October 1, 1977, Pelé retires from football at the age of 36 following a game between New York Cosmos and Brazil’s Santos at Giants’ Stadium. It brought to an end a 22-year career for a player many deemed the greatest the game has ever seen.
He looks like Neymar, he moves like Neymar, and he scores like Neymar. Santos’ new teenage striker Neilton has inherited the number 11 jersey and already has three goals in nine games including a stunning strike last weekend against Portuguesa which has Spurs on alert.
Barcelona’s new signing Neymar was in tears as he bid farewell in his final match for Santos. The 21-year-old has agreed to join Barca on a five-year deal and played his final game in Brazil in the season opener against Flamengo.
Wonderkid Neymar scored all four goals as his Santos side defeated Uniao Barnarense in the Sao Paulo championship to spark further rumours that he will follow in the footsteps of Ronaldinho by signing for Barcelona. As the stories rumble on as to where the Brazilian superstar goes next, his father and agents were said to have been in Catalonia at the weekend to negotiate a sponsorship deal that raised suggestions they were also there to speak to the Nou Camp outfit.
It’s bad enough having to suffer defeat in the Sao Paulo championship but superstar Neymar’s not happy about having to to work while all of Brazil throws a party.
He was the Indonesian psychic who predicted Euro glory for Ireland. He couldn’t see past the colour green for the eventual winners. Now Santos wants to apologise to the Irish fans for adding to the pressure on the team. In the end, not even he could foresee Spain’s football from the future.
He is the Indonesian visionary who has foreseen the Republic’s triumph at Euro 2012. A premonition of the colour green first came to his mind four years ago and he is convinced glory awaits Trapattoni’s Ireland. Dwi Santos talks EXCLUSIVELY to Póg Mo Goal.
He may wear tin-foil on his head but Santos from Indonesia claims to have predicted the outcome of the last two European Championships based on a vision of a colour. This year, that colour is green and he concludes that glory awaits Giovanni Trapattoni and the Boys in Green this summer. It’s good enough for us. All Hail Santos.
Please, please, please Trap. Qualify us for Brazil.
He might have been declared missing when Santos were torn apart by Barcelona in the World Club Championship but as this video shows, Neymar is fast becoming the world’s most sought-after player after Messi.