Neymar is the winner of the 2022 Samba Gold Trophy; player wins the award for the 6th time

PSG striker is the biggest winner of the men's Samba Gold Trophy
Josué Seixas
2023-02-08 13:14:02

Brazilian striker Neymar, from PSG and the Brazilian national team, was elected for the 6th time the best Brazilian player playing abroad by winning the 2022 Samba Gold Trophy. The man from São Paulo celebrated the honor on his social networks with a post kissing the Samba Gold ball.

The star won the award with 40.46% of the votes, this being the second highest percentage among winners in the entire history of Samba Gold – 1st place also belongs to the PSG star, who won in 2021 with 42.77% of the votes.

In 2022, Neymar overcame competition from names like Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) and Richarlison (Tottenham), who were among the favorites, along with Ney. However, in the popular vote, Neymar led with 40.46%, while the 2nd most voted ended up being Lucas Paquetá (West Ham) with 14.55% of the votes. Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle) closed the podium with 13.31% of the votes.

Neymar Jr numbers in 2022

– 43 games;
– 31 wins;
– 8 draws;
– 4 defeats;
– 32 goals;
– 20 assists;
– 52 direct participations in goals;
– 1.2 participation in goals per game.

Neymar in 2022

Neymar closed the first half of 2022 with four defeats, but in the second half of the same year the athlete did not lose a game. Brazil even left the World Cup without losing a game, as they were eliminated by Croatia on penalties after a tie in normal time.

At PSG, he formed a powerful attack with Messi and Mbappé. With an average of more than one participation in goals per game (1.2), counting club and national team, Neymar surpassed the competition of Vinicius Junior, who had 0.63 participation in goals per game and Richarlison, with 0.54 participation in goals per game.

With regard to titles, he won Ligue 1 2021/22, the French Super Cup 2022 and was top scorer, with 2 goals, in the French Super Cup. See Neymar’s post on his Twitter when he won the award.