Is Davi Lucca Really Neymar Jr.’s Son?

Nancy Marende

Neymar Jr. is a great Brazilian footballer who plays for the Paris Saint-Germain FC in France and Brazil’s national team. 

The former Barcelona player’s son, Davi Lucca da Silva Santos, made headlines after his birth while his father played for Santos FC.

Despite being born when his parents were young, Davi was raised in a good and privileged family with Neymar and Carolina as his parents. 

As Neymar’s son, many anticipate him following in his father’s footsteps as a great footballer. 

Here are more details about Davi Luca, his parents, and his football career.

Is Davi Lucca really Neymar’s son?

Davi Lucca is indeed Neymar Jr.’s biological and firstborn child. His mother, Carolina Dantas, gave birth to the child in São Luiz Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. 

Despite his parents not being married before and after the period he was born, they co-parent amicably.

Davi Lucca da Silva Santos and Neymar. Image: Twitter/nuncasouberam

Carolina moved from Brazil, their home country, to Barcelona so Neymar and Davi could spend more time together. This was when he played for Barcelona FC and resided in Spain. 

Neymar now lives in France while Carolina lives in Brazil, and therefore, Davi makes visits to both countries to spend time with his parents.

Where was Davi Lucca born?

David Lucca was born on 24th August 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Therefore, he’s of Brazilian nationality. 

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He was born when Neymar was 19 and played for Santos FC in Santos, Brazil. His mother, Carolina Dantas, was 17 years old at the time. 

They broke up a few months after his birth and have joint custody of Davi. The PSG footballer and Carolina spend significant time with him as per their posts on social media.

Who is Davi Lucca’s mother?

Davi Lucca’s mother, Carolina Dantas, is Neymar’s former girlfriend. She is a Brazilian digital content creator and social media personality with over 3 million followers on Instagram. 

Neymar and Carolina dated for a year, and is reported to be Neymar’s first love. However, the couple split up in 2011, a few months after Davi was born, and Carolina married Vinicus Martinez in 2019. 

Davi Lucca and his mother Carolina Dantas
Davi Lucca and his mother, Carolina Dantas. Image: Twitter/WAGsFCBarcelona

However, the two remain friends and maintain a good co-parenting relationship with Davi. 

According to The Sun, the two were vacationing on a yacht with friends in Ibiza on August 2021, where they were seen hugging and talking happily.

Does Davi Lucca play football?

Davi has been spotted several times playing in PSG’s field alongside his father to follow in his father’s footsteps. 

His father signed him to play for the Barcelona Youth Academy, and he will turn twelve on 24th August 2023. Lucca plays in the Spanish club alongside Messi, Luis Suarez, and Gerard Pique’s children.

Does Davi have siblings?

In an interview with GQ magazine in 2021, Neymar Jr. revealed that he wanted two more children after Davi gave him some brothers. 

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In April 2023, Neymar Jr. and his current girlfriend, Bruna Biancardi, posted on Instagram that they were expecting a child together. 

The couple had broken up in the summer of 2022 but reunited in February 2023.

She announced her pregnancy with the following post on Instagram in Portuguese, “We dream about your life, plan for your arrival, and know that you are here to complete our love and make our days much happier.” 

The footballer will be a father to his second child at 31, Bruna will be 29 years old, and the child will be Davi’s half-sibling.


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