Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional soccer player who was born on 13 May 1993 in Antwerp Belgium. This young and energetic football player currently plays in the forward position as the striker for Premier League club Chelsea and his national team Belgium. Romelu wears jersey number 9 and is considered a very dangerous player on the field, known to use his body to get around the defenders.
Lukaka began his career playing for Anderlecht where he became a key member of ‘Anderlecht’s first team and ended the season as the leading goal-scorer in the ‘Pro League,’. In 2011, he joined Chelsea in a transfer worth £10 million (€12 million) but in 2013 he was loaned to Everton for a season-long deal and he had scored 15 goals for ‘Everton’ in 31 league matches by the end of that season.
In 2014 he signed a 5-year contract with Everton for £28 million and launched his career-winning goal in a 3-2 victory in the match against West Ham United in 2013. Furthermore, he left the club after scoring 53 goals in 110 appearances. In 2017, Romelu Lukaku was included in ‘PFA Team of the Year,’ and was a strong contender for the ‘PFA Player of the Year’ and the ‘PFA Young Player of the Year awards. In 2021, Lukaku returned to Chelsea in a club-record transfer worth £97.5 million. On August 27, 2011, Lukaku made his league debut, at the age of 18 years and 106 days, against Norwich City. Romelu was part of the Belgian national ‘Under-21’ squad and was included in the team for the 2014 ‘World Cup’ , 2016 ‘UEFA Euro’, and 2018 FIFA World Cups. In the 2018 World cup, he finished as the joint second-highest goalscorer after helping Belgium to a third-place and won the Bronze Boot award.
Born in the Belgian city of Antwerp, Northern Belgium, Romelu Lukaku was raised by his father who was also a football player back in his days and had played for Zaire. Back then, Romelu Lukaku was drawn to football and was enrolled by a local club at the age of 5.
Romelu knows a number of languages. He can speak Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. He can comprehend German too.
Romelu Lukaku has a younger brother, Jordan Lukaku, who is also a footballer. He plays as a left-back for Italian club Lazio and the Belgium national team.
He is crazy about traveling, listening to music, old Hip Hop, and RnB including Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, 50 cents, and many more. Besides these, Lukaku likes features of Rap and Football.
Chelsea's home jersey for the 2021/22 season features a V-neck design with yellow stripes on both sides. The brighter blues are supplemented by side strips and an embroidered Swoosh logo, while zigzag patterns decorate one-third of the shirt which is covered in chequerboard designs across its entirety. The pattern of the Chelsea home jersey also extends to the shorts, and the white socks are decorated with bright yellow and blue borders to enrich the overall image.
The Belgium soccer jersey home 2020 introduces a bold design with an eye-catching brushstroke 'B' graphic on the front. The new federation logo for this tournament is visible below and just above where it says "Belgium", as well in small print at the back bottom right corner of the shirt near the neckline.
The predominantly red coloration homage both history (the original Belgian flag) yet accents its modernity through using various shades including black which creates depth while still maintaining the classic style associated typically seen within football uniforms.