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Dries Mertens

Born: May 6, 1987 (age 31)

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
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Career History
Senior2013-Napoli
International2011-Belgium
Sports Mole has 299 articles about Dries Mertens. Articles 1 to 40:
Thomas Meunier celebrates with teammates after scoring the opener during the World Cup third-place playoff between Belgium and England on July 14, 2018
Result: Belgium condemn England to fourth place at World Cup
Belgium record their best-ever finish at a World Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over England in their third-place playoff match in St Petersburg.
Jul 14, 16:56
England's Jamie Vardy in action with Belgium's Mousa Dembele on June 28, 2018
Preview: Belgium vs. England - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of England's third-place playoff with Belgium in St Petersburg.
Jul 12, 21:12
France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of his side's World Cup semi-final with Belgium on July 10, 2018
Result: Samuel Umtiti sends France into World Cup final
France book their place in the final of the 2018 World Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium, with Samuel Umtiti scoring the only goal of the game.
Jul 10, 20:55
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Team News: Belgium make two changes for Brazil World Cup clash
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez makes two changes for his side's World Cup quarter-final with Brazil.
Jul 6, 17:53
Belgium's players celebrate beating USA in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup
Result: Belgium beat Japan through last-gasp Nacer Chadli winner
Nacer Chadli scores with the final kick of the game to complete a remarkable Belgium comeback in their 3-2 win over Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jul 2, 21:00
 England's Trent Alexander-Arnold in action against Belgium on June 28, 2018
Result: Adnan Januzaj strike condemns England to second place in Group G
Adnan Januzaj's moment of quality early in the second half earns Belgium a 1-0 win over England in Thursday night's Group G showdown at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
Jun 28, 20:52
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal in the World Cup match against Tunisia on June 18, 2018
Preview: England vs. Belgium - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview for England's Group G decider against Belgium at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 27, 14:00
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Roberto Martinez to consider changing entire Belgium team for England game
Roberto Martinez hints that he will make wholesale changes for Belgium's final Group G outing against England on Thursday.
Jun 26, 09:45
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game
Belgium could be without Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens for their Group G clash against England as all three players are carrying knocks.
Jun 23, 16:59
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Result: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku hit doubles in Belgium's win over Tunisia
Belgium all but secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Tunisia in Saturday's Group G fixture in Moscow.
Jun 23, 14:59
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Team News: Belgium unchanged against Tunisia
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez selects the same side against Tunisia which beat Panama 3-0 on Monday evening.
Jun 23, 11:53
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal in the match against Panama on June 18, 2018
Roberto Martinez: 'Romelu Lukaku is not here to win the Golden Boot'
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez insists that Romelu Lukaku is purely focused on winning the World Cup trophy rather than the individual award of the Golden Boot.
Jun 22, 17:57
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Maurizio Sarri 'wants Napoli quartet at Chelsea'
Maurizio Sarri is reportedly planning to bring four Napoli players to Chelsea, should the coach sign as the Blues' new boss.
Jun 22, 11:03
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal in the match against Panama on June 18, 2018
Preview: Belgium vs. Tunisia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview for Saturday's World Cup Group G clash between Belgium and Tunisia in Moscow.
Jun 22, 07:56
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal in the World Cup match against Tunisia on June 18, 2018
Preview: England vs. Panama - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between England and Panama in Group G.
Jun 21, 12:27
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez: 'Belgium very mature in World Cup win over Panama'
Roberto Martinez is delighted with Belgium's "mature" display in Monday's 3-0 win over Panama in their World Cup opener at Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Jun 18, 20:43
Panama manager Hernan Dario Gomez on March 27, 2018
Panama boss Hernan Dario Gomez: 'We played with dignity'
Panama boss Hernan Dario Gomez says that his side "played with dignity" during their 3-0 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup finals.
Jun 18, 18:45
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal in the match against Panama on June 18, 2018
Result: Romelu Lukaku stars as Belgium beat Panama
A flurry of second-half goals secure Belgium a 3-0 win over Panama in their opening World Cup Group G game at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.
Jun 18, 17:58
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal in the match against Panama on June 18, 2018
Live Commentary: Belgium 3-0 Panama - as it happened
Relive how Belgium eventually put away Panama with a 3-0 win in Sochi, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates of the World Cup Group G encounter.
Jun 18, 15:00
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Preview: Belgium vs. Panama - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the World Cup Group G match between Belgium and Panama.
Jun 15, 16:56
Eden Hazard in action during the international friendly between Belgium and Portugal on June 2, 2018
Belgium handed injury scare as Eden Hazard limps off against Costa Rica
Belgium talisman Eden Hazard limps off with 20 minutes to go in the Red Devils' 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica on Monday night.
Jun 11, 22:46
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal in the friendly against Costa Rica on June 11, 2018
Result: Belgium maintain momentum ahead of World Cup with convincing win over Costa Rica
Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium recover from a goal behind to beat Costa Rica 4-1 in their final World Cup warm-up match.
Jun 11, 21:42
Belgium's Dries Mertens celebrates scoring their first goal in the friendly against Costa Rica on June 11, 2018
Live Commentary: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Belgium's 4-1 win against Costa Rica, as the Red Devils rounded off their World Cup preparations in style.
Jun 11, 19:15
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli beat Crotone to break 90-point mark in Serie A
Napoli relegate Crotone with a 2-1 win at the Stadio San Paolo, helping them to 91 Serie A points for the season.
May 20, 19:03
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli's win away at Sampdoria in vain as Juventus crowned champions
Napoli beat Sampdoria 2-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on a night when their Serie A title hopes officially came to an end.
May 13, 21:39
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Juventus on brink of Serie A title as Napoli draw with Torino
Juventus edge closer to the Serie A title as Napoli are held to a 2-2 draw by Torino in Sunday's encounter at Stadio San Paolo.
May 6, 16:01
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Manchester United considering move for Napoli forward Dries Mertens?
Manchester United are reportedly considering an approach for Napoli forward Dries Mertens during the summer transfer window.
May 5, 09:06
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli lose ground in title race with goalless draw against AC Milan
Juventus have the chance to move six points clear at the top of Serie A after Napoli were held to a goalless draw by AC Milan at San Siro.
Apr 15, 15:55
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli reduce gap on leaders Juventus with win over Genoa
Napoli close to within two points of Serie A leaders Juventus with a 1-0 win over Genoa at the Stadio San Paolo.
Mar 18, 21:40
Edin Dzeko in action during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Result: Roma end Napoli's winning run to inflict title blow
Roma score a couple of goals in either half to overcome Napoli 4-2 in the Derby del Sole, ending the Serie A pacesetters' winning run at 10 matches.
Mar 3, 21:40
Lorenzo Insigne in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Result: Napoli extend lead at top of Serie A with thumping win over Cagliari
Napoli move four points clear at the top of the Serie A table with a 5-0 rout over Cagliari.
Feb 26, 21:36
Napoli's Pepe Reina in the Serie A match against Roma on March 4, 2017
Pepe Reina 'tells Napoli teammates he is leaving'
Pepe Reina informs a selection of his teammates that he will be leaving Napoli at the end of the current season, according to a report.
Feb 26, 13:11
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli regain top spot with comeback win over Lazio
Napoli regain top spot from Juventus in Serie A by overcoming Lazio 4-1 at the Stadio San Paolo, extending their winning run to eight matches.
Feb 10, 21:41
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at the game against Lazio on April 9, 2017
Result: Napoli see off Benevento to return to top of Serie A table
Napoli return to the top of the Serie A table thanks to a 2-0 win over struggling Benevento in Sunday's league clash at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito.
Feb 4, 21:47
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Result: Dries Mertens ends goal drought as Napoli go top of Serie A
Napoli winger Dries Mertens ends his nine-game goal drought on Sunday with a brace of goals to help the Azzurri defeat Bologna 3-1 in Serie A.
Jan 28, 16:01
Dries Mertens in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Result: Dries Mertens strike helps Napoli win at Atalanta BC
Napoli extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table to four points courtesy of a 1-0 win at Atalanta BC on Sunday, achieved thanks to a ferocious Dries Mertens strike.
Jan 21, 13:28
Lorenzo Insigne in action during the Serie A game between Napoli and Udinese on April 15, 2017
Result: Lorenzo Insigne helps Napoli beat Udinese to reach Coppa Italia quarter-finals
Lorenzo Insigne's goal helps Napoli to reach the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia in a 1-0 defeat of Udinese at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night.
Dec 19, 21:57
Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri at the Serie A match against Roma on March 4, 2017
Result: Napoli miss out on return to Serie A summit after Fiorentina draw
Napoli miss out on the chance to leapfrog Inter Milan and return to the top of Serie A after being held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina at the Stadio San Paolo.
Dec 10, 15:54
Gonzalo Higuain in action for Juventus on May 14, 2017
Result: Gonzalo Higuain strike stuns leaders Napoli
Gonzalo Higuain strikes against his former club as Juventus close the gap on Serie A leaders Napoli to one point.
Dec 1, 21:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CJuventus38305386246295
2Napoli38287377294891
3Roma38238761283377
4Inter Milan382012666303672
5Lazio38219889494072
6AC Milan3818101056421464
7Atalanta BCAtalanta3816121057391860
8Fiorentina38169135446857
9Torino381315105446854
10Sampdoria38166165660-454
11SassuoloSassuolo381110172959-3043
12Genoa38118193343-1041
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo381010183659-2340
14Udinese38124224863-1540
15Bologna38116214052-1239
16CagliariCagliari38116213361-2839
17SPALSPAL38814163959-2038
RCrotone3898214066-2635
RHellas VeronaHellas Verona3874273078-4825
RBeneventoBenevento3863293384-5121

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