Neymar didn't just get into Air Jordans when Jordan Brand decided to link up with him for a collaborative collection of sneakers and soccer boots. In a new clip shared on Twitter, the Brazilian soccer icon says that he was wearing Jordans during his days in school.

"My first pair of Jordans, I wore them all the time," he says in the short video. "I would wear them to school, I always had them on."

"Michael Jordan has inspired me in the pursuit of greatness."@NeymarJr stays motivated by The Boss. #WEAREJORDANhttps://t.co/BaToUA4yeD

— Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 3, 2016

He goes on to say that he even wore the shoes to play soccer, apparently putting Jordans in the category of football footwear long before the brand ever made a conscious decision to do so.

Neymar's Air Jordan collection, centered on a retro Air Jordan V Low, released in June.