|Full name||Birger Maertens|
|Date of birth||28 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Bruges, Belgium|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 August 2008
On 25 June 2008 Maertens joined the Dutch side Heracles Almelo. He signed a contract until 2011. In 2009 Birger Maertens was voted 8th best overall player in the Dutch Eredivisie by Dutch football magazine Voetbal International. On January 6, 2012, It was announced he had left Heracles earlier than planned, due to personal reasons, to return to his native Belgium, and would not see out the rest of his contract.
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