A look at the Top facts about Memphis Depay including his childhood, love life, career statistic and his most interesting quotes.
Memphis Depay is a Dutch professional player who is currently playing as a Winger atLyon FC
and Netherlands national team. Depay made a name for himself at PSV Eindhoven, where he played for 4 seasons and scored a total of 39 goals in 90 matches.
He then joined Manchester United in 2015 but failed to prove himself at the Premier League. Depay joined Lyon in 2017 and has ever since been one of the best stars of the French Ligue 1.
Memphis Depay career
had been the source of endless speculations since the summer of 2020. After guiding Lyon to a historic Champions League semi-final, Memphis Depay was linked with a move to FC Barcelona. Barca's new coach, Ronald Koeman was Depay's coach in the Netherlands national team and under his guidance, Depay had founded the form of his life.
One of Koeman's first radical changes at Barcelona was letting Luis Suarez know that he is free to leave the Camp Nou after six seasons during which the Uruguan became the club's third best goal scorer ever.
The Dutch legendary former defender hoped to bring Depay as a replacement for the departing Suarez. But despite all of Barcelona's efforts and Depay's formal request from Lyon to finalize his move toBarcelona
, the two clubs failed to reach an agreement. Depay stated that he was hugely disappointed, but promised to give his all in his last season with Lyon.
Memphis Depay has shown that he is a man of his words after another sensational campaign with Lyon. He has played 19 games across all competitions so far into the current season. He has scored 11 goals and has provided 5 assists for his teammates.
Now with the winter transfer window of 2021 upon us, the future of Memphis Depay is still the subject of many heated arguments between the managers of Lyon and Barcelona.
At 26, Depay is on the best form of his career. Everyone knows that if Koeman survive his first season as the Barcelona coach, Depay will join the Catalans for the next season. We will have to wait and see whether he stays at Lyon for the remainder of the season or will move Barcelona. For now let's have a look at the top facts about
Top facts about Memphis Depay
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In the following article we will take a look at the Top Facts about Memphis Depay. First we present you with some general information about him.
: Memphis Depay
Date and Place of Birth
: 13 February 1994 / Moordrecht, Netherlands
Height & Weight:
1.76 m /73 kg
: Denis Depay (Father), Cora Schensema (mother)
Lori Harvey (Former fiancé)
: Lyon FC
10 at Lyon FC
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The first part of our article on
top facts about Memphis Depay
is about his birthday and Nationality.
Memphis Depay Birthday
is at 13th of February 1994. Memphis Depay nationality is Dutch. He was born in Moordrecht, Netherlands. However, he has strong Ghanaian roots as his father was originally fromGhana
. Memphis could play for Ghana national team but eventually opted to represent his country of birth, Netherlands.
Memphis Depay zodiac sign is Aquarius. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on the 13th of February are:
: Rafael Marquez, Mamadou Sakho and Kevin Strootman/
Actors and Actresses
: George Segal
: Robbie Williams
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At this part of the article we will look at the top facts about
Memphis Depay childhood
story and the family and he grew up in.
Memphis Depay was born into a middle-class family. His father, Denis was from Ghana and his mother, Cora Schensema was fromNetherlands
. Memphis was born in a small village, Moordrecht which is located in the south of Netherlands.
Memphis Depay childhood was not as happy as many of his fellow footballers. His parent's never-ending arguments were a source of huge distress for Memphis. Eventually when he turned four, his father left the family for good.
Memphis tried to escape from his broken house with playing football, at which he was amazingly talented. He took his first steps as a footballer at his home town's club, Moordrecht. But that was not the end of his miseries and Contrary to his hopes, Memphis Depay childhood soon turned from bad to worse as his mother moved in with their neighbor.
Memphis was nine years old at the time. He never felt at home with his new family and was constantly beaten up by step dad and new brothers. For a short period he ended up doing drugs and hanging out with criminals, but football was there again to rescue him from self-destruction.
When he turned 15, Memphis decided to quit school and concentrate on his career as a footballer. Time proved that he was right as he soon joinedPSV Eindhoven
's academy and for the first time since his early years, the future looked bright for the rebellious kid.
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A look at Memphis Depay love life shows that he has had one long term relationship. The first
Memphis Depay girlfriend
who is the step daughter of famous American TV personality, Steve Harvey.
Lori Harvey had a promising career as a horse rider and was aiming to represent the United States of America at the Olympics, but a serious accident forced her into an early retirement from the sport and she subsequently turned to modelling.
Memphis first approached Lori at a beach in the USA and managed to get her phone number. Lori turned down Memphis's first few requests, but eventually ended up dating him. The started their relationship in 2015, much to the annoyance of Steve Harvey who apparently did not think well of Memphis's unpredictable character.
In 2017 Steve Harvey announced on Twitter that Memphis Depay and his step-daughter have got engaged. He stated, "Marjorie and I are proud to announce the engagement of our youngest daughter Lori to Memphis Depay, this young man is a good one! Congrats!"
Memphis and Lori seemed to be on their way to a happy married but their relationship took an unexpected turn in 2018 when Lori was spotted without her ring. Memphis and Lori never publicly announced their break up but Lori's relationships after her engagement with Depay leaves no doubt that the couple indeed cancelled their engagement for personal reasons.
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Memphis Depay net worth
is estimated to be 20 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.
Memphis Depay market value
is at 45 million Euros. He is ranked number 13 among all the wingers and number 2 among Lyon players. Memphis Depay salary in 2020 is reportedly 2.3 million Euros annually.
Memphis Depay Transfermarket
stats, he has played a total of 351 games for three club. He has scored 132 goals and has provided 87 assists for his team mates. Memphis Depay's main position on the field is the left winger. During his career, Depay has played 227 games as a left-winger. He has also played 58 times as a center-forward and 17 times as an attacking midfielder.
On the international level Memphis Depay Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored 19 goals in 54 games for Netherlands. Memphis Depay was also a member of Netherlands U15, U16, U17, U19 andU21
youth teams and in total scored 17 goals in 41 games.
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Memphis Depay is one of those footballers whose passions for tattoos is insatiable. Depay has some of the most famous and popular tattoos among footballers. Below is a list of some of
Memphis Depay tattoos
. We have also presented you with some facts on the reason he has chosen each one of his tattoos.
A tattoo on his left arm which is a tribute to his grandfather, who was very close to Memphis and died one day before his fifteenth birthday.
A tattoo of the date in which he scored for Netherlands against Australia in the 2014 World Cup.
A tattoo on his left torso depicting Christ the Redeemer and the date 18.06.14, referring to his first international goal for the Netherlands.
He also has a tattoo of the Dutch word 'succesvol' on the inside of his lip which translate as 'successful' in English.
Depay also has the words 'dream chaser' tattooed on his upper torso.
And finally a big and eye-catching tattoo of a lion head which covers the entire upper part of his back.
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Memphis Depay Height is 1.76 meters. Memphis Depay weight is 73kg.
Memphis Depay position
is the left-Winger although he has played as a center forward and attacking midfield positions as well. Memphis Depay age is 26.
Like many other football stars, Memphis Depay is crazy about playing the FIFA game. Memphis Depay rating in FIFA 21 is 85 (his overall rating) with a potential of 85.
Memphis Depay religion
is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. Depay is a very religious person and has stated many times that he plays football for God and that he reads the bible every day and thank the god for giving him the opportunity to play football.
Memphis Depay has been a fan of hip-hop music since childhood. He started his own career in free style rapping when he was playing at PSV. Since arriving atFrance
in 2017, Depay has concentrated more on his music career. He has been praised for his music style and has released a total of 6 albums and single tracks.
Memphis Depay is also passionate about the fashion industry. He has stated that he like fashion and feel good being involved in the industry.
Memphis Depay is active in social media. Memphis Depay Instagram account@memphisdepay
has around 10.2 million followers.
In April 2020, Depay was criticized by several animal rights organizations for posting pictures of himself alongside a liger cub while on vacation in Dubai. Depay responded by stating that "ligers are not even wild animals".
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One of the most amusing parts ofSportMob
's article on
top facts about Memphis Depay
is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.
Describing his playing style:
I take risks sometimes, and it's not the best choice. I have to take that kind of risk to become one of the best players in the world. If that's what I want to be, I cannot just play simple.
My quality on the ball will improve the more minutes I get in my legs because it works like that.
Sometimes I play as simply as possible, in one or two touches. But I also make bad decisions, I make mistakes, and I try too-complicated things.
On his topsy-turvy relationship with Jose Mourinho:
Mourinho is a great coach. He has told me he believes in me, both in person but also publicly
I have no bitterness towards Mourinho. I did what I had to do in training. Of course, I didn't understand his choices, but he was the boss. I had to accept those choices.
On Ronaldo's free kick technique and his own style:
Let's be honest: doesn't everyone look atRonaldo
's free kicks? I've looked at a lot of his technique, but I do it in my own way. I have my own style and try not to do the same.
Everybody watches free-kicks, and when you watch them, you enjoy them. You have got to learn how to shoot and connect with the ball and how to move your leg. For everybody, it is different, but if you want to score lots of goals, then free kicks is an extra way to do that.
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We round up our article on the top facts about Memphis Depay with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.
Eredivisie: 2014–15/ KNVB Cup: 2011–12/ Johan Cruyff Shield: 2012
With Netherlands National team
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2011/ FIFA World Cup Third Place: 2014
Individual awards and personal records:
UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: April 2018/ Eredivisie top scorer: 2014–15/ PSV Eindhoven Talent of the Year/ Johan Cruyff Trophy: 2014–15/ France Football Best Young Player: 2015/ Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: 2017 vs. Toulouse/ Team of the European Qualifiers 2019
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