Romelu Lukaku biography

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Only a few football players have reached the record of having scored 50 goals in English pro league and Lukaku is one of them. Another rare record in his football career is 100 scored goals in the league. In the upcoming article we will take a look at the Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku bio.

When lukaka joined a local team at the age of five, nobody ever thought that this young gifted boy will one day become the best goalscorer in Belgium national team and it was then when his talents were discovered.

After years of playing as a young player and scoring over 250 goals, he signed his very first professional contract at 16 with Anderlecht football club. Playing for Anderlecht helped him gain a lot of experiences in serious tournaments and he managed to score his first goal at senior level in a match when he came into sights in the final minutes of the game as a substitute.

According to

Romelu Lukaku biography

, his date of birth is 13 May 1993, which indicates that he turned 27 years old in Mars 2020. An interesting fact is that the belgian striker shares his date of birth with Abby Dahlkemper who is an American professional football player who plays as a defender for United States women’s national soccer team.

Romelu was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium  in a Congo originated family. Republic of the Congo is a country in central Africa.He grew up in an absolutely sport lover family and he probably inherited his love and passion for football from his father. Roger Lukaku, his father was a professional football player. Also his younger brother, Jordn made progress by joining Anderlecht youth academy which is quite similar to the way his older brother started his football.

Romelu Lukaku childhood

is interesting in compare with other kids at his age. His talents were discovered by the Lierse club which is a Belgian pro league club after playing for four seasons in

Rupel Boom

. He played for the club for two years since 2004. He managed to score 121 goals in 68 matches. After being purchased by


his professional career began. During the 3 years deal with the club as a young player He scored 131 goals in 93 appearances.

In 2009 on his birthday,13 May he signed a professional contract for three years. At first he came in as a substitute. But in later matches he appeared as regular member after scoring his very first goal at senioy level in a match against

Zulte Waregem

on 28 August 2009.

2009-10 was an astonishing season to start his senior level in which he ended up becoming the goalscorer in Belgium Pro league with 15 goals.

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  •  Full name:

    Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli

  •  Nickname:

    The Tank

Physical state

  • Height: 

    1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

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Football information

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Personal information

  • Date of birth:

    13 May 1993

  • Place of birth: 

    Antwerp, Belgium

  • Marital status:


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Romelu Lukaku early life

Romelu Menama Lukaku Boilingoli  was born in the city of Antwerp in the country of Belgium.

Romelu Lukaku date of birth

is 13 May 1993. His father, Roger Lukaku, and his mother, Adolphin Lukaku. His origin goes back to Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents were born.As we have pointed out before, Romelus father is a former football player who used to play as a forward and so is his younger brother whose initial steps in football world resemble his brother’s. Being born and raised in such a family justifies why he started playing football at such an early age which definitely is a turning point in Romelu Menama childhood.

Lukaku's talents were discovered by the

Lierse club

which is a Belgian pro league club after playing for four seasons in Rupel Boom. He played for the club for two years since 2004. He managed to score 121 goals in 68 matches. After being purchased by Anderlecht his professional career began. During the 3 years contract with the club as a young player He scored 131 goals in 93 appearances.

In 2009 on his birthday,13 May he signed a professional contract for three years. At first he was a substitute. But in later matches he appeared as regular member after scoring his very first goal at senioy level in a match against Zulte Waregem on 28 August 2009.

2009-10 was an astonishing season in

Romelu Lukaku biography

 start his senior level in which he ended up becoming the goalscorer in Belgium Pro league with 15 goals.

Anderlecht failure to hold on to their league titles resulted in a transfer for Lukaku to


in August 2011. He signed a five-year contract with the club.

He experienced his first match with Chelsea against


in which Chelsea gained a victory on penalties.

On 10 August 2012 he switched from Chelsea to West Bromwich Aibion. 12 January 2013 was an important day in Lukakoś professional career history in which he encountered a giant success. He experienced his first multi-goal match in the pro league against Reading. His great function in upcoming matches helped him gain reputation in football world.

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Romelu Lukaku profile

In July 2014 he joined Everton which is was importatnt decision in

Romelu Lukaku life story

. His presence in Everton can be expressed as delightful. But an awkward moment for him was when he scored his first goal appearing as a permanent player in a match against his former team West Brom on 13 September. But his post victory reaction against his former team explains why he is always considered to be a well mannered player. He refused to celebrate the goal as a sign of respect.

In another play against West Brom he shined once again. On September 2015 he saved Everton from losing 2-0 to West Brom and the tables turned after he managed to score two goals and the team ended up owning the match after scoring a total number of 3 goals.

Later on he aided the team to win over

Aston villa

, scoring two goals. Lukaku's endeavors bloomed. He flourished in his athletic career and became the fifth football player under the age of 23 to score minimum number of 50 goals in pro league.

Ever since then, he broke numerous records in Everton that hadn’t been broken for quite a long time. For instance becoming the first player to score to score more than 20 goals in all matches in successive seasons.

Evertonś fastest pro league goal was scored by the striker in February 2017 in a match against



On 10 July 2017 it was announced that Lukaku was set to join Manchester United and he signed a five year contract. By playing for the club he got the chance to become team mate with his close friend, 

Paul Pogba


He made his league debut at home against West Ham.

Manchester United

won the match thanks to two goals scored by Lukaku with the final result 4-0.

Romelu Lukaku came across his former team, Everton on 17 September which is considered to be an unpleasant incident in

Romelu Lukaku bio

 and was booed by Everton fans after scoring the third goal and assisting the team to win.

In 2019 Lukaku decided to leave Manchester for several reasons and joined the Italian team, Inter Milan on 8 August 2019. In the club’s second league game in 2019-20 the team won thanks to Lukaku's match winning goal. The Inter milan star was ,not for the first time, subjected to racial abuse which he had been enduring for a long time as many other black players in Europe who have experienced disappointment and frustration by trying to resist against ethnic abuses.

The new year was a Lucky one for Lukaku. On 6 January in a match against


he assisted Napoli with their first league win and he gained reputation and was praised by the media for scoring a goal in 14th minute which was an individual effort. Another one of his achievements in the season could be equaling Ronaldo's record by scoring 34 goals in all competitions.

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Style of play

Romelu Lukaku has a rich resume in English pro league. According to

Romelu Lukaku biography

, he has spent almost his entire football career as a number 9 striker and plays as target man due to his special physical traits but he is also capable of playing as a winger.An interesting fact is that Lukaku is a left-footed player. statistics indicate that he uses both of his legs for kicking goals and his head for striking the ball. The strikerś large physicality and strength do him a great favor by aiding him to get around defenders. He is good at creating opportunities for teammates and contributing the team with precise and smart runs of the ball and he is renowned for his devotions to the team work.

However has been criticized for some of his weaknesses. Jonothan wilson believes that he often loses ball possession due to lack of ball control or in an other word poor first touch and also his limited defensive contributions.

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Goal celebration

Romelu Lukaku goal celebrations have been quit controversial and unique In a play against his former team, Everton he was booed by the crowd after he scored a goal and as a response he cupped his ears.

The Belgian striker indicates that he wishes to dedicate all his goals to his mother in the future.

Romelu Lukaku outside football

He has a great enthusiasm for cars. He is in love with his matte-black Mercedes. It’s the ultimate luxury sedan and he loves driving it. The car is colored in the strikerś favorite colors, Black and red.

Romelu spends his free time educating the next generation of football interested children and helps them chase the dream of becoming a footballer.

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Romelu Lukaku personal life

As a matter of fact, as a player with African origin playing for European teams, he struggled to establish him self as a good player and like so many other black players he encountered so many obstacles on his way to success. Now lets take a more detailed look at his personal life.

Romelu Lukaku religion

 Roman Catholic. An interesting fact about him is that he doesn’t drink alcohol.

An other interesting fact about 

Romelu Lukaku childhood

is that at the age of 18 he participated in a tv show called De school van Lukaku  which was broadcasted in a Dutch speaking network. Besides his mother tongue, Lukaku speaks fluent English Spanish, Portugese, Italian and also Congolese.

Family, children and relationships

As it’s been referred to before, Romelu was born and raised in a football lover family. In addition to his father and  brother, his cousin is a professional football player. His mother Adolphine who is a professional soccer business woman played a major role in her sons future career. His younger sibling, Jordan is also a good footballer with a bright future even better than his elder brothers.

Right now Lukaku is currently not married but he has a girl friend by name Julia Vandenweghe.


There are some evidences regarding the selfless striker's philanthropic and humanitarian efforts. In 2019 Romelu Lukaku donated 5000 tickets to a charity for Belgium game after scoring his 50th international goal. He said "This campaign is a way to thank all the people who have supported me during the last decade with the national team".

Legal issues

Romelu Lukaku has been a target to racial abuses during his athletic career. But usually decided to keep silent in response to the abusers. As mentioned before, lukaku's departure from Everton was quite controversial. After Farhad Moshiri, British - Iranian business man and Everton's majority shareholder claimed that Lukaku gave up on contract negotiations with the club after having a conversation with his mother "who was on a pilgrimage in Africa and had seen a voodoo or something who said he had to go to to Chelsea". After hearing about Moshiri's statements, Lukaku considered taking legal actions.

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Romelu Lukaku career statistics

Following the details presented above about the

Real Madrid

striker, we have provided below a set of information about Romelu Lukaku’s career both on club and international levels, detailing out how many games he has played and how many goals he has scored during those appearances.


As a prolific football player, Lukaku has played for Anderlecht, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United, Inter Milan. Lukaku made a total of 294 appearances and managed to score 244 goals in his entire professional football career.


In addition to his club achievements, he got the chance to shine for his country during international games as well. In 89 appearances since 2010 till 2020 he scored a total number of 57 goals for Belgium national team.

On 11 October 2013, Lukaku scored two goals as Belgium won over Croatia 2–1 to secure a place in the World Cup finals. In 2014 it was announced that Lukaku's name was in Belgium national team for the 2014 World Cup.

In a match against Luxembourg he scored a hat trick and the team defeated


5-1. Doing so,he increased his chance of being the first choice for his country’s national team striker in the absence of his teammate

Christian Benteke

who failed to take part in the competition due to injury.

In 2018 World Cup he appeared even more astonishing. In a match against Tunisia in group G, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both managed to score twice. The devastating attacking performance of Tunisia players did Belgium a great favor losing the game 5-2. After the match his performance was praised by many critics. However his performance in during the first half of Belgium's opening win against Panama was criticized by his former team mate.

Lukaku scored 4 goals in World Cup 2018. He boosted his level to Christiano Ronaldoś as they were the two most probable owners of the Golden boot.

Romelu Lukaku honors

Countless honors can be mentioned in Lukaku's athletic career. As mentioned before, he is among the five football players who managed to score 50 goals in English pro league.

Since 2010 he has appeared in over 70 national games. He is considered to be the best goalscorer in Belgium football history with 40 scored goals.

He accompanied Belgium national team in 2014 and 2018 World Cup.

Playing for Anderlecht, at the 2009-10 season season he was announced as the top goalscorer of the league and aided his team to reach its 30th championship in the league.

In 2011 he joined Chelsea. He got the chance to play as a main player in pro league for the first time in May 2012 against Blackburn Rovers. At the end of the play he was qualified enough to own the title of the best player of the match.




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