Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli is popularly known as Romelu Lukaku who is one of the famous professional football players of Belgium. He plays for Manchester United Football Club of England and the Belgium national team. His playing position is a striker. His shirt number is 9. He and Radja Nainggolan have played football together. He became the tenth-most expensive Association football transfer when Manchester United signed him from Everton for 90 million pounds in 2017. He started his youth career from Rupel Boom and has played for other clubs such as KFC Wintam, Lierse, Anderlecht, Chelsea, West Bromwich, and Everton.

He is the all-time top scorer for Belgium with 45 goals so far. He is the recipient of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot, whereas his country finished third (best results in World Cup history so far) in the competition.

Gossips and Rumors

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku suffered an injury during a training session on Friday and was excluded from the squad against Bournemouth on Saturday. The details of the injury have not been made yet. Seems like Manchester United will be traveling to Italy this week without Lukaku in the UEFA Champions League clash against Juventus.

Best Known for

Lukaku compared with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba for his strength and style of football.

Early Life of Romelu Lukaku

Romel Lukaku was born on 13th May 1993. His full name is Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli. His birthplace is Antwerp, Belgium. His father is Roger Lukaku who was a professional player on Zaire national football team and his mother is Adolphin Lukaku who was a businesswoman. Lukaku has a brother named Jordan Lukaku who is also a football player. His sun sign is Taurus. Romelu Lukaku was from a Black ethnicity group.

Career of Romelu Lukaku

He began his youth career at local club Rupel Boom in 1999. He trained and played there for four years and moved to KFC Wintam in 2003. In 2004 he joined another Belgian club Lierse, where he played for 2 years.


Lukaku began his professional senior career at the age of 16 in May 2009. He became a key member of Anderlecht’s first team that won their 30th Belgian title scoring 15 goals in his debut season in the pro league. Next season, he scored 20 goals for the club in all competitions.


In 2011, Lukako Joined Chelsea Premier League Club on a five-year deal for a reported fee of 12 million euros. Throughout the season, Lukaku was out of form and did not get much playing time. Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League title the same year but Lukaku refused to hold the trophy as he did not feel like a winner.

West Bromwich Albion

In August 2012, Chelsea loaned Lukaku to West Bromwich on a season-long deal. On 19 May 2013, Lukaku came on in as a second-half substitute and scored a hat-trick against Manchester United. He finished 2012-13 seasons as a sixth-highest goal scorer with 17 goals.  For the next season 2013-14, he went back to Chelsea and loan to Everton in 2013 for a season-long deal. He scored 15 goals for Everton in 31 league matches. He was offered to Everton for a contract of five years. In 2015, he was the second-highest scorers in the UEFA Europa League.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea ahead of the 2013-14 season, where he played two Premier League games for Chelsea and joined another English club, Everton.


Chelsea loaned Lukaku to Everton on a season-long deal in 2013. In his debut season, Lukako scored 15 goals in 31 league games. Everton made the move permanent for 28 million pounds in July 2014. In November 2015, Lukaku became the fifth player under 23 years of age to score at least 50 Premier League goals. Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, and Cristiano Ronaldo were the other four to do so.

Manchester United

In July 2017, English club Manchester United signed Lukaku on a five-year deal for 75 million pounds, plus 15 million in add-ons. Manchester United signed him a day after their captain Wayne Rooney left the club. Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal against Swansea in March 2018.

International Career of Romelu Lukaku

Initially, Lukaku represented Belgium national team at U15, U18, and U21 levels. In February 2010, Lukaku was Called up for the first time in the Belgium senior squad for a friendly match against Croatia. On 17th November 2010, he scored his first two international goals against the friendly match with Russia. On 18 June 2018, Lukaku scored two goals against Panama in the opening match. On 23rd June 2018, Lukaku scored twice again in a 5-2 against Tunisia, while he became the first player since Argentine legend Diego Maradona to score two goals or more in consecutive World Cup matches. He scored a total of four goals and won Bronze Boot, as his country finished third place in the tournament.

Romelu Lukaku’s Personal Life

Lukaku isn’t married yet but he is in an affair with his girlfriend named Julia Vandeweghe since 2014. They both are in deep love with each other. He is Roman Catholic by religion. He does not drink any kind of alcohol. Lukaku can speak French, Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Congolese fluently and understands German as well. During his childhood, Lukaku idolized Didier Drogba as his hero.

Body features of Romelu Lukaku

Height: 1.91 m

Weight: 94 kg

Chest: 45½ in (116 cm)

Arms/Biceps: 15½ in (39½ cm)

Waist: 33 in (84 cm).

Net Worth of Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku has a sponsorship deal with Puma. He was the first Premier League player to join Jay-Z’s management agency Roc Nation Sports. Manchester United signed him in 2017 for a club-record transfer fee of 90 million pounds, making him the tenth-most expensive Association football transfer ever. His estimated annual net worth is $17 million.

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