Romelu

Lukaku



Ambition and determination. Romelu was just six years old when he promised his mother that he would become a professional footballer and contribute to the well-being of his family. "It was going to happen." Six years old and already an unwavering goal: to break into the world of football.

29

Age

1.91 M

Height

90

Squad number

STStriker
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Key stats

Matches played

5

Passing accuracy

78.73

Fouls

2

Yellow cards

0

Red Cards

0

Tackles won

0

Tackles

0

Clearances

1

Interceptions

0

Goals scored

2

Shots on target

4

Shooting accuracy

50


Career Story

After a year apart, our paths cross once more. Now there are new goals on the horizon – to be achieved together.

Two seasons together, 95 games, 64 goals, and one league title. From his debut against Lecce, with a goal at San Siro, to the Scudetto trophy lifted after our final match of the 2020/21 season against Udinese, when he scored again. That's what Romelu did for two years; score goals and lead by example.

He plundered 34 goals in all competitions in 2019/20, a season which saw us finish second in the league and reach the Europa League final – with Lukaku taking the Europa League player of the season award.

In 2020/21 he notched 30 goals as he bossed Serie A. He was the chief instigator behind Nerazzurri's title charge, with 24 goals and 11 assists – the first player to reach double figures in both categories since 2003. Unsurprisingly he was named Serie A player of the season. After clinching the title, he took to the streets of Milan to celebrate with the fans.

Now, after a season at Chelsea – where he was the club's top scorer in 2021/22 and found the net in the semi-final and the final of the Club World Cup Club – Romelu is back at Inter. He's made the return journey from London to Milan – following in the footsteps of another great Nerazzurri striker, Hernan Crespo, who joined Chelsea in 2003 and returned in 2006.

Ambition and determination. Romelu was just six years old when he promised his mother that he would become a professional footballer and contribute to the well-being of his family. "It was going to happen." Six years old and already an unwavering goal: to break into the world of football.

Romelu Lukaku was born on 13 May 1993 in Antwerp, Belgium to Congolese parents. His father was a footballer in the Zaire national team. Football was in his genes. Aged five playing on the pitches in Boom, he then signed for Lierse. It was here that the legend of Lukaku began to spread across the youth leagues: 68 games and 121 goals in Lier, then 131 goals in 93 games over the course of three seasons at Anderlecht. Numbers that earned him a call-up to the first team when he was just 16 years old. He won a league title and a Belgian Super Cup, then in 2011, he landed at Chelsea.

England was the league in which he truly grew and matured as a player: the Blues, then West Bromwich Albion and Everton. It was in Merseyside that his footballing maturity reached its completion, with 87 goals in 166 games. In 2017 he made the move to Manchester United, with 42 goals in 96 appearances. Lukaku is the eighth best foreign scorer of all time in the Premier League with 113 goals, and has reached double figures in all of the last seven seasons. In the meantime, he has become the highest scorer in the history of the Belgian national team: 81 games and 48 goals, reaching third place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

His passion for football comes from deep within. Since the days when he shared a pair of shoes with his father because he couldn't afford new ones. They used to ask him how old he was: he was already a giant compared to his youth teammates, no one could believe his sheer physical power. Romelu wanted to play and watch every football match possible: an innate love for the game, a deep understanding of everything concerning teammates, opponents, coaches and styles of play. He’s always alert and aware of everything that happens on the pitch. Combine all of this with ambition and determination, two qualities Lukaku has never lacked.

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Career Path

2010 - now

BEL

Belgium

103 appearances

12 seasons played

68 goals scored

 

 

2022 - 2023

Inter

FC Internazionale Milano

10 appearances

1 season played

4 goals scored

 

 

2021 - 2022

CHE

Chelsea FC

44 appearances

1 season played

15 goals scored

1X FIFA Club World Cup

 

2019 - 2021

Inter

FC Internazionale Milano

98 appearances

2 seasons played

66 goals scored

1X Serie A

 

2017 - 2019

MUN

Manchester United FC

103 appearances

2 seasons played

45 goals scored

 

 

2014 - 2017

EVE

Everton FC

136 appearances

3 seasons played

71 goals scored

 

 

2013 - 2014

EVE

Everton FC

33 appearances

1 season played

16 goals scored

 

 

2012 - 2013

WBA

West Bromwich Albion FC

38 appearances

1 season played

17 goals scored

 

 

2008 - 2011

AND

RSC Anderlecht

98 appearances

3 seasons played

41 goals scored

1X First Division A

1X Super Cup

2009 - 2009

BEL

Belgium Under 21

5 appearances

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1 goal scored

 

 

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