Neymar injury history: PSG & Brazil star's enforced absences & how many games he has missed
Neymar stunned the football world when making a record-breaking €222 million (£200m/$262m) move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, with the Brazilian forward bringing a four-year stint at La Liga giants Barcelona to a close.
His signing was another show of intent from PSG, who have invested heavily in a collection of superstar performers intended to deliver Champions League glory to Parc des Princes, and the South American has delivered on the field.
The 31-year-old has, however, taken in regular spells on the sidelines as well, with niggling knocks proving difficult to shake. How many games has he missed in total? GOAL takes a look…
How many games has Neymar missed for PSG?
Neymar's injuries have meant that he has missed over 100 games for PSG since signing in 2017. The South American picked up the odd ailment through the opening months of his spell in France, but a debut campaign at PSG was brought to a premature conclusion in February 2018 by a broken metatarsal.
A similar injury was suffered in January 2019, leading to several weeks on the treatment table, while hamstring trouble held him back in the 2019-20 campaign. Adductor issues have become unfortunately common since then, while ankle issues have been a persistent bane to the attacker.
You can see Neymar's full PSG injury history in the table below.
Sept 21-Sept 25, 2017
Nov 2-Nov 13, 2017
Jan 11-Jan 15, 2018
Jan 19-Jan 25, 2018
Feb 26-May 27, 2018
Sept 13-Sept 16, 2018
Oct 19-Oct 21, 2018
Nov 21-Nov 27, 2018
Dec 3-Dec 22, 2018
Jan 11-Jan 13, 2019
Jan 24-Apr 19, 2019
Ruptured ankle ligament
Jun 7-Aug 9, 2019
Aug 10- Sept 6, 2019
Oct 14-Nov 20, 2019
Feb 3-Feb 16, 2020
Sept 2-Sept 11, 2020
Oct 28-Nov 19, 2020
Dec 5-Dec 6, 2020
Dec 14-Jan 10, 2020-21
Feb 11-Mar 19, 2021
Aug 1-Aug 26, 2021
Oct 16-Oct 23, 2021
Nov 29, 2021-Feb 13, 2022
Nov 25-Dec 4, 2021
Feb 20-present 2023
Table correct as of March 3, 2023.
What is Neymar’s record at PSG?
Fresh from completing a stunning transfer from Camp Nou, Neymar made his bow for PSG against Guingamp on August 13, 2017. He opened his goal account for new employers on debut, before bagging a brace in a meeting with Toulouse in his second outing.
Across 30 appearances in his first season, Neymar registered 28 goals in all competitions.
His output has dipped on an annual basis in the seasons since, with the target found on 23 occasions in 2018-19 and on 19 occasions the following year. Neymar managed just 17 efforts in 2020-21 and mustered 13 in 2021-22.
PSG are in the fortunate position of not having to rely on their Brazilian superstar for inspiration, with Kylian Mbappe becoming a talismanic presence. Lionel Messi was also reunited with his former Barca team-mate in France during the summer of 2021.
As of early 2023, Neymar has won four Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France triumphs, a couple of Coupe de la Ligue successe and three Trophees des Champions.