30 Neymar Jr. Quotes To Inspire Your Soul

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Barcelona Soccer star Neymar is quickly becoming a worldwide recognized face in football and he is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. His dynamic speed, vision and world class tricks and skill set with a ball give him a leading edge to make him one of the greatest forwards. Aside from his capabilities on the field are his gifts outside of the game and his inner features that will make him a legend to be remembered long after he retires from the great game. Neymar has a great capacity to be humble, have a strong vision, to dream big and to learn from the greats around him (such as Lionel Messi). From these top 30 Neymar Jr. quotes, you will understand the core values and the mentality that makes him a fierce competitor and a wise human spirit in football and in life.

1.) Happiness > Perfection:

“I was born to be happy, not perfect.” – Neymar

2.) Continuous Growth:

“Everything in my life has happened very early, personally and professionally. I’m always learning: I have to.” – Neymar

3.) A Neymar Quote About Being Compared To Pele:

“I can’t be compared to Pele. I need to do so much more to be compared to Pele. Pele is fantastic. And he’s unique.” – Neymar


“Barca is more than a club and a great team and I want to contribute to Messi staying the best for many years.” – Neymar

5.) Support From His Mother:

“Mom runs the family. She’s the kind of person who, without her, we’d be lost. She supports us. I got real close to my mom when my two brothers were in college and Dad was traveling a lot.” – Neymar

6.) Blessed To Be A Part Of His National Squad:

“Being on the Brazilian team is a privilege. There are some marvelous players and I’m very happy to be among them.” – Neymar


“It is very simple, Messi is the best in the world, and if you give him a little bit of space, he can do whatever he wants.” – Neymar


“No one can compare to Ronaldinho. I remember his plays, his dribbles. I remember him winning every title at the Camp Nou. He made history at Barca, he made history with Brazil and he’s still making history.” – Neymar

9.) Respecting Competition And Good Football: :

“I like to watch good football so I like to watch good players. I like Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney.” – Neymar


“I just like playing with the ball. I always have. I play on the street even now. When we’re on vacation—it doesn’t matter where—I will go and look for a game.” – Neymar


“I’m a happy guy. I like to joke around. I’m irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I’m just an easy and happy guy.” – Neymar


“Right now I’m living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it’s a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour.” – Neymar

13.) Pressure Fades When Conquering Dreams:

“There is no pressure when you’re making a dream come true.” – Neymar


“This is just the beginning. My dream is not over yet.” – Neymar


“It’s good for Brazilian football to have idols, stars, big stars coming back to Brazilian clubs. The tournaments become much better, more interesting. Ze Roberto, Juninho Pernambucano, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and other players who have returned to Brazil strengthen the league and improve the tournaments.” Neymar

16.) His Advice & Secret Formula For Greatness:

“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.” – Neymar


“My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family.” – Neymar


I have both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as my idols. If I can take a little of each player’s game and make it my own, I would be very happy.” – Neymar


“My goal was never to be famous, my goal was to achieve my dreams.” – Neymar

20.) A Neymar Quote About His Beliefs:

“Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” – Neymar

21.) Team Work Makes The Dream Work:

“Little by little, Leo [Messi] and I are understanding each other better.” – Neymar

22.) On The Importance Of Downtime:

“Everyone has a right to rest so as not to injure themselves.” – Neymar

23.) Being Humble And Learning From The Best:

“I have never been concerned about winning the Ballon d’Or or being the best player in the world. The best player is already here and that’s Messi. And now I can see him from close up and help him.” – Neymar


“Only a club like Santos FC could give me everything I experienced on and off the field. I thank the wonderful Peixe fans who supported me even in the most difficult moments.” – Neymar


“There are players that try to imitate others, but at free-kick time it is a personal thing. Every person has their own technique and routine when they stand over the ball and I have mine, I am not trying to copy anyone.” Neymar

26.) After Brazil Was Knocked Out Of The World Cup:

“I prefer that Argentina wins the World Cup. Messi deserves it for all he has done in football. He’s my friend, I wish him the best.” – Neymar


“They were very dismissive, the other boys. ‘Who is this little kid?’ But I managed to convince them to let me play that first time, and I scored a goal. That changed their attitude. That changed everything.” – Neymar

28.) On Having A Kid And What He Learned:

“Having a child is an experience that teaches a person how important to prioritize the happiness of another person. Whatever you do, even whatever you are, is an example for him . In fact, that little being who depends on you so much , makes you also to have a huge dependence on him.” – Neymar



“I’ve always had the greatest respect for and listened to both my father and my mother. I’ve always tried to follow my parents’ advice because these are people who want the best for me.” – Neymar

30.) A Neymar Quote About Finding The Kid Within:

“When I was a kid, I had the opportunity to play in a dusty soccer field; there was just grass on the margins of the field. Everyone goes through this phase and it’s worth it, it’s a great experience.” – Neymar


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