Eden Hazard announces retirement from professional football

October 10, 2023

Footballer Eden Michael Walter Hazard has announced his retirement from professional football at just the age of 32 years. The Belgian took to his social media pages to make the announcement.

Hazard said that after 16 years, he has decided to hang up his boots. And he’s thankful for all the memories he has experienced doing what he loved doing best.

Apparently Eden Hazard played for clubs like LOSC Lille in France, Chelsea in England, Real Madrid in Spain. However, it was at Chelsea that he established himself as one of the best players of his era.

“After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer.”

“I was able to realise my dream, I have played and had fun on many pitches around the world.”

Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012 from Lille and left in 2019 for Real Madrid. While in England, he made about 352 appearances for the Blues. He scored 110 goals and registered 92 assists.

Besides, his trophy cabinet was equally as impressive. He won the EPL twice, the Europa League twice and the FA Cup and League Cup once apiece.

Furthermore, he made the PFA team of the season on 4 occasions during his 7 years in the league. The footballer won numerous individual awards including his national team, Belgium.

He captained the Red Devils from 2018 and was part of their golden era which unfortunately fell short of expectations.

However, he experienced a tough time at Real Madrid where he was signed with a lot of expectations. Injuries didn’t allow him to replicate his form at Chelsea.

He made just 53 appearances in 4 seasons for the Los Blancos and netted only 4 goals. However, he won two Laligas and a UCL with Real Madrid.