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Herman Mertens


Facts of Herman Mertens

Full NameHerman Mertens
First NameHerman
Last NameMertens
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CountryBelgium
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMarijke Mertens
No Of Children2

Herman Mertens is the father of Dries Mertens. He is a married man. 

His son Dries, also known by his nickname Ciro, professionally serves as a Belgian footballer who portrays a striker or winger for Napoli club, including the Belgium national team

Originally, he belonged to Leuven, Belgium. He represents Belgian nationality. As per his birth date, he follows the Taurus zodiac sign.

Herman Mertens with his son Dries Mertens.
Herman Mertens with his son Dries Mertens. Source: Instagram

Had Herman's child refused a big offer?

Herman's child, Dries, indeed had refused a big offer from China. Well, as we know, his son is a great player. 

That's why China had offered him a huge salary and opportunity to be in the Chinese Super League

Celebrities like Carlos Tevez, Oscar, and Hulk had accepted the offer and moved in there. 

But when asked about the refusal, the player answered, his dad had driven him from the bus to Brussels every day for the training. 

He has enormous respect for his parents, who had given him everything despite not coming from a wealthy background. 

He also added how his mom and dad hadn't taught him about money during his childhood years. 

Lastly, he said that if he accepted the proposal, it would have disappointed his parents.

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Herman, with his wife, is always supportive towards Dries career

Herman Mertens wife and son Dries Mertens enjoying their vacation.
Herman Mertens wife and son Dries Mertens enjoying their vacation. Source: Instagram

As Herman comes from a middle-class background, he and his wife have always supported their son Dries since childhood. 

Moreover, being a parent, Herman and Marijke (spouse) were so smart that they registered Dries name in the Stade Leuven, a local team two years earlier of France World Cup 1998

We can see through Dries behavior how he has been well taught about the moral and ethical values of life by them. 

Moreover, being happy and appreciating the little things present in his life.

Their son is now a married man

Herman Mertens son Dries Mertens and daughter-in-law on the wedding day.
Herman Mertens son Dries Mertens and daughter-in-law on the wedding day. Source: Instagram

Herman's son is already married to a lady named Katrin Kerkhofs

He and his whole family organized a very intimate wedding. Only close family members and friends were invited to their guest list. 

His dearest son took the vows in front of their parents on June 27, 2015.  

The bride clad in a white printed gown with minimal makeup and loose curly hair, whereas their son looked dashing in a dark green suit matched with a white shirt, a black bow, and brown shoes.  

Dries kissed her on the balcony in front of everyone after performing the rituals. It's already been six years since the pair was together. 

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Dries's life after the wedding

Herman Mertens son Dries Mertens and daughter-in-law celebrating their anniversary.
Herman Mertens son Dries Mertens and daughter-in-law celebrating their anniversary. Source: Instagram

Dries life after the wedding has been going great. We can see on his Instagram traveling with his spouse to different destinations. 

They are seen being a DJ, celebrating their anniversary with their dogs with lights around in a terrace, enjoying quality time in Italy, a bike ride in La Douce, France, holidaying in the Bahamas, a classic car ride in Havana, Cuba, an evening time in Cala Comte, etc. 

Dries Mertens journey from rejections towards fame

Dries Mertens had faced a lot of disappointment and rejection. 

The player had been in the youth setup for the whole five years in Anderlecht

But later, his coaches had stated that he is short and physically powerless to have participated in a professional level of football. 

Nevertheless, his professional journey began when he came to the Netherlands. He achieved the title of captain and a Gouden Stier 2009 award as the best player. Rest is history.

See: Melina Tielemans, daughter of Youri Tielemans

Net worth

Since Herman's income details aren't released, we can rely on his son, who has a total estimated net worth of 18 million Euros.

Net worth18 million Euros
Income sourceBelgian footballer, Endorsements


  1. His son is 34 years old.

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Updated On Sat Oct 15 2022 Published On Thu Jul 01 2021 By shaumya

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