Dries Mertens

Discover everything you want to know about Dries Mertens: his current girlfriend or wife, his salary and his tattoos. Find out what house the Belgian forward lives in and have a look at his cars!


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

Mertens Salary & Net Worth Revealed

Salary 2021

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£6,434,783
Per month€616,667£536,232
Per week€142,308£123,746
Per day€20,274£17,630
Per hour€844£734
Per minute€14£12

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Net Worth & Market Value

Net Worth:18 Million Euro (15.3 Million Pound)
Market Value:25 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.

Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

Dries Mertens Wife - 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.
Dries Mertens Wife - 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.
Dries Mertens Wife - 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.

Family - Get to know them

Father - Herman

Picture of Dries  Mertens Father, called Herman
Source: Instagram.com

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?
Mother - Marijke

Picture of Dries  Mertens Mother, called Marijke
Source: Instagram.com

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.

Mertens Tattoo - Does he have one?

Dries  Mertens tattoo, the Belgian number 14 from Leuven, Belgium
Source: Instagram.com

He's laughing at everyone that spends thousands on tattoos because he gets to take numerous vacations by saving up all that money.
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House - Where does he live?

Location: Naples, Italy

House of the Belgian number 14, located in Naples, Italy
Source: Instagram.com

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.

Mertens Car - What does he drive?

Ford Fairlane

Picture of his Ford Fairlane   car
Source: Instagram.com

We know he doesn't own that. But the Fairlane is a top car, and he got to drive it in Cuba.
Ford Fairlane

Picture of his Ford Fairlane   car
Source: Instagram.com

Even Kat has joined him on this merry ride. We think that this could be a 1957 model. That is retro to the max.
Opel Astra

Picture of his Opel Astra   car
Source: Instagram.com

He used to drive an Astra. He has come a long way, and we're sure he drives a more sophisticated car now.

Player Bio

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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