The Brazil international has admitted that if he had pursued his interest in music he would not have enjoyed quite the same successNeymar has admitted that he would have been a bad musician if he had not been such a good footballer - and released a video of himself rapping to prove it.
The Barcelona forward is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in world football, which is just as well, according to the 22-year-old Brazilian, because he feels he never would have earned fortune and fame if he had pursued a career in the other great love of his life.
"If I wasn't a footballer I would have been a musician," he told Barca Fans. "Although, I don't think I would have been any good because I can't sing or play an instrument!"
That has not stopped him from trying, though, as this video posted on Instagram by Neymar's friend MC Nego Borel demonstrates.