Neymar in Doha, Qatar in 2015
|Full name||Neymar da Silva Santos JÃºnior|
|Date of birth||5 February 1992 |
|Place of birth||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
Right now I'm living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it's a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour. I like everything about the city: the climate, the people. It's quite similar to Brazil, which helps a lot. There's even a beach!
I can't be compared to Pele. I need to do so much more to be compared to Pele. Pele is fantastic. And he's unique.
It's good for Brazilian football to have idols, stars, big stars coming back to Brazilian clubs. The tournaments become much better, more interesting. Ze Roberto, Juninho Pernambucano, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and other players who have returned to Brazil strengthen the league and improve the tournaments.
I've always had the greatest respect for and listened to both my father and my mother. I've always tried to follow my parents' advice because these are people who want the best for me.
My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family.
Every team going to Brazil 2014 will be there to win, and it's going to be a fiercely contested World Cup.
I'm a happy guy. I like to joke around. I'm irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I'm just an easy and happy guy.