Will Neymar Become the Next Video Game Hero?

The Adventures of Junior, the comic book 'alter ego' of Neymar, recount the story of the soccer ace in a series of comics launched last September. Could a video game be next?

Nov 23, 2018

The Adventures of Junior, the comic book 'alter ego' of Neymar, recount the story of the soccer ace in a series of comics launched last September. The work has been developed by the American cartoonist Jason M. Burns along with the comic book producer Fan the Flame Concepts.

Now, the Brazilian forward of PSG has launched a mobile application for fans to read about his fantastic adventures.

Is a Video Game Next?

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior has always had two dreams: to be a soccer player and a superhero.

"Like many children, I had two dreams while growing up, being a professional footballer and a superhero. I have been blessed enough to play football at the highest level, now I have the opportunity to offer new, modern, and powerful stories through comics and graphic novels for fans from around the world."  said the Brazilian crack in The Sun.

Neymar's already made history as a football player. He's already one of the biggest stars in Europe and currently the most emblematic player of the Canarinha, with which he won the gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games. In international club competitions he has a Club World Championship (2015), a Champions League (2015), a European Supercopa (2015), a Copa Libertadores (2011), and a Recopa Sudamericana (2012). And let's not forget his Puskas Prize of the Fifa in 2012, or the Player of the Year title of Ligue 1 in 2018, among several other individual awards.

The Brazil native is also the third most popular sports celebrity in the world on Social Media, with 106 million fans on Instagram, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (146 million followers) and actor and wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (122 million of followers).

But Ney transfers the struggle for justice to real life, dedicating a percentage of the sale of the comics to the social activities of the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr organization, which carries out social education and health projects with at-risk Brazilian families and children.

Now, it remains to be seen if he will also transfer his comic book alter-ego to video games. Neymar, in addition to soccer and superhero, is also an avowed gamer and an unconditional fan of soccer simulators, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, King of Fighters and Counter-Strike.