SportsMemphis Depay: Headbands, goals, and a shot at history

Memphis Depay: Headbands, goals, and a shot at history

The media are reporting widely about the armband Memphis Depay wore at the match.
The media are reporting widely about the armband Memphis Depay wore at the match.
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17 June 2024 16:18

Memphis Depay, who usually plays as a forward for Atlético Madrid, appeared wearing a headband at the Euro 2024 matches. Many people were curious about why he needed such an accessory. The player further personalized his headband by embroidering a gold "10" on it, corresponding to his number in the Dutch national team.

The player of Ghanaian descent wore an eye-catching white headband during the match against Poland. He also sported it in friendly matches with Canada and Iceland in early June.

Depay's outfit, specifically the headband, sparked quite a discussion on social media. Some Dutch media even criticized him for this accessory.

Memphis Depay pointed out that the headband helps him when he sweats. His girlfriend also approves of this accessory.

In the previous match, I spent 20 minutes with the press and had no questions about the headband. Who cares? It looks great on me and helps me when I sweat - explained Depay after the match with Iceland.
My girlfriend also likes the headband. It's a new style, and I feel good with it. I'm already thinking about what colour to wear in Germany - he said at the time.

Sunday's match showed that the Dutch national team player went for gold. Could this be a good omen for his team?

Memphis Depay's headband is one of the most talked-about fashion elements in the history of Dutch football - stated the Dutch portal

Memphis Depay. On the road to a record in the national team

Depay is one of the most experienced players in Ronald Koeman's squad. He has played 91 matches for the Dutch national team and scored 45 goals.

The European Championship is an important tournament for Depay because he is just five goals away from matching Robin van Persie's scoring record in the Dutch national team.

The match against Poland didn't change these statistics because, although the Netherlands won, none of the goals belonged to Depay.

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