Sunday evening saw Neymar celebrate his 26th birthday with a grand party in the centre of Paris, just days after he scored a fine free-kick in a routine victory over Lille.
There were around 200 guests which included friends, family and the Paris Saint-Germain playing and coaching staff.
Football has always been high on the agenda in the French capital, however never to this degree, Neymar arriving accompanied by his girlfriend, Bruna Marquezine, to bring a newfound level of glamour to the sport.
No longer is football just a sport played between 22 players, it’s a spectacle and it should come as no surprise after the Parisian club parted with 222 million euros to sign the Brazilian in the summer.
Among the other famous faces present, Lewis Hamilton and the president of Brazil Michel Temer, were both seen at the event.
Brazilian star Ronaldo, French DJ DJ Snake, Brazilian Marseille Luiz Gustavo and Neymar’s « colleagues » at Paris SG, including Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and coach Unai Emery