|Full name Pierre Merkel|
Height 1.9 m
Name Pierre Merkel
Current team VfB Oldenburg
|Date of birth (1989-05-25) 25 May 1989 (age 26)|
Place of birth Bad Kreuznach, West Germany
2008–2009 SV Alemannia Waldalgesheim
Pierre Merkel (born 25 May 1989 in Bad Kreuznach) is a German footballer of German and Ghanan descent. He currently plays for VfB Oldenburg in the Regionalliga Nord as a striker.
After spending the first few seasons of his career in the fifth tier Oberliga Südwest, Merkel joined 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig in 2011. He made his debut in professional football on 23 September 2011, coming on in the 84th minute in an away game against FSV Frankfurt, and scoring the late 1–1 equalizer on a header. His Braunschweig teammates nicknamed him "Angie" after German chancellor Angela Merkel.
In 2013, Merkel's contract in Braunschweig was terminated mutually and he joined Hallescher FC of the 3. Liga on a free transfer. After one season in Halle, Merkel moved to Regionalliga Nord side VfB Oldenburg.