Al-Hilal superstar Neymar had other reasons to be cheerful off the pitch this weekend when he announced the birth of his daughter with his girlfriend Bruna Biancardi.
“Our Mavie arrived to complete our lives,” the Brazilian soccer sensation said on social media early on Saturday morning. “Welcome, daughter! You are already very loved by us.. thank you for choosing us.”
The happy images show the couple smiling and kissing their daughter and includes one of Neymar bathing Mavie.
The meaning of the couple’s new bundle of joy’s name is “my life,” Biancardi said.
The announcement attracted an outpouring of congratulations from celebrities and fans across the world.
Al-Hilal, which he joined in the summer from French giants PSG, congratulated him on the addition to his family in a Portuguese post on X a few minutes after the announcement.
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together back in April. Biancardi documented her pregnancy journey on her social media account.
The player has a 12-year-old son, Davi Lucca, with Carolina Dantas.
Neymar’s reception in the Saudi capital, particularly from the Hilal faithful, has been immense and he has settled in well with his new team. His debut saw The Blues put six past Al-Fayha and this week he opened his account with a goal in Tehran in the Champions League.
Al-Hilal are aiming to extend their three-match winning streak as they travel to Al-Akhdoud on Saturday.