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Romelu Lukaku writes Belgian football history with goal against Japan

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Romelu Lukaku scored Tuesday night in the friendly against Japan in Bruges, his 31st goal for the Red Devils. This allows the striker of Manchester United, Paul Van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof, which is thirty times scored for the national team, in the topschuttersstand of all time behind him.



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Lukaku opened in the 72nd minute the score with the head. Nacer Chadli offered him his 31st hit on a silver platter after a clever dribble and ditto cross.

Friday hit “Big Rom” for the 29th and 30th time in the oefenpot against Mexico (3-3). Thus was he the doelpuntenrecord of van Himst and Voorhoof.

Jan Vertonghen, who the aanvoerdersband wore, played in the Jan breydel stadium his 98th match for the Red Devils. The record international walk further out on Jan Ceulemans. The numerator of the “Caje” stopped on 96 caps.

Topschuttersstand of all time:

1. Romelu Lukaku (since 2010) 31 goals in 65 caps

2. Paul Van Himst (1960-1975) 30 goals in 81 caps

. Bernard Voorhoof (1927-1940) 30 goals in 61 caps

4. Marc Wilmots (1991-2002) 29 goals in 70 caps

5. Jef Mermans (1945-1956) 28 goals in 56 caps

6. Robert De Veen (1906-1913) 26 goals for 23 caps

7. Wesley Sonck (2001-2010) 24 goals in 55 caps

8. Raimond Braine (1925-1939) 23 goals in 52 caps

. Marc Degryse (1984-1996) 23 goals in 63 caps

9. Jan Ceulemans (1977-1991) 22 goals in 96 caps

10. Rik Coppens (1949-1959) 21 goals in 47 caps

. Eden Hazard (since 2008) 21 goals in 82 caps

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