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Eden Hazard
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Chelsea

Eden
Hazard

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Jan 07, 1991
Place of Birth
La Louvière, Belgium
Nationality
Belgium
Height
170 cm
Weight
69 kg
Debut
12 August 2012

Bio

Eden Hazard was born in La Louvière, Belgium on 7 January 1991. An attacking midfielder, who can play centrally or on the wing, he is known for his excellent dribbling ability, speed and technique. As a result, early in his career, his playing style drew comparisons with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Hazard began his career in the youth academy of Royal Stade Brainois, before moving to AFC Tubize. During his time there, he caught the attention of scouts from Lille and joined their youth team in 2005, before signing his first professional contract two years later. Over the course of the next few seasons, Hazard established himself as an important first team player, and one of European football's hottest prospects, being named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for both 2008–09 and 2009–10. A year later, he was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year, as Lille went on to win the league title, while 2011 also saw him pick up the Bravo Award for being the most outstanding young European footballer.

After years of speculation linking him with a move away from France, Hazard completed a transfer to Chelsea prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. He quickly established himself in the first team and drew widespread praise for his performances. However, during a League Cup match in January 2013, he was involved in a controversial incident where he attempted to retrieve the ball from a ball boy and appeared to kick out at the boy. As a result, he was sent off and suspended. Nonetheless, he helped Chelsea to win the UEFA Europa League and was included in the PFA's Premier League Team of the Year for 2012-13.

At international level, Hazard made his debut for Belgium's senior team in 2008 played a significant role in the side climbing up to a best ever position of 5th in the FIFA World Rankings during 2013.

Headlines

Belgium must learn, says Hazard

Belgium must learn, says Hazard

by Football News

Eden Hazard said Belgium must build on their performances at the FIFA World Cup after they were eliminated by Argentina on Saturday... Read more

Hazard: We must stop Messi

Hazard: We must stop Messi

by Football News

Belgium attacker Eden Hazard said stopping Argentina star Lionel Messi would give his team a huge chance of advancing at the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Premier League
2896 35 32 3 11 3 14 2 0 0
2012/2013
Premier League
2637 34 31 3 17 3 9 2 0 0
2011/2012
Ligue 1
3211 38 35 3 8 3 20 2 0 0
2010/2011
Ligue 1
3082 38 35 3 19 3 7 2 0 0
2009/2010
Ligue 1
2689 37 31 6 15 0 5 3 0 0
2008/2009
Ligue 1
1258 30 13 17 9 0 4 1 0 0
2007/2008
Ligue 1
33 4 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 0
2006/2007
Ligue 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 15806 216 177 39 79 17 59 12 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2012
30 Jun
€ 40,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
5 Jul 2014 1 0 0 1 0
1 Jul 2014 2 1 0 0 0
26 Jun 2014 0 1 0 0 0
22 Jun 2014 1 0 0 0 0
17 Jun 2014 2 1 0 0 0