Fútbol-mad Brazil had never won gold in Olympic soccer. With that in mind, it brought in reinforcements for the 2016 Rio Games, tabbing national superstar Neymar as one of the designated senior players in the under-23 tournament. The decision paid off in the final against Germany. In PKs, Neymar converted the decisive shot, delivering the long-awaited gold medal. — Ben Eagle
Neymar delivers for Brazil in Olympic gold fairytale
Captain Neymar came through with a goal and clinching penalty kick for Brazil in the Olympic gold medal game.