Dries Mertens


  • matches played 587
  • goals 235
  • assists 111
  • Last appearance (days ago) 6

Having been born in 1987, on May 06, Dries Mertens's age of 32 makes him junior to the average player of SSC Napoli. In UEFA Champions League, SSC Napoli is in third position and in Serie A (Italy) they are in second place. Dries Mertens stands 169cm high and thus is 12cm smaller than his team on average. In terms of preferred feet, he is a right footer, like 67% of SSC Napoli. He had 57 match appearances this season.

Further, Dries Mertens also operates for Belgium. He received the jersey number 14 at SSC Napoli. With each day at SSC Napoli, he is extending his personal record stay with a club which counts five years and 11 months for the time being. From his professional start until now, Dries Mertens has performed in 494 matches in total and hindermost appeared twelve days ago. On average, he has participated in 10.3 matches per season. Throughout his time as professional football player, he was sanctioned with a card 57 times resulting in a mean value of 1.19 cards per play time. This season he was given just three yellow cards.

He managed to attract a lot of good feedback after his performance at PSV Eindhoven, the team he was subjected to before joining SSC Napoli. Dries Mertens's portfolio includes one accidental own goal, which happened with Real Madrid in a match of UEFA Champions League 16/17 (Spain). Eleven months was the stubbiest period that he was contracted to a team (VC Eendracht Aalst 2002 from Belgium) After an overall look at his career, we can see that he was substituted in 119 times but never out. In the active season, he was taken out more often just like in the previous one.

SSC Napoli has five more forwards in their squad, namely Simone Verdi, Amin Younes, Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon and Arek Milik. In terms of winning, Dries Mertens's team was able to do so in 33% of UEFA Champions League's and in 50% of Serie A's matches. In terms of top seasons, the Serie A 16/17 (Italy) was his best one yet, breaking one personal record in terms of goals. He weighs 61kg which is 12kg less than his team's average heftiness. Dries Mertens changed six clubs throughout his career as professional. The current UEFA Champions League 18/19 term proves to be good for Dries Mertens, as he managed to score 21 times (0.37 per match) and provide an assist 19 times (0.33 per match). Basically, 42.9% of SSC Napoli's goals in UEFA Champions League 18/19 were caused by him.

(Last edited May 10, 2019)