You are here

Neymar is brand ambassador of Qatar National Bank


PARIS Saint-Germain's (PSG) Qatari owner is enlisting the club's hottest star to help promote the country's biggest bank.

After advertising products from razors and headphones to coffee and car batteries, Brazilian soccer star Neymar has now been appointed "global brand ambassador" for Qatar National Bank (QNB), the lender said in a statement.

The 25-year old forward, who has around 209 million social media followers, "shares the same values with QNB and its constant pursuit of excellence and achieving great results in every game", his father Neymar Santos Sr said in the statement.

Neymar's transfer to PSG from Barcelona last year was the most expensive ever, with Qatar Sports Investments paying a record fee as it sought to build a global sports brand.

Your feedback is important to us

Tell us what you think. Email us at

Including salary and taxes over five years, Neymar will cost about 500 million euros (S$780.5 million), that's more than what you'd normally pay for an entire team in France.

The football player's contract with QNB comes as his club is set to terminate a more than decade-long relationship with Emirates Airline.

That deal has seen the Emirates name emblazoned on PSG player's jerseys since 2006, but is now coming to an end as the club seeks a more lucrative sponsorship and after the relationship between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates soured. BLOOMBERG

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to