Sport: Soccer Brazilian forward Neymar's prowess with the ball has made him a global sensation – and won praise from soccer legend Pelé, who called the 20-year-old the best player in the world. Neymar has confidently promised to bring home gold from London."My dad always taught me that you need to have a special relationship with the ball," he said of his soccer philosophy. "He told me that the ball is like the most jealous woman that has ever existed…You have to treat her well for her to help you. And I really love her."