Gregory Mertens

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Gregory Mertens
Personal information
Full name Gregory Mertens
Date of birth (1991-02-21) 21 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Anderlecht, Belgium
Height 1.90 m
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
2004-2005 Anderlecht
2005-2006 Dilbeek Sport
2006-2010 Gent
2010-2011 Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011-2014 Cercle Brugge 87 (10)
2014- Lokeren 1 (0)
National team
2006 Belgium U16 1 (0)
2009–2010 Belgium U19 5 (1)
2011 Belgium U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 October 2012

Gregory Mertens (born 21 February 1991 in Anderlecht) is a Belgian professional football player. His best position is central defender. He plays for Lokeren.

Mertens moved from the reserves of K.A.A. Gent to the first team of Cercle Brugge in the 2010-11 winter transfer window. Gregory Mertens signed for Cercle Brugge at the recommendation of Cercle Brugge manager Bob Peeters, who had been Mertens' coach at the Gent reserves the previous season.

On 12 February 2011, Gregory Mertens made his senior debut for Cercle as an 89th minute substitute for Hans Cornelis in a confrontation against his former team R.S.C. Anderlecht. Cercle lost the match 1-0.

On 23 May 2013, he scored his first hattrick against WS Woluwe.