Romelu Lukaku

World Cup 2014

Lukaku in 2014, photo by Celso Pupo/

Birth Name: Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli

Place of Birth: Antwerp, Belgium

Date of Birth: 13 May, 1993

Ethnicity: Congolese

Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the Belgium national team. He made his name as a formidable striker for Premier League club Everton, and has also played for Anderlecht, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, and Inter Milan.

He was born in Antwerp, Belgium, to Congolese parents. His father, Roger Lukaku (Roger Menama Lukaku), who was born in Kinshasa, is also a professional footballer, who played as a forward, and represented Zaire internationally. His brother, Jordan Lukaku, and his cousin, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, are also professional footballers. Romelu is a practising Catholic.

On 10 July, 2017, Romelu moved from Everton to Manchester United for a then-record £75 million fee, plus £15 million in add-ons.

4 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Do we know where his parents were from within the Congo? It would help in nailing down – along with his surnames – which Bantu group he is descended. In the DRC, the Mongo, Luba, Kongo and Mangbetu/Azande peoples are the biggest groups making up about half the population of the country.

  2. andrew says:

    He plays for Inter Milan

  3. andrew says:


    full name: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli

    On 10 July 2017, he has moved from Everton to Manchester United for a record £75 million fee, plus £15 million in add-ons.

  4. andrew says:

    Romelu’s brother, Jordan Lukaku, is also a professional footballer.

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