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Neymar (Santos)

Born February 5, 1992


Neymar (Santos)

Santos striker Neymar

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No wonder English clubs have been chasing Santos striker Neymar since he was 13. The Brazil international combines deadly finishing with a fabulous array of skills that he uses to good effect both inside and outside the penalty area.

He can beat a player on either side, possesses pace in abundance and such is his skill, that he regularly wins free kicks for fouls by over-zealous defenders.

Critics claim that he has lacked consistency during his time at Santos, and that he goes to ground too easily, but such flaws are not uncommon in one so young.

Neymar claims that he will never change his iconic mohawk and whatever club he goes on to play for will care little as long as he keeps up his impressive strike rate.

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