Romelu Lukaku wiki, Romelu Lukaku Bio
Romelu Lukaku wiki: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli born 13 May 1993 is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester United and the Belgium national team. At the international level, Romelu Lukaku holds the all-time record of 45 goals scored for the Belgian national team.
Romelu Lukaku started his career with local club Rupel Boom, before joining Lierse, where Romelu Lukaku earned a move to Anderlecht of the Belgian Pro League in 2006. Romelu 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. Romelu Lukaku also won the Belgian Ebony Shoe in 2011. In the 2011 summer transfer window, Lukaku joined Premier League club, Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku 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. Romelu Lukaku 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.
Romelu Lukaku made his senior international debut for Belgium in 2010. Romelu Lukaku has since earned over 70 caps and is their all-time record goalscorer with 45 goals and has also represented the country at the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, the latter of which Romelu Lukaku finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer after helping Belgium to a third-place finish, winning the Bronze Boot Award.
Romelu Lukaku Early career
Romelu Lukaku joined his local team Rupel Boom at age five. After four seasons at Rupel Boom, Romelu Lukaku was discovered by scouts of Lierse, a Belgian Pro League club with an established youth academy. Romelu Lukaku played for Lierse from 2004 until 2006, scoring 121 goals in 68 matches. After Lierse were relegated from the Belgian Pro League, Anderlecht purchased 13 youth players from Lierse in the 2006 mid-season, including Romelu LukakuLukaku. Romelu Lukaku played three more years as a youth player with Anderlecht, scoring 131 goals in 93 matches.
Romelu Lukaku Personal life
Romelu Lukaku was born in Antwerp, Belgium to Congolese parents. His father, Roger Romelu Lukaku, played professional football and was capped at international level by Zaire. Romelu Lukaku 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.
Romelu Lukaku was the subject of a television documentary series called De School Van Romelu Lukaku shown on the Dutch-speaking Eén network. The reality show followed the teenage Romelu Lukaku and his classmates during the course of a year at the Saint-Guidon Institute, a school in Brussels, where the footballer was based while with the Anderlecht youth team. In 2009, the series followed the school as it made a field trip to London, visiting Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground. Romelu Lukaku said at the time, “What a stadium. If one day in my life I will cry, it will be the day I play here. I love Chelsea. In addition to his native French and Dutch, Lukaku can speak fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and a Congolese Swahili dialect, and can also understand German. Romelu Lukaku has stated his childhood hero and biggest idol was Didier Drogba.
Romelu Lukaku Facts
- Romelu Lukaku is a practicing Roman Catholic;
- Romelu Lukaku made the pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2014.
- Romelu Lukaku does not drink alcohol.
Romelu Lukaku Media and endorsements
Romelu Lukaku was the first Premier League player to join Jay-Z’s management agency Roc Nation Sports. In 2018, Romelu Lukaku signed a record sponsorship deal with German sportswear company Puma, the company’s largest endorsement deal ever.
Romelu Lukaku appears in EA Sports’ FIFA video game series: Romelu Lukaku has the same overall rating on FIFA 18 as England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
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