Name
Dries Mertens

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Born
1987 (34 years old)

Birth Place
Leuven, Belgium

Position
Forward

Team Number
14

Height
1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)

Weight
61 kg

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Sport
Soccer

Team
Napoli

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Belgium

League
Italian Serie A

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Dries Mertens (born 6 May 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Italian club Napoli and the Belgium national team.

As a youth, Mertens played for Stade Leuven, Anderlecht and Gent, and made his debut on loan to Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian Third Division. In 2006, he moved to Dutch Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn, where he spent three years before a €600,000 move to Utrecht of the Eredivisie. Two years later he and teammate Kevin Strootman were transferred to PSV Eindhoven for a combined fee of €13 million, and won the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield in 2012. In 2013, Mertens signed for Napoli for a €9.6 million fee and has since made over 200 appearances for the club. He won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 2014, and was named in the Serie A Team of the Year during the 2016–17 season. In 2020, he tied Marek Hamšík as the club's all-time top goalscorer.

Mertens made his Belgium debut in 2011 and has since made 90 appearances for the national team. He was also part of the nation's squads at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, helping them to a third-place finish at the latter tournament. In 2016, he was named Belgian Footballer of the Year.


Season Stats
21 appearances in the current 2020-2021 Season
9 goals scored in the current 2020-2021 Season


Career Honours




2019-2020

Napoli



2014

Napoli



2013-2014

Napoli



2012-2013

PSV Eindhoven



2011-2012

PSV Eindhoven


Former Youth Teams

1998-2003

2003-2005


Former Senior Teams

2005-2007

2005-2006 (Loan)

2006-2007 (Loan)

2007-2009

2009-2011

2011-2013


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2020-2022

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