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Romeo Lavia Parents, Family, Siblings, Wife, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister & Girlfriend

Roméo Lavia (born 6 January 2004) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

Early life and career

Romeo Lavia was born on 6 January 2004 in Brussels, Belgium.

Career

Lavia is a youth product of the Belgian club Anderlecht. He arrived at eight years old at their training centre in Neerpede nearby Brussels.

At a local international youth tournament for players under the age of 15 he got noticed for the first time by Pep Guardiola. The Spanish trainer was there on invitation of his Manchester City player Kevin De Bruyne who is co-organiser of this tournament that also bears his name, the KDB Cup.


At the age of sixteen Lavia left Anderlecht in the summer of 2020 for Manchester City where he signed his first professional contract. He joined the U18 where he quickly stood out. In November that year after only eleven appearances he was already promoted to the U23. Together with the EDS team the Belgian youngster won the Premier League 2 championship in April 2021 and was voted player of the season.

Starting from the summer of 2021, Lavia started training with the first-team. He earned a selection into squad of the Citizens that played the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League. Roméo made his official first-team debut at 17 years old on 21 September 2021, at the third round of the 2021–22 EFL Cup against Wycombe Wanderers. He got a yellow card.

Southampton

On 6 July 2022, Lavia joined Southampton and signed a five-year contract. On 6 August 2022, Lavia made his debut in a 4–1 loss away to Tottenham Hotspur. He scored his first goal on 30 August 2022 in the Saints’ 2–1 win over Chelsea, becoming the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League.

Chelsea

On 18 August 2023, Lavia joined Chelsea, signing a seven-year contract, for a reported initial fee of £53 million plus add-ons.

International career

Born in Belgium, Lavia is of Ghanaian descent. In 2019, he played one official game for the Belgium U15 youth team and also one for the Belgium U16 in which he scored once. He has since played a lot of friendlies in which he is often team captain.

On 17 March 2023, he received his first call-up to the Belgian senior national team by manager Domenico Tedesco, for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against Sweden and the friendly against Germany.

Style of play


Lavia is a defensive midfielder. He stated that his inspirations are Barcelona player Sergio Busquets and his former Man City teammate Fernandinho. He visibly expressed himself to be comfortable when recovering the ball, making use of the intense pressing using intelligence, tenacity, along with pace, and when he makes line-breaking deep passes.

Parents and Family

Roméo Lavia was born on 6 January 2004 in Brussels, Belgium to his parents.

Romeo Lavia’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lavia.

Either his father or mother is from Ghana or both of his parents are Ghanaian.

Wife

Romeo Lavia is currently single and not dating or in any relationship for now. Romeo Lavia is also not yet married.

Sibling

We don’t have much information about Romeo Lavia’s siblings. The football has not said much about his family especially his brother’s and sisters.

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