29 Facts About Memphis Depay

1. Memphis Depay scored a fantastic 35-yard free kick for Lyon on the weekend as he put Guingamp to the sword almost single-handedly.

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2. Memphis Depay is a big club player with a small time attitude.

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3. Memphis Depay proving unstoppable despite being sold by Jose Mourinho.

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4. Memphis Depay had been criticized by his coach recently for publicly declaring he should start.

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5. Memphis Depay celebrates free-kick screamer by donning David Beckham's Manchester United shirt.

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6. Memphis Depay stepped up to take his spot kick in the 96th minute of the Netherlands win over world champions France.

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7. Memphis Depay struggled to shine at Manchester United because the move came too soon for him in his fledgling career, his former Holland U21s coach has claimed.

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8. Memphis Depay has been compared to former United player Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow international Arjen Robben.

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9. Memphis Depay was selected by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal in the final 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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10. Memphis Depay was a member of the Netherlands under-17 team which won the 2011 European Championship in Serbia.

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11. On 12 March 2017 in a game against Toulouse, Memphis Depay scored a goal from nearly the halfway line out.

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12. On 20 January 2017, Memphis Depay signed a four-and-a-half year deal with French club Olympique Lyonnais which would tie him to the French club until the summer of 2021.

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13. Memphis Depay provided the assist for Wayne Rooney's first of his three goals, in the second leg.

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14. At his own request, Memphis Depay was given the iconic number 7 shirt, previously worn by club legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo after the departure of Angel Di Maria.

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15. Memphis Depay had originally been the subject of several bids by English side Arsenal with club manager Arsene Wenger eventually going on to turn down a move for him altogether.

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16. On 29 June 2012, Memphis Depay signed his first professional contract with PSV, tying himself to the Boeren until 2017.

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17. In 2011, Memphis Depay was on trial for PSV's first team while playing for Jong PSV, the club's reserve team.

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18. When he turned 12, Memphis Depay caught the eye of clubs such as Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.

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19. Born in Moordrecht, Memphis Depay impressed football scouts from Sparta Rotterdam at the age of eight where he dazzled on the fields of his boyhood club vv Moordrecht showing his football skills.

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20. Memphis Depay was widely considered to be one of the brightest young talents in European football and the most exciting young player to emerge from the Eredivisie since compatriot Arjen Robben.

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21. Memphis Depay was named the "Best Young Player" in the world in 2015 by France Football.

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22. Memphis Depay scored twice to help Netherlands beat Peru in Wesley Sneijder's final match for the Dutch.

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23. Memphis Depay struck the crossbar late on and Virgil van Dijk and.

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24. Memphis Depay comes off bench to lead Lyon past Angers and to 3rd.

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25. Memphis Depay is "fed up" with being a substitute after coming off the bench to inspire Lyon to a Ligue 1 victory on Saturday.

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26. Memphis Depay is "fed up" with being a substitute after coming off the bench to inspire Lyon to a Ligue 1.

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27. Memphis Depay says he is "fed up" with his place on the bench at Lyon, insisting he "deserves better" for his performances.

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28. Memphis Depay has been given a very public dressing down by Lyon coach Bruno Genesio.

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29. Memphis Depay has been a substitute for four of Lyon's opening 14 games so far this season, three times in Ligue 1 and once in the Champions League.

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