Dries Mertens Net Worth

One of Belgium’s most gifted football players, Dries Mertens is renowned for his exceptional dribbling, passing, and shooting abilities. Dries Mertens now plays as a striker or winger for Napoli. He has a net worth of $18 million.

In this article, we are going to learn about Dries Merten’s net worth, salary, earnings, and biography.

About Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens, a Belgian professional football player who plays as an offensive midfielder or striker for Süper Lig club Galatasaray and the Belgium national team, was born on May 6, 1987, and goes by the moniker “Ciro”.

Mertens made his debut in the Belgian Third Division while on loan to Eendracht Aalst while still a young player for Stade Leuven, Anderlecht, and Gent.

He transferred to Dutch Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2006, where he stayed for three years before making a €600,000 transfer to Eredivisie team Utrecht.

He and teammate Kevin Strootman were moved to PSV Eindhoven two years later for a combined sum of €13 million, and in 2012 they won the KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield. 

Early Life

Mertens, a Leuven native, began playing soccer as a youngster for the city’s long-gone club Stade Leuven.

Mertens was initially discovered by Anderlecht scouts in this location, which led to an offer for him to join the club’s junior academy in 1998.

Before being released in 2003, he spent five years with Anderlecht’s youth program. 

Coaches determined that he was too little and physically unfit to compete at the professional level.

Mertens joined neighboring Belgian Pro League team Gent after being released by Anderlecht.

Mertens spent two years in the development system of Gent before being loaned to Eendracht Aalst for the 2005–06 campaign.

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He won Player of the Year honors for his outstanding play with the third-division team.


On July 1, 2006, Mertens signed a contract with AGOVV Apeldoorn, which later went out of business in 2013, for a season-long loan with the possibility of purchase.

In 35 games, he managed a return of 2 goals. At the beginning of the 2009–10 Eredivisie season, Utrecht formally completed the signing of Mertens for a transfer price of €600,000 after reaching an agreement with AGOVV in March 2009. 

Mertens scored six league goals in his first season with the team, finishing as runner-up.

As a replacement for the departed Balázs Dzsudzsák, Mertens moved for fellow Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven in a dual transfer with Utrecht teammate Kevin Strootman for a combined sum of €13 million in June 2011.

Dries Merten’s Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2023, the professional Belgian footballer Dries Merten has a net worth of $18 million.

He made most of this money from his professional career in football by playing in both the international world cup and a few of his clubs such as AGOVV, Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, and currently at Galatasaray.


Dries Mertens makes about $8.6 million a year and $165,000 per week at Napoli. However, Dries Mertens’ agreement with the Italian team ended on July 1, 2022, leaving him without a team at the moment. 


The Belgian footballer does not possess any endorsement as of 2023. It won’t take long enough for him to secure one because of his skillful performance. If we get to know any information about this it will be uploaded to the website.

Quick Facts 


Full Name Dries Mertens
Nickname Dries
Born 6 May 1987
Debut 2005
Height 1.69 m
Weight 61 kg
Age 36 years old
Birthplace Leuven, Belgium
Religion Christian
Nationality Belgian
Net Worth $18 million
Marital Status Married
Father name Herman Mertens
Mother name Marijke Mertens
Instagram Handle driesmertens
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The charming Belgian is happily wed to Kat Kerkhofs, his childhood sweetheart. Before saying “I do” in Naples in June 2015, the charming couple dated for ten years.

Kat Dance does research and hosts TV. On March 26, 2022, a son named Ciro Romeo Mertens was born to them.

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Dries Mertens was born on 6 May 1987 and as of 2023, he is 36 years old.

Height And Weight

He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 61 kg.

Career stats


Club League National cup Europe
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AGOVV Apeldoorn 38 15
35 13 2 1
108 30 2 1
Utrecht 38 7 1
31 10 4 1 12 3
69 17 5 1 12 3
PSV Eindhoven 33 21 5 3 11 3
29 16 3 1 6 1
62 37 8 4 17 4
Napoli 33 11 4 2 10
31 6 4 15 4
33 5 2 1 5 5
35 28 3 1 8 5
38 18 2 1 9 3
35 16 1 11 3
31 9 3 1 8 6
29 9 1 7 1
30 11 1 1 6 1
295 113 21 7 79 28
Galatasaray 28 6 3 1
Career total 576 207 39 14 108 35

Faqs About Dries Mertens

When did he start to play professionally?

His professional debut was in 2006.

Which club does he play for now?
As of 2023, he plays for Galatasaray.

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