Dries Mertens

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Picture of the 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) tall Belgian forward of S.S.C. Napoli

BirthdateMay 6th, 1987
BirthplaceLeuven, Belgium
Length1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
TeamS.S.C. Napoli
TraitsAgile Dribbler

Mertens Salary & Net Worth Revealed

How much does he earn?

In May 2017 the forward signed a contract with S.S.C. Napoli that nets him a whopping salary of 7.4 Million Euro (6.3 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €20,274 (£17,260) per day and €845 (£719) per hour!

Per year€7,400,000£6,300,000
Per month€616,667£‭525,000‬
Per week€142,308£121,154
Per day€20,274£17,260
Per hour€845£719
Per minute€14.08£11.99
Per second€0.23£0.20

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Net Worth & Market Value
Net Worth18 Million Euro (15.3 Million Pound)
Market Value25 Million Euro (21.3 Million Pound)
A stable career in Italy has seen his net worth increase to 18 million Euros. His current market value is only 25 million Euros.

Mertens Tattoo - Does he have one?

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Dries  Mertens tattoo, the Belgian number 14 from Leuven, Belgium
He's laughing at everyone that spends thousands on tattoos because he gets to take numerous vacations by saving up all that money. (Image: Instagram.com)

Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

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Dries Mertens - Kat Kerkhofs
Picture of his , who goes by the name Kat Kerkhofs.
This couple loves their holidays. They were clicked in Cala Comte, enjoying each other's company. Cala Comte is a beach in the southwest of Ibiza. (Image: Instagram.com)

Dries Mertens - Kat Kerkhofs
Picture of his , who goes by the name Kat Kerkhofs.
She has aged like fine wine, according to him. He must really love her to the bone or is a major aficionado of fine wine. (Image: Instagram.com)

Dries Mertens - Kat Kerkhofs
Picture of his , who goes by the name Kat Kerkhofs.
This is from another one of their holidays. They were celebrating their 4th anniversary. This looks like it could be somewhere in the Carribean. (Image: Instagram.com)

Family - Get to know them

Father - Herman
Picture of Dries  Mertens Father, called Herman
Papa Herman used to sport a moustache. It was shaved off by our footballer after he won a bet. We don't mind the clean face. Will he ever try growing a beard like son, though? (Image: Instagram.com)

Mother - Marijke
Picture of Dries  Mertens Mother, called Marijke
The whole family likes holidays. They don't need a reason to take one. Mum Marijke is joined by the winger during one of her downtimes. (Image: Instagram.com)

Mertens Car - What does he drive?

Ford Fairlane
Picture of his Ford Fairlane   car
We know he doesn't own that. But the Fairlane is a top car, and he got to drive it in Cuba. (Image: Instagram.com)

Ford Fairlane
Picture of his Ford Fairlane   car
Even Kat has joined him on this merry ride. We think that this could be a 1957 model. That is retro to the max. (Image: Instagram.com)

Opel Astra
Picture of his Opel Astra   car
He used to drive an Astra. He has come a long way, and we're sure he drives a more sophisticated car now. (Image: Instagram.com)

House - Where does he live?

Location: Naples, Italy
House of the Belgian number 14, located in Naples, Italy
We would have loved a wider shot, but with him and his dog Juliette we can never be sure. She joins him on a lot of adventures. This could be his home in Naples. (Image: Instagram.com)


Born in Leuven, Belgium, this 90s kid began playing football with his hometown club Stade Leuven. As a youth, he'd also spend time in the academies of Anderlecht and Gent. We're quite surprised by the fact that the people responsible in Gent didn't see his true potential, although he came through their system. His entire senior career with Gent was spent away on loan spells, a year each to be precise, with the now-defunct Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian third division and AGOVV Apeldoorn in the Dutch second division. He showed his panache for goal scoring even early in his career. He was considered to be more of a winger or even a playmaker than a centre-forward. His performances did not go unseen, subsequently earning him a transfer to the Eredivisie team Utrecht. He spent a couple of seasons with them before transferring to Eindhoven to play for PSV. His true potential began to show here, and he was sold to Napoli a couple of seasons later. This was in the year 2013, and he has gone on to confirm himself a place in the history of Napoli with his performances. Although representing Belgium in only the Under-17 levels, he has been a full time senior with their squad since 2011. He has played in three major tournaments for his country and helped them finish third in the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup.

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