Who is Dries Mertens?
Dries Mertens is 33-years-old, born on 06 May 1987, and is a right-footed professional football player from Belgium. Born in Leuven, Dries Mertens has also played in Eredivisie for PSV and in KNVB Beker for Utrecht.
Dries Mertens is a player who could be described as late developer, as it took a position switch from the wing to centre-forward which would see him realise his full potential. Mertens gained his reputation at PSV Einhoven where he scored an impressive 37 goals in 62 matches, which eventually led to a transfer to Napoli. Following Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Juventus and an injury to his direct replacement, Arkadiusz Milik, Mertens was moved to the central striker role where he has excelled ever since. His exploits have made him a darling of the Partenopei supporters. He has been a member of the Belgian national team for nearly a decade and was part of the side that finished third at the 2018 World Cup.He currently plays as a Striker (Centre) in Serie A for club Napoli.
How good is Dries Mertens?
Based on our FC Ranking and match performance analysis he currently has a ranking of
82 out of 99 which is 'Valuable-level' compared to other football players around the world. Other players who are currently at the same performance level and same position as Dries Mertens are Paolo Guerrero (Internacional) , Rodrigo (Valencia) and Mauro Icardi (PSG) .
What are Dries Mertens's last performances?
One of his best performances from last period, was the match against RB Salzburg, played on 23 October 2019 in UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Dries Mertens received a match rating from FC of 9.3 for his performance and Napoli won the match with a score of 2-3. The Striker (Centre) scored 2 goals and had 1 assist.
Other exemplary match performances of Dries Mertens in this period were:
• Belgium - Kazakhstan (3-0), played on 08 June 2019 for the UEFA Euro Qualification (Group Stage). He received a match rating of 9.1 Scored 1 goal and made 2 assists.
• Napoli - Sampdoria (2-0), played on 14 September 2019 for the Serie A (Regular Season). He received a match rating of 8.3 Scored 2 goals.
One of his least good performances was the match against SPAL, played on 27 October 2019 in Serie A (Regular Season). Dries Mertens received a match rating from FC of 5.7 for his performance and the match ended with a score of 1-1.