Who is Dries Mertens?
Dries Mertens is 32-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), Attacking Midfielder (Right) 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
92 out of 99 which is 'World Class--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 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) , Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) .
What are Dries Mertens's last performances?
One of his best performances from last period, was the match against Empoli, played on 02 November 2018 in Serie A (Regular Season). Dries Mertens received a match rating from FC of 10 for his performance and Napoli won the match with a score of 5-1. The Striker (Centre), Attacking Midfielder (Right) scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Dries Mertens scored the winning goal.
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 9.2 Scored 1 goal and made 2 assists.
• Napoli - Crvena Zvedza (3-1), played on 28 November 2018 for the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). He received a match rating of 9 Scored 2 goals.
One of his least good performances was the match against Liverpool, played on 11 December 2018 in UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Dries Mertens received a match rating from FC of 5.3 for his performance and Napoli lost the match with a score of 1-0.