The Belgian footballer and top scorer, Romelu Lukaku, has an estimated net worth of £53,619,300.00 ($63 million).
Romelu Lukaku Biography and Net Worth
Romelu Lukaku Biography and Early Life
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, popularly known as Romelu Lukaku, is a Belgian by nationality. Romelu was born in 1993 in Antwerp, Northern Belgium.
Romelu’s family was among the Black Belgian minority community. His parents are Mr. Roger Lukaku (father) and Adolphine Lukaku (mother). He has a brother, Jordan Lukaku.
Despite that, Romelu had a sporting background as his dad was a coach and always trained Romelu and his brother since they were young.
Romelu Lukaku’s dad always followed each match in the “Premier League.” This was what spurred Romelu Lukaku’s love for football.
Was his dad a footballer too? Well, let’s find out.
Romelu Lukaku’s dad was also an international player who played for Zaire.
This again grew Romelu Lukaku’s addiction to football, but thankfully, didn’t affect his education as his academics were reportedly good.
Romelu Lukaku kept practicing with his dad and brother, played video games, and watched football for hours.
Was it really worth it to spend so much time on something as menial as football?
Romelu Lukaku Career and Net Worth
Romelu Lukaku started playing as a child at age five. He started with the youth academy of a Belgian club. This led to him being amongst the rising talents of the youth academy.
Romelu Lukaku continued with his youth academy training till his very last years at Anderlecht’s youth academy, where he scored a total of 131 goals in 93 matches.
Romelu Lukaku progressed to the adult team of Anderlecht’s football team in 2009. His training earned him the title of being the team’s goalscorer.
Romelu has led his Anderlecht team to numerous league titles, like the Belgian Pro League title.
His striking skills have helped him improve his goalscoring skills. Lukaku rose to fame in the 2010-2011 season when he joined the notable Premier League club, Chelsea, in 2011.
Prior to him joining, Chelsea paid a transfer fee worth £10 million. Romelu Lukaku agreed to stay with the club for five years.
During his time at the club, Lukaku demonstrated his goal-scoring abilities once more, scoring about 17 times and remaining the club’s top scorer.
Romelu Lukaku remained with the Stamford Bridge Everton clubs and, to a lesser extent, Manchester United.
In each of these clubs, he made certain that he gave his all and, as usual, scored more goals.Romelu Lukaku’s net worth increased with each transfer deal between these clubs.
Romelu Lukaku’s goalscoring skills have ranked him amongst young footballers to score 100 goals before their 23rd birthday.
Some awards and achievements credited to his name include:
- IFFHS World’s Best International Goal Scorer: 2020
- Promising Belgian Talent of the Year: 2009
- 2009 Belgian Bronze Shoe
- 2010 Belgian Silver Shoe
- 2011 Ebony Shoe
- Everton Young Player of the Season: 2015–16
- Everton’s Goal of the Season: 2015–16
- Premier League Player of the Month: March 2017.
- PFA Team of the Year: 2016–17 Premier League
- Everton Player of the Season 2016/17
- Everton Players’ Player of the Season: 2016, 17
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Month: August/September 2017
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot
- The Italian Football Hall of Fame (David Astori Fair Play Award): 2019
- Giacinto Facchetti International Prize: 2020
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2020
- 2019-20 UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season
- 2019-20 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season
- 2020 Best Belgian Abroad
- MVP of the Month in Serie A for February 2020
- 2020-21 Serie A Most Valuable Player
Romelu Lukaku has netted a lot, not just from his football career but also from endorsement deals
. For instance, Romelu Lukaku bagged an endorsement deal in 2018 with the top German company, Puma.
He has also signed an endorsement with some other higher-paying brands like Adidas.
Romelu Lukaku also signed an ambassadorial deal with the wellness technology company.
He signed a contract with Chelsea that nets him a whopping salary of 16.900.0000 pounds per year.
His hard work has made him so expensive, with his transfer fee worth about $287 million, directly ahead of Neymar.
Romelu Lukaku is evidence that hard work truly pays off, as his achievements really prove it.
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