56,500 people were in attendance to experiencing a historic moment on June 3rd, 2013. Neymar Jr. entered the pitch of Camp Nou to the delight of the fans of Barcelona, which received the athlete warmly echoing his name in the stadium.
NJR arrived in Barcelona at lunchtime and went to do the traditional picture that all players take when they arrive at the Catalan club. Then he went to the Hospital de Barcelona for medical tests, then visited Ciudad Deportiva, where local players train.
Today marks Neymar Jr's 21st birthday! At just 21 and with four years as a professional player, Neymar has scored 161 goals and won 9 titles. This is triple the amount of goals that Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scored at that same age. At 21, Messi had scored 53 times and won 5 titles. Ronaldo had scored 34 goals and 3 titles.
Neymar began is career with Santos FC at the age of 17 and is now the team captain and leader of the squad. He has also won 10 out of the 13 Ballon d'Or.
Here are more of Neymar's accomplishments to celebrate his birthday:
FIFA announced on Thursday, November 29th, the three names of the Puskás Award finalists and among them Neymar Jr competes alongside Falcao Garcia and Miroslav Stoch for the best goal of 2012. Neymar is the only Brazilian representative among the finalist.
The Puskás Awards is an annual celebration of the greatest goals of the year. It was initially established in 2009 and the first winner was Cristiano Ronaldo after an amazing goal he scored with Manchester United against Porto.