Neymar Ends Nike Partnership To Join Puma as Brand Ambassador

Neymar recently announced that he is ending his 15-year partnership with Nike to start a new journey with Puma. Puma is a German international brand that manufactures and sells sportswear and accessories like sports shoes, sports jerseys, tracksuits, and many more. They even sponsor many big teams such as Manchester City, Italy National football team, and so on. The Brazilian posted on his twitter saying that before each season he thinks of doing something new and creative. He often thinks about his past like how he joined this sport to create history like some legends namely Pele, Maradona, and many others.

Puma also posted on its social media and welcomed Neymar by the hashtags like ‘The King is Back’ and ‘Welcome to the family Neymar Jr’. The PSG forward was associated with Nike for 15 years before this. He also had his own section with his own Nike logo. It is known that only four people knew about this deal that just happened including Neymar and his father. This is not a deal that took place in a day but took several months before the signing of the contract. Puma has already come up with a logo for Neymar and it is very unique. Many stars and footballers who are already associated with Puma welcomed Neymar through their social media.

Who is Neymar Jr?

Neymar Jr. is a footballer who plays for the Brazil National Football Team and the Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-­Germain. He is a great talent and is considered as one of the top three footballers of all time. Neymar became the most valuable player in 2017 when he signed for Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in a world breaking the record of €222 million. Everybody thought that this was Neymar’s biggest mistake, but he proved them wrong after showing his recent performance for Paris. He has won three Ligue 1 titles with PSG and even led the team to the Champions League Finals for the first time in the club history. On 24th August, they played Bayern Munich in the finals but lost with a score of 1-0.

Neymar Ends Nike Partnership To Join Puma
A still of Neymar during the UCL Final 2020.

Neymar is a great example of hard work as he was from a poor family that stayed in Sao Paulo. He is a really skillful player, especially with his foot that led him to joint Futsal and Street Football. After all the hard work, he joined his first club Santos FC. Then, he moved to Barcelona where he won his first Champions League. Neymar is said to be a magician when it comes to football and shows the most impressive skills on the field.

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