Memphis Depay is a Dutch professional footballer, who plays as a forward for the Dutch national team and the La Liga club Barcelona. Abandoned by his Ghanaian father at the age of four, he was mostly raised by his Dutch mother and her parents. By five, he had been playing football on the street, dreaming of becoming a great footballer, joining his first club at the age of seven. However, his road was not at all smooth and deep inside he nurtured a deep wound, for a time misbehaving with teachers, coaches and friends. At the age of twelve, he was picked up by PSV Eindhoven and by fifteen left his schooling to concentrate on football. Later, he began his career at the same club, eventually playing for Manchester United for two seasons before taking a transfer to Olympique Lyonnais. After four seasons with Olympique Lyonnais, he moved to Barcelona in 2021. A product of the Royal Dutch Football Association institution, he is known for his ability to cut inside and for his dribbling, distance shooting and playing the ball off the ground.