Excitement As Neymar Jr Rejoins PokerStars

By Ben Hamill - December 17 2020

Excitement As Neymar Jr Rejoins PokerStars

He’s a world champion Olympic gold football star with a 50 million+ fanbase. But Forbes’ fourth highest paid athlete of 2020 is also a Poker fan without parallel – so much so that his dog’s named Poker! And now that he’s rejoined PokerStars as their sporting ambassador, Neymar Jr can really live the game to his heart’s content.

His previous move away from team PokerStars coincided with his transfer from Barcelona to Paris as he left behind Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez to join Kylian Mbappe for a new attack and playground in the French capital.  But that he’s happy to be back is for sure and marks the beginning of a new era for PokerStars and a coming home moment for the man who makes no secret of the fact that when not playing football, he’s playing cards.

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Neymar Jr is of course not the first sports star to link up with PokerStars. Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Fatima Moreira de Melo have all in the past joined up with Team Sportstars. Neymar’s rejoining the PokerStars brand marks the start of a thrilling new partnership for the brand, revealed the official announcement, and will see the football star bringing his flair and personality to the live, as well as to the online, tables and felt.

Further details regarding the partnership will according to an announcement by PokerStars be revealed in early 2021. But in the meantime, Neymar is clearly excited about getting back into the game he says is a huge passion of his. Aside from competing with his friends and enjoying the sense of community and moments of exciting unpredictability, Neymar is no stranger to hosting celebrity-style home games for charity.

Making A Passion For Poker Count

What makes Neymar a superbly valuable addition to the PokerStars brand is his enormous global reach.

Having played for Barcelona (Spain), in his native Brazil, and for Paris Saint-Germain (France), Neymar is a global face of the sport and a player adored by fans from around the globe. This global superstar status, said PokerStars Global Director of Brand and Creative, Martin Nieri, together with Neymar’s genuine love for Poker, is what underpins Neymar’s return to a new PokerStars partnership.

The PokerStars community is ready to have the excitement and energy of the game bumped to new levels, said Nieri, and together with a global and blitzy sports superstar the likes of Neymar Jr., this is about to become a dream perfectly within reach. 

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