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High 50 gamers at 2022 World Cup, No. 40: Memphis Depay

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FOX Sports activities soccer analyst and former USMNT midfielder Stu Holden is counting down the 50 greatest gamers taking part within the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Up subsequent is …

Memphis Depay

Nation: Netherlands
Rank: 40
Rank in 2018: N/A
Place: Ahead
Age: 28

Since finishing a £25 million switch from French membership Lyon to Spanish giants Barcelona, Memphis Depay’s star hasn’t shined as brilliant on the membership stage. On the worldwide stage with the Netherlands, nonetheless, Depay continues to be the go-to man for objectives, and for good purpose.

“Depay is participant solely trailing Robin Van Persie on the all-time goal-scoring record for Holland,” Holden stated of Depay. “He’s going to want so as to add to that tally if the Dutch are to make it out of Group A on the World Cup.”

It is unlikely that Depay will break Van Persie’s all-time report on the World Cup — he is 9 objectives away and nobody’s scored 9 objectives on the World Cup since 1966. However the Netherlands do not want him to be a Golden Boot contender to make a deep run; they only want him to be his traditional, goal-scoring self.

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