Roger Lukaku

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Roger Lukaku
Personal information
Full name Roger Menama Lukaku
Date of birth (1967-06-06) 6 June 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986 Vita Club
1987–1990 Africa Sports
1990–1993 FC Boom
1993–1995 Seraing
1995–1996 Germinal Ekeren 28 (9)
1996–1997 Gençlerbirligi 30 (3)
1997–1998 KV Mechelen 17 (4)
1998–1999 Oostende 20 (2)
National team
1993–1996 Zaire
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roger Menama Lukaku (born 6 June 1967, in Kinshasa) is a former Belgian/Congolese football player. He played for KV Oostende, KV Mechelen and Germinal Ekeren. He is the father of footballers Romelu Lukaku and Jordan Lukaku.

Club career[edit]

As a 23-year-old, Roger Lukaku began his career in Belgium. His first club was Belgian Second Division club FC Boom. With this club he achieved promotion to the Belgian First Division in 1992. The club was relegated in 1993 and Lukaku moved to RFC Seraing.

With RFC Seraing he finished 3rd in the Belgian First Division. He stayed with RFC Seraing for two seasons before moving to Germinal Ekeren. Again his club finished in 3rd place.

In 1996, he played for Turkish side Gençlerbirligi SK but he returned to Belgium after only one season to play for KV Mechelen.[1] In 1998, he changed club and played for Belgian First Division side KV Oostende.

After the relegation of the club in 1999 the 33-year-old stopped playing professional football. He continued to play in lower divisions for Aat, KFC Wintam and in 2006 for KGR Katelijne where he finished his playing career.

International career[edit]

Lukaku played for the Zaire national football team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying rounds.[2] He also participated at the 1994[3] and 1996 African Cup of Nations[4] finals.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Boom,[citation needed] the city where he first played professional football. He is the father of professional footballers Romelu Lukaku (a striker who plays for Everton F.C.) and Jordan Lukaku (who plays as a left-back for S.S. Lazio).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LUKAKU MENAMA". TFF. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ Roger LukakuFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (2005-08-15). "African Nations Cup 1994 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (2002-03-18). "African Nations Cup 1996 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 

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