As Santos FC face historic relegation from Brazil’s Serie A, Neymar Jr tweets a heartfelt message for his old team.
Santos FC, home to football legends such as Pele and Neymar, encountered a historic setback as the Brazilian club experienced relegation for the first time in its 111-year history. Neymar, who rose to prominence through his time at Santos, expressed his enduring gratitude by posting a message of support to the club and its fans.
In a show of solidarity with his former club during this trying period, Neymar took to social media, sharing poignant images from his time at Santos with the caption: “Santos always Santos.” Thus providing support to Santos FC and their fans as they navigate through one of the toughest challenges in their storied history.
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Santos FC face Historic Relegation:
Santos FC experienced an unprecedented blow to their 111-year legacy after a 2-1 defeat at home to Fortaleza in the final match of Brazil’s Serie A, led to their first-ever relegation. The coastal city team plummeted to 17th place in the rankings, securing 43 points after enduring a challenging five-game streak without a win. Alongside Sao Paulo and Flamengo, Santos had been one of the three clubs never to have faced demotion from Brazil’s top division until this historic event.
Neymar’s Stellar journey with Santos FC:
His journey to the top began at Santos, where he showcased his talents to become one of the most talented footballers in the world. Despite making a move to La Liga at a young age, Neymar’s time at Santos was prolific, with an impressive tally of 136 goals in 225 appearances across all competitions. This remarkable achievement played a significant role in securing his subsequent big-money move to Barcelona.
As Santos gears up for their quest to return to Serie A, Neymar,will remain focused on his rehabilitation from an anterior cruciate ligament injury. He aims to regain full fitness and participate in the Copa America with Brazil in the June of 2024.