Facts of Dries Mertens
|Full Name:||Dries Mertens|
|Age:||33 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||May 06, 1987|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Birth Place:||Leuven, Belgium|
|Father's Name:||Herman Mertens|
|Mother's Name:||Marijke Mertens|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Katrin Kerkhofs|
|Education:||Apalachee High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)|
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Belgian professional footballer Dries Mertens currently plays as a striker or winger for Italian club Napoli and the Belgium national team. He played for Stade Leuven, Anderlecht, and Gent in his youth and made his debut on loan to Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian Third Division.
Dries Mertens played for Dutch Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2006, where he spent three years before a €600,000 move to Utrecht of the Eredivisie.
- 1 What is Dries Mertens Famous For?
- 2 Dries Mertens: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
- 3 Education Details
- 4 All About his Football career:
- 5 Awards and Nominations
- 6 Dries Mertens: Net Worth, Salary
- 7 Dries Mertens: Wife, Children, Marriage
- 8 Dries Mertens: Height, Weight, Eye Color
- 9 Is Dries Mertens active on social media?
- 10 Did You Know?
What is Dries Mertens Famous For?
- Is a Belgian Footballer
- Striker for Italian club Napoli.
Dries Mertens: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
He was born on 6th May 1987 in Leuven, Belgium to father Herman Mertens, and Marijke Mertens, mother. He does not have any siblings. His parents came from a humble background but they supported him in all the ways they would. Dries holds Belgian citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown. He grew up learning technical things in life and grew up having a love for his parents who taught him the need for moral and ethical values in life.
For education, he joined Apalachee High School and graduated from the same. He was very humble and very good at academics as well. During the school period, his school offered him to passionately play soccer and he used him every second o play football during his break. His football handling style led his mother and sports team of his school to a meeting and they suggested his parents help him to become a professional footballer.
All About his Football career:
He passed the youth system of Belgian side Anderlecht in 1998. During five years from 1998 till 2003, the footballer performed for various youth squads of the club, but he did not make a go of it and decided to complete a move to Gent. Then he went on loan to Eendracht Aalst, where he made 14 appearances and netted four goals during the 2005/2006 season.
In 2006 he moved on loan to AGOVV Apeldoorn and then the management board decided to lodge a bid for the player, which was accepted by his parent Gent.
He amassed 15 goals in 38 matches in 2008/2009 season and was voted the Player of the Year and became a captain of his team.
He extended a five-year contract with Eredivisie side Utrecht. In 2009. Moreover, he chipped in a brace in the match against VVV-Venlo on August 16, 2009. He has voted the best player of Utrecht after his début season and given ‘The Silver Boot’ by The Royal Dutch Football Association.
Since 2011, Dries has been capped for the Belgium national team.
In 2013 the Belgian joined Italian giants Napoli. Similarly, Mertens was named in Marc Wilmots’ 23-man squad for Belgium’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign in Brazil on 13 May 2014.
Also, Mertens netted his first brace for Belgium in their opening qualifying match, netting twice in three minutes in a 6–0 win over Andorra. The following year, he scored one and assisted another in a 3–1 win over Israel which ensured that Belgium secured top spot in their qualifying group.
FIFA WORLD CUP
During Belgium’s qualification, he scored five goals for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including two in an 8–1 home win over Estonia on 13 November 2016. Also, he got appeared in Belgium’s tournament squad and scored in the nation’s opening match in a 3–0 win over Panama.
Awards and Nominations
- The talent of the year in the Jupiler League: 2008/09
- Italian Super Cup: 2014
- Dutch Cup winner: 2011/12
- Italian cup winner: 2014
- AIC team of the year: 2017
Dries Mertens: Net Worth, Salary
His estimated net worth is $18,304,000 and has several cars such as BMW, Range Rover, Audi, and so on.
Dries Mertens: Wife, Children, Marriage
Mertens is a married person. He married his loving girlfriend named Katrin Kerkhofs in 2015. The couple has not welcomed any children to date.
Dries Mertens: Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 5 ft. 7 inches and weighs 62 kg. Also, he has black hair and black eyes.
He has around 1.6 million followers on Instagram, about 955k followers on Facebook, and around 836k followers on Twitter.
Did You Know?
- His nickname is Ciruzz.
- His parents supported him enough to make him a professional footballer although they were not rich.