Memphis Depay is a young Dutch football player and musician. Memphis Depay is recognized for playing forward for the Barcelona and the Netherlands national team.
Table of Biography
Memphis Depay was born on 13 February 1994 and he is currently 27 years old. He hails from the South Holland village of Moordrecht, Netherlands, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Likewise, his nationality is Dutch. Talking about his family, his father’s name is Dennis Depay and his mother is Cora Schensema.
His father is a Ghanaian whereas his mother is Dutch. Therefore, his ethnicity is Dutch-Ghanaian. Sadly, his parents are no more together. The relationship between his parents went south. When he was only 4 years old, his father walked out on the family. Since the year 2012, he has dropped his last name. It was to sever ties with his father and he has also often remarked to be called Memphis, not Depay.
Professional Life and Career
Professionally, Memphis Depay is a professional footballer. He plays forward for La Liga club Barcelona as well as the Netherlands national team. Talking about the beginning of his professional career, it started with PSV Eindhoven. With this team, this personality became an integral part of the team under the influence of manager Phillip Cocu.
Likewise, during the 2014–15 season, this footballer was the Eredivisie’s top scorer and also helped the team win the Eredivisie title for the 1st time since 2008. Likewise, this player also won the “Dutch Footballer of the Year” for his performances during this season.
Moreover, the young player’s performances also earned him the title “Best Young Player” in the world in the year 2015. This title was given by France Football. Then in June 2015, this young player joined the English side, Manchester United, for a fee of £25 million.
However, he joined the French club Lyon in January 2017 after a disappointing spell with the team Manchester United. With Lyon, this player played for four seasons. Following this, the player joined Barcelona in the year 2021 on a free transfer.
Moreover, this young player is a product of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) institution. He has also represented the national team at every professional level. He has been on the national team from the early developmental stages. As such, he has played under the tutelage of iconic Dutch coaches and players.
Furthermore, this young player was part of the Netherlands’ under-17 team. The team he was on won the 2011 European Championship. Likewise, this young player made his senior debut in the year 2013. The very next year, he was part of the national team squad that came 3rd at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is the game he made his breakthrough performances on the international stage. Also, in the year 2020, this player took part in UEFA Euro.
Career in Music
Besides being a player, he is also a musician. His career in music started in June 2017 after releasing his Los Angeles-inspired freestyle LA Vibes. The music video for this song featured Quincy Promes. Quincy is his teammate at the Netherlands national team.
Then in December 2017, the player released his freestyle track Kings & Queens. Then on 3 October 2018, the player/musician collaborated with musical artists Winne and Nana Fofie. The team also teamed with the producer Rass King. The collaboration was for his Ghana-inspired single AKWAABA. Also, the player released his 3rd freestyle Porto Cervo (Interlude). For this single, he collaborated with Winne.
Furthermore, the footballer released his 2nd single No Love in December 2018. Then in July 2019, he released Fall Back. In November 2019, he worked with Broederliefde for the latter’s album Broeders in the song Lange Jas.Then he released his new song For a Week through his Instagram. Then he released Dubai Freestyle on 17 April 2020. Further, in September 2020, the player released his new song 2 Corinthians 5:7 and released his debut album Dubai Freestyle on 27 November 2020.
Memphis Depay might be single at present. There is no news related to his romantic relationships and affairs. However, he was previously engaged to Lori Harvey and the news was shared in June 2017. Lori is the youngest daughter of American TV personality Steve Harvey. However, the engaged couple has separated since then. Since In November 2020, his ex-fiancee – Lori – has been dating the American actor/film producer Michael B. Jordan.
Memphis Depay stands tall at the height of 1.76 meters or 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is around 78 kgs. Likewise, the multitalented personality’s chest-waist-biceps size is 38-30-13 inches respectively. Moreover, the player has dark brown eyes and curly hair of the same color.
Similarly, the player also has numerous tattoos. One of them is on his left arm that is a tribute to his grandfather. His grandfather died on the day before he turned 15 years old. Likewise, in the year 2016, he had a tattoo on his left torso depicting Christ the Redeemer and the date 18.06.14.
The date refers to his 1st international goal for the Netherlands. Further, the player also has a tattoo on the inside of his lip. This one is “succesvol”, which means successful in Dutch. Then another one is on his upper torso with the words “dream chaser”.
Net Worth and Social Media
Talking about his social media presence, Memphis Depay joined Twitter in April 2011 and so far has over 2.1 million followers on his @Memphis account. Likewise, his Instagram username is @memphisdepay, and has more than 13.4 million followers. Also, on his Facebook profile, this player has more than 5.6 million followers.
Furthermore, the footballer also created his “Memphis Depay” Youtube channel on February 5, 2016. So far, this channel has earned more than 43.4 million views and 728K subscribers. Moving on, this musician/footballer has a net worth of around $23 million US dollars.