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 260 articles about Dries Mertens. Articles 1 to 40:
Lorenzo Insigne rises like a phoenix after scoring during the Serie A game between Napoli and Milan on February 22, 2016
Result: Napoli overcome AC Milan to strengthen grip on top spot
Napoli beat AC Milan 2-1 at the Stadio San Paolo through goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Piotr Zielinski to strengthen their hold on top spot.
Nov 18, 21:41
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku becomes Belgium's record goalscorer as Red Devils see off Japan
Romelu Lukaku becomes Belgium's all-time leading goalscorer by finding the net in their 1-0 win over Japan.
Nov 14, 22:14
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Report: Atletico Madrid line up Dries Mertens to replace Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid are reportedly looking at Dries Mertens as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann should the French striker leave the club next summer.
Nov 12, 16:32
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Dries Mertens: 'Manchester City are not unstoppable'
Napoli forward Dries Mertens insists that Manchester City can be stopped this season despite seeing his side lose both Champions League meetings.
Nov 8, 22:22
Sergio Aguero warms up ahead of the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
Result: Manchester City book spot in last-16 stage of Champions League
Manchester City book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League courtesy of a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday night.
Nov 1, 21:40
Sergio Aguero celebrates netting the third during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Team News: Sergio Aguero starts for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero is back in Manchester City's starting lineup for their Champions League trip to Napoli.
Nov 1, 18:37
Luciano Spalletti watches on during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Result: Inter Milan end Napoli's perfect start to Serie A season
Inter Milan become the first team to take points off Napoli in Serie A this season, earning a 0-0 draw from their top-of-the-table clash at the Stadio San Paolo.
Oct 21, 21:41
John Stones watches on ahead of the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
John Stones satisfied with Manchester City performance against Napoli
Manchester City defender John Stones praises the team for their 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League.
Oct 18, 11:52
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Watford on December 14, 2016
Pep Guardiola impressed by Napoli display
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits that Napoli are "one of the best teams" that he has faced in his career following their 2-1 win over the Serie A leaders.
Oct 17, 22:43
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League group game between Manchester City and Napoli on October 17, 2017
Result: Manchester City beat Napoli to extend winning run
Early goals from in-form duo Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus pave the way for Manchester City to edge past Napoli 2-1 in the Champions League.
Oct 17, 21:38
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League group game between Manchester City and Napoli on October 17, 2017
Live Commentary: Manchester City 2-1 Napoli - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Manchester City's 2-1 win over Napoli, as the Citizens made it three wins from three in the Champions League.
Oct 17, 18:45
Pep Guardiola has a chat with Bernardo Silva during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
Preview: Manchester City vs. Napoli
Sports Mole previews the Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Napoli.
Oct 16, 15:27
Lorenzo Insigne rises like a phoenix after scoring during the Serie A game between Napoli and Milan on February 22, 2016
Result: Landmark Lorenzo Insigne strike extends Napoli's winning run
Napoli move five points clear at the top of the Serie A table thanks to a 1-0 win against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, secured through a Lorenzo Insigne strike.
Oct 14, 21:42
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Pierpaolo Marino: 'Manchester United interested in Dries Mertens'
Former Napoli sporting director Pierpaolo Marino claims that Manchester United are "following" Dries Mertens "very closely".
Oct 6, 14:16
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



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1Napoli1311203492535
2Inter Milan1310302591633
3Juventus13101237142331
4Roma1210022381530
5Lazio1291232141828
6Sampdoria1282227151226
7AC Milan136161918119
8Torino134631820-218
9AC Chievo VeronaChievo134541520-517
10Fiorentina135262218417
11Bologna135261417-317
12Atalanta BCAtalanta134451918116
13CagliariCagliari135081221-915
14Udinese124081823-512
15Crotone133371124-1312
16SassuoloSassuolo13328822-1411
17SPALSPAL132471121-1010
18Genoa132381119-89
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona131391029-196
20BeneventoBenevento130013633-270
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