrieve

[Sao Paulo​ police have moved to indict Najila Trindade​ and her partner Estivens Alves over allegations of rape levelled at Brazilian football star Neymar back in May. Coprosecutor Estefania Paulin added] The police investigator asked her to plug her phone into a computer so she could see the video [supposedly showing an attack], but she [the alleged victim] didn’t want to do that. She also refused to hand over her phone, and later she said it had been stolen. The case will be closed as long as no new evidence is presented. If evidence comes up and we come to understand it is relevant and important, the case could be reopened

2019 09 10e Retrieve

[Sao Paulo​ police have moved to indict Najila Trindade​ and her partner Estivens Alves over allegations of rape levelled at Brazilian football star Neymar back in May. In Tuesday’s announcement, police said they indicted the accuser (N.) for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion, while adding that Alves has been indicted for disclosing material with erotic content from N. to a reporter] Based on the evidence gathered during the investigations, the delegate decided for the indictment of N. and Estivens Alves, her former partner, for procedural fraud (art. 347). She (the delegate) also decided to indict Alves for disclosing material with erotic content from N. to a reporter. After clarifying the criminal materiality, the authority also decided for the indictment of N. in the crimes of slanderous denunciation and extortion

2019 09 11 Retrieve

[The Brazil international had fought tirelessly to escape Parc des Princes and return to Barcelona, only to see a move frustrated by PSG’s refusal to lower their asking price] A Brazilian only wants to be where he is happy. And he was very happy at Barca. When his friends asked him if he would like to go back, he was moved

2019 09 14 Retrieve

[PSG’s Ultras warned Neymar that winning back their affections would be no easy matter, while encouraging fellow fans to show their anger on Saturday] In a footballing sense, Neymar is one of the greatest players of his generation, but that’s far from the most important thing for us today. What we reproach him for is being disrespectful on several occasions towards our club, even to have humiliated it at times. He has put in place a disastrous communication strategy to try and force a move to Barcelona, one of our main European rivals, leaving his entourage to speak in his place… except when it comes to discussing his best memories!

At a time when he has made no public statement, let alone an apology, he will soon return to the field of our Parc des Princes, and we are legitimately more than sceptical about him playing another season in our jersey. The Virage Auteuil, in which the most loyal supporters of the club are grouped, has the duty to show him that all his actions cannot be without consequence. Therefore, we invite all the Parisian supporters who have felt hurt at one point or another to show him that he no longer has the right to make mistakes and the path of redemption will be long… very long. It’s out of the question that we will penalise the team due to a single player

2019 09 14b Retrieve

[Neymar ignores boos from PSG fans to score stunning last-minute winner] The Virage Auteuil, in which the most loyal supporters of the club are grouped, has the duty to show him that all his actions cannot be without consequence. Therefore, we invite all the Parisian supporters who have felt hurt at one point or another to show him that he no longer has the right to make mistakes and the path of redemption will be long… very long. It’s out of the question that we will penalise the team due to a single player

2019 09 14c Retrieve

[PSG supporters’s group Collectif Ultras Paris] Neymar has put in place a disastrous communication strategy to try and force a move to Barcelona, one of our main European rivals, leaving his entourage to speak in his place… except when it comes to discussing his best memories!

2019 09 14d Retrieve

[Neymar expecting more hostile treatment from PSG fans] I understand the fans and I know that it was hard for them. But from now on I am a PSG player. No, I do not have a particular message for [the fans]. I am used to being booed throughout my career. This time, I will be playing each match as if we were away from home. It is a shame, I have nothing against the fans. Everyone knew that I wanted to leave. I said it and I repeated it. I do not want to go into details. The page is turned. I am a PSG player and now I am going to give everything on the pitch

2019 09 17 Retrieve

[Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has seen his Champions League suspension reduced from three games to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport] The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the appeal filed by the French club Paris St-Germain and the player Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. against the decision taken by the UEFA Appeals Body on 18 June 2019. The player was found to have insulted match officials through social media at the end of the Champions League match Paris St-Germain vs Manchester United on 6 March 2019 and sanctioned with a 3-match suspension from UEFA competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible.

Following an appeal filed on 18 July 2019 by both Paris St-Germain and the player, this CAS procedure was referred to a Sole Arbitrator, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany). A hearing was held at the CAS headquarters on 13 September 2019, during which the parties and their legal representatives were heard. In application of Art. 15 (1) lit. b of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations which provides for a minimum suspension of two matches in case of ‘abusive language’ directed at a match official, the Sole Arbitrator partially upheld the appeal and reduced the suspension imposed by UEFA on Neymar Jr. to two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible.

2019 09 18 Retrieve

[Officials awarded the Red Devils a stoppage-time penalty at the Parc de Princes after a VAR review determined that a Diogo Dalot shot hit the arm of Presnel Kimpembe. Marcus Rashford scored from the spot to even the tie at 3-3, sending United through on away goals. Neymar didn’t hold back from his frustrations] That is a disgrace! And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion… that handball simply doesn’t exist! How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves

2019 09 23 Retrieve

[Match-winner Neymar believes Sunday’s hard-earned 1-0 victory away to Lyon shows an in-form Paris Saint-Germain are continuing to improve] It was a very difficult match. Lyon is a very strong team. They defended very well and played with very dangerous counter-attacks. Every game, we improve our level. We really played well

[Neymar’s successful integration back into the PSG starting XI has proved timely given the absence of injured pair Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, the latter of whom is close to recovering from a hamstring injury] Scoring is always good for the confidence. I hope to continue like that

2019 09 23b Retrieve

[Neymar working on not ‘exploding’ when frustrated] I’m not a talkative person. I’m a very reserved guy, I keep things to myself. But it comes to a point where I end up frustrated, getting angry, exploding and not communicating in a correct way. I’m trying to improve on that. Whenever I have to have a certain conversation with someone, I try to talk. And I think this is doing me good. I think when you are mentally well things happen naturally. You are more likely to do the right things. If you are not so well, things will not happen the way you expect. Sometimes it’s hard because you always have to be perfect and as a human being it is impossible

I messed up several times and recovering all the confidence I had has a high price, but I think it’s normal for human beings to fail, it’s part of life and due to these errors you grow and learn. My parents, my sister, my family and my friends – it’s for them I play football and train every day, as I know they are always on my side. They are the people who helped me when I had nothing, so they are my inspiration.

[Neymar also said he is proud to be a role model for others] When fame happens to you, it ends up being a little strange, but you get used to it. I feel proud and happy. I am very honoured to be a person who is an example to others. It’s a way of encouragement. So if I can help somehow, I always try to do the right thing, playing football, taking a photo or giving a hug. I’m very happy with everyone’s support.

[As a result, Neymar has admitted he has been forced to adapt his training regime to reduce the chance of the problem reoccurring] I do preventive workouts with my physical trainer and my physiotherapist. It’s the worst time in any athlete’s career. I had two serious injuries in two years and it left me out of football for practically six months. I missed scoring goals. But injuries are part of an athlete’s career and we try to prepare ourselves and prevent them from happening. If they do it’s so important to maintain good mental health while you recover

2019 09 24 Retrieve

[Neymar showing Barcelona exactly what they missed out on this summer. Back in Paris, meanwhile, he has faced a hostile reception with acceptance and maturity] I understand the fans and I know that it was hard for them. I’ve been used to being booed throughout my career. This time, I’ll be playing each match as if we were away from home

2019 09 28 Retrieve

[Neymar has attempted to put off-field drama behind him by scoring the winning goal in consecutive games upon his PSG return] I messed up several times and recovering all the confidence I had has a high price, but I think it’s normal for human beings to fail, it’s part of life and due to these errors you grow and learn

2019 09 28b Retrieve

[Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has played down the bad blood between himself and the club’s fans, pointing out that every couple fights from time to time] I understand the fans and I know that it was hard for them. But from now on I am a PSG player. No, I do not have a particular message for [the fans]. I am used to being booed throughout my career. This time, I will be playing each match as if we were away from home. It is a shame, I have nothing against the fans

[Neymar came up with the winner again on Saturday to take down Bordeaux and explained after the final whistle that the love-hate relationship with the club’s faithful was nothing unusual] It is like with women. Sometimes you argue and spend some time without talking. However, with love and affection, you go back to normal. I am here to help PSG and I will give my life on the pitch

2019 09 30 Retrieve

[Neymar spent a majority of the summer being linked with a return to Spain, speculation which was not helped by arriving late for pre-season training and comments his entourage made in the media. Upon Neymar’s return to the Ligue 1 side in September after a long injury layoff, he was greeted by loud boos and whistles from the PSG fans] The Virage Auteuil, in which the most loyal supporters of the club are grouped, has the duty to show him that all his actions cannot be without consequence. Therefore, we invite all the Parisian supporters who have felt hurt at one point or another to show him that he no longer has the right to make mistakes and the path of redemption will be long… very long. It’s out of the question that we will penalise the team due to a single player

2019 09 30b Retrieve

[Has Neymar finally realised it’s time to grow up?] I’m a very reserved guy, I keep things to myself. But it comes to a point where I end up frustrated, getting angry, exploding and not communicating in a correct way. I’m trying to improve on that. Whenever I have to have a certain conversation with someone, I try to talk. And I think this is doing me good. I think when you are mentally well things happen naturally. You are more likely to do the right things. If you are not so well, things will not happen the way you expect. Sometimes it’s hard because you always have to be perfect and as a human being it is impossible. I messed up several times and recovering all the confidence I had has a high price, but I think it’s normal for human beings to fail, it’s part of life and due to these errors you grow and learn.

[After a summer of controversy, he does appear ready to grow up and be a good example on and off the pitch] When fame happens to you, it ends up being a little strange, but you get used to it. I feel proud and happy. I am very honoured to be a person who is an example to others. It’s a way of encouragement. So if I can help somehow, I always try to do the right thing, playing football, taking a photo or giving a hug. I’m very happy with everyone’s support

[After scoring another match winner against Bordeaux on Saturday, the former Barcelona attacker got somewhat philosophical when asked about his relationship with PSG’s fans] I understand the fans and I know that it was hard for them. It is like with women. Sometimes you argue and spend some time without talking. However, with love and affection, you go back to normal. I am here to help PSG and I will give my life on the pitch

2019 10 07 Retrieve

[What charity work does Neymar do?] I could not come to Brazil and not visit [the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr]. It is my family’s dream and I am always happy every time I visit. It makes me want to keep growing this and doing this the right way

2019 10 09 Retrieve

[Neymar ready to fight for PSG after pushing for summer exit] Everyone knows what happened in the summer market and the desire I had to leave. Today, I feel happy and comfortable with the club, too. It’s not just with the national team that I’m happy. The season started out very well for me. I will defend my club tooth and nail. I will give 100 per cent for us to achieve great things. It was a long summer for me. I knew that I had to prepare, in all circumstances, for a good season. Thank God, it has started well and I hope it stays that way

[The problems restricted Neymar to 20 Ligue 1 appearances in his first season in France and just 17 in his second, and he has targeted a healthier, more fruitful year for Thomas Tuchel’s men in 2019-20] There have been more than three months of injury treatment in the last two years. This gets in the way of any athlete. But if you look at all the games and numbers you will see that I never stopped playing football. Unfortunately in an athlete’s life, this can occur. You have to have a good head and be prepared to go through it. My hope for this season is to stay fit, to hope that nothing bad happens

2019 10 10 Retrieve

[Speaking ahead of the encounter with Aliou Cisse’s side, Neymar earns 100th cap for Brazil in friendly clash with Senegal] For sure I’ve experienced some great things in previous years. But you don’t only have wins in your life when you’re an athlete. You have to face disappointments, defeats, you make many mistakes. But if you are a persistent guy, if you fight and believe in yourself, if you can acknowledge your mistakes, in the end you can be a winner. So, to sum up, to reach these 100 caps is a big positive and I’m very happy with it. Not even in my best dreams I would imagine this could happen. God allowed things to be bigger and better than what I dreamt of

2019 10 12 Retrieve

[Neymar reflects on reaching 100 caps for Brazil, becoming the youngest player to achieve the milestone] Not even in my best dreams did I think that this could happen. Thanks to God for allowing me to reach this great milestone and this Wednesday will be a historic match which I’ll remember for all my life. It’s an absolute honour to represent my country 100 times

2019 10 20 Retrieve

[Neymar promised in an interview in early 2019] PSG will be Champions League champion. PSG is not just about me - it has an awesome team with great athletes and a genius coach. Besides, the PSG fans are like a 12th player when we are playing in Paris. I have no doubts that we will be champions and that I will be playing

2019 10 20b Retrieve

[In a recent interview with Ronaldo Nazario, Brazilian confirmed that he has learned to go to ground as a way to protect himself] You see I didn’t protect myself and now my leg hurts. It’s hard. For us athletes, I think the hardest moments are the injuries. Having so much time off the pitch, it’s horrible. I can’t stand not playing any longer. It’s really bad but it’s part of our career, part of football

2019 10 22 Retrieve

[Neymar maintains that he will give his all for PSG when fit and selected] I think when you’re not happy, regardless of what your job is, you try to change, you try to find new places, a new profession so that you can find yourself. So, this is what I tried to do. But I ended up staying. And, as I mentioned, I will give my best

[Those efforts have helped to endear him to the locals once more] All good. I feel happy. I will give 100 per cent on the pitch and try to bring victories to Paris, especially in the Champions League. It started well, thank God. With goals, helping the team in the best way possible. I hope it stays like this throughout the entire season. And in the end it’s all smiles here in Paris

2019 10 22b Retrieve

[Neymar hails Mbappe and PSG’s ‘fun’ summer signings] The vibe there has never stopped being cool. It has always been good. This year there are more people who are easy to talk to, to get along with. The new people who arrived are fun, they are focused, they are good players. It’s a very large squad, so you end up having special affinity with one, two or three. You don’t have an affinity with everyone. But, for a good workplace, you need to have a good relationship with everyone. And with Kylian it’s different. He’s an incredible kid, he’s joyful, he’s happy. Not to mention his football, which is amazing. We get along really well both on and off the pitch. I think this makes thing easier, for our game, for our team, because we always help each other, and this is reflected in our team, of course

[Four goals in five Ligue 1 games have gone some way to placating the critics and providing evidence behind Neymar’s assurance that he is fully committed to performing on the pitch] Soon the love will return, God willing. It is normal, I understand their feelings too. I understand what goes on, or I can try to understand what goes on in their minds. But I ask them to understand me too

2019 12 08 Retrieve

[Neymar’s goal was a stunning free-kick, and the former Barcelona man revealed he had expected to find the net from a dead-ball opportunity] Before the match, I was told that I was going to score on a free-kick. So I’m happy to have scored this nice goal, which was important for the team. It was a very complicated match. We had a good second half which allowed us to go for an important victory

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Neymar was content to stay focused on PSG’s performance rather than get drawn into any debate over his attitude and conduct on the pitch] It was a very tough match but our second half was better. It’s an important victory for the team. Before the match, I talked with the staff and we all felt that I will score a goal on a free-kick. I had confidence, so I try. It’s a great goal to help the team to win

2019 12 12 Retrieve

[Neymar offers no assurances over PSG future] Am I happy in Paris? I’m happy when I play football. What I like best is being out on the field, no matter where I am. Where there are two posts, a ball and team-mates, I am happy

It is important for us to still be in the competition come February, and it is very important for me too. I was not there last year and we have to think about the fans and do all we can to be at our best

2019 12 13 Retrieve

[Neymar’s father confirms Barcelona talks to settle lawsuit] It’s a demand about his termination when he left the club. Neither Barcelona nor us are worried. We will solve this situation

[When quizzed about a move back to the Camp Nou on Thursday] He has a contract with PSG

2019 12 13b Retrieve

[Neymar reveals all about his new finger-to-lips goal celebration] Everyone wants to start an argument over me. This is a new celebration that I talked about with my friends. The idea is to forget everything else, to talk less and play more

[He spoke about how important it was for him to give the chance to his team-mate to find the net] Individualism in football doesn’t fit. If I wanted that, I’d play tennis. But in football, everyone has to be happy, to feel good. Cavani needed it, he was missing a goal and every attacker likes to score. So he got it and we were very happy. I was happy and everyone went home happy

2019 12 16 Retrieve

[Neymar insists winning Champions League with PSG is his top priority] Why would you want to leave here? I still have two years on my contract, the team is continuing to progress. We have to stay focused on this season to do things well and win as many titles as possible. This season, the goal is the Champions League. My priority is PSG, with maximum involvement each week. The goal is to always win the next game. In every game, we have to fight for the club. That’s how I see it

Not many people know the real Neymar. My parents and friends only. What people see is something completely different. And in the end, they see very little. The real Neymar is very peaceful, very happy. He is somebody who enjoys being with family and friends. I like to enjoy, to savour all the moments of life with everyone. I never play to be the number one. I just play because I love football. Playing football makes me feel happy. And every time I’m on the pitch, I give 100 per cent

What is the perfect example to set? Do you think perfection exists? There is only one God who is perfect. Everybody has their little faults. A leader is somebody who helps the team to win, to lead it to victory. It could be the captain, or the goalscorer. Everybody has their own way of being a leader, and each has their own virtues

2019 12 17 Retrieve

[Neymar insists he and PSG team-mate Mbappe have good relationship] My relationship with Kylian is very good. We are good friends and help each other to win matches, to score goals. I feel that there is something special. There is no competition between us. We help each other to score goals. When one of us scores, he tells the other one: ‘now is your time’. This is the way to be in football – be a good team-mate, otherwise things won’t go well

2019 12 22 Retrieve

[One star who insists he won’t be leaving France is Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar] Why would you want to leave here? I still have two years on my contract, the team is continuing to progress. We have to stay focused on this season to do things well and win as many titles as possible. This season, the goal is the Champions League. My priority is PSG, with maximum involvement each week. The goal is to always win the next game. In every game, we have to fight for the club. That’s how I see it

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[Neymar backs PSG for Champions League success: This is our strongest year] Yes, I think there’s a possibility we can make it. In terms of the team and players, since I’ve played for PSG, this is the most prepared and strongest year we had in my opinion. So, I think we have a chance. Although PSG has never won the Champions League, we are going to fight for this title. We know our values and we hope to be in the final

[Injury niggles have also limited his playing time, with off-field issues placing further strain on the 27-year-old] Professionally and personally, 2019 was a tough year for me. It was a year full of learnings and turnarounds. I injured myself and had to come back. Then I injured myself again. Although it seems like a bad year, it was a year full of learnings and lots of experiences. I am taking the positive side of it so that 2020 can be better

2020 01 13 Retrieve

[Neymar backs PSG’s four-man frontline] We scored three goals. I think that it worked well. We have quality, we know it. I think you made a mistake with this question but I responded

It was a great game. A good test. We didn’t play our best game, but we played well. We created scoring opportunities for ourselves. We have to keep moving forward and do better to avoid losing home points

[Neymar believes Sunday’s PSG vs Borussia Dortmund will be a test] This was a very difficult match. We knew that we were going to encounter difficulties because they have a good team, with quality. It was a good test. We are happy. This was not the best match of our season. We are going to improve each time to pull off a great campaign

2020 01 13b Retrieve

[Neymar happy with relationship with PSG fans] My arrival here was one of the best feelings of my football life. The way the supporters received me was great. And, for me, the relationship takes its course. Everyone knows what happened last summer. It’s in the past. Today, I am a PSG player, I continue here, I give my all. PSG can have a great season. They are good supporters, I have nothing against them, on the contrary. There is immense affection, great respect. I hope they will support us and help us again. I want them to continue to do what they do in the stands and, on the field, I will give 100%.

[Neymar says Islam Slimani was offside when he scored a 70th-minute equaliser for the visitors] It’s in the video, it’s everyone’s interpretation. I don’t think it was intentional [from Marquinhos], but I don’t want to create controversy and even less want to be suspended again (laughs)

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was given the full tour around PSG’s facilities and received the famous blue jersey with his name on the back] Everybody is happy to be here [at the game] - the first time in France and excited to enjoy the game with my friends

2020 01 26 Retrieve

[Neymar paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant as he celebrated his second goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Lille on Sunday] I went to see the messages on social media at half-time, I saw that Kobe is dead. It is a great sadness for the world of sport, and for all of us. Not just for basketball fans, but also for everything he did for the sport. I knew him and I did this celebration to pay tribute to him. And I hope he will rest in peace

I am very happy, very happy to help the team play this way. On the field, I know what to do. I’m 100 per cent and I’m focused on PSG this season and I think we’re going to do great things. I am in my best shape

2020 02 01 Retrieve

[Neymar pays tribute to Kobe Bryant, an NBA legend who tragically died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna] It’s very sad for the world of sport and for all of us, not just for the basketball fans as he did so much for sport in general. I hope he will rest in peace.

2020 02 01b Retrieve

[Neymar dedicates his goal to Kobe Bryant as football world pays respects to basketball legend] I went to see the messages on social media at half-time, I saw that Kobe is dead. It is a great sadness for the world of sport, and for all of us. Not just for basketball fans, but also for everything he did for the sport. I knew him and I did this celebration to pay tribute to him. And I hope he will rest in peace

2020 02 02 Retrieve

[Neymar defends himself after Montpellier yellow card] I just play football and he gives me a yellow card! Tell the referee that he can’t book me

2020 02 05 Retrieve

[Neymar tips Mbappe to become one of the best players ever] Kylian is a phenomenon. He has the potential to become one of the best players in history. To have him as a team-mate is a huge honour. We understand one another very well on the pitch and off it too. I love him!

[When asked if the current PSG squad is the strongest he’s played in] I wouldn’t say the strongest, but I feel a different atmosphere and more confident, and this helps a lot day by day

Playing alongside Leo was a unique experience and we became friends. Of those I’ve seen play, Messi is the best in history! I’ve always said that winning The Best award isn’t an obsession, but I train hard every day to be better than the day before. I always try to evolve individually and collectively. If one day I win the award it will be the result of my work

2020 02 08 Retrieve

[Neymar tells us what his favourite dish to eat is, and what he would cook when his friends visit his home] To eat? Rice, [black] beans, beef and fries. As a chef I’m really bad […] my guests would eat a nice fried egg!

2020 02 10 Retrieve

[Neymar always wanted to be like Beckham and modelled his game & style on Man Utd legend] I’m a big fan. I remember when I was younger I always followed all types of players, all the big players. I followed David because of the way he kicked the ball, because of the amazing passes he gave, because of his goals, because of his determination on the pitch. So, I always followed him. For the person he is, the football he played, I think everything came from David Beckham

I copied quite a few of his haircuts. Many, we model ourselves after him. I think he is one of the most stylish people in the world, so we need to copy him. We are not as handsome as him, but we try to copy him! I think we needed to have a pioneer, someone who was brave enough to do this. I think the courage David has is a symbol of this. I am also criticised for getting a different haircut, or for wearing a different outfit. I think the criticism never ends. But players like us, who are seen as a reference, like it or not, we are treated differently for wearing a more modern outfit. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it if it makes us feel good. So I thank David for being the pioneer, for opening the doors to the fashion world

2020 02 11 Retrieve

[Beckham jokes he’s forcing Neymar to sign for Inter Miami] Deal. Deal. I was the one who asked to play for his team. I want to. I told him already. I told him I will play there one day. No, but I believe it is a great opportunity for the country to grow its soccer. As I said before, I already have my contract with David. A few years from now, I will be there. We’re in this together. He is my president

2020 02 15 Retrieve

[Neymar on being inspired by David Beckham] I copied quite a few of his haircuts. Many, we model ourselves after him. I think he is one of the most stylish people in the world, so we need to copy him

2020 02 15b Retrieve

[Neymar expresses admiration towards Dortmund star] We are two teams who like to attack, two teams who qualify thanks to the players. Borussia have players that can make the difference. Jadon Sancho is a player that I really like to watch play and he is a great player with plenty of quality. Borussia Dortmund is a team with plenty of quality players. They have a special player, who is new but who is very good whose name is Sancho. He is a good player. We all know how difficult it will be for us here at Dortmund. We are hoping to play a good game to get a good result back to Paris

2020 02 17 Retrieve

[Neymar clearly loves spending time with his family] This photo shows how happy I was yesterday. Watching my sister grow up and reconnecting with friends is priceless. I long for yesterday, what a moment

2020 02 21 Retrieve

[Tuesday’s defeat at the hands of BVB was the first time Neymar had played in four matches] It was not my choice not to play the last matches. I wanted to play, I felt good. The club was afraid and it is I who suffer from it

2020 02 27 Retrieve

[Neymar took aim at the club for adopting too cautious an attitude towards his recovery from a rib injury] It’s hard to go four games without playing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my choice; it was the choice of the club, of the doctors. They made that decision, which I didn’t like. We had a lot of discussions about it because I wanted to play, I felt good, but the club was afraid and in the end it was me who suffered

2020 03 11 Retrieve

[Neymar quick to point the finger at the club for his lack of match sharpness] It’s hard not to play for four games. Unfortunately, it was not my choice, it came from the club, the doctors; they’re the ones who made the decision, one that I did not like. We’ve had a lot of discussions on that. I wanted to play, I was feeling well but the club were afraid, and in the end I’m the one suffering. Had I been in better shape, I would certainly have played better

2020 03 21 Retrieve

[Neymar offers a gesture of gratitude on social media for those at the forefront of battling COVID-19] A big round of applause to all health professionals. Thank you for risking your lives

2020 03 25 Retrieve

[Neymar Jr. Comics releases issues for free during coronavirus pandemic] In the wake of global shutdowns and local quarantines related to the COVID-19 virus global pandemic, Fan The Flame Concepts LLC, an independent comic and graphic novel producer, today announced that Neymar Jr. Comics is making its entire library of more than 200 individual episodes across all titles available free to fans who are sequestered in their homes for the duration of the crisis

In addition, its comic book artists will be hosting free livestreams with demonstrations of character and panel drawings, with leading artist Dustin Evans kicking off a two-part comic drawing masterclass on Facebook Live this Wed. March 25th. With an estimated one billion children worldwide currently out of their classrooms, the multi-lingual stories can be used by parents and teachers to help make their remote language lessons more fun

2020 03 25b Retrieve

[Neymar Jr. Comics releases issues for free during coronavirus pandemic] As we have stories suitable for all ages, from early readers through teenagers, this can be a great way for kids and parents to read together or practice their chosen foreign language

In addition, comic book artists from Neymar Jr. Comics are planning free, livestreamed artwork demonstrations and tutorials for students and fans interested in learning more about how a comic is made, starting this Wed., March 25th through its Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional demonstrations, including sessions in Spanish, will be announced via Neymar Jr. Comics social media channels

2020 03 30 Retrieve

[PSG star Neymar issues statement after criticism of beach volleyball picture] The photo in question was published on Neymar’s Instagram and shows him with other people who are in quarantine with him, people who live and travelled together from Paris to Brazil. Neymar offered his home to all of them so they could spend the first 14 days there before meeting up with their respective families. The house where the athlete is doing his quarantine is totally isolated and provides peace and serenity so he can continue training and looking after his loved ones at this time of world pain and confinement

There are no visits or business meetings at the house, above all because the residential estate it’s on only permits access to residents. The exception in terms of visitors has been his son, Davi Lucca, who came to the house to stay with his dad. David, his mum, his stepdad and his brother were in Paris days earlier to visit him. Neymar is staying apart from other members of his family, like his mum, sister and grandmother, for example, because he understands this is a moment that demands an effort for the common good. The athlete continues with his daily work to prevent injuries and keep himself in shape with his trainer Ricardo Rosa, as he anxiously awaits the end of this sad moment for humanity and the restart of his professional activity

2020 04 07 Retrieve

[Neymar opens up on how he was impacted by Kobe Bryant’s death] His death affected me a lot because our lives had much in common. I met Kobe personally and the times he came to Paris. When you meet the person behind the athlete, it creates a different relationship and with Kobe, it was very special. Sports and society lost a great guy

[Neymar admitted that missing so much of this season and last season has impacted him mentally] There is nothing worse for a professional athlete than an injury. I really suffered with injuries these last two seasons and I had many moments of questioning myself. Half of the success of an athlete is the mind. If the mind is good, the game flows more naturally

2020 04 11 Retrieve

[Neymar talks about the death of the late Kobe Bryant and how it affected him] His death affected me a lot because our lives had much in common. I met Kobe personally and the times he came to Paris. When you meet the person behind the athlete, it creates a different relationship and with Kobe, it was very special. Sports and society lost a great guy

2020 04 23 Retrieve

[Neymar missing PSG team-mates amid coronavirus lockdown] Not knowing when I can return gives me anxiety. I really miss playing, competing, to be in the club environment with my PSG team-mates. I really miss football. I’m sure the fans also want to see everyone back on the pitch as soon as possible. I hope the decision comes out as soon as possible

The condominium has a large space for cycling, a football field, a sports hall and equipment that can be used, as long as the rules of social distance are respected. My routine consists of breakfast, a first training session, rest and throughout the day, fun activities, which end up making me spend energy. In some cases, the specific and general workouts are divided into two periods

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Neymar: I’m training hard to come back strong for PSG] The aim is to be ready for when they signal the return of club activities, so I can be in the best possible condition. I’m here, training hard, with the same rhythm and frequency that I would with the club. Training even harder actually, with more activities to compensate for the lack of games. Of course I miss the competition, but fitness coach Ricardo Rosa set up a programme that I have been following to the letter

We’ve been trying to hold sessions during the morning then in the evening. We’ve been working in the most focused of ways because we don’t know the date we’ll be returning to our activities or when games will return. It’s been good and the outcomes have been good. We’ve been working on Neymar’s strength here at the gym, varying that with training in a sandbox and playing footvolley. We’ve been trying to keep Neymar healthy, with a good level of skill and performance so that we can return to France at any moment as nothing was established in a positive manner. So there’s a variety of work to do. We’ve also been doing work to prevent him becoming injured and working on his cardiovascular system

2020 06 19 Retrieve

[A Barcelona court ruled in the La Liga club’s favour on Friday, ordering Neymar to pay €6.7m (£6m) to Barca, while dismissing his claim] FC Barcelona expresses its satisfaction with the verdict announced today by Social Court 15 in Barcelona in relation to the lawsuit involving FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr regarding the amount of the signing bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract

The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros, and has accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club

Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests

2020 06 19b Retrieve

[Neymar ordered to pay Barcelona €6.7m as judge rules in La Liga club’s favour over signing-on bonus dispute] FC Barcelona welcomes the judgment handed down today by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona, in connection with lawsuits between the club and the player Neymar Junior in claiming compensation for the bonus signed in his last contract renewal

The judgment dismisses the player’s claim in its entirety, which demanded the payment of €43.6m, and estimates a large part of the claim filed by FC Barcelona, ​​under which the player must return the club €6.7m.

2020 06 20 Retrieve

[Neymar is determined to make history for Paris Saint-Germain when the Champions League returns in August] This period was atypical, but the main focus was to keep safe, with steady body and mind. I am ready and excited to return, thinking a lot about the Champions League, of course. We have a strong group, conquered a historical qualification, with the same intensity and dedication, but I miss the heat of the game. I can barely wait to enter the pitch and to, if it’s God’s will, make history

2020 07 07 Retrieve

[CAS dismisses Santos case against Barca over Neymar transfer] The CAS found that the contract between Santos and Neymar was ended by mutual agreement and that Barcelona did not flout the transfer agreement when it paid additional fees to the player’s father and the firm N&N. Barcelona did not commit any fraudulent conduct when it signed a pre-transfer agreement with Neymar nor when it signed the transfer with Santos