Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional football player who currently plays as a striker for the Italian professional football club, Internazionale Milano or simple known as Inter Milan in the Serie A league division of Italian professional football. Lukaku made his professional debut on 24 May, 2009 when he entered the match as a 69-minute substitute with Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht. Likewise, he made his debut on an international level with the national football club of Belgium on 24 February, 2010 in a friendly match against Croatia. Known for his large physique and powerful striking with a keen eye for goal, he has also been awarded with the UEFA Europa League Top Scorer award during the 2014-2015 season of the UEFA Europa Cup and was also named the English Premier League Player of the Month award in the month of March in the 2017 season.
Romelu Lukaku’s full name is Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli. He was born on 13 May, 1993 in Antwerp, Belgium to mother, Adolphine Lukaku and to father, Roger Lukaku who used to play football and was capped at an international level by Zaire. Both of his parents are Congolese and he was raised alongside his brother Jordan Lukaku who currently plays for the local team, Royal Antwerp and has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht. Besides this, he is currently 27 years old with the zodiac sign of Taurus.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Romelu Lukaku holds a Belgian nationality and belongs to Congolese descent. He is a Roman Catholic and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands in at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.9m/190cms) tall and weighs around 93kgs (205lbs). Moreover, he has an huge athletic physique with a pair of black colored eyes and black colored hair.
Romelu Lukaku studied in the St. Guidon Institute and completed his high-school from there. He did not attend university in order to pursue his career in football.
Romelu Lukaku was previously involved in a relationship with Julia Vandenweghe from the year 2014 to the year 2016. After separating from Julia, he has been in a relationship with model, Sarah Mens from the year 2016. He has not been married yet nor does he have any children.
Romelu Lukaku is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@romelulukaku) has over 6.3 million followers and his Twitter account (@RomeluLukaku9) has over 2.1 million followers. Moreover, his official Facebook page (@Romelulukaku) has over 6 million followers with over 3 million likes.
Romelu Lukaku was interested in football from a very young age. This interest came from his father as Lukaku grew up seeing his father play as a professional. He joined a local football club, Koninklijke Rupel Boom Football Club when he was just five years old. After playing for four seasons with the Boom, he was scouted by a Belgian Pro League’s team, Koninklijke Lierse Sportkring for which he played for two seasons from the year 2004 to the year 2006. In between these two years, he managed to score an amazing 121 goals in just 68 matches. His journey of a professional football career started when he was purchased by RSC Anderlecht as a youth player.
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Romelu Lukaku scored 131 goals in just 93 matches with the youth division of RSC Anderlecht. He was signed into the senior team on 13 May, 2009 and began his career as a professional footballer. In the 2009-2010 season, he appeared for a total of 33 Belgian Pro League matches and scored 15 goals to his name. Likewise, he appeared in a match of the National Cup and 11 matches of the European Cup in which he scored a total of 4 goals to end the season with a total of 45 appearances and 19 goals to his name.
Likewise, he kicked off the 2010-2011 season with Anderlecht and appeared for a total of 37 league matches in which he scored 16 goals to his name. He went on to appear for 2 matches of the National Cup and repeated the European Cup with the exact same record of the previous season of 11 appearances and 4 goals. He ended the season with a total of 50 appearances and 20 goals to his name.
Romelu Lukaku started the 2011-2012 and the final season with RSC Anderlecht when he appeared for 2 matches in the Belgian Pro League and scored a goal in each match.
With this, Romelu Lukaku scored a total of 41 goals in 98 matches played with RSC Anderlecht.
Chelsea Football Club
Romelu Lukaku joined the Blues of the English Premier League, Chelsea Football Club in August 2011 with a transfer fee of €20 million. In his debut season with Chelsea, he made a total of 8 Premier League appearances, one National Cup appearance and three League cup appearances to complete the goalless season with 12 total appearances.
Likewise, Romelu Lukaku spent his 2013-2014 and the final goalless season with Chelsea when he appeared for only 2 league matches and 1 other match to end the season with a total of 3 appearances.
With this, his time at Chelsea came to an end with a total of 15 appearances and no goals.
West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Romelu Lukaku was sent to the West Bromwich Albion Football Club on loan and he played the 2012-2013 season with the club. He appeared for a total of 35 matches and ended his drought of goals with a total of 17 league goals to his name. Moreover, he also appeared in 2 National Cup matches and 1 League Cup match to end the season with a total of 38 matches played with 17 goals scored.
With this, Lukaku ended his time at West Bromwich with a total of 38 matches with 17 goals to his name.
Everton Football Club
After West Bromwich, Romelu Lukaku was transferred on a loan to Everton Football Club in the 2013-2014 season. In this season, he made a total of 31 Premier League appearances and scored 15 goals in the league. He also appeared for a National Cup match and scored a goal and also a League Cup match. With this, he ended the season with 33 appearances and 16 goals to his name.
Romelu Lukaku officially joined Everton Football Club in July of 2014 for a fee of £28 million and a contract of five years. He scored 10 league goals in 36 league matches in the 2014-2015 season with Everton and appeared for 2 National Cup matches scoring 2 goals, 1 League Cup match and 9 European Cup matches scoring 8 goals. He scored a total of 20 goals in 48 matches played in the 2014-2015 season.
Likewise, in the 2015-2016 season, Romelu Lukaku played for a total of 37 matches in the Premier League and scored 18 goals. He played 3 National Cup matches and 6 League Cup matches and scored 3 and 4 goals in each respective competition. He ended the season with 46 appearances and 25 goals to his name.
In the 2016-2017 and the final season with Everton, Lukaku appeared for 37 League matches and scored 25 goals, 1 National Cup matches and score 1 goal and 1 League cup match to end the season with 39 total appearances and 26 total goals to his name.
With this, he completed his time in Everton Football Club with a total of 166 appearances and scored 87 goals.
Manchester United Football Club
Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United Football Club in the year 2017. In his debut season, he played 34 league matches and scored 16 goals, 6 League Cup matches and scored 5 goals, 2 League Cup matches and 8 European cup matches to end the season with 51 appearances and 27 goals to his name.
In the second and the final season of 2018-2019 with Manchester United, he played 32 league matches with 12 goals to his name, 3 National Cup matches and scored 1 goal, 1 League cup match and 9 European Cup matches with 2 goals.
Lukaku completed his time in Manchester United with a total of 96 matches played and 42 goals scored.
Football Club Internazionale Milano
Romelu Lukaku joined the Italian professional football club, Inter Milan in the year 2019. He scored 23 goals in 36 league matches played in his debut season and played 4 national cup matches and 11 European cup matches with 9 goals to his name. He completed the season with 51 appearances and 34 goals to his name.
In his second and the current season of 2020-2021, he has appeared for 12 matches with 11 goals and 5 European cup matches with 4 goals to his name. He has scored 15 goals and played for 17 matches this season.
With this, he has made a total of 481 total professional career appearances with 236 goals to his name in a league level.
Belgium National Football Team
Romelu Lukaku got promoted to the senior team o f the Belgian national football team in the year 2010. Since then, he has made a total of 89 international appearances and has scored 57 international goals.
Romelu Lukaku won the FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot award in the year 2018 and was also Belgium’s national record goalscorer with 14 goals in a year of 2018. He was also UEFA Europa League’s top scorer in the 2014-2015 season and has also won the Davide Astori Fair Play Award in the year 2019.
As of the year 2020, Romelu Lukaku has an approximate net worth of $145 million.