New Nike Ad: Neymar & his Chuteira Mercurials go viral

If you are not familiar with Neymar it is time to get with the programme.

The latest superstar to come off the Brazilian conveyor belt, Neymar, Santos’ young 17-year-old sensation nicknamed the “new Robinho,” is quickly becoming the next must-have Samba superstar. And with Nike now employing the youngster for their latest viral ad, arguably Neymar has already hit the big-time, particularly in terms of his commercial pulling-power.

With Manchester United and Manchester City both reportedly sniffing round, Santos have slapped a 30 million euro fee on Neymar. He is contracted with Santos until 2014 but the sports investment company Groupo Sonda own 40% of the youngster.

Nike’s excellent viral ad featuring Neymar can be seen here.


Neymar is continuing to wow audiences in Brazil this season with his striking prowess, scoring his latest goal during last Saturday’s Sao Paulo state championship play-offs against Palmeiras. Neymar proved the match-winner firing home a low shot from outside box that nestled into the bottom corner.

Neymar’s goal against Palmeiras can be seen here.