Neymar has already got an Olympics tattoo just one day after winning the gold in Rio 7 years ago

Neymar has already got an Olympics tattoo just one day after winning the gold in Rio

Rio 2016 has been a great tournament for the British athletes, but while Team GB pulled off a stunning haul of 66 medals in Brazil, the host nation won the gold they craved more than any other.

Unlike in Europe, the Olympic medal in football is a trophy revered by South American teams in particular.


And despite the unmatched success Brazil has enjoyed in international football - five World Cups, don't forget - they had never won the Olympic gold before.

On Saturday night they finally got hold of the one title that had eluded them all these years.

After a 1-1 draw in the final, Germany took them to extra time and penalties - and it was captain Neymar who hit the final and title winning penalty kick.


The Barcelona star was overcome with emotion after the enormity of his achievement sunk in.

And now the superstar has revealed he has already immortalised the win with a new tattoo. He has had "Rio 2016" and the Olympic rings tattooed on to his left wrist, so he never forgets his role in the victory.

Neymar said after the match that he was giving up the captaincy of the team.


"I do not take it as a burden, it is you [the media] who put it on me," Neymar said in an interview with SporTV.

"Today I have become a champion and I give up the captain's armband. It was something I received and honoured with affection.

"It was an honour to be captain, but from today I stop being captain. I will send a message to [senior coach] Tite that from now he can look for another captain."