David Neres - Updated Jun 2024

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David Neres

David Neres is a professional footballer from Brazil. David Neres played as a right winger or attacking midfielder position for Primeira Liga club Benfica and the Brazil national team.

Early Life

David Neres Campos, better known as David Neres is a 27-year-old Brazilian football player. He was born on the 3rd of March 1997, in São Paulo, Brazil. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Pisces and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

By profession, his mother was a cleaner while his father used to paint the chandeliers. However, he has not revealed about names of his parents. Meanwhile, he has a brother Vinicius, and two sisters, Kim and Ingrid. As a child, he was raised in his hometown in Sao Paulo and was very fond of playing since childhood.

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Caption: David Neres with his siblings (Source: LifeBogger)

However, no information is available regarding his academics. According to several media outlets, he was educated at private schools courtesy of grants that awarded him for his outstanding academic performances. His father guided him to pursue a football career so he enrolled at the youth systems of Sao Paulo FC.

Professional Career

São Paulo

David Neres joined So Paulo’s youth setup in September 2007, when he was 10 years old. After appearing consistently in that year’s U-20 Copa Libertadores, he had a shoulder injury in February 2016 that sidelined him for months.

He was promoted to the senior team by manager Ricardo Gomes in August 2016. On 17 October 2016, he made his senior debut, coming on in as a substitute in a 2-1 win for the club. He scored his first goal in a 2-0 home win over Ponte Preta on October 22, 2016. Fourteen days later, he scored his second goal, this time in a 4-0 home win over local rival Corinthians.


He moved to the Dutch club Ajax for a reported fee of €12 million on the 30th of January 2017. On the 26th of February 2017, he made his debut for the club against Heracles Almelo, on 26th of February.

He was a member of Ajax’s side that won the UEFA Europa League that year. In his debut season with the club, he scored three goals in eight league games. Additionally, in his second season with the club, he had 14 goals and 13 assists in 32 league games.

Later, in the 2017-18 season, he was named Ajax’s Most Valuable Player. Moreover, he had a good season in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, leading his club to the semi-finals. In the semifinals, Ajax was defeated by English team Tottenham Hotspur.

With Ajax, he earned his first Eredivisie title in 2018-19. He also won his first KNVB Cup, which Ajax won 4-0 over Willem II in the final. Meanwhile, he signed a new contract with the club on the 7th of August 2019 that runs through 2023.

He returned from injury at the start of the 2020-21 season. Moreover, he scored his first goal in over a year on November 22. Since Ajax signed Mohamed Daramy and Steven Berghuis as wingers at the start of the season, competition for Neres has intensified, and he is no longer always in the starting eleven.

Shakhtar Donetsk

On January 11, 2022, it was announced that Neres had been transferred to Ukrainian Premier League club Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported sum of €15 million, which may rise to €17 million with rewards. On January 14, Ajax stated that the transfer was finalized.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, a video showing several Brazilian men’s footballers appealing for aid from the Brazilian government to evacuate the nation was released online on February 24, 2022.

On March 1, 2022, it was announced that the Brazilian players had arrived in Romania and were on their way home.UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin was directly involved in assisting with the return to safety.


Neres signed a five-year contract with Primeira Liga side Benfica on 20 June 2022, for a reported fee of €15.3 million. For the club, he made his debut on August 2, providing two assists to Gonçalo Ramos in the 4–1 home win over Midtjylland in the 1st leg of the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

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Caption: David Neres dribbling the ball (Source: Instagram)

He scored his first goal for the club on August 23, and provided an assist in the 3–0 home win over Dynamo Kyiv in the 2nd leg of the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League play-off round, helping his side qualify for the tournament. Seven days later, he scored his first Primeira Liga goal in a 3-2 home win over Paços de Ferreira, giving him six goals in six games.

International Career

He began his international career with the Brazil U20 team. Following Vinicius Junior’s injury, he was called up to the Brazilian senior squad for the first time in March 2019. On March 26, 2019, he made his senior national team debut against the Czech Republic in a friendly. He scored in his first game against the Czech Republic, contributing to two goals in the 3–1 win.

David Neres – Net Worth 2024

As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at around €26 million while his market value is €20 million. He is currently playing from Benfica, for a reported fee of €15.3 million. Meanwhile, he also makes additional money through his endorsements, advertisements, and others.

Relationship Status

Currently, this footballer is dating his girlfriend, Kira Winona. Meanwhile, Kira is a German model and fitness instructor. The pair said that he noticed her on Instagram and sent her a direct message.

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Caption: David Neres with his girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

Since then, the pair has been together. He has yet to be involved in any rumors or scandal. Moreover, he is busy with his career.

Body Measurements

Neres stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 74 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of brown eyes with black hair color and he has an athletic body type.

David Neres – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@davidneres’ there are over 2.4 million followers. Likewise, there are over 2.9 million followers on his Facebook, and is not active on Twitter at the moment.