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Dec 4, 2012

Neymar receives Brazil's top honour

Neymar has become the first player since Pele to be given the honour of 'hors concours' - Brazilian football's most prestigious award for being 'out of competition'.

Neymar, 20, was commended for his outstanding performances in the Brasilerao this year, gaining recognition as being a class above his rivals - a feat last achieved by Pele in 1970.

The Santos striker was presented the award by fellow Brazilian Ronaldinho who earnt the 'Bola de Ouro' [Golden ball] for his achievements at Atletico Mineiro this year.

"[Neymar] you are indeed hors concours," Ronaldinho said. "In the language of football, the others are riding bicycles while you are on a motorcycle."

Neymar scored 42 goals in 47 appearances for Santos this season, earning him the 'Chuteira de Ouro' award for being the top scorer of 2012 with 56 goals in total.

"I have no words to describe how happy I am for receiving this award, I can only say thank you," Neymar said. "To get this prize from the hands of an idol of mine is a reason to be very proud.

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