A few years back, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku was broke, had no money to spend or enough food at home. Now, he is dominating headlines after leading his country to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1986, though having now settled for either 3rd or 4th position in this year tournament after they got defeated by France.
It’s been quite a journey to the top for the 25-year-old forward. He remembers his mother borrowing bread from the bakery and mixing milk with water in order to feed her children.
The Manchester United player was born in Antwerp, a city in northern Belgium, to Congolese immigrant parents.