Neymar: Splendid Photos of Al Hilal Star Dressed Like Saudi King Goes Viral Ahead of Founding Day

Neymar: Splendid Photos of Al Hilal Star Dressed Like Saudi King Goes Viral Ahead of Founding Day

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 20, 2024 at 8:09 PM
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Neymar Junior embraced the spirit of royalty as he adorned himself in magnificent traditional Saudi Arabian attire ahead of the Founding Day celebration.

The Saudi Founding Day, observed annually on February 22, marks the ascension of Muhammad bin Saud as the emir of the oasis town of Diriyah, a significant event in the country's history.

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Neymar and his Al-Hilal teammates looked resplendent in their traditional Saudi outfits. Photos by @Alhilal_EN.
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Joining his teammates in anticipation of this important occasion, the former Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona star exuded elegance in his attire.

Neymar dresses in stunning Saudi attire

Dressed in a captivating brown thobe adorned with gold accents, the 32-year-old radiated sophistication and grace.

Completing his ensemble, Neymar wore the customary headdress typical of the region, along with an Agal, a traditional accessory used to secure the headdress in place.

Describing Neymar's outfit

Crafted from a square scarf, the Agal adds a distinctive touch to the attire and is typically made from cotton.

The thobe, characterised by its loose-fitting design and adorned with intricate embroidery, features 22 embroidered pieces covering most of the body, with long sleeves gracefully ending at the wrists, as cited by Saudi Arabia Immigration.

Neymar's attire not only paid homage to Saudi Arabian tradition but also showcased his impeccable sense of style and appreciation for cultural heritage.

History of Saudi Founding Day

The Saudi Founding Day was founded in 2022 on its 295th anniversary when King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree that designated it as a legal holiday to be observed as per the Gregorian calendar, per Gulf Business.

It is one of the three non-religious national holidays observed in the country, the other being the Saudi National Day and Saudi Flag Day.

Ronaldo dons Saudi traditional garment

In a related report, Sports Brief noted Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent embrace of Saudi Arabian culture, demonstrated by his recent attire of a thobe.

A video circulating on social media captured Ronaldo donning a white thobe while conversing with close associates, including Cristiano Jr.

Neymar ranked among top dribblers

Meanwhile, Sports Brief highlights six of the top dribblers in football currently, among them the Saudi Arabia-based Brazilian forward Neymar.

Often regarded as one of the most creative dribblers in football history, Neymar possesses remarkable grace on the field, consistently outmanoeuvring opponents with his agile footwork.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.