Neymar Silva has donated $1 million to fight the impact of coronavirus in Brazil.
The Paris Saint-Germain star and the world’s third-highest-paid footballer, donated part of the money to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the rest to a charitable fund launched by his friend Luciano Huck, a Brazilian TV presenter.
The striker’s press office declined to comment, saying: “We never talk about donations or amounts.”
Huck, was envisaged to be a possible candidate in Brazil’s 2022 presidential election, launched his fund to help poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods particularly, the vulnerable against coronavirus.
Neymar is riding out the pandemic at his luxury villa in Mangaratiba, a resort town outside Rio.
His press team said he was receiving no visitors and was in quarantine at a “completely isolated” residence with people who made the trip from France with him.