It’s a fact that Neymar Jr. is the world’s third best footballer. But when it comes to popularity he is definitely on par with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar Jr. is one of the those player you either love or hate. When the rumours that Neymar was heading to Europe surfaced back in 2013, I think we can all remember the heavy debating about whether Neymar would be a success.
One thing is being the best in South America, but it’s a completely different ballgame being the best in Europe - that’s how us Europeans like to look at it in any case. There is no doubt that the two continents have very different mentalities, but I’d still like to blow my own horn here and say that I had called his success in Barcelona.
And a good three years after his arrival in Barcelona, where he got off to a pretty slow start, he is showing the world exactly how extraordinary he is.
Cristiano is still Nike’s biggest gun, but it’s really only a matter of time before Neymar takes that spot from CR7. He has in any case been given his own full kollektion in connection with his recently presented signature boot.