Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Carlos Tevez and Adnan Januzaj all celebrate their birthday today



Happy Birthday, boys!

Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning world player of the year, turns 29 years young today, and even the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a minute out of his day to personally congratulate CR7 on Twitter:

Ronaldo responded brilliantly:

Your move, Zlatan.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s Barcelona rival Neymar was also born today, albeit seven years later. Two mega stars born on one day? Not bad! Thankfully, they will spoil us with their amazing goals for many more years to come, but take a look back now at their already incredible careers:

And if that wasn’t enough birthday candles for one day, Carlos Tevez (30) and Adnan Januzaj (19) are also celebrating their birthdays today. Clearly, there must be something very special about February 5th!


Neymar breaks through in Champions League

Neymar scored the first Champions League goal of his career on Wednesday, helping Barcelona snap out of their slump with a resounding 6-1 victory over Celtic.

The result itself meant nothing; Barcelona were established as group winners while Celtic were already eliminated. But for Neymar it was a special day, not only because he finally opened his Champions League account in his sixth game.

Neymar must have enjoyed the taste of Champions League success, because the 21-year-old Brazilian promptly went on to score two more goals to notch his very first hat trick at Barcelona. The two goals after halftime were particularly sweet, too:



It was a day of significant firsts for Neymar, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he produces many more nights like this in the future.

Barcelona fans’ reaction over Neymar are probably best summed up with this:



Neymar’s girlfriend shakes her stuff on live TV

Neymar’s girlfriend apparently moves just as well as her boyfriend.

Bruna Marquezine, the 18-year-old flame of Neymar, showed off some racy dance moves on the Brazilian celebrity dance show “Quadradinho de Quatro.” An actress since childhood, Marquezine is certainly used to being in the spotlight, but we’re not sure how Neymar will feel about this particular bit.

Some men might get a little uneasy about their girlfriend showing off the curves for all the world to see, especially with some creep grinding up on her.

(H/T Marca.com)


Neymar becomes comic book character


It’s official. Neymar is now a comic book character in Brazil.

Joining other Brazil stars who have become a reading option to children across the country - Pele, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo to name a few - the 21-year-old starlet announced the new ”Neymar Jr.” comic book on Thursday in partnership with leading Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa.


Neymar will be portrayed as a young child with his own football-playing friends and his well-known Mohawk hair style. The first issue is called ”A Boy With Talent.”

Watch the official comic book unveiling below: