THE PRODIGY

COMES 

OF AGE

Still aged just 25, Romelu Lukaku is the man of the moment for high-flying Belgium...

Lukaku is the focus of the rampant Red Devil attack that scored 3 in the opener against Panama and 5 against Tunisia on Saturday.


In the process he made history...

He became the 1st player to have back-to-back 2-goal games in the World Cup since Diego Maradona did it 32 years ago

His four goals in fewer minutes also moved him into the early lead for the adidas Golden Boot ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

He will try to score as many goals as he can, but not at any cost. He knows that the only thing that matters is that the team keeps getting better.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez

Lukaku is the all-time top scorer for the Red Devils already by some margin with 40 goals in 71 appearances.


Against Tunisia on 23 June he equalled Marc Wilmots as the top Belgian goal-scorer in the World Cup with 5 goals.


HUMBLE

BEGINNINGS

Driven by a difficult background and the desire to follow his father, who was an average footballer, Lukaku had incredible early success…

He was top scorer in the Belgian League at the age of 16 with Anderlecht and scored his first goal for Belgium at 17 (against Russia)


BRAZIL 2014

At the 2014 World Cup he helped set up a goal and scored the eventual winner in a hard-fought 2-1 win over the USA in the Round of 16

He is the biggest bad loser, and the most competitive guy in our team

Belgium team-mate Youri Tielemans

Belgium are now 21 matches unbeaten. Can their run continue all the way to the Final?

GOALS AND HIGHLIGHTS