9-Year-Old Ariana Dos Santos Finally Meets Her Idol Neymar

Caution: A lot of tears of joy were shed.

Most 9-year-old girls are asking their parents for new iPhones, the newest trend of clothing and hoping to go viral on Tik-Tok. However, not all 9-year-olds are focused on these societal norms. If you haven’t heard of her already, well you’re welcome. Ariana Dos Santos is one of the most technical players on the pitch and shows off her skills on social media for the world to see. 

Her Instagram page (@arianadossantos10) is full of her craftiness and game film of her schooling anyone and everyone. At just 9 years old she plays with boys, plays up in age and even got the opportunity to showcase her juggling skills with the Brazilian national team. 

Since her social media following is in the hundreds of thousands it was only a matter of time until a talk-show host brought her on to their show. In 2018, Ariana made an appearance on the Steve Harvey Show, where she was emotional at the mere mention of her idol Neymar’s name. After her guest appearance she shed tears for weeks. 

 

One year later, Ariana’s parents posted on Instagram asking anyone if they had connections with the Brazilian national team so Ariana could live out her dream of meeting Neymar in Miami for her ninth birthday. 

Fortunately enough Ariana’s passion for football and the power of an Instagram post gave her the best birthday gift ever. For all those passionate about the game, meeting your idol is an emotional and amazing experience. As for Ariana, she lived her dream of meeting Neymar and the entire Brazilian squad. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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O sentimento é de gratidão!  @marcelajustoo  Ainda não estamos acreditando em tudo que nos aconteceu, parece um sonho! Conhecer o @neymarjr e toda a seleção foi simplesmente incrível. Realizar esse grande sonho da Ariana foi uma experiência indescritível e que fortaleceu ainda mais o espírito dela para seguir em busca de seus objetivo. Hoje, mais do que nunca, ela quer ser jogadora de futebol e tem a certeza de que o futubol é a sua maior paixão! Não existem palavras para descrever o tamanho da alegria que estamos sentindo e não há como agradecer tudo de bom que nos aconteceu! Muito obrigado a todos que nos apoiram nessa, vocês são demais! Gostaríamos, ainda, de agradecer ao @neymarjr e sua equipe , esse cara é inacreditável, um exemplo de humildade. Somos extremamente gratos por tudo isso, esses momentos ficarão pra sempre na memória, que Deus ilumine a vida de todos vocês! #floridapremierfc #madetoplay

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After her exclusive meet and greet with the Brazilians, Ariana and her family got to enjoy the friendly between Brazil and Colombia. Not only is Ariana a crafty player, but she is also a pretty entertaining commentator. 

This is definitely a moment she will remember forever.

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