Romelu Lukaku

Who is Romelu Lukaku?

Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli  is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester United and the Belgium national team. Lukaku was born on 13 May 1993 in Antwerp, a city in northern Belgium, to  Congolese  parents. His father, Roger Lukaku, played professional football and was capped at international level by Zaire. He has a younger brother named Jordan, who has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht and currently plays for Lazio in Italy. His cousin Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo plays as a left-sided winger or defender for Austria’s Rapid Vienna.

He is one of only five players to have scored 50 Premier League goals before his 23rd birthday, and the fifth youngest to have scored 100 goals in the competition. At international level he holds the all-time record of 40 goals scored for the Belgian national team.

Lukaku started his career with local club Rupel Boom, before joining Lierse, where he earned a move to Anderlecht of the Belgian Pro League in 2006. Lukaku made his professional debut while still at school at age 16, and became the 2009–10 top scorer in Belgium as Anderlecht won the Belgian championship. He also won the Belgian Ebony Shoe in 2011. In the 2011 summer transfer window, Lukaku joined Premier League club Chelsea. He did not appear regularly in his first season there, and spent the following two seasons on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton respectively, signing permanently for the latter for a club record £28 million in 2014. Three years later, Lukaku signed for Manchester United for a club record transfer fee of up to £90 million.

Lukaku made his senior international debut for Belgium in 2010. He has since earned over 70 caps and is their all-time record goalscorer with 40 goals and has also represented the country at the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, the latter of which he finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer after helping Belgium to a third-place finish, winning the Bronze Boot Award.

A Belgian international, Lukaku has played 84 games for his country, and scored 52 goals, making him Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer. Lukaku is a left-footed player, who in 2014 was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. A large and physically powerful striker, with an eye for goal, Lukaku has been known to use his physicality to get around defenders.

Club Career

Romelu Lukaku
  • Lukaku joined his local team Rupel Boom at age five. He played for Lierse from 2004 until 2006, scoring 121 goals in 68 matches.
  • When Lukaku turned 16 on 13 May 2009, he signed a professional contract with Anderlecht lasting until 2012.
  • In August 2011, Lukaku joined Premier League club Chelsea for a fee reported to be around €12 million (£10 million), rising to €20 million (£17 million) in add-ons. Lukaku was given the number 18 shirt and signed a five-year contract.
  • After speculation linking Lukaku to a loan move to Fulham, on 10 August 2012, he joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal.
  • On the final day of the summer 2013 transfer window, Lukaku joined Everton on a season-long loan. Lukaku found the net 15 times in 31 league matches to help Everton to fifth place with a club record of 72 Premier League points.
  • Lukaku signed a five-year deal with Everton in July 2014 for a club record fee of £28 million, and he was assigned the number 10 shirt.
  • Lukaku joined Manchester United on 10 July 2017, signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year. Although the fee was officially undisclosed, it was reported to be worth an initial £75 million, plus £15 million in add-ons.
  • Lukaku joined Italian club Inter Milan on 8 August 2019, signing a five-year contract for a fee reported to be a club record €80 million

Belgian professional footballer and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has an estimated net worth of £20 million.

Is Romelu Lukaku married or single? Who is Romelu Lukaku dating now?

Romelu Lukaku with his girldfriend
Romelu Lukaku with girlfriend Sarah Mens

The footballer keeps his personal life very private, and does not have a public Instagram  account. He is still unmarried. The Manchester United footballer is very discreet about his love life. Romelu has previously been linked with Dutch TV presenter Sarah Mens, according to reports and still he is dating Sarah Mens .

Quick Facts:

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli
  • Real Name: Romelu Lukaku
  • Nick Names: Lukaku
  • Birthday: 13 May 1993
  • Age: 27
  • Birth Place: Antwerp, Belgium
  • School : Unknown
  • College/University: N/A
  • Education: N/A
  • Profession: Belgian professional footballer
  • Nationality: Belgium
  • Ethnicity/Race: Congolese
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Known for: his physicality to get around defenders
  • Net Worth : £20 million
  • Salary: Unknown

Romelu Lukaku Body Measurements

  • Height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Weight: 100 kg
  • Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
  • Dress Size: N/A
  • Chest Size: N/A
  • Waist Size: N/A
  • Arm/ Bicep Size: N/A
  • Body Type: Unkown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black

Family

  • Father: Roger Lukaku
  • Mother: N/A
  • Sister: N/A
  • Brother: Jordan
  • Wife\Spouse: Unknown
  • Girlfriend/Dating/Affairs: Sarah Mens
  • Children: Unknown

Romelu Lukaku Facts/ Controversy/ Scandal

  • His father, Roger Lukaku, played professional football and was capped at international level by Zaire.
  • He has a younger brother named Jordan, who has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht and currently plays for Lazio in Italy.
  • His cousin Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo plays as a left-sided winger or defender for Austria’s Rapid Vienna.
  • Lukaku was the first Premier League player to join Jay-Z’s management agency Roc Nation Sports.
  • Lukaku appears in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series: he has the same overall rating on FIFA 18 as England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
  • He is one of only five players to have scored 50 Premier League goals before his 23rd birthday, and the fifth youngest to have scored 100 goals in the competition.
  •  At international level he holds the all-time record of 40 goals scored for the Belgian national team.
  • Lukaku made his professional debut while still at school at age 16, and became the 2009–10 top scorer in Belgium as Anderlecht won the Belgian championship.
  • He also won the Belgian Ebony Shoe in 2011.
  • He has since earned over 70 caps and is their all-time record goalscorer with 40 goals and has also represented the country at the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cu, the latter of which he finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer after helping Belgium to a third-place finish, winning the Bronze Boot Award.
  • Lukaku has stated his childhood hero and biggest idol was Didier Drogba.
  • Lukaku is a practising Roman Catholic.
  • He does not drink alcohol.