Neymar Jr. is one of the best footballers on the planet. The Brazilian star has routinely been in the conversation among the best players in the world and is certainly one of the most skillful players of all time. Like the great Brazilian stars that played before him, Neymar too emulates the spirit of football that Ronaldinho popularized.
However, the footballer has other ambitions too. Apart from being one of the highest-paid footballers on the planet, with multi-million dollar sponsorships and trade deals, he also aspires to be an actor after he retires as a footballer. Famously, Cristiano Ronaldo also harbors a few dreams of being a superstar in Hollywood.
Was Neymar Jr. a part of Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)?
The Brazilian star doesn’t have a lot of acting cameos, but his surprise entry in season three of the popular Netflix show, Money Heist, has won hearts all around. However, reports state that the makers of the Spanish crime drama removed the scenes, fearing any backlash, following Neymar’s off-the-field controversies.
Neymar Jr appears as a monk in his first appearance in mainstream cinema. His character was called Joao and was from Sao Paolo. However, unlike his real-life personality, Joao doesn’t like football or parties. While living a calm and sedate life as a monk might not suit Neymar, he played his part very well in episodes six and eight of season three.
Additionally, Neymar also made an appearance in the Hollywood movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage. It’ll be interesting to see where his acting career takes him next.
Neymar and his performances on the pitch this season
The Brazilian superstar recently suffered a horrifying injury after a rash tackle left him on the ground, writhing in pain. The forward will be out of action for several weeks, and his fans would hope that he returns to the pitch as soon as possible.
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Before his injury, Neymar had scored three goals and bagged three assists in ten Ligue 1 games, and was forming a good partnership with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. However, the heroics of that trio will have to wait now, till he’s finally fit again.
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