For the third year in a row, Neymar received the Samba d’Or – a prize rewarding the best Brazilian player playing in Europe.
It is a constant indicator in the career of Neymar, considered one of the best Brazilians playing on the Old Continent. For the sixth time, and the third year in a row, the PSG player has been awarded the Samba d’Or – a trophy awarded to the best ambassador of Auriverde football in Europe.
Created in 2008, the distinction has already been awarded to Kaka, Maicon, Coutinho and Firmino. Thiago Silva himself received it three times consecutively, between 2011 and 2013. The identity of the 2022 winner was not to be known until February 15, but Neymar bypassed the organization and killed the suspense by posting on social media with his golden balloon.
6ª vez 🙏❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/lZX53hcHv6
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) February 6, 2023
If he was unable to perform as he intended during the 2022 World Cup with the Seleçao, victim in particular of a large ankle sprain, Neymar had a convincing first part of the season with PSG, with 14 goals. and 12 assists in 23 outings in all competitions. And Luis Campos to salute his professionalism in Téléfoot: “ The truth is that since my arrival at PSG, I have no criticism to make of Neymar. Always on time, always in good spirits. This Neymar is an incredible Neymar! »