Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar personifies the benefits of working hard to achieve goals, in his case by scoring goals. His achievements on the field prove that passion and dedication to one's pursuits can lead to greatness. As captain of Brazil's team in the 2016 Summer Olympics, he helped Brazil win its first Olympic gold medal. In 2017, Neymar left FC Barcelona to play with Paris Saint-Germain. This biography details his love for the sport, but also outside influences such as his father, who instilled in him a passion for soccer that jump-started one of the most remarkable careers of any athlete in the world.
Series: Living Legends of Sports II
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Level: 830
ISBN: 9781538302149 (Print) 9781538302163 (E-book)