10 Most Famous Neymar Nicknames

In this post, you will find all the famous Nicknames of Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, popularly known as Neymar.

Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. is a talented Brazilian and PSG football player, who is one of the most prolific scorers in his country’s football history.

Also, Neymar is currently the world’s most expensive player after a move from FC Barcelona to French giants Paris Saint-Germain FC for a whooping sum of 222 million euros in 2017.

He has been a crucial part of his country’s national team since 2011, winning the confederations cup in 2013. He has made over 100 appearances and scored 60 goals for his country since 2010.

Neymar has earned some nicknames over the course of his illustrious career.

Popular Nicknames for Neymar

Here are the most famous Neymar nicknames:

1. Neymar Jr.

He calls himself Neymar junior because he inherited his name from his father who was also a football player. In most countries, it is common to put ‘II’ or ‘Jr.’ after his name in such a scenario.

2. Ney

This is short for Neymar. He was given this name shortly after he landed in Barcelona. Donnarumma referred to Neymar as Ney when he was teasing the media for falsely claiming Donnarumma and Neymar had to be pulled apart after their knockout loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA champions league.

3. Menino

This directly translates to a “young boy” and was given to him as a result of how much of a sensation he was on the pitch as a youth.

4. Joia or O joia

This means “the gem” and was given to him in his native country because of his special talent.

5. Juninho

Juninho is a retired Brazilian international known for being a dead ball specialist, he holds the record for the number of freekicks scored and is considered by many to be the best freekick taker of all time. Neymar is good with dead balls too and this is why they call him Juninho as a way of highlighting his abilities on the dead balls similar to Juninho.

6. Batman

This was given to him by his teammates for his party boy lifestyle.

7. Lord of the Night

This was also given to him by his teammates for his partying and nightlife.

8. Samba Lannister

The samba is a Brazilian dance that is used here to describe how he moves on the pitch in a smooth manner like dance steps. The Lannister is one of the families from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones that is known for many things but the most important one here is the incest that occurs in their family. How does this relate to Neymar? Don’t worry it is not an incest story. Neymar’s sister, Rafaella’s birthday is on the 11th of March every year. Many fans noticed Neymar is almost always sidelined with an injury during the time of his sister Rafaella’s birthday.

9. The Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is a funny nickname for Neymar. Yellow refers to the color of his Brazilian jersey and the submarine was used to call out his diving on the pitch.

10. Dracula

This is a famous fictional vampire, and vampires famously come out at night and this is another dig at his nightlife shenanigans.

Have we left out any popular nicknames for Neymar or maybe you have a personal nickname for him? Let us know in the comments below.

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