Name
Gregory Mertens

Thumb

Image Source: Unknown report

User Rating
(0 users)

Complete
50%

Born
Deceased

Birth Place
Anderlecht, Belgium

Position
Defender

Team Number


Height
1.73

Outfitter


Kit


Side


Agent


Market Value
700.000 €

Wage Year



Player Cutout


Player Action Render


Sport
Soccer

Team
_Deceased Soccer

2nd Team


League
_No League

Creative Commons Artwork
No



Site
Home / Sport / Soccer / _No League / _Deceased Soccer / Gregory Mertens

Description
Available in:

Gregory Mertens (2 February 1991 – 30 April 2015) was a Belgian professional football player. His usual position was central defender. He last played for Lokeren.

Mertens moved from the reserves of K.A.A. Gent to the first team of Cercle Brugge in the 2010–11 winter transfer window, at the recommendation of manager Bob Peeters, who had been his coach at the Gent reserves the previous season.

On 12 February 2011, Mertens made his senior debut for Cercle as an 89th-minute substitute for Hans Cornelis in a match against his former team R.S.C. Anderlecht. Cercle lost the match 1–0.

On 23 May 2013, he scored his first hat trick against WS Woluwe.

Mertens suffered a cardiac arrest during a reserve game for Lokeren against K.R.C. Genk on 27 April 2015. He was immediately taken to hospital where he was put in an artificially induced coma. He died on 30 April 2015 at around 16:30. Lokeren declared that Mertens had passed all fitness tests set by UEFA, and therefore the cause of his cardiac arrest needed to be established.

On the day after his death, Lokeren lined up for their play-off match against Westerlo in T-shirts bearing Mertens' name and squad number 4.


Career Honours


Former Youth Teams


Former Senior Teams

2011-2014

2014-2015

Former Club Staff


Contracts


Fanart


Banner


Statistics
None Found...


Other Links