Neymar to spread Soccerex message
Heralded by many as the future of Brazilian football, Santos ace Neymar is one of the most sought after players in world football today, the subject of immense transfer speculation and an idol in his homeland. Duncan Revie, Soccerex CEO, said: “I am delighted to have Neymar as our ambassador. He is a huge global star and it is a big step for Soccerex to have a current player of his stature representing us. It is great to see him taking an interest in matters off the field at such an early stage in his career, which I am sure will be a long and successful one.”
Neymar, who attended last year’s Global Convention in Rio, becomes Soccerex’s first official ambassador still playing at the highest level and his role will focus on education issues and social responsibility around Soccerex events. In becoming a Soccerex ambassador, he joins fellow Brazilian Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of the legendary Brazilian FIFA World Cup winning team of 1970.
The Neymar announcement also featured Andres Sanchez, president of Corinthians, who confirmed the club will have a major presence at this year’s Global Convention and will bring some of its big names to experience the event and enhance the club’s marketing activities. Corinthians will be joining a host of clubs from Brazil and the rest of the world at this year’s event including FC Barcelona, Flamengo, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Boca Juniors, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Santos. The Soccerex Global Convention 2011 will be held from November 26-30 and will consist of an in-depth conference schedule, packed exhibition, a large range of networking opportunities and a two-day Football Festival all taking place in the host city of the 2014 World Cup final.