Five things you did not know about Everton's Romelu Lukaku

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal

Lukaku is one of Everton's star players and leading goal scorers.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

Since joining Everton on a season-long loan from Chelsea in 2013-14, the Blues knew they had discovered a talent worth keeping. Following a successful loan spell at Goodison Park, Lukaku joined Everton on a permanent deal in July 2014.

The Belgium striker has broken all records at Everton, not only becoming the Blues' most expensive signing at £28m but also becoming the Toffees' highest-ever scorer in a single Premier League season - scoring an impressive 18 goals last term.

But what else is there to know about Lukaku? Here are five facts to help you get to know the Belgium international a little better.

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku

 

He can speak five languages

Lukaku is the top flight's most multilingual player. The 23-year-old speaks Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English and also understands German.

The striker is a ‘Next 20’ ambassador for Kick It Out

In May 2014, Lukaku visited the academy to help a group of 13- to 14-year-olds with their French-speaking skills. As an ambassador, the striker’s job is to help students become bilingual and understand more about different cultures.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal

At 23, Lukaku has scored more goals than anyone else in the world

Lukaku has scored 125 goals in his career. At the same age of 23, Ronaldo had scored 110, Luis Suarez 107, Wayne Rooney 100 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic 65.

He is a football addict

In 2013, Lukaku admitted to watching every single minute of Premier League football. The reasons behind this is to learn other striker’s movements and to study other defenders.

Football runs in the family

Lukaku's dad, Roger Menama Lukaku, is a former Belgian/Congolese football player. His younger brother Jordan also plays left-back at Italian club Lazio. His cousin Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo plays for Club Brugge. Romelu and Jordan Lukaku are both Belgium internationals.

Jordan Lukaku

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