Neymar is one of those players that when he sets foot on the field delights us with his great football show. From a very young age he was always interested in this sport, of which he is a reference figure today.
Neymar comes from the youth categories of the Santos club of Brazil, where he made his professional debut at the age of 17 and was considered one of the most promising youth players in the world, since with this team he won three Paulistas Championships in a row, a Brazilian Cup and a Copa Libertadores, where he was top scorer and best player of this championship.
In Brazil, he began to become known for his striking dribbling for having won the Puskás Award in 2011, and the Footballer of the Year in South America in 2011 and 2012, to know more about his complete career here you can find more news about Neymar.
Thanks to all this career, in 2013 he was transferred to F.C Barcelona, where he formed the much-remembered trio in attack with the argentine Lionel Messi and the uruguayan Luis Suárez, helping the team to win the treble, crowning champions of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League in 2014-15, where Neymar was the top scorer along with Messi.
He was also the author of a goal in the final against Juventus in that 2014-2015 season and thanks to this, he managed to come third in the voting for the Ballon d’Or 2015, this was the first time that the Brazilian player appeared in the first options to win this recognition.
In the summer of 2017 he was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros, becoming the most expensive signing in the history of football and once in France, Neymar won three Ligue 1 titles, two French Cup and two League Cup, obtaining a domestic treble and being voted as the Ligue 1 Player of the Year in his debut season.
In addition to having a career full of successes, Neymar has also been the target of many controversies regarding his performance on the court, and one of the most renowned is his constant injuries in the games.
These high numbers in terms of their accidents on the field have been tried to find some logical explanation, but among the fans there is a theory that always manages to gain great strength among the others.
The Curse of His Sister’s Birthday
Every March 11 the birthday of Neymar’s sister Rafaela is celebrated, this is a date that the Brazilian player never misses and tries to be present at this celebration.
Very coincidentally, and almost mysteriously, Neymar has been injured around the date of his sister’s birthday since 2015. The popular belief maintains that there is a curse that affects the Brazilian player just as his sister’s birthday approaches.
Some might think it’s just bad luck, but the evidence and facts speak for themselves since in 2019, Paris Saint-Germain announced that the Brazilian player would be out for about 10 weeks due to a right foot injury, which he suffered in a French Cup game against Strasbourg on January 23 of that year.
This injury caused him to miss the knockout round of the Champions League in which PSG would play against Manchester United; he also missed the first game in the quarterfinal match.
In his first season as a PSG player he suffered a delicate injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot that made him miss the second match of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Real Madrid, so, as he could not play, he took the opportunity to go to Brazil and enjoy the party of his sister.