In the hours after Barcelona’s shock defeat to La Liga newcomers Alaves, Neymar may have been advised to keep a low profile. Instead, the Brazilian superstar decided the time was right to inform the world that he will be launching a music career.
Using the enticing hashtag #Neymusico, the 24-year-old made his announcement in Portuguese on Twitter.
Galera, quarta eu começo minha carreira musical e vou lançar a 1ª música no meu face. Vai ter #Neymusico nos palcos sim. Cola lá.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 11, 2016
“This Wednesday I begin my music career and I’m going to release my first song on Facebook,” he says, while failing to clarify why he made the announcement on a different social network. “We will have #Neymusico. Share it.” (Translation via AS)
Neymar has teased his musical ability in the past, serenading us with his dulcet tones while showing his abilities on guitar and piano.
The Blaugrana forward is by no means the first soccer player to branch out into the musical arts. Clint Dempsey once asked us not to tread on him, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was in a Croatian hard rock band, fellow Barcelona luminary Johan Cruyff lent his vocals to a peculiar Dutch song and even Pele has attempted to climb the pop charts.
In the opinion of FC Yahoo, however, the high benchmark for soccer-musicianship was set by Manchester United star Andy Cole in the late 90s with his pop-rap composition “Outstanding.”
It is everything the title suggests …
Your move, Neymar.