Photo: Neymar and Brazil teammate get matching tattoo to celebrate Olympic win

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Having captained his country to their first ever Olympic men's football gold medal, and scored the decisive penalty in the shootout in the process, it is fair to say Neymar won't forget the 2016 Rio games in a hurry.

But, just in case, the Barcelona star appears to have made sure there is absolutely no way it slips his mind moving forward after getting a tattoo to commemorate the achievement.

In a photo posted online by Brazilian tattoo artist Adao Rosa, the already well-inked Neymar can be seen with a new addition to his collection.


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Yesterday's victory over Germany will live with the Brazil star for the rest of his life, and the nation's home Olympic games has, quite literally, left a big impression on him.

Front and centre on his left wrist, Neymar will now be reminded on a daily basis of the history he helped create over the past few weeks.

He wasn't the only one of his teammates to get the Rio ink either, with at least Luan Guillherme joining him after the game.

The 24-year-old had given Brazil the perfect start to the final in the iconic Maracana stadium on Saturday evening, when he curled hope a near-perfect free kick to give his country a first half lead.

Germany, though, were able to get back into the game just before the hour mark with a Max Meyer goal.

Although there wasn't a winner in either normal or extra time of what was a fast-paced final, the 1-1 scoreline set things up perfectly for Neymar to give Brazil their iconic moment of the 2016 Rio games.

Immortalising the moment

As the whole of Brazil celebrated as one, the Barca star himself broke down in tears almost as soon as the ball hit the back of the net to confirm victory.

It's not clear how long after that the new tattoo was applied but he clearly wasn't wasting any time in forever immortalising the moment.

To go alongside his shiny, new gold medal, the new tattoo is a pretty good way to celebrate what was undoubtedly a defining moment in Neymar's relatively young career.

And it certainly beats the recent efforts of Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg.

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