GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 21, 2013: Brazilian soccer team cele

Neymar in 2013, photo by sonia alves/

Birth Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Place of Birth: Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: 5 February, 1992

Ethnicity: Brazilian [African, Portuguese, possibly other]

Neymar is a Brazilian professional football player and actor. In August 2017, he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a transaction worth €222 million, making him the world’s most expensive football player ever.

He is the son of Nadine da Silva and Neymar Santos. His parents are of mixed European and African heritage.

Neymar has been the target of alleged racial abuse occasionally throughout his career, and his ethnic identity has provoked much discussion. Considered one of the most marketable sportsmen in the world, Neymar has graced the covers of some of the biggest magazines, including Time and GQ.

Neymar has a son with his former partner Carolina Dantas.


Curious about ethnicity

34 Responses

  1. asdfkj says:

    hard to define his ethnics

  2. maurogomes3193 says:


  3. M says:

    He does not look black and white, he looks black, white, and Amerindian.

  4. gprswap3 says:

    his mom party european his dad party jewish and native and black blood by look. His name Neymar even weird neimar,naymer,neimer (all jewish) neymar unkow but looks no other solution its jewish name…

    • Matt the Brazilian says:

      Name is not a surname and does not mean ancestry, in Brazil there are many English Surnames that are used as name Such: Anderson, Jefferson, Nelson, and foreign laguage surname as name as Kennedy it’s do not mean nothing for ancestry

  5. rubymoon says:

    Neymar is Brazilian Pardo. The term “pardo” is more commonly used to refer to mixed race Brazilians, individuals with varied racial ancestries.

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