|Full name||Romelu Menama Lukaku|
|Date of birth||13 May 1993|
|Place of birth||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||Chelsea F.C.|
Lukaku joined his local team Rupel Boom at the age of five. After four seasons at Rupel Boom, Lukaku was discovered by scouts of Lierse SK, a Belgian Pro League team with an established youth academy. He played for Lierse from 2004 until 2006, scoring 121 goals in 68 games. After Lierse were relegated from the Belgian Pro League, Anderlecht bought no less than 13 youth players from Lierse in the 2006 mid-season, one of which was Lukaku. He played three more years as a youth player with Anderlecht, scoring 131 goals in 93 games.
When he turned 16 on 13 May 2009, Lukaku signed a professional contract with Anderlecht until 2012. and 11 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. He scored his first goal at senior level against Zulte Waregem in the 89th minute, after coming on as substitute for Kanu after 69 minutes.
In June 2011 Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck said that they were in talks with English Premier League side Chelsea regarding a possible transfer. "There is still a long way to go in the negotiations," he said. "We are indeed negotiating with Chelsea, but there are other clubs we are talking to. It could happen in the next half hour, it could take until 31 August - that is football." On 6 August 2011 an agreement was reached with Anderlecht for the transfer to Chelsea for a fee reported to be around £20 million and on 18 August 2011 Lukaku officially signed for Chelsea. He will wear the number 18 shirt.
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 squad for the friendly against Croatia. On 17 November 2010, he scored his first two international goals in the friendly match against Russia.
Lukaku was born in Antwerp, a city in northern Belgium. His father, Roger Lukaku, played professional football and was capped at international level by Zaire. He has a younger brother called Jordan, who has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht. Lukaku was the subject of an acclaimed television documentary series called De School Van Lukaku (Lukaku's School) shown on the Dutch-speaking Eén network. The reality show followed the teenage Lukaku and his classmates during the course of a year at the Saint-Guidon Institute, a multi-cultural school in Brussels, where the footballer was based while with the Anderlecht youth team. In 2009, the series followed the school as it made a field trip to London visiting Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground. Lukaku said at the time: “What a stadium. If one day in my life I will cry, it will be the day I play here. I love Chelsea.”
|Belgian Pro League 2008/2009||Anderlecht||36||15||1||0||0|
|UEFA U-21 Qualifying 2011||Belgium||9-15||15||4||1||-|
|Belgian Pro League 2009/2010||Anderlecht||36||16||33||15||6|
|Belgian Cup 2009/2010||Anderlecht||36||16||1||0||0|
|UEFA Champions League Qualifying 2009/2010||Anderlecht||36||16||1||0||0|
|UEFA Europa League 2009/2010||Anderlecht||36||16||10||4||1|
|Belgian Pro League 2010/2011||Anderlecht||14||17||37||16||7|
|Belgian Cup 2010/2011||Anderlecht||14||17||3||0||0|
|UEFA Champions League Qualifying 2010/2011||Anderlecht||14||17||3||3||0|
|UEFA Europa League 2010/2011||Anderlecht||14||17||8||1||0|
|Euro Qualifying 2012||Belgium||9-18||17||4||0||1|
|Belgian Pro League 2011/2012||Anderlecht||14||18||2||2||0|
- Belgian First Division top scorer 2009/2010
- Belgian Ebony Shoe 2011