Gregory Mertens

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Gregory Mertens (2 February, 1991 – 30 April, 2015) was a Belgian professional footballer. His position was central defender. He played in the Belgian Pro League, playing for Cercle Brugge (2011–2014) and Lokeren (2014–2015). He was born in Anderlecht.

Mertens went into cardiac arrest and collapsed on 27 April, 2015 while playing a game against K.R.C. Genk. He died from heart failure on 30 April at a Genk hospital, aged 24.[1]

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  1. "Gregory Mertens: Ex-Belgium U21 player dies after collapse". BBC. 30 April, 2015. Retrieved 30 April, 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)