Football: Neymar lands big Puma boot deal worth £23m a year

The Brazil international ended his relationship with Nike to sign with Puma

Neymar has penned the richest individual sponsorship deal with Puma worth £23m

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The Brazil international ended his relationship with Nike to sign with Puma

Neymar has now moved ahead Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi on individual boot deal

Brazilian footballer Neymar who currently plays for Paris-Saint-Germain has recorded his name in the history books by become the first individual to land boot deal worth £23m a year.

The former Barcelona star has however moved ahead the likes of Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine football legend Lionel Messi.

Neymar who recently dropped Nike to sign the mega deal with the German giants however moves a staggering £8m ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo who is five-time Ballon d’Or winner has contract worth £15m. Meanwhile, Barcelona’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is on an £18m deal with adidas which is still an incredible deal.

Neymar’s last deal with Nike was 11 years, but Puma did not reveal the number of years they agreed with the Brazilian footballer.

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While speaking on social media, Neymar confirmed that he grew up watching the likes of Pele and Maradona wearing Puma which made him to switch also.

Neymar has won many titles with Barcelona and PSG, but he is yet to be decorated with the Ballon d’Or.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris-Saint-Germain who are the reigning French champions will now have to play their next two games as their superstar Neymar has been banned by football chiefs for punching Gonzalez.

Neymar was impressive in Paris-Saint-Germain’s first game of the season which ended 1-0 against Marseille which was not a good result for the champions.

Messi becomes 4th sportsman to make over $1bn (see the 4 billionaires in sports) But there was drama towards the end of the encounter which made the center referee give five players red card including Neymar for misconducts.

The referee had to check the VAR system to see what Neymar did to Alvaro Gonzalez before getting the marching orders.

Paris-Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa has been banned for six matches for his part in the brawl during the 1-0 defeat for his team.