Soccer superstar Neymar showed he can work hard and play hard as he enjoyed a night out with singer Rihanna.  

After a long season where he has battled back from a metatarsal injury, Neymar took full advantage of some down time as he was posed alongside the American superstar.

But apparently he ditched a soccer awards ceremony to party with Rihanna. 

Via TMZ:

1) Show up to a massive European soccer awards ceremony to watch his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe, be honored for being a STUD this season


Obviously, you saw what Neymar chose. 

The 27-year-old had been expected to attend the prestigious Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP) Football Awards Ceremony in Paris … but RiRi called, so he was out!

Instead, Neymar turned up to the Boum Boum nightclub in Paris to help Rihanna celebrate the launch of her new luxury fashion brand. 


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Obviously Neymar has better things to do than attend a boring soccer awards dinner. 

I mean, can you blame him? 

Check out a few more pics of Rihanna below:  

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