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Romelu Lukaku

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Squad No: 10
Position:
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D.o.B: 13/05/1993
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Height: 6ft 3ins
Appearances: 49 (6)
Goals: 23
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Romelu Lukaku became Everton's Club record signing in July 2014, penning a five-year deal.
 
The striker made the permanent switch from Chelsea after enjoying a hugely successful loan spell at Goodison Park the previous season, when he plundered 16 goals in all competitions.
 
His transfer was sealed after he had helped Belgium reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
 
Lukaku had previously had another hugely productive temporary spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2012/13, during which he netted 17 times for the Baggies.
 
Earlier in his young career, the powerful frontman had shot to prominence when he made his Anderlecht debut as a 16-year-old and became a regular for the next two seasons.
 
His form caught the eye of clubs across Europe but it was Chelsea who won the race for his signature in 2011. He was a bit-part player for his first season, playing mainly in the League Cup and for the reserves.
 
The following campaign he agreed a loan switch to the Hawthorns and was immediately among the goals. Lukaku would score in a win at Anfield and bag a hat-trick against Manchester United before returning to Stamford Bridge.
 
At the start of the 2013/14 season, Lukaku made three substitute appearances for Jose Mourinho's side, including one in the UEFA Super Cup, before switching to Merseyside.
 
Lukaku's Everton career started with a bang and he scored a winning goal at West Ham United on his debut, before grabbing a brace at home to Newcastle United.
 
He continued to find the net regularly as the season progressed, netting another double in the home Merseyside derby and a wonderstrike in the 3-0 thrashing of Arsenal.
 
He signed off from his loan spell with the Blues by scoring in the final Premier League fixture of the season - a 2-0 win away at Hull City.
 
Lukaku then headed to the World Cup, where he was on-target in the Red Devils' last-16 victory against the United States.
 
And upon returning to Europe, his move to Goodison Park was rubber-stamped as he once again linked up with manager Roberto Martinez.

Career Stats - Romelu Lukaku

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013-2014 29 (2) 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 (2) 16
2014-2015 15 (1) 6 0 0 0 (1) 0 3 (2) 1 18 (4) 7
Total 44 (3) 21 1 1 1 (1) 0 3 (2) 1 49 (6) 23
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 21/09/2013 15/12/2014 49 (6) 23

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