Neymar Factfile: Brazil's Stellar Striker Out of FIFA World Cup

At 22, Neymar has emerged as one of the biggest stars in international football. The sensational striker however won't shine anymore for Brazil in this FIFA World Cup after he was ruled out due to a serious back injury.

Updated: July 05, 2014 11:26 IST
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Neymar screams in pain after he hurt his back in Brazil's match against Colombia.

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Fortaleza: Factfile on Brazilian forward Neymar, who was ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra on Friday:

Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

Date of birth: February 5, 1992 (age 22)

Place of birth: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

Height: 1.75m (five feet nine inches)

Position: Left wing/forward

Senior international debut: v USA, August 10, 2010

International caps: 54

International goals: 35

Clubs: Santos (BRA) 2009-2013, Barcelona (ESP) 2013-present


2009 Campeonato Paulista best young player;

2010, 2011, 2012 Campeonato Paulista best player;

2010 Copa do Brasil top-scorer;

2011 Copa Libertadores;

2011, 2012 South American footballer of the year;

2011 FIFA Puskas goal of the year;

2013 Confederations Cup player of the tournament.

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