Dries Mertens

Born: May 6, 1987 (age 30)

Height: 5'6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Leuven, Belgium
Nationality: Belgium Belgian

Position: Winger
Team: Napoli (no. 14)
Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on January 12, 2014
Career History
Senior2013-Napoli
International2011-Belgium
Sports Mole has 246 articles about Dries Mertens. Articles 1 to 40:
Head coach of Napoli Maurizio Sarri looks on during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and SS Lazio at Stadio San Paolo on September 20, 2015 in Naples, Italy.
Result: Napoli ease to win over Bayern Munich in Audi Cup
Napoli earn third place in the Audi Cup after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 2, 18:38
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 0-2 Napoli - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Napoli's 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup third-place playoff.
Aug 2, 16:15
Antonio Conte poses with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Chelsea 'will not bow to Antonio Conte recruitment policy demands'
A report claims that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is desperate to wrestle back more influence over transfer activity, having already missed out on certain targets.
Jun 17, 14:36
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Result: Belgium brush Estonia aside to extend Group H lead
Belgium ease to a 2-0 victory over group minnows Estonia in World Cup qualifying.
Jun 9, 22:22
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 6, 2016
Result: Michy Batshuayi, Marouane Fellaini net in Belgium win
Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini score the goals as Belgium record a 2-1 win over Czech Republic in Monday night's international friendly in Brussels.
Jun 5, 21:36
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Roberto Martinez hails "fantastic" Dries Mertens development
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez heaps praise on Dries Mertens, describing the Napoli striker as a "master of the number nine position".
Jun 4, 20:13
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Dries Mertens: 'I want to stay at Napoli'
Belgian international Dries Mertens says that he is "happy" at Napoli after signing a new three-year contract with the Italian side.
Jun 2, 15:42
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
West Ham United latest side to show interest in Dries Mertens?
A report claims that Napoli ace Dries Mertens is wanted by West Ham United, who will compete with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea for his signature.
May 15, 15:23
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Report: Chelsea rival Manchester United for Dries Mertens
A report claims that Napoli ace Dries Mertens is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United, who are both willing to offer big-money wages to lure him to England.
May 12, 11:26
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis speaks to the crowd on July 29, 2013
Aurelio De Laurentiis confident of Dries Mertens stay
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is confident of tying in-demand Dries Mertens to a new long-term contract.
May 10, 14:22
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Dries Mertens coy on Napoli future amid Manchester United interest
Belgian international Dries Mertens, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, admits that his future with Napoli is currently unclear.
May 1, 18:02
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Manchester United 'step up Dries Mertens pursuit'
A report claims that Manchester United will offer Napoli forward Dries Mertens the chance to double his money at Old Trafford.
Mar 31, 11:18
Italy's Andrea Belotti in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Andrea Belotti will "definitely" not be leaving Torino in summer
Andrea Belotti rejects suggestions that he is close to agreeing a switch to Barcelona, instead promising Torino fans that he is "definitely staying".
Mar 26, 13:51
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring during the friendly between Belgium and Norway on June 5, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku strikes late on to help Belgium draw with Greece
Romelu Lukaku's late goal spares Belgium's blushes in a 1-1 draw with Greece in Saturday's World Cup Group H qualifier in Brussels.
Mar 25, 21:47
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Manchester United 'hold Dries Mertens talks'
A report claims that Napoli forward Dries Mertens met with representatives of Manchester United in Naples earlier this week.
Mar 10, 13:39
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Real Madrid through to quarter-finals of Champions League
Real Madrid book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after recording a 3-1 win at Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
Mar 7, 21:41
Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri at the Serie A match against Roma on March 4, 2017
Live Commentary: Napoli 1-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid.
Mar 7, 18:45
Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale return for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Napoli.
Mar 7, 18:31
Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group D football match SSC Napoli vs Club Brugge KV on September 17, 2015 at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples.
Maurizio Sarri: 'Dries Mertens should face Real Madrid'
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri expects Belgian forward Dries Mertens to be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Mar 6, 22:15
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Napoli vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid, with the holders enjoying a 3-1 lead at the halfway stage of the tie.
Mar 6, 16:44
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Casemiro hits stunner in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid come one goal from behind to record a 3-1 win over Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League.
Feb 15, 21:39
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Dries Mertens: 'I refused life-changing Chinese Super League move'
Napoli forward Dries Mertens admits that he rejected a move to the Chinese Super League which would have "made his grandchildren rich".
Feb 11, 09:21
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Result: Eden Hazard stars in Belgium win over Hungary at Euro 2016
Belgium are through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after an impressive 4-0 victory over Hungary in Toulouse.
Jun 26, 21:52
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Team News: Belgium make one change for last-16 showdown with Hungary
Dries Mertens replaces Yannick Ferreira Carrasco in Belgium's only change for the Euro 2016 knockout-stage tie with Hungary in Toulouse.
Jun 26, 19:05
Emanuele Giaccherini scores his team's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group E game between Belgium and Italy on June 13, 2016
Result: Italy start with a win against Belgium
Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle both score as Italy record a 2-0 win over Belgium in their opening Group E clash at Euro 2016.
Jun 13, 21:55
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the international friendly between Belgium and Finland on June 1, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku rescues draw for Belgium against Finland
Belgium need an 89th-minute goal from Romelu Lukaku to rescue a 1-1 draw from their Euro 2016 warm-up match against Finland in Brussels.
Jun 1, 21:51
Xherdan Shaqiri and Marouane Fellaini in action during the international friendly between Switzerland and Belgium on May 28, 2016
Result: Kevin De Bruyne scores late winner for Belgium in friendly with Switzerland
Kevin De Bruyne scores a late winner for Belgium in a 2-1 triumph over Switzerland in this afternoon's pre-Euro 2016 friendly.
May 28, 17:08
Radja Nainggolan celebrates with teammates after scoring in the Serie A match between Roma and Napoli on April 25, 2016
Result: Roma victory sees Juventus win Serie A title
A late goal from Radja Nainggolan earns Roma a 1-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A, a result which hands Juventus a fifth successive league title.
Apr 25, 15:58
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Denmark's defender Lars Jacobsen during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match Portugal vs Denmark at the Municipal stadium in Braga on October 8, 2015.
Result: Belgium's friendly winning run ends in Portugal
First-half goals from Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo earn Portugal victory over the world's top-ranked side Belgium in Tuesday's international friendly.
Mar 29, 21:38
Giacomo Bonaventura celebrates finding the equaliser during the Serie A game between Napoli and Milan on February 22, 2016
Result: Napoli remain second with San Siro draw
Napoli remain in second place after they fail to overcome visiting AC Milan at the Stadio San Paolo.
Feb 22, 21:59
Elseid Hysaj in action during the Coppa Italia match between Napoli and Inter on January 19, 2016
Result: Inter Milan edge past Napoli into semi-finals of Coppa Italia
Inter Milan set up a Coppa Italia semi-final clash with either Lazio or Juventus by beating Napoli 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo in the quarter-final.
Jan 19, 21:42
Napoli's Spanish forward Jose Maria Callejon (L) celebrates next to his teammate Napoli's Belgian forward Dries Mertens after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group D football match SSC Napoli vs Club Brugge KV on September 17, 2015 at the San Paolo
Europa League roundup: Napoli put five goals past Legia Warsaw
Sports Mole rounds up all of Thursday's early evening Europa League action as Napoli dominate at the top of Group D and Borussia Dortmund suffer a shock home defeat to PAOK.
Dec 10, 20:02
Napoli's midfielder from Slovakia Marek Hamsik tries to score against Genoa's goalkeeper from Italy Mattia Perin during the Italian Serie A football match Genoa Vs Napoli on November 1, 2015
Result: Napoli stutter against Genoa
Napoli miss out on the chance to go top of Serie A following a goalless draw against Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Nov 1, 15:55
Gaetano Letizia of Carpi and Marek Hamsik of Napoli in action during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SSC Napoli at Alberto Braglia Stadium on September 23, 2015
Half-Time Report: Genoa holding Napoli to stalemate
Napoli dominate but fail to break the deadlock as the first half of their Serie A match against Genoa ends goalless.
Nov 1, 14:49
Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on January 12, 2014
Team News: Three changes for Napoli at Genoa
Napoli make three changes to their starting lineup as they travel to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to face Genoa in Serie A.
Nov 1, 13:03
Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SSC Napoli at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 25, 2015
Result: Higuian, Mertens fire Napoli to win
Gonzalo Higuain and Dries Mertens score to hand Napoli a 2-0 victory over Palermo in Serie A.
Oct 28, 21:44
General view of Stadio San Paolo before the Tim cup match between SSC Napoli and Atalanta BC at Stadio San Paolo on January 15, 2014
Team News: Two changes for Napoli against Palermo
Napoli make two changes to their side for the visit of Palermo in Serie A.
Oct 28, 18:58
Gonzalo Higuain of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SSC Napoli at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 25, 2015
Result: Gonzalo Higuain edges Napoli to slender victory over AC Chievo Verona
Gonzalo Higuain's second-half finish is enough to give visitors Napoli a 1-0 victory over AC Chievo Verona at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi in Serie A.
Oct 25, 21:41
Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio San Paolo on October 18, 2015
Result: Gonzalo Higuain fires Napoli past Fiorentina
Gonzalo Higuain scores to give Napoli a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina as the Partenopei close the gap on the Serie A leaders to three points.
Oct 18, 16:04
Belgium's forward Radja Nainggolan (R) vies with Israel's forward Tomer Hemed (L) during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel, at the King Baudouin Stadium, on October 13, 2015
Result: Belgium score three to ease past Israel
Belgium score three second-half goals to defeat Israel 3-1 in their final Euro 2016 qualifier.
Oct 13, 21:37



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2Napoli44001521312
3Juventus44001331012
4Lazio431094510
5AC Milan43018629
6Torino42207348
7Sampdoria32106427
8Fiorentina42028626
9Roma32015326
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11Bologna512247-35
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15Udinese410357-23
16Genoa401348-41
17SassuoloSassuolo401328-61
18Crotone401306-61
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona4013111-101
20BeneventoBenevento4004110-90
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