"Recounts the story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, one of the best soccer players in the world, from his childhood days in Brazil to his success on the FC Barcelona team, along with a history of the Brazilian national team"--
Author : Mina Javaherbin
ISBN : 9781466898271
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 64.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This narrative non-fiction picture book about the sensational rising soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is perfect reading for the 2018 World Cup. Born in Brazil, Neymar Jr. grew up imagining that he might one day become a famous soccer player. Now his dream has come true. Using playful, child-friendly language, deep knowledge of the sport, and passion for it author, Mina Javaherbin, brings to life Neymar's childhood and professional career for young soccer fans to enjoy. Her text is accompanied by Paul Hoppe's modern, colorful illustrations.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is the new global football superstar, already acclaimed as ‘the next Pelé’. He is the player everyone wants to watch in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, his home country.With Santos, the team where Pelé played, he has reached three national Championships and has twice been elected the best player in South America. With Barcelona, which signed him for 57 million euros, he will flourish alongside Leo Messi to become one of the most lethal partnerships in football’s history.Luca Caioli, author of bestselling biographies of Messi and Ronaldo, reconstructs Neymar’s life and career through exclusive private access to his friends, his family, his coaches, his teammates, his advisors, his fans. This is the first book about a new world footballing icon.
Neymar Jr. rejected, at the age of 13, a millionaire offer to leave Brazil that many would consider too good to refuse. When he chose to stay, his talent and simplicity assured him the respect of fans of all teams and the idolatry of Santos’ fans. Irreverent and unique, today the player accumulates achievements and fans in all four corners of the world. And, like few athletes of his generation, managed to bring the excitement back to the football fields and brought up the true meaning of the word ‘family’ – and also the word ‘FATHER’! In this illustrated book, father and son retell the trajectory of Juninho. From a tragic accident at four months of age, through his difficult childhood, the rapid progress through the youth ranks of Santos, his father’s overprotection, the backstage of the world of football, the second refusal of an offer from an European Club in 2010, the excitement of his titles and awards, and his relationship with his son, Davi Lucca. The book also contains previously unpublished revelations about the player’s transfer to Barcelona and his plans for the future. A truly indispensable read!
Having long been hailed as a future star of world soccer, Neymar has thrived under the pressure of expectation. Already well on his way to becoming Brazil’s all-time top scorer and a leading light in one of the greatest Barcelona teams in history, his legacy is already taking shape. Updated to include all the action from the 2016/17 season and drawing on exclusive interviews with those who have known and worked with him, Neymar paints a compelling picture of the life and career of a global superstar.
Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar personifies the benefits of working hard to achieve goals, in his case by scoring goals. His achievements on the field prove that passion and dedication to one's pursuits can lead to greatness. As captain of Brazil's team in the 2016 Summer Olympics, he helped Brazil win its first Olympic gold medal. In 2017, Neymar left FC Barcelona to play with Paris Saint-Germain. This biography details his love for the sport, but also outside influences such as his father, who instilled in him a passion for soccer that jump-started one of the most remarkable careers of any athlete in the world.
Barcelona has long been regarded as a home of beautiful football. In July 2014, already boasting Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barça added Luis Suárez to complete a forward line that was undeniably special, even by their own high standards. They had taken greatly differing paths from South America to the starting line-up at the Nou Camp. Messi joined Barcelona aged just thirteen, Neymar served a spectacular apprenticeship in Brazil and Suárez enjoyed spells with Ajax and Liverpool – three prestigious educations with an emphasis on attractive play. Through exclusive testimonies from friends, families, managers and teammates, acclaimed football writer Luca Caioli documents their individual journeys and examines the phenomenal success of Barça’s ‘MSN’ years to date, including the 2015/16 league and cup double.
Author : Matt Oldfield
ISBN : 1786064049
Genre : Soccer players
File Size : 89.88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Neymar da Silva Santos J�nior is the boy with the big smile who carries the hopes of Brazil on his shoulders. Neymar now stands alongside Pel� and Ronaldinho as a Brazilian sports hero. Bidding a fond farewell to his home in S�o Paolo, Neymar's dreams finally came true when he joined Barcelona. Now, alongside Messi and Suarez, he is part of the most feared attacking trident in the game.