Romelu Lukaku is a professional footballer who plays for the Italian giant club, Inter Milan, and the Belgian national team. The soccer star was born and bred in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, on the 13th of May, in the year 1993, to parents of Congolese origin. He holds dual citizenship for Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Romelu’s love for football began at a very young age and can be attributed to the fact that he was born into a family of football lovers. This early exposure was significant in kick-starting his football career.
Romelu Lukaku Career Details
In the early stage of his career, he joined the local team, Rupel Boom, at the age of five. He then proceeded to the youth academy program of Lierse, a top-flight club in Belgium’s professional league, after being discovered by scouts. Two years later, Anderlecht acquired Romelu Lukaku, where he continued his football development program, before making his professional career debut at the age of sixteen, in the coming years. After a successful journey at Anderlecht, he was involved in a multi-million-pound contract with Chelsea, in 2011, when he transferred to the English Premier League. However, his time with The Blues was short-lived after expressing the frustrations he experienced in his debut season. In the coming seasons, Lukaku spent his career away from Chelsea at West Bromwich Albion and Everton, in season-long loans, before finally completing a permanent transfer to Everton.
Lukaku dominated as a striker at Everton, scoring 25 goals in consecutive seasons, and bagging several nominations including being named in the PFA Team of the year, making the shortlists for PFA player and young players award. These achievements attracted giant clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and more, to bid more him. Eventually, he joined Manchester United on a five-year mega-deal. After spending several years at the Manchester club, he struggled with consistency and finally moved to Italy, to play for Inter Milan. He has cemented his position in the Italian club with multiple goals. Lukaku boasts of over 180 goals in 380 appearances in his footballing career.
Romelu Lukaku Net Worth
Romelu Lukaku has a net worth of approximately $145 million. Flowing from his several multi-million contracts from football and endorsement deal, he is a top earner celebrity.
Romelu Lukaku Family Details
Romelu comes from a small family which includes just his father, mother and younger brother. He was born to Roger and Adolphine Lukaku. His father, Roger, was a professional footballer in his time. He played for several clubs like KV Mechelen, KV Oostende, Germinal Ekeren, and represented Congo DR at the national level.
Romelu’s mother, Adolphine, plays an important role in his soccer business decisions. She takes time in overseeing his professional career, and it is reported that any major move his career must pass through her.
Jordan Lukaku is his younger brother and only sibling. Like Romelu, Jordan is also a professional footballer. Although he may not be as popular, Romelu has vouched that his younger brother is a better player than he is, and has tried several times to make sure that he plays alongside his brother.
Regarding his marital status, Romelu Lukaku is unmarried, and he has no kids.
Romelu Lukaku Dating History And Marriage Details
In as much as he tries to keep his professional life from his personal affairs, he has been in several popular relationships. In 2014, he dated Julia Vandenweghe, but the relationship was reported to have ended in 2016. Presently, he is dating Sarah Men’s, a TV show host.
Romelu Lukaku Body Measurements
He stands at approximately 6”3 in height and 90kg in weight. His body measurements include 45 inches in chest, 33 inches in waist and 15 inches in biceps. Romelu Lukaku’s physical attributes qualify him as a freak athlete. This justifies why he is nicknamed as The Tank.
Romelu Lukaku House And Cars
The football star is a lover of a luxurious lifestyle. He owns an exquisite mansion in the Greater Manchester area in England. The house includes many leisure equipment like the state of the art cinema, table tennis room, and so on.
His fleet of cars includes some of the most expensive vehicles, including Ferrari, Range Rover, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Mercedes. His garage is estimated at around $2million.
It is sufficient to say that Romelu Lukaku is an embodiment of success and style. He is a celebrity that can be deemed as an all-rounder and a role model.