Memphis Depay is a Dutch footballer who is currently playing in La Liga for Barcelona. Primarily Memphis plays as a central forward. However, he can switch his position to left winger and striker.
There are good strikers, there are great strikers and then there are dutch strikers. Johan Cruyff,Johnny Rep,Marco Van Basten,Dennis Bergkamp,Dirt Kuyt,Robin Van Persia , Arjen Robben are some of the greatest strikers who were Dutch. Memphis Depay is another striker who has followed the footsteps of such a legendary player.
Memphis Depay: Biography
|Full name||Memphis Depay|
|Date of birth||13 February 1994|
|Father’s name||Dennis Depay|
|Mother’s name||Cora Schensema|
|Height||176 cm – 5’9″|
|Weight||78 Kg ( 172 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest: 39 inches, Biceps:13 inches, waist: 32 inches|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Black (Natural)|
|Shoe size||9.5 us|
|Net worth||$ 8million dollars|
|Salary||$ 4.5 million dollars|
|Playing position||Center forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||June 2022|
The current center forward of Barcelona was born on 13 February 1994. Dennis Depay and Cora Schensema were the parents of this dutch player.
His father Dennis is a Ghanaian citizen whereas his mother Cora Schensema is a Dutch citizen. When Memphis was only 4 years of age, he was abandoned by his Ghanaian father. Because of this, he was raised by his Dutch mother and her parents.
His father is the first-generation, Ghanaian migrant who left his family, forcing Cora to move in with Kees and Jans Schensema.
At an early age, Depay dreamed of becoming a footballer at the age of 5. Memphis used to play football on the street along with his friends. At the age of seven, Depay joined his first youth academy Moordrecht.
Similarly, Memphis had also started rapping on the street of Dordrecht. This athlete was asked to choose between rapping and football by his coach, within an instant Memphis suddenly gave up rapping.
However, the breaking he was going at that period was not easy. The unhealthy relationship of his parents caused him a deep wound inside him. As an outcome, which leads Memphis Depay to misbehave with teachers, coaches, and friends for a time.
At the age of 8, Memphis started playing football from Sparta Rotterdam. This dutch player was hardworking and dedicated from his childhood and started his football career at an early age.
Education | Why did Memphis Depay Started Drinking At Early Age?
As Dennis Depay abandoned Cora and Memphis when he was 4 years of age. However, it was not easy for a single mother to raise her children. That’s why she moved in with a neighbor with whom she fell in love. The man had numerous children who used to beat Memphis.
Before returning to his grandfather, Depay was mentally scared which even lead him to mental illness. Instead of talking with his mentors about his pain, he tries to hurt others in the same way he had been hurt by others.
In fact to overcome his problems he started drinking from age of 12. Nevertheless, he continues misbehaving with his friends, teammates, teachers, and coaches. There is a long list of Memphis Depay’s schools that expelled him. It was 2009 when Memphis quit schooling.
On the contrary, he gets basic knowledge and skills from his youth academy PSV Eindhoven.
In the same year, he played for the Dutch Under-16 National team. Sadly, it was the same year his grandfather passed away creating a void in his life. Football supported him in his tough situation.
In conclusion, he didn’t get the opportunity to study well. However, he was dedicated and passionate to be a great athlete.
Memphis Depay Age and Height
One of the most dangerous forward, Memphis was born on 13 February 1994 which made him 28 years old as of 2022.
According to the study, a football player should be 1.80 meters tall to be a player. However, with a height of 1.76 m, Memphis Depay is considered to be average in height. Though he has never let his height be a weakness for him; instead, he makes full use of it.
On the other hand, this athlete has mixed ethnicity. As we know his father was a Ghanian citizen whereas his mother was Dutch. Due to this Memphis has Ghanian ancestry and Dutch descent so he has multiracial ethnicity.
This athlete has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and natural black color hair. Furthermore, Depay likes to be seen in a normal haircut on and off the pitch. Whenever it comes to his sexual orientation he isn’t bisexual or any other. He is straight and is in a relationship with his girlfriend Lori Harvey.
Aquarius is known for embracing their originality and individuality even if they had to stand alone against all odds. Memphis Depay was born under the sign of Aquarius. Depay is highly developed, independent, remarkable, and hardworking.
Consequently, Memphis is famous for his physique and his muscle. He likes to spend most of his time in the gym building himself. Accordingly, this athlete weighs 78 kg which is 172 pounds. Without a doubt, he is one of the fittest players who are always in a good shape.
Dutch winger Memphis’s shoe size is 9.5 US whereas his dress size is still under review. Memphis is famous for his art of dribbling ball through the defender. His chest size is 39″ followed by his biceps size 13″ and waist size 32″.
FIFA 2022 Rating
One of the finest strikers Memphis Depay preferred to shoot with his right foot. Generally, he plays as a center forward but according to the tactics, he can also switch his position from center-forward to left-winger or striker.
Following the footsteps of the greatest strikers, Memphis has worked hard to establish himself as one of the best strikers in the world. This 5’9″ tall player wear jersey number nine(9) while playing for both club and country.
Memphis’s work rate is high/low and has a unique body type. A Player’s rating is determined by his/her performance on the pitch.Likewise, Depay has a potential rating of 85 in FIFA 2022 whereas his overall rating is also 85.
Without a doubt, Memphis has performed exceptionally well throughout his career till now. Based on our database his FIFA Rating 2022 is listed below:
- Dribbling: 84
- Finishing: 84
- Shot Power: 87
- Acceleration: 82
- Ball Control: 87
- Positioning: 85
- Long Pass: 76
- Stamina: 79
- Strength: 83
- Vision: 85
- Jumping: 69
The current Barcelona Striker has outstanding skills in ball controlling, dribbling, acceleration, positioning, and strength. These are his best stats. Sadio Mane, Heung Min Son, Leroy Sane, Gerard Moreno, and Raheem Sterling are some of the players who have a similar rating to Memphis in FIFA 2022.
Who is the Memphis Depay Girlfriend? Personal Life
In February 2016, Memphis posted a photo of him and Lori Harvey holding hands in front of the Eiffel Tower. However, Depay made his relationship public with Lori Harvey. This beautiful couple got engaged in July 2017, according to a tweet made by Lori’s father, Steve Harvey.
Later on, it was rumored that they had broken up in the first few months of 2018. In March, when Lori Harvey was spotted without a wedding ring, the accusation got worse. Although, according to source close to them revealed that they are still in a relationship.
Before engaging with Lori Harvey, Memphis was in a relationship with Karrueche Tran. However, their relationship didn’t work well which eventually lead to the breakup.
To this date, the couple has not given birth to any children.
Memphis Depay had a wonderful career playing for the greatest clubs like Manchester United, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, and Barcelona. This athlete has a net worth of $8 million including all his assets.
In August 2021, Barcelona signed Memphis which netting him a large salary of 11.5 million pounds ( 12 million euros) annually. Currently, in Barcelona, Memphis is earning 10,244 pounds (11,412 euros )per day.
After crunching the numbers, the average man needs to work more than 30 years to earn the amount of money that Memphis Depay makes in one month. This Dutch striker has earned millions of euros. With the amount of money he earned, Depay has always been living a life that he always dreamt of.
This athlete was sponsored by Under Armour and Adidas. He has posted some pictures of himself wearing Adidas boots, through which he gets handsome money. In 2014, Memphis even appeared in an advertisement for Adidas boots.
Annually this athlete received $1-$5 million from his endorsements and sponsorship. Similarly, he is also a social media influencer. Memphis has also released his songs through youtube from which he has been receiving a huge amount of money.
Depay is always great fond of cars and owns many expensive cars which are listed below:
- Mercedes Maybach – $650-$350,000
- Rolls Royce Wraith – $600,000 +
- Mercedes AMG G63 – $15,000
- Audi RS6 – $100,000
- Mercedes G-Wagon
Along with these expensive cars, Depay also owns red private jets. This is one of the common means of transport.
Net Worth: 6.55 million pounds
Market Value: 36 million pounds
Memphis Depay Social Media
This Dutch athlete has millions of followers from all over the World. Depay isn’t only a professional footballer but he is also a rapper and a social media influencer. Millions of people have been influenced by him.
Besides watching movies and playing guitar, he also likes to surf the internet. Generally, Memphis posts about his achievements and vacation picture on his different social media platforms.
Instagram: 14.9 m followers
Twitter: 2.3 m followers
Facebook: 5.6 m followers
Memphis Depay was a product of the renowned PSV Eindhoven youth academy. He gained a reputation in the 2014-2015 season when Memphis led the league scoring table with 22 goals. In the same year, Memphis played a vital role in the journey of PSV Eindhoven when PSV won the championship.
In the next season, Premier League giants Manchester United called and paid 25 million euros to sign him. After signing with Red Devils, Memphis became the fourth PSV representative to play for Manchester United.
However, at the theater of dreams, a lackluster campaign was followed by another disappointing season. Jose Mourinho was frustrated by his performance at United. The only option available to “The Special One” was to transfer the youngster to Lyon for 16 million euros.
Besides all of this, Depay’s performance was on the next level when wearing their national team colors than clubs. Memphis Depay’s contribution leads Ronald Koeman’s team to reach the UEFA Nations League finals. This athlete has scored 34 goals in his 88 appearances for Lyon.
In a WorldCup group stage match in June 2014 Memphis scored his first goal for the nation. This made him the youngest player from the Dutch Nation to score a goal in WorldCup.
In the 2014 World Cup, along with Paul Pogba and Raphel Varane, Memphis was also nominated for the best young player award.
On the other hand, in June 2019 Barcelona announced the transfer of Memphis Depay from Lyon. It was againist Real Sociedad on 15 August he made his La Liga debut. He netted his first goal over Athletic Bilbao on 22 August.
With due respect, this 28-year-old athlete has played more than 470 games for both club and country and has scored more than 190 goals to this day.