A Personal Photolog: Neymar from Childhood to Today

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Born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, or more popularly known as Neymar, is considered one of the most talented athletes of his generation. He made his professional debut in football at the age of 17. He was the 2011 and 2012 South American Footballer of the Year before he decided to move to Europe to play for Barcelona.
 
Neymar’s been a key player for all the teams that he was a part of, and he was always regarded highly for his finishing, dribbling, and incredible ability on both feet. His talent and on-field skills make him one of the most expensive players in the world today. Being a famous athlete, it’s nice to look back on his life through some photos from his younger years. Take a peek at this young boy’s past, and what made him the best footballer of his generation.