Memphis Depay

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Memphis Depay
Memphis playing for Barcelona in 2021
Personal information
Full name Memphis Depay[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Moordrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2003 Moordrecht
2003–2006 Sparta Rotterdam
2006–2011 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 PSV Eindhoven 90 (39)
2015–2017 Manchester United 33 (2)
2017–2021 Lyon 139 (63)
2021–2023 Barcelona 30 (13)
2023– Atlético Madrid 11 (6)
National team
2008–2009 Netherlands U15 4 (2)
2009 Netherlands U16 6 (2)
2010–2011 Netherlands U17 17 (8)
2011–2013 Netherlands U19 8 (7)
2013 Netherlands U21 7 (0)
2013– Netherlands 88 (44)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:48, 20 August 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:01, 27 March 2023 (UTC)

Memphis Depay (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛɱfɪz dəˈpɑi]; born 13 February 1994), also known simply as Memphis,[4] is a Dutch rapper and professional footballer who plays as a forward for Barcelona and the Netherlands national team.

His first professional club was PSV Eindhoven, where, he became an important part of the team, scoring 50 goals in 124 games in all competitions. He was the Eredivisie's top scorer during the 2014–15 season. He scored 22 goals in 30 games, and helped the team win the Eredivisie title. He also won the Dutch Footballer of the Year and "Best Young Player" during the same season. Memphis joined Manchester United in June 2015 for £25 million. He then joined Lyon in January 2017. After four seasons there, he joined Barcelona in 2021 on a free transfer.

Memphis has played in every national team, from youth to senior. He was part of the Netherlands under-17 team and won the 2011 European Championship. He played his first national team game in 2013 and then next year he was a part of the Netherlands squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and finished third. He also played in the UEFA Euro 2020.

Discography[change | change source]

Track no. Title Year Album
"LA Vibes (feat. Quincy Promes)" 2017 Non-album freestyle
"Kings & Queens Freestyle"
"5 Milli Freestyle" 2018
7 "Porto Cervo (Interlude) (feat. Memphis Depay)" "Oprecht Door Zee" - Winne
18 "Akwaaba feat. Memphis Depay & Nana Fofie"[5]
"No Love"[6] Non-album single
"Fall Back"[7] 2019
11 "Lange Jas (feat. Memphis Depay)" “Broeders" – Broederliefde
"Dubai Freesyle" 2020 Non-album freestyle
01 "Heavy Stepper (feat. Arra)" Heavy Stepper EP
02 "Body Like You (feat. Zah Santori)"
03 "From Ghana feat. Rass King & Bisa Kdei"
04 "4AM Palm Flow"
05 "Big Fish"
06 "For A Week"
07 "2 Corinthians 5:7"
08 "Blessing"
09 "D.B.A. (feat. Yasmin Lauryn)"
02 "TAT TAT( feat. Memphis Depay & Quincy Promes)" 2022 "Reset The Levels IV" - SFB
03 "Drinks on Me (feat. Memphis Depay)" 2023 "ORIGINAL" - Bisa Kdei
"Asem Beba"[8] Non-album single
"Leven Als Een Prof"

Football career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 28 August 2023[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup League cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 2011–12 Eredivisie 8 3 3 1 0 0 11 4
2012–13 Eredivisie 20 2 4 1 5[a] 0 1[b] 0 30 3
2013–14 Eredivisie 32 12 1 0 10[c] 2 43 14
2014–15 Eredivisie 30 22 1 0 9[a] 6 40 28
Total 90 39 9 2 0 0 24 8 1 0 124 49
Manchester United 2015–16 Premier League 29 2 3 0 2 0 11[d] 5 45 7
2016–17 Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 0 0 8 0
Total 33 2 3 0 3 0 14 5 0 0 53 7
Lyon 2016–17 Ligue 1 17 5 1 0 0 0 18 5
2017–18 Ligue 1 36 19 4 0 1 0 10[a] 3 51 22
2018–19 Ligue 1 36 10 2 1 1 0 8[e] 1 47 12
2019–20 Ligue 1 13 9 0 0 1 0 8[e] 6 22 15
2020–21 Ligue 1 37 20 3 2 40 22
Total 139 63 10 3 3 0 26 10 0 0 178 76
Barcelona 2021–22 La Liga 28 12 0 0 9[f] 1 1[g] 0 38 13
2022–23 La Liga 2 1 1 0 1[e] 0 0 0 4 1
Total 30 13 1 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 42 14
Atlético Madrid 2022–23 La Liga 8 4 1 0 9 4
2023–24 La Liga 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6
Career total 303 123 24 5 6 0 74 24 2 0 409 152
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. Appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield
  3. Four appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, six appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  4. Eight appearances and three goals in UEFA Champions League, three appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  6. Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, three appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  7. Appearance in Supercopa de España

International[change | change source]

As of match played 27 March 2023[10]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2013 3 0
2014 10 2
2015 8 1
2016 6 2
2017 7 3
2018 10 5
2019 8 6
2020 7 2
2021 16 17
2022 11 5
2023 2 1
Total 88 44
Netherlands score listed first, score column indicates score after each Depay goal.[10]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 June 2014 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil 7  Australia 3–2 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup
2 23 June 2014 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil 8  Chile 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup
3 5 June 2015 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 16  United States 3–1 3–4 Friendly
4 13 November 2016 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 27  Luxembourg 2–1 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 3–1
6 7 October 2017 Borisov Arena, Borisov, Belarus 32  Belarus 3–1 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 9 November 2017 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland 33  Scotland 1–0 1–0 Friendly
8 14 November 2017 Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania 34  Romania 1–0 3–0 Friendly
9 26 March 2018 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland 36  Portugal 1–0 3–0 Friendly
10 6 September 2018 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 39  Peru 1–1 2–1 Friendly
11 2–1
12 13 October 2018 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 41  Germany 2–0 3–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A
13 16 November 2018 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 43  France 2–0 2–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A
14 21 March 2019 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 45  Belarus 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
15 3–0
16 24 March 2019 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 46  Germany 2–2 2–3 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
17 9 September 2019 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 50  Estonia 3–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
18 10 October 2019 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 51  Northern Ireland 1–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
19 3–1
20 15 November 2020 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 58  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–0 3–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
21 18 November 2020 Silesian Stadium, Chorzów, Poland 59  Poland 1–1 2–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
22 30 March 2021 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 62  Gibraltar 3–0 7–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
23 7–0
24 2 June 2021 Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé, Portugal 63  Scotland 1–1 2–2 Friendly
25 2–2
26 6 June 2021 De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands 64  Georgia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
27 17 June 2021 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 66  Austria 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020
28 21 June 2021 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 67  Macedonia 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2020
29 4 September 2021 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands 70  Montenegro 1–0 4–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
30 2–0
31 7 September 2021 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 71  Turkey 2–0 6–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
32 3–0
33 4–0
34 11 October 2021 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 73  Gibraltar 2–0 6–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
35 3–0
36 13 November 2021 City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro 74  Montenegro 1–0 2–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
37 2–0
38 16 November 2021 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 75  Norway 2–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
39 26 March 2022 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 76  Denmark 3–1 4–2 Friendly
40 3 June 2022 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 78  Belgium 2–0 4–1 2022–23 UEFA Nations League A
41 4–0
42 14 June 2022 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 80  Wales 3–2 3–2 2022–23 UEFA Nations League A
43 3 December 2022 Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar 85  United States 1–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup
44 27 March 2023 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 88  Gibraltar 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying

Honours[change | change source]

PSV Eindhoven[9]

Lyon

Barcelona

Netherlands U17

Netherlands

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players: Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2020.
  2. "Memphis Depay: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  3. "Memphis Depay". Atlético Madrid. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  4. "Manchester United's new signing Memphis Depay – eight things you should know". The Daily Telegraph. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. "Memphis Depay, rapper and philanthropist". nss magazine.
  6. Duncker, Charlotte (28 December 2018). "Memphis Depay releases rap single and Paul Pogba loves it". Manchester Evening News.
  7. ""Fall Back" out this week! 🔊🎧🎵". 15 July 2019. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021 – via Instagram.
  8. "Memphis Depay estrena nueva canción: 'Asem Beba'". MARCA (in Spanish). 13 February 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "M. Depay". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Memphis Depay". national-football-teams.com (in German). Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  11. "Paris St-Germain beat Lyon in French League Cup final for another treble". BBC Sport. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  12. "FC Barcelona, Liga champions 2022/23!". FC Barcelona. 14 May 2023.
  13. "La Liga medal winners". FC Barcelona on Twitter. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  14. Baynes, Ciaran (15 January 2023). "Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Gavi stars as Barca dominate to win Spanish Super Cup". Euro Sport. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  15. "Netherlands see off all comers in Serbia". UEFA. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  16. "2014 FIFA World Cup: Dutch down Brazil, seal third place". FIFA. 12 July 2014. Archived from the original on 13 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  17. "Manchester United-bound Depay named Eredivisie's best young talent". Goal.com. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  18. "Depay named best young World player ahead of Sterling". The Independent. 15 July 2015. Archived from the original on 12 May 2022. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  19. Ball, Michael (15 May 2017). "Memphis Depay wins Ligue 1 goal of the season award". Football Oranje. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  20. "Depay et Diego, joueurs du mois d'Avril !". UNFP (in French). 9 May 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  21. "Trophées UNFP : cinq Parisiens, deux Lillois et deux Lyonnais dans l'équipe type" [Trophées UNFP : five Parisiens, two Lillois and two Lyonnais in the typical team]. Le Figaro (in French). 24 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  22. "Memphis Depay, Best LALIGA EA SPORTS Goal in August". La Liga. 8 September 2023. Retrieved 24 September 2023.

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