Neymar has marked his 27th birthday in style despite still nursing an injury.
He celebrated his special day by hosting a “red night” themed party which was attended by his colleagues and friends.
Football stars like Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, and Brazilian teammate Dani Alves are among guests present.
Others present include DJ Bob Sinclair, Brazilian singer Wesley Safadao, Gabriel Medina, Angel Di Maria, and wife Jorgelina Cardoso.
Making a birthday wish, Neymar who walked around in crutches said:
“What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal so I could be on the field fighting and doing what I love the most, which is playing soccer,” he said in a speech to the guests attending his party.
“It’s been very hard to be on crutches all this time. Every athlete knows how hard that is. They [his team-mates] are giving me all the strength possible to help me return as soon as possible.”