Dries Mertens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdris ˈmɛrtə(n)s], born 6 May 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Italian club Napoli and the Belgium national team. Mertens signed for Napoli in 2013 prior to which he had stints in Belgium with Gent and Eendracht Aalst, and in the Netherlands with AGOVV Apeldoorn, Utrecht and PSV.
Mertens made his Belgium debut in 2011 and has since made over 50 appearances for the national team. He was also part of the nation's squads at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. In 2016, he was named Belgian Footballer of the Year.