8-year-old beats Messi and Neymar to become youngest athlete to sign Nike contract


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The kid has launched his career in the same place as Neymar.

Santos FC youngster Kauan Basile has become the youngest athlete ever to sign a Nike contract.

The Brazilian is just 8 years old; Neymar and Leo Messi put pen to paper at 13 and 15 years old respectively.

However, the previous record-holder was Real Madrid’s Rodrygo who signed a deal with Nike at 11.

“He is a player with a crazy desire to win. He possesses a lot of technical quality,” Basile’s father Andrezinho has told Clarion.

One of the 8-year-old’s biggest awards so far is the 2019 Sao Paulo futsal championship Best Player prize.

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