Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens
Quick Facts About Dries Mertens
Celebrated Name Dries Mertens
Age 37 years old
Nick Name Ciro
Birth Name Dries Mertens
Birth Date 1987-05-06
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Belgian
Place of Birth Leuven, Belgium
Ethnicity Belgium's Flemish
Horoscope Taurus
Religion Christianity
Father Herman Mertens
Mother Marijke Mertens
Sexualorientation staright
Marital Status married
Wife Katrin Kerkhofs
Net Worth €18 million
Salary €7.4 million annually
Market Value €3.4 million
Height 5 ft 7 inches
Weight 65 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color dark brown
Hair Color blonde
Current Team Galatasaray FC
Coach Fatih Terim

Dries Mertens, a Napoli Legendary forward and goalscorer, is well-known for his ability both to score and create goals work. A versatile player, Mertens is a fast, creative, diminutive, and agile player, with a low center of gravity, who possesses good technique and dribbling skills, which enables him to get past opponents when in possession of the ball. 

Who is Dries Mertens?

Dries Mertens is a Belgian professional footballer. He currently plays as a striker for the Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray. In his International career, Mertens represented Belgium at under-17 in 2004. Since 2011, he has been part of the  Belgian national team. He was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for 2016. 

Mertens began his football career by joining the youth team of the now-dissolved local club Stade Leuven in 1996 at the age of 9. In 2005, he was signed by fellow Belgian Pro League side, Gent. On 1st July 2006, he joined the Dutch club, AGOVV Apeldoorn. In June 2011, it was announced that Mertens had signed for fellow Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven. 

Mertens' agent Søren Lerby confirmed on 16 June 2013 that the player had agreed to sign with Napoli. He made his Serie A debut on 25 August 2013.  His first goal for Napoli came on 30 October when he netted the winner in a 2–1 away victory over Fiorentina. On 28 November 2018, Mertens scored his 100th goal for Napoli when he netted twice in the Champions League. On 8th August 2022, he was transferred to the Turkish club Galatasaray

What country is Dries Mertens from?

Dries Mertens was born on 6th May 1987 in Leuven, the capital and largest city of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Her birthname is Dries Mertens. He holds Belgian nationality and belongs to Belgium's Flemish (Dutch speakers) ethnicity. His star sign is Taurus. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Mertens was born into a middle-class family as the only child. His father, Herman Mertens is an ex-top gymnast who also worked as a sports teacher while his mother, Marijke Mertens, is a homemaker. Mertens grew up in his hometown developing a deep interest in football since childhood. 

While at school, Dries Mertens was a humble and withdrawn boy who performed well in academics. Back then, his school offered him the opportunity to play football for short periods. 

Who is Dries Mertens' wife? 

Dries Mertens has been married to his beautiful wife Katrin Kerkhofs since 2015. By profession, Kerkhofs is a television presenter. She has appeared in programs and shows that talk about the wives of famous football players. Their love story begins while Mertens was playing for the Dutch club PSV in the early 2010s and began living together in 2012. Dries Mertens has been married to Katrin Kerkhofs for five years now.

The sweet couple married on 27th June 2015 in a beautiful wedding ceremony. Since February 2019, Katrin can be often been seen hosting the show. However, Katrin Kerkhofs has also starred in Dancing With The Stars. She was a runner-up for James Cooke. Katrin Kerkhofs is also working as a DJ from time to time, as she loves music. The couple became parents for the first time when their first child, a baby boy was born on the 26th of March 2022 whom they named Ciro Romeo Mertens. 

Dries Mertens salary 2022

As of November 2022, the net worth of Dries Mertens is estimated to be €18 million. In May 2017 the forward signed a contract with S.S.C. Napoli that nets him a whopping salary of €7.4 million annually. His current market value is €3.4 million. 

The football star hasn't lack behind in living a moderate lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a beautiful apartment in Naples, Italy. His family has real estate property in Belgium. The player drives a Ford Fairlane, and Opel Astra. 

How tall is Dries Mertens?

Dries Mertens is 5 ft 7 inches and his body weight is 65 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep himself fit and active. He has a short raised haircut that is blonde in color. His eyes color are dark brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Galatasaray FC football training center for warm-ups and training. 

Facts About Dries Mertens

  • #1His favored role is as a winger on the left.
  • #2He has also been used as an attacking midfielder.
  • #3He is also an accurate free kick taker.
  • #4He loves going holidays in the sea.
  • #5He was nominated for Ballon d'Or 2017.
  • #6He wears Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 soccer cleats in 2022-2023.
  • #7Dries Mertens's Rating is 84.
  • #8The 2022 world cup will be his third world cup participation.
  • #9He once refused to accept an expensive move to China.
  • #10He is a dog lover.