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In 2010, Panasonic became the first Japanese company to sign an advertising contract with Neymar
Jr. within Brazil.
In 2011, the contract was renewed as a global contract and ever since, Neymar Jr. is acting as our Global Ambassador.
In anticipation of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Panasonic signed a four-year contract with Neymar Jr. from 2013 to 2017.
He continues to act as our Global Ambassador and this time he will represent not only our advertising activities in the B2C business area but the B2B business area, Rio 2016 Olympic Games promotional activities, CSR activities as well as other activities.
At the age of 17, Neymar Jr. signed a full professional contract with Santos FC. At 20, he recorded more than 140 scores and that surpass the records of legendary player Zico and Romario during that time. Past four years, he received many awards as a team and individual. In year 2011, he received FIFA Puskas Award which will be presented to the player, judged to have scored the best goal of the year. Same year he was nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or, and it was first time player who had never played in Europe that got nominated and also at the youngest age of 19. In 2013, as a player of Brazil national team, won a championship at FIFA Confederations Cup and received MVP as an individual. From August of that same year, Neymar Jr. kicked off his first season by joining FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most prestigious clubs. His rare talent for soccer helped him lead the Brazilian National Team during last year’s World Cup, and this year it is helping him make a name for himself in the world of soccer as a pioneering player.
Campeonato Paulista 2010
Copa do Brasil 2010
Campeonato Paulista 2011
Copa Libertadores 2011
Campeonato Paulista 2012
Recopa Sudamericana 2012
Super Copa 2013
Represented Brazil at U-20 2011
London Olympic silver medal 2012
FIFA Confederations Cup champion 2013
FIFA Puskas Award 2011 *Presented to the player, judged to have scored the best goal of the year.
FIFA Confederations Cup MVP 2013
The World's 50 Most Marketable Athletes 2012, 2013 *Picked by SportsPro magazine
FIFA World Cup Bronze Boots 2014