Eden Michael Hazard, born 7th January 1991, is a Belgian professional footballer.
Eden Hazard plays for English club Chelsea and Captains the Belgium National Team.
Primarily playing as an attacking midfielder and as a wide midfielder, Hazard is known for his creativity, speed, dribbling and excellent passing. He has earned critical acclaim for his playing style, with the media, coaches, and players drawing comparisons to Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Eden Hazard is widely considered one of the best players in the world.
Eden Hazard is the son of two former footballers and began his career in Belgium playing for local youth clubs. In 2005, he moved to France where he began his senior career, joining first division club Lille. Eden Hazard spent two years in the club’s academy and, at the age of 16, made his professional debut in November 2007. He went on to become an integral part of the Lille team under manager Rudi Garcia, racking up over 190 appearances. In his first full season as a starter, he won the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Young Player of the Year award, becoming the first non-French player to win the award. In the 2009–10 season, Eden Hazard captured the award again, becoming the first player to win the award twice. He was also named to the league’s Team of the Year.
In the 2010–11 season, he was a part of the Lille team that won the league and cup double and, as a result of his performances, was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year, the youngest player to win the award. Eden Hazard was also given the Bravo Award by Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo for his performances during the 2010–11 season. In June 2012 Hazard signed for English club Chelsea, where he went on to win the UEFA Europa League in his first season and the PFA Young Player of the Year in his second. In the 2014–15 season, he helped Chelsea win the League Cup and Premier League, earning him the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards. Two years later he won his second English title as Chelsea secured the 2016–17 Premier League.
Eden Hazard is a Belgium international, having represented his country at under-17 and under-19 level. Hazard made his senior international debut in November 2008, aged 17, in a friendly match against Luxembourg. Nearly three years after his debut, Hazard scored his first international goal against Kazakhstan in October 2011. He has since earned over 90 caps and was a member of the Belgian squad which reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he captained Belgium to third place which was their best finish in history, receiving the Silver Ball as the second best player of the tournament. In 2018 he was named in the FIFA World XI.
Born: 7 January 1991 (age 28 years), La Louvière, Belgium
Height: 1.73 m
Spouse: Natacha Van Honacker (m. 2012)
Salary: 1.04 crores GBP (2015)
Siblings: Thorgan Eden Hazard, Kylian Eden Hazard
Current teams: Chelsea F.C. (#10 / Forward), Belgium national football team (#10 / Forward)