Biography And Net Worth Of Football Star Romelu Lukaku, Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the Belgium national team.
Romelu Lukaku was born on the 13 May 1993, he was born Antwerp, Belgium Romelu Lukaku is currently 25 Years of age.
According to Forbes, Romelu Lukaku current net worth is 4.68 million GBP (2017), the youngester footballer hails from Belgian, Congolese.
Did you know: Romelu Lukaku is the ninth-most expensive Association Football transfer (£75 M, from Everton to Manchester United in 2017).
Club career & Early career
Lukaku joined his local team Rupel Boom at age five. After four seasons at Rupel Boom, Lukaku was discovered by scouts of Lierse, a Belgian Pro League club with an established youth academy. He 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 Lukaku. He played three more years as a youth player with Anderlecht, scoring 131 goals in 93 matches.
When Lukaku turned 16 on 13 May 2009, he signed a professional contract with Anderlecht lasting until 2012. Eleven days later, he made his Belgian First Division debut on 24 May 2009 in the championship play-off match against Standard Liège as a 69th-minute substitute for defender Víctor Bernárdez.
Anderlecht lost the match 1–0. Lukaku became a regular member of Anderlecht’s first team during the 2009–10 season, scoring his first goal at senior level against Zulte Waregem in the 89th minute after coming on as substitute for Kanu on 28 August 2009. “After scoring I dived into a sea of happiness,” he told Berend Scholten from UEFA.com.
“You think you are flying and can take on the whole world.” He ended the season as the top goalscorer in the Pro League with 15 goals as Anderlecht won its 30th Belgian title. He also scored four goals during the club’s run to the last 16 of the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. 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.
Lukaku in Belgian colours, facing Russia in 2017
Lukaku was a member of the Belgium under-21 team and scored a goal on his debut against Slovenia. On 24 February 2010, Lukaku was named for the first time in the Belgium senior squad for a friendly match against Croatia.
On 17 November 2010, he scored his first two international goals in a friendly against Russia. Lukaku scored his first goal in almost two years for the national team, netting the winner in a 4–2 friendly victory over rivals the Netherlands on 15 August 2012.
On 11 October 2013, Lukaku scored two goals as Belgium defeated Croatia 2–1 to secure a place in the World Cup finals. In May 2014, Lukaku was named in Belgium’s squad for the 2014 World Cup. On 26 May, he scored his first international hat-trick in a pre-tournament friendly against neighbouring Luxembourg.
However, as Belgium made seven substitutions during this match instead of the permitted six, it was not recognised as an official match by FIFA. On 1 June, he scored first of Belgium’s two goals in the 2–0 victory in a friendly match against Sweden.
In Belgium’s first match of the tournament, a 2–1 win against Algeria in Belo Horizonte, Lukaku started and played 58 minutes before being replaced by Divock Origi. In the round of 16, Lukaku came on as a substitute prior to extra time and assisted Kevin De Bruyne’s opening goal three minutes later. In the 105th minute, he scored his first goal of the tournament as Belgium defeated the United States 2–1. On 29 March 2016, Lukaku headed a consolation in a 2–1 loss away to Portugal, assisted by his brother, Jordan Lukaku.
At UEFA Euro 2016, Lukaku scored a brace in Belgium’s 3–0 second group stage match win on 18 June 2016 over the Republic of Ireland.
On 10 November 2017, Lukaku has equalled the all-time Belgium goalscoring record set by Bernard Voorhoof and Paul van Himst after scoring twice against Mexico in a 3–3 draw.
Only 4 days after he equalled the all-time goals record, on 14 November 2017, Lukaku has become the Belgium’s all-time record goalscorer with 31 international goals at the age of 24 after he scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Japan.
Although this record was counted by the Royal Belgian Football Association, but FIFA officially recognised only on 28 goals after nullified an international friendly match against Luxembourg on 26 May 2014 which he netted a hat trick in a 5–1 win because the former Belgium coach, Marc Wilmots has made seven substitutions during this match instead of the permitted six which are not in accordance to the Laws of the Game.
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