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Neymar Jr. is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely considered one of the most talented footballers in the world.

Not only that, but he is fanatical about poker. So much so, that he even named his dog poker!

Neymar and Poker

In May 2015, Neymar joined PokerStars as a brand ambassador. At the time, he was joined by another legend of Brazilian football Ronaldo as a member of Team Sportstars.

"Growing up and playing football everyday has made me a competitive person," Neymar Jr. said. "When I'm not playing football, playing poker and competing against my teammates on the road or in home games with friends is one of my favorite things to do."

Neymar has been heavily involved with PokerStars, hosting multiple charity home games, including one at EPT Barcelona won by Steve O'Dwyer.

During the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in 2020, Neymar made a deep run finishing 12th in Event 18-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]

In December 2020, Neymar rejoined PokerStars and pledged to bring his flair and personality to the online and live tables.

"As a true poker fan, I am excited to start a new chapter with PokerStars," said the 28-year-old Neymar. "Together we’ll be creating moments for our community and fans all over the world."

Read More: Three Reasons Neymar's New PokerStars Partnership Will Succeed

Neymar Poker Fun Facts

  • Neymar plans to play poker professionally after he retires from football
  • His favourite hand in poker his pocket tens - after his shirt number - and jack-five
  • According to Forbes in 2020, Neymar is the fourth-highest-paid athlete in the world with a net worth of around $200 million.

Neymar at the World Series of Poker

Brazil has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, and although Neymar hasn't got his hands on one yet, he's no stranger to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the Rio.

In 2015, he dropped into the WSOP to support his friend Felipe "Mojave" Ramos, stopping to take picture with poker legend Phil Hellmuth.

Fun Fact: 70% of Brazil's bracelets have come in No-Limit Hold'em

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PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-121-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M Gtd
121st $1,865

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