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Neymar (da Silva Santos, Jr.)

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Soccer Player

The Resume

    (February 5, 1992- )
    Born in Mogi Das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Forward and winger for Santos FC (2009–13), FC Barcelona and the Brazilian National Football Team
    Two-time South American Footballer of the Year (2011-12)
    2014 World Cup participant (kneed in the back in quarter-final against Colombia)
    5 ft 9 in (1,75 m)

Why he might be annoying:

    In a sport where ‘diving’ is a hallowed ritual, it’s pretty easy to conclude he was seeking a card advantage (well, if Pele says, ‘he is a player with a body that can’t take a lot of hits’…).
    Whenever he scores, he has a habit of breaking into dance.
    He signed an 11-year contract with Nike (2011).
    He became a father at the tender age of 19.
    ‘Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!’
    Loducca – an advertising agency – created the NJR, or Neymar Junior, personal brand ident, based on his jersey number (11, into which the N was stylized).

Why he might not be annoying:

    In his debut match, against the U.S.A. (2010), he scored one of the team’s two goals in a shutout.
    His playing style drew comparisons to Ronaldinho and Pele.
    To give you an idea of his devotion to his faith, he tithes (puts in 10 percent of) his earnings to his church.
    He got spared the embarrassment of his national team being walloped by the Deutsche in the World Cup semifinal.
    Having accepted – and completed – the ALS ice bucket challenge, he issued one to, of all people, One Direction's Niall.
    For lack of a better term, he has been instrumental in the promotion of Brazilian pop (one such video clip went viral).

Credit: Cool It All Right?

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 13 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying