Neymar Jr. celebrates his birthday on February 5. The Brazilian soccer player was born in the year 1992. He is celebrating his 31st birthday in the year 2023. The Paris Saint-Germain star, who is worth over $200 million, received a gift worth only $350 on his birthday in 2019.
In 2019, Neymar refused to let his injury put a stop to his birthday celebrations as he hosted a party on crutches. He sported theme red crutches for his mega birthday bash in France, four years ago. He was reportedly on the verge of canceling it but the “Red Night” themed event carried on.
All red for @neymarjr’s birthday party 🎉 pic.twitter.com/KVlCooKZSu
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 5, 2019
“What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal so I could be on the field fighting and doing what I love the most, which is playing soccer,” he was quoted as saying on that day by ESPN.
However, what he received as a birthday gift were customized headphones. Neymar received a special gift from Beats by Dr Dre. They teamed to release a special, custom-designed set that was made available to fans in the spring of 2019 for a price of around $350.
The headphones were inspired by the graffiti style of his home city of Sao Paulo. It also featured his iconic No.10 inside the headband. The guests at his birthday party, which included former PSG star Angel di Maria and Thiago Silva, were gifted with the headphones.
Other gifts Neymar received on his birthday
On his 30th birthday last year, Neymar received a special gift from ‘Batman’ Robert Pattinson. He received a personal Batman mask along with a note that said, “Happy Birthday Neymar.” Neymar posted the gift on his Instagram story.
Neymar Jr. received the coolest gifts for his 30th birthday 😲
A happy birthday from Batman, Robert Pattinson, and his own personal Batman mask 🦇 – Happy Birthday Ney! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/HhvIvsR90y
— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) February 5, 2022
Neymar celebrates his birthday with several other soccer stars. Three former Manchester United stars were born on February 5. Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, and Adnan Januzaj were all born on the same date. Ronaldo, who turned 38 today, is playing for Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr and scored his first goal for the club in his latest match. Meanwhile, Tevez has retired from playing and is now a manager and Januzaj represents Sevilla as of now.
Other retired players born on the same date include Gheorghe Hagi and Sven-Goran Eriksson. Hagi is a former Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Steaua Bucharest playmaker. He is widely regarded as the greatest-ever player produced by Romania.
Eriksson, who turns 75 today, managed the England national team in his managerial career spanning over 40 years. He took England to the quarter-finals of the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.