One of the most famous soccer players in the world and gaming enthusiast Neymar Jr. signed an exclusive streaming deal with Facebook Gaming earlier this week. Neymar’s first official stream as a Facebook content creator was on December 17th when the Brazilian soccer player was streaming CS: GO and Crab game to his Facebook fan base of over 88 million followers.
In an official statement on his Facebook page, Neymar expressed his excitement about launching on the platform. “Gaming has always been one of my greatest passions and I can’t wait to have fun with General here on my Facebook page,” he wrote.
The PSG footballer has had a long and distinguished career as some of Neymar’s most notable accomplishments include winning the Champions League, Spanish Cup and French Cup. Neymar has also played for some of the world’s most famous football clubs such as FC Barcelona and PSG, and represented his native Brazil at the World Cup.
On the social media side, Neymar is one of the most followed athletes in the world. In addition to his huge Facebook audience, Neymar also has over 166 million followers Instagram and 55.4 million Twitter.
In the midst of the race for the greatest online personalities between Facebook, Twitch and YouTube, this is a massive comeback for Facebook Gaming. As YouTube has expanded its streaming and gaming departments significantly and Twitch maintains the top spot despite an exodus of streamers, Facebook has officially signed one of the most influential athletes in the world.