Dries Mertens

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Dries Mertens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdris ˈmɛrtəns]; born 6 May 1987), nicknamed "Ciro", is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward or a winger for Süper Lig club Galatasaray and the Belgium national team. As a youth, Mertens played for Stade Leuven, Anderlecht and Gent, and made his debut on loan to Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian Third Division. In 2006, he moved to Dutch Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn, where he spent three years before a €600,000 move to Utrecht of the Eredivisie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dries Mertens has received more than 3,525,746 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Dries Mertens is the 1,121st most popular soccer player (up from 1,348th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 447th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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  • 3.5M

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  • 53.42

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Dries Mertens has had the most page views in the with 320,012 views, followed by Turkish (268,466), and Italian (193,209). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lithuanian (111.03%), Southern Azerbaijani (104.82%), and Turkish (96.93%)


Among soccer players, Dries Mertens ranks 1,121 out of 21,273Before him are Christian Panucci, Toshio Miyaji, David Alaba, Manuel Ferreira, Tore Keller, and Emerson. After him are Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jacques Santini, Josef Kadraba, José Luis Brown, Bojan Krkić, and Josip Katalinski.

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Among people born in 1987, Dries Mertens ranks 22Before him are Tom Felton, Zac Efron, Blake Lively, Julian Nagelsmann, Arda Turan, and Marek Hamšík. After him are Dimitri Payet, Samir Nasri, Elliot Page, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jamie Vardy, and Andy Murray.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Dries Mertens ranks 399 out of 1,190Before him are Briek Schotte (1919), Raoul Lambert (1944), Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress (1190), Daniël Heinsius (1580), Lucien Buysse (1892), and Herman Van Springel (1943). After him are Mark Eyskens (1933), Michiel Sweerts (1618), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Hans Bol (1534), Robert Hennet (1886), and Walter Godefroot (1943).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Dries Mertens ranks 18Before him are Marc Wilmots (1969), Bernard Voorhoof (1910), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Franky Van der Elst (1961), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), and Raoul Lambert (1944). After him are Franky Vercauteren (1956), Radja Nainggolan (1988), Axel Witsel (1989), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), Kevin De Bruyne (1991), and Raymond Braine (1907).