In the summer of 2014 Neymar has the chance that eluded the likes of soccer superstars Pelé, Zico, and Ronaldinho: to wear the iconic Brazilian number ten shirt in a World Cup on home soil. It promises to be the ultimate showcase for his flair and finishing.
The new edition of this biography, swiftly updated following the World Cup, paints a complete portrait of world soccer's most exciting young talent following his biggest test to date. A regular guest on television shows in Brazil and boasting 9.7 million Twitter followers, Neymar is as comfortable under studio lights as he is floodlightseven his unveiling at Barcelona attracted an attendance of 56,500!
Luca Caioli, author of brilliant biographies of Lionel Messi (twelve thousand sold) and Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, looks back on Neymar's formative years in São Paulo, his controversial €57 million transfer to Barcelona, and all the twists and turns in between.
With glamorous backdrops including Brazil's Maracana stadium and Barcelona's Camp Nou, his is a story that takes in some of football's most prestigious locales. Featuring exclusive interviews with friends, teammates, and coaches, including Robinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari, it provides the inside scoop on football's newest superstar.
Luca Caioli is the bestselling author of Messi, Ronaldo, and Torres. A renowned Italian sports journalist, he lives in Spain, corresponding for SKY Italia and Corriere della Sera.