Name
Dries Mertens

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Born
1987 (35 years old)

Birth Place
Leuven, Belgium

Position
Forward

Status
Active

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Height
1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)

Weight
61 kg

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Sport
Soccer

Team
Galatasaray

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Belgium

League
Turkish Super Lig

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Dries Mertens (born 6 May 1987), nicknamed "Ciro", is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for 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 300 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 scored his 122nd goal for the club, surpassing Marek Hamšík as Napoli's all-time top goalscorer.

Mertens made his Belgium debut in 2011 and has since made over 100 appearances for the national team. He was also part of the nation's squads at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020, helping them to a third-place finish at the 2018 tournament. In 2016, he was named Belgian Footballer of the Year.


Season Stats
2 appearances in the current 2022-2023 Season


Career Honours

Coppa Italia
2019-2020

Napoli

Supercoppa Italiana
2014

Napoli

Coppa Italia
2013-2014

Napoli

Johan Cruijff Schaal
2012-2013

PSV Eindhoven

KNVB Cup
2011-2012

PSV Eindhoven


Career Milestones


Serie A Hat-Trick
2016-04-19


Serie A Hat-Trick
2016-12-11


Serie A 4 Goals
2016-12-18


Serie A Hat-Trick
2017-02-04


Serie A Hat-Trick
2017-09-17


Serie A Hat-Trick
2018-11-02


Former Youth Teams

1998-2003

2003-2005


Former Senior Teams

2005-2007

2005-2006 (Loan)

2006-2007 (Loan)

2007-2009

2009-2011

2011-2013

2013-2022


Former Club Staff


Contracts

2020-2022

2022-2023


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