The question of who is Belgium’s first-choice striker is one that was posed for several seasons but which finally seems to have found a definitive answer. After top-scoring in the Belgian league at the age of 16 with Anderlecht, Romelu Lukaku has continued to ply his trade to good effect in the English Premier League with West Bromwich Albion, Everton and now Manchester United.
“Big Rom” has power and pace to go with his goalscoring touch, and made an early impact in his international career, scoring twice in a friendly against Russia as a mere 17-year-old. Now the all-time leading goalscorer in the history of Les Diables Rouges, Lukaku has won the football world over with his impressive statistics and drive and determination. A scorer against USA at Brazil 2014, the frontman heads to Russia 2018 in fine form, having struck 11 goals in the qualifiers.