Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s Talisman for a while now and the Belgian is arguably the Best Player in the Premier League.
“When I was small, I was the same as everyone else. I used to play in a small council estate nearby. But it’s really my family who taught me. I started watching my dad play from the age of two. I wanted to be like him.”
So how much do we know about Chelsea No. 10? Let’s find out!
1. Made His International debut at the age of 17!
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 19, 2018
Eden Hazard arrived at Lile at the age of 14 and made his senior team debut at the age of 16. Like most World Class players the Present Belgian Captain didn’t take long to break onto the International scene and made his Debut with Belgium National team at the age of 17. Fun Fact- Ronaldo and Messi were actually a year older than Eden hazard when they debuted for their respective Countries.
2. Hazard was convinced to join Chelsea by a former Blue
🗣 "I spoke to him before I signed for Chelsea. Every day, seriously, he was telling me that Chelsea was the best club for me. He said Chelsea was a big club where you can trophies every season. For that reason, I signed, so thank you, Joe Cole!"
– Eden Hazard. pic.twitter.com/dZgLyHtSK6
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) November 15, 2018
While at Lile, Hazard played alongside Joe Cole who was on Loan from Liverpool for the 2011/12 Season which Proved to be Hazard’s last. The Former Blue who very recently announced his retirement played a big role in Hazard’s move to Chelsea. Hazard recently revealed “He said Chelsea was a big club where you can win trophies every season. For that reason I signed, so thank you, Joe Cole!”
3. Only player to personally announce his move on Twitter
I'm signing for the champion's league winner.
— Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) May 28, 2012
Eden Hazard Transfer from Lile to Chelsea was one with a lot of Drama. With Clubs Like Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona reported to have bid for him Hazard picked Chelsea and believe it or not he announced his move personally on Twitter. No official Club handle, No Fancy video or even a picture. Just a simple statement “I’m signing for the champion’s league winner.” simple as that. In retrospect, turned out to be one of the most important tweets for Chelsea.
4. The Hazard’s have some Football Pedigree
— Top Football Only (@TopFootball0nly) August 21, 2015
It’s a pretty well-known fact that Eden Hazard and Borussia Moenchengladbach Forward Thorgan Hazard are brothers. But did you know that Their other two Brothers Ethan and Kylian Hazard are Footballers too, While Kylian is at Cercle Brugge, on loan from Chelsea, It is said that the Blues are targetting 15-Year-old Ethan Hazard as well who is currently at AFC Tubiz?. No points for guessing what his parents did for a living!
5. First Foreign player to win Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
Eden Hazard’s career so far
2x Premier League
1x Europa League
1x League Cup
1x FA Cup
1x Ligue 1
4x PFA TOTY
2x UEFA TOTY
1x PFA POTY
1x PFA YPOTY
1x Ligue 1 POTY
Euro 2016 Most Assists
World Cup 2018 Silver Ball
Most MOTM’s since 2012
147 goals… pic.twitter.com/XfS5X8pi84
— Hanson osei alvaro (@Hansonosei) November 18, 2018
Hazard has won a host of Individual and team honors with Chelsea and the Belgian National team. But before all this, he first found success at Lile and went on to become the first Foreign player to win Ligue 1 Player of the Year. Furthermore, Lile went on to even win an unexpected League title with Hazard as the Protagonist.