Romelu Lukaku Biography
Romelu Lukaku (Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli) is a Belgian professional footballer born on 13th May 1993 in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a striker who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the Belgium national team. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup he finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer after helping Belgium to a third-place finish and won the Bronze Boot Award.
He is one of only five players to have scored 50 Premier League goals before their 23rd birthday, and the fifth youngest to have scored 100 goals in the competition. The Belgian star began his career with local side Rupel Boom when he was just six, before joining Lierse.
He earned a move to Anderlecht of the Belgian Pro League in 2006 from his former club, Lierse. Since then he has earned himself transfers to Premier League club Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and in 2017 he joined Manchester United.
Romelu Lukaku Age
Lukaku was born on 13th May 1993 in Antwerp, Belgium (25 years as of 2018)
Romelu Lukaku Parents
Romelu was born to Congolese parents: Roger Lukaku and Adolphine Lukaku. His father, played professional football for the Zaire national team and a number of clubs such as KV Mechelen and Oostende.
Romelu Lukaku Brother
Lukaku has a younger brother by the name Jordan Lukaku who is also a footballer. He has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht and now plays as a left back for the Belgian national team as well as for the Italian Club Lazio.
His cousin Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo also plays as a left-sided winger or defender for Austria’s Rapid Vienna.
Romelu Lukaku Girlfriend
Lukaku prefers to keep his personal life out of the limelight. However, he has reportedly been in a number of relationships thus far even though he is still not married. The first woman that the Man Utd striker was known to have dated publicly was Julia Vandenweghe a former model. He is currently reported to be dating Sarah Mens. The first time the two were linked to each other was in 2017.
Romelu Lukaku Height and Weight
As a striker, he has always taken advantage of his height and build as well as speed to net goals. With an athletic build, the Belgian star has a height of 6 feet 3′ inches (1.90 m) and a weight of 94 kg.
Romelu Lukaku Religion
Lukaku is a practising Roman Catholic
Romelu Lukaku Anderlecht
When Lukaku turned 16, he signed a professional contract with Anderlecht lasting until 2012. During the 2010–11 season, Lukaku scored 20 goals in all competitions, but Anderlecht failed to retain their league title despite finishing top of the table during the regular season.
Romelu Lukaku Chelsea
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.
Romelu Lukaku West Brom
On 10 August 2012, he joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal. Despite being loaned out by the club, Lukaku outscored all of his Chelsea teammates in the Premier League that season, being the sixth-highest goal scorer of the 2012–13 season with 17 goals.
Lukaku played two Premier League matches for Chelsea at the beginning of the 2013–14 season. He also came on as a substitute in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup, ultimately missing the deciding penalty in the shootout as Chelsea lost to Bayern Munich.
Romelu Lukaku Everton
On the final day of the summer 2013 transfer window, Lukaku joined Everton on a season-long loan. In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe, but later in the month was taken off on a stretcher with an ankle ligament damage. His final goal for the loan period came on the last day of the season as he scored the second in a 2–0 win over Hull City.
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.
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In July 2014, Lukaku signed a five-year deal with Everton for a club record fee of £28 million, and he was assigned the number 10 shirt. He scored his first goal as a permanent player on 13 September, against West Brom, his former club.
In March 2017, he turned down a new five-year contract worth a reported £140,000 a week amidst rumors of a return to Chelsea. On 20 April 2017, Lukaku was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the first time. He was also included in the six player shortlists for the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.
Romelu Lukaku Manchester United
Lukaku joined the Old Trafford club, Manchester United on 10 July 2017 and signed 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’s signing came a day after former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney left the club to return to Everton, Rooney’s boyhood club.
Ahead of the 2017–18 season, Lukaku asked the permission of Zlatan Ibrahimović to take over the number 9 shirt from him. He was confirmed to have been given the number on 14 July.
Romelu Lukaku Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of about £15 million ($19.9 million)
Romelu Lukaku Honours | Awards
- Belgian Pro League: 2009–10
- Belgian Sportsman Promising Talent of the Year: 2009
- Belgian Bronze Shoe: 2009
- Belgian Pro League top scorer: 2009–10
- Belgian Silver Shoe: 2010
- Belgian Ebony Shoe: 2011
- UEFA Europa League top scorer: 2014–15
- Everton Young Player of the Season: 2015–16
- Everton Goal of the Season: 2015–16
- Premier League Player of the Month: March 2017
- PFA Team of the Year: 2016–17 Premier League
- Everton Player of the Season: 2016–17
- Everton Players’ Player of the Season: 2016–17
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Month: August/September 2017
- FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2017
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Romelu Lukaku FIFA 19
Lukaku plays as a Striker for Manchester Utd in England. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 87 with a potential of 89. Lukaku has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his left foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Lukaku’s height is 190 cm and his weight is estimated at 94 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Romelu Lukaku is playing with number 9. His best stats are: Strength: 94, Sprint Speed: 90, Att. Position: 89, Shot Power: 88, Finishing: 87.
|Joined Club July 10, 2017|
|Contract Length 2022|
Romelu Lukaku FIFA 18
Lukaku plays as a Striker for Manchester Utd in England. His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 86 with a potential of 90. He has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his left foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Lukaku’s height is 190 cm and his weight is estimated at 94 kg according to fifa’s database. Currently, Romelu Lukaku is playing with number 9. His best stats are: Strength: 93, Sprint Speed: 89, Shot Power: 88, Finishing: 88, Att. Position: 87.
|Joined Club July 10, 2017|
|Contract Length 2022|
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Has Romelu Lukaku revealed where he wants to go next?
MANCHESTER UNITED are no strangers to transfer speculation but has striker Romelu Lukaku hinted at a possible exit?
Adopted from: express.co.uk
Published: Oct 15, 2018
In the summer of 2017, Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton in a deal reported to be worth £75million.
The Belgian signed a five-year contract at the Old Trafford with the option for a further 12 months.
He enjoyed a fine debut season in Manchester, scoring 27 goals in all competitions before going on to help Belgium reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
He scored twice for his country in the 2-1 Nations League win over Switzerland. This lifted him to 45 goals in 78 internationals, ensuring a bright end to a bad week for Belgian football in which 19 people, including two referees, soccer agents and the coach of champions Club Bruges, were charged with fraud or match-fixing.
Lukaku now returns to club football with United where a showdown with Chelsea in the Premier League awaits this weekend.
But it has been a turbulent campaign for the Red Devils so far as uncertainty continues to linger over the future of boss Jose Mourinho.
Lukaku was asked by Gazzetta dello Sport if he would be open to a move to Italy’s Serie A in the future.
He replied: “Why not? I hope it happens.”
Lukaku also talked up Champions League rivals Juventus, whom United face following Saturday’s Premier League clash with the Blues.
“Juve have a great project in place and they just keep going. Every year they try to get stronger,” the striker added.
“Without doubt, Juve are one of the two or three best teams in Europe.
“They’ve got a great coach on the bench and extraordinary players in every area of the team.
“Cristiano Ronaldo stands out, but watch out for the others too.
“Paulo Dybala is already impressive and getting stronger, while I love Douglas Costa.”