Neymar

Ronaldo & Neymar help set Champions League group stage goals record

Paris Saint-Germain were the most prolific, world-record signing Neymar on target six times as they hit the net on 25 occasions, while Liverpool managed 23 thanks in part to the 7-0 thrashings of Maribor and Spartak Moscow.

Group H Runners-up Real Madrid notched 17 as Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to score in all six first-phase games, while Harry Kane hit six for the section's winners Tottenham.

Emery hails Neymar after stunning Celtic win

PSG fell behind after just 56 seconds to Moussa Dembele's shock goal for the Scottish side, but Emery's star-studded outfit bounced back in magnificent style to race into a 4-1 half-time lead.

Neymar scored the first two goals before Cavani's 150th for the club and a fourth from Kylian Mbappe effectively ended the game as a contest.

Neymar happy to be alongside Ronaldo, Messi

Ronaldo claimed the prize ahead of Messi for the second straight year, with Neymar third – a spot Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann took in 2016.

Neymar, 25, was delighted to be considered in the same group as Real Madrid's Ronaldo and Barcelona star Messi, widely labelled two players who will go down as all-time greats.

"Congratulations to Cristiano. He deserves it and he has merit to win it," the Brazil international said.

"He is making history and that has to be respected. Both he and Messi are two figures in world football.

Emery wants Neymar Ballon d'Or win

PSG smashed the transfer record when they purchased the Brazil star in August, paying €222million to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

Many suggested that Neymar was unlikely to win the Ballon d'Or while playing in the shadow of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, and that he needed to break free and become a different club's answer to the Argentinian superstar.

Unsurprisingly, Neymar has enjoyed a swift and seamless transition to life in Ligue 1, scoring six times in as many league games and he also has a pair of goals from his two Champions League outings.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar up for top award

Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament's top scorer with 12 goals earlier this year.

Messi and Neymar claimed the Spanish King's Cup with Barcelona with the former finishing as La Liga's top scorer with 37 goals last season.

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon was shortlisted for the Best FIFA Goalkeeper award after leading the Italian club to a sixth successive Serie A title, a third-straight Italian Cup success and a runner-up finish in the Champions League.

Neymar and Messi troll Pique

On Tuesday, the Catalan giants released a statement announcing they were suing the Brazilian for what they allege to be a breach of contract following his €222million switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca are hoping to recoup the sum paid to Neymar after he renewed his contract in October last year, as well as seeking €8.5m in "damages" and a further 10 per cent due to "delayed payment".

Neymar scores on PSG debut

The Brazil star stunned the footballing world when he completed a world-record €222million move from Barcelona earlier this month.

His transfer was not completed in time to feature in PSG's 2017-18 Ligue 1 opener against Amiens last weekend - where he was presented to the Parc des Princes crowd - but he made up for lost time in style at Stade de Roudourou.

PL chief glad Neymar didn't come

The Ligue 1 club met Neymar's release clause at Barcelona last week, smashing the global transfer record previously held by Manchester United from when they splashed out €105m for Paul Pogba in 2016.

Scudamore insists seeing his league lose that milestone is of no concern to him, with the restraint shown by the biggest sides something he views as a positive.

And he does not think the record amount spent on Neymar will be challenged any time soon.

"There is a point where you say actually 'no'," Scudamore said to Sky Sports.

Ronaldinho uneasy with Neymar move

The Ligue 1 giants completed a stunning transfer coup last week by meeting the forward's €222m release clause at Camp Nou.

Neymar continued a lineage of Brazilian superstars plying their trade in Catalonia, where Ronaldinho dazzled spectacularly on his way to the 2005 Ballon d'Or.

It is thought Neymar's desire to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow and claim world football's most coveted individual prize was a motivating factor in his decision to join PSG but Ronaldinho believes the 25-year-old is failing to see the bigger picture.

Neymar gets PSG number 10 shirt

PSG completed the sensational move for the Brazil forward on Thursday, a switch that has cost them €222million after they met his Camp Nou release clause.

Neymar wore number 11 at Barca with Lionel Messi occupying the 10 shirt, which is the jersey he wears for Brazil's national team.

His new club confirmed after the 25-year-old's move that will get the chance to wear 10 in Paris.