Which NFTs did Neymar Jr buy as star adds to growing collection?

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Neymar Jr has made an addition to his growing collection, buying himself a couple of new NFTs. What exactly has the Brazilian bought – and how much did it cost him?

The popularity of NFTs have taken a turn for the better in recent times as celebrities, influencers and sports stars are all dipping their toes into the market.

NFTs – or Non-Fungible Tokens – are unique pieces of art.

They can range from artwork to photos and even famous memes and videos, which the creator sells.

Each one is unique, with all the data stored on the blockchain.

With their growing popularity, footballers/ soccer players are among those to have taken a special interest.

One such player interested in NFTs is Brazilian star Neymar Jr.

Neymar has recently bought a new NFT to – which he has displayed on social media.

What exactly is it and how much did it cost him to buy?

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward has purchased two new NFTs to his collection – both from the same content creator.

This craze is Bored Ape Yacht Club – a series of 10,000 NFTs of a bored ape.

Neymar has bought two of them – with one NFT being his Twitter display profile picture as of 2pm GMT on Friday afternoon.

This is Bored Ape 6633.

It shows the ape in a tuxedo, wearing a hat, looking rather bored of the whole thing.

The 2016 Olympic Gold medalist also currently owns Bored Ape 5269 through his ‘EneJayVault’ account.

This one features the ape in a fluorescent t-shirt with red laser eyes.

The Bored Ape 5269 NFT that Neymar owns is currently the most expensive in the collection of 10,000.

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How much did they cost Neymar?

Using ETH – a form of cryptocurrency – Neymar was able to purchase the NFTs.

For Bored Ape 6633 he spent 159.99 ETH – which if converted to real money would be $457,571.

Bored Ape 5269 with its red laser eyes would have cost the one-time UEFA Champions League winner $542, 513 or a more manageable 189.69 ETH.

In total, Neymar spent 349.68 ETH on his two NFT purchases.

In real money, that would be $1,000,084 or £737,556.95 GBP at current exchange rates.

The likes of Eminem and NBA star Steph Curry have also followed Neymar in recent times by purchasing the Bored Ape NFT.

Curry also launched his own range of NFTs after breaking the NBA three-pointer record.

EXPLAINED: How to buy Steph Curry three-pointer NFTs Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

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