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In this article we are going to have a look at Eden Hazard Biography

Eden Hazard is one of the best Football players of Belgium. He had a professional life full of ups and downs both at clubs and national career. He grew up in an athletic family in which his parents and brothers were and are footballers.

Hazard is a winger and mainly plays in the position of attacking midfielder and left wing. He is one of the most technically player and known for his speed, creativity, technical and passing ability. He is often ranked as one of the best footballers in the world at the present time. Now, let's review

Eden Hazard biography

in the present article.

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Eden Hazard Biography

Now it's time to start with Eden Hazard biography.

Eden Hazard information

  • Eden Hazard's Date of birth/Age:

     Jan 7, 1991 (29)

  • Eden Hazard's Place of birth:

     Belgium, La Louvière

  • Eden Hazard's Citizenship:

     Belgium

  • Eden Hazard's Height:

     1,75 m

  • Eden Hazard's Position:

     Left Winger

  • Eden Hazard's Agent:

     Relatives

  • National player:

     Belgium

  • Eden Hazard's Caps/Goals:

     106/32

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Eden Hazard early life

Let's start

Eden Hazard biography

from his childhood. Eden Michael Hazard was born in La Louviere on 7 January 1991 and grew up in Braine-le-Comte. His mother Carine, and father Thierry, were both football players. His father spent most of his career at semi-professional level with La Louviere in the Belgian Second Division.  His mother played as an attacker in the Belgian Women's First Division and stopped playing when she was three months pregnant with Eden. 

He has three brothers, all of whom play football, including Thorgan, who joined him at 

Chelsea

 in 2012 but then moved to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015 and further to 

Borussia Dortmund

 in 2019.  Hazard's other younger brothers are Kylian and Ethan.

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Eden Hazard's idol was Zinedine Zidane, and he was watching him on television and online for hours.

Eden Hazard childhood

was full of passion with football.

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Eden Hazard's Early football career

The first important fact in 

Eden Hazard biography

is that he began his football career playing for Royal Stade Brainois at the age of 4. During his time at the club, one of his youth coaches described him as a gifted player. Hazard spent eight years at the club and then he joined Tubize.

While Eden was at Tubize, his talent was spotted by

Lille

and they offered the young player a contract. It was a golden opportunity in

Eden Hazard life story

.

Hazard's parents accepted the offer from Lille with hopes that the training facilities in France would be better.

Eden Hazard at Lille

Hazard joined Lille in 2005 and spent two years developing in the club's local sports school. Then he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal. At the start of the 2007–08 season, at the age of 16, Hazard was promoted to the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur.

On 24 November, where he subsequently made his professional debut in the match, coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute.

Hazard finished his amateur career with 11 appearances and one goal, helping the reserve team finished in fifth place, which was first among professional clubs' reserve teams playing in the group.

He was promoted to the senior team by new manager Rudi Garcia. On 20 September, he scored a goal to make it 2–2 in the 88th minute against Auxerre in a game Lille won 3–2 in injury time. So, Hazard's become the youngest goal scorer in the club's history. 

At the end of the season, he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Young Player of the Year.

Hazard began the 2009–10 season on a positive note scoring in Lille's first competitive match of the season.

In April, Hazard was nominated for the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year award. He was also nominated, for the second consecutive season, for the Young Player of the Year award. On 9 May, Hazard was awarded the UNFP Young Player of the Year trophy for the second consecutive season.

Eden Hazard began the 2010–11 season as fixed player in Lille's first six league matches of the season. During the season Hazard did not play well and was benched by Garcia.

In the Coupe de France final, Hazard played 89 minutes as Lille defeated PSG 1–0 at the Stade de France. A week later, Lille won the Ligue 1 title by drawing 2–2 away to PSG, achieving the club's first league championship since the 1953–54 season and the club's first double since the 1945–46 season. 

The domestic cup and league title were the first two honours in Hazard's career. On the day after Lille won the league, Hazard was named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year becoming the youngest player ever to win the award. 

In 2011–12 season, Hazard switched to the number 10 shirt. He had a successful season and finally on 28 April, for the third consecutive season, Hazard was nominated for the Player of the Year award. Two weeks later, he was awarded the prestigious honour ahead of the likes of Olivier Giroud and Younes Belhanda.

After capturing the award, Hazard became the second player in the awards' history after former PSG striker Pauleta to achieve the honour in consecutive seasons. He was also included in the Team of the Year for the third successive season.

Eden Hazard at Chelsea

Joining Chesea was a turning point in 

Eden Hazard biography

. On 4 June 2012, Chelsea confirmed that the club had agreed terms with Lille for the transfer of Hazard. The transfer fee was reported to be priced at £32 million.

On 12 August 2012, Hazard made his debut for Chelsea in the 2012 FA Community Shield against Manchester City, which ended in a 3–2 defeat at Villa Park.

Hazard made his Champions League debut for Chelsea in the team's opening group stage game against Juventus. During December, he scored in back-to-back games, in a 5–1 away victory over Leeds United in the League Cup, and an 8–0 league win against Aston Villa.

However an injury picked up in the same game ruled him out of the Europa League Final. Hazard ended his first season at Chelsea with 13 goals in all competitions.

In 2013-14 season Hazard had an excellent form in Chelsea's 1–0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Mourinho said that Hazard is the best young footballer in the world. Then Hazard scored his first hat-trick in Premier League against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on 8 February.

On 27 April, Hazard won the PFA Young Player of the Year award. In May 2014, Hazard was voted Chelsea's Player of the Year in his second season at Stamford Bridge.

In 2014–15 season, Hazard got the number 10 shirt. In this season he had a 100 percent penalty record out of 16 penalties in the match against Arsenal. Also, he became the only player in Europe who has taken more than 15 penalties and scored all of them.

In February 2015, Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea. On 26 April, Hazard was recognised as the best player of the season among his peers, winning the PFA Players' Player of the Year. In May, Hazard was voted as Chelsea's Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. In 2015–16 season, Chelsea did not have a successful season and finished 10th at the Premier League.

In 2018-19 which was his final season at Chelsea, Eden Hazard scored against Watford at Vicarage Road. The first was his 100th goal at the club and 150th career club goal.

On 9 May 2019, Hazard scored the decisive penalty in a 4–3 shootout win over Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge to send Chelsea to the Europa League Final. His record of 15 assists for the 2018–19 Premier League season made him win the Premier League's Playmaker of the Season award. Hazard joined Thierry Henry, Matt Le Tissier and Eric Cantona to become the 4th player in premier league history to record at least 15 goals and 15 assists in a premier league season. 

At the end of the season Chelsea won the Europa League following a 4–1 win over Arsenal in the final, in which Hazard scored twice and assisting Pedro's goal. After the match, Hazard declared that it possibly was the last time at Chelsea.

Eden Hazard at Real Madrid

When one reads 

Eden Hazard biography

, he or she may think he was not successful at 

Real Madrid

so far.

On 7 June 2019, La Liga club Real Madrid declared on that Hazard would be signing for them for the 2019–20 season. He signed a contract until 30 June 2024 for a fee of €100 million, which could rise to €146.1 million due to additional fees. Hazard was formally introduced on 13 June at the Santiago Bernabeu. Hazard became Madrid's most expensive player after Gareth Bale.

Hazard was presented at the Bernabeu without a number on his jersey; he had been wearing the number 10 for both Chelsea and Belgium for a number of years, and admitted that he had asked Luka Modric for the number at Madrid but Modric refused to give it away. Almost two months later, Madrid confirmed that Hazard will wear the number 7, formerly worn by club legends Emilio Butragueno, Raul Gonzalez and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Then Hazard told the media "I've dreamt about this since I was little, I always supported Real Madrid" and described it as "a true honour." He said that manager Zinedine Zidane as an important factor in making the move, as he had always been an admirer of him.

In 2019–20 season He made his first appearance on 14 September 2019, in a 3–2 victory over Levante in La Liga. On 5 October, Hazard scored his first goal for Los Blancos, against Granada in his first home league start. In the second half, he also got his first assist which was to Modrić in an eventual 4–2 victory.

Eden Hazard suffered a 'fracture to his right distal fibula' in his ankle during Madrid's 1–0 defeat against Levante and was forced off the pitch in the second half. The ankle injury forced Hazard to miss Madrid's two biggest games of the season, the Champions League Round of 16 clash against Manchester City and the second league El Clasico. In early March, Hazard's ankle was operated on in Dallas and he was expected to be out for three months, meaning that he could not play for the rest of the season.

After La Liga restarted in June after a three-month interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hazard was available for selection. On 14 June, in Madrid's first league game after the break, Hazard assisted Sergio Ramos against Eibar in a 3–1 win at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium. At the end of the season he had played at 16 league games, as Madrid won the 2019–20 La Liga.

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In 2020–21 season, Hazard scored his first goal of the  in Madrid's 4–1 home league win over Huesca. On 25 November, he scored his first Champions League goal with Madrid in a 2–0 away win against Inter Milan.

International career of Eden Hazard

On 18 November 2008, Hazard was called up to the Belgium senior team, for the first time, by manager Rene Vandereycken for the team's match against Luxembourg.

Eden Hazard nationality

 was a problem at first. Hazard was courted by French Football Federation officials who wanted the player to play for the France national team as he had was qualified for French citizenship. Hazard did not respond to it and later stated "Because of my presence in France for seven years, I feel 99% Belgian and 1% French, but the idea of French citizenship has never crossed my mind".

Hazard played his first game for Belgium in the match against Luxembourg in which he come on as a substitute in the 67th minute for Wesley Sonck. On his debut, Hazard became the eighth youngest international player in Belgian football history, at 17 years and 316 days. On 12 August 2009, after three consecutive substitute appearances with the team, he made his first start under coach Franky Vercauteren in the team's 3–1 friendly loss to the Czech Republic.

On 7 October 2011, nearly three years after his debut, Hazard scored his first international goal against Kazakhstan in a 4–1 victory. The victory inserted Belgium into second-place position in its group in qualifying for UEFA Euro 2012 with the team needing a victory over Germany on 11 October to secure a place in the qualifying playoffs. In the match against Germany, Hazard played the entire match as Belgium failed to earn a place in the European Championship, losing 3–1 in Dusseldorf. 

Hazard made nine appearances in the Belgium national team at 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, in which he scored twice. 

On 13 May 2014, Hazard was named in Belgium's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He assisted Dries Mertens' winning goal in the team's first game of the tournament, a 2–1 win against Algeria in Belo Horizonte. In Belgium's second match, he assisted Divock Origi's 88th-minute goal, giving the Red Devils a 1–0 win over Russia and qualifying them for the knockout stage, eventually reaching the quarter-finals, where they were eliminated by Argentina.

On 7 June 2015, due to the suspension of regular skipper Vincent Kompany, Hazard captained Belgium for the first time in a friendly against France at the Stade de France, scoring a penalty for Belgium's final goal in a 4–3 victory.

Because of the absence of Kompany, Hazard was named captain of Belgium for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals. He scored a solo goal against Hungary in the last 16, before Belgium were eliminated by Wales in the quarter-finals. Alongside Aaron Ramsey, he finished as the top assist provider of the competitions with four assists.

Hazard was appointed captain of Belgium for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In the first game against Panama, he assisted the third goal of the match scored by Lukaku as Belgium won 3–0. He then scored twice in their second group stage victory against Tunisia. 

Hazard was also selected the Man-of-the-match after his notable performance against Tunisia. In Belgium's 3–2 victory over Japan in the last 16, Hazard was instrumental in mounting a comeback from a two-goal deficit as Belgium became the first team in 52 years to come back from 0–2 down to win a World Cup knockout match. For his second consecutive game, Hazard was once again voted the Man of the match.

Hazard was again in scintillating form in the quarter-finals as he helped lead Belgium to its second World Cup semi-final in their history with a 2–1 victory over five-time champions Brazil. In that game, Hazard set a World Cup record for successful dribbles completed in any World Cup game since 1966, with a 100% success rate in ten dribbles. 

In the semi-finals, which was a tight game, Belgium were defeated by eventual champions France 1–0. On 14 July, Hazard's third Man of the match performance ensured victory for Belgium with his goal in the 82nd minute in a 2–0 victory against England in their third-place play-off, his nation's best ever World Cup finish.

At the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July the FIFA Technical Study Group selected Hazard as the second best player of the tournament, awarding him the Silver Ball. In addition to his dribbling he scored three goals and provided two assists in total, as well as being selected the Man of the match on three different occasions – more than any other player.

Eden Hazard Personal life 

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Family, children and relationships

Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker. On 19 December 2010, it was reported that she had given birth to a baby boy, Yannis. She gave birth to their second son, Leo, in February 2013, and a third son, Samy, in September 2015.

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Philanthropy

No philanthropy activity has been reported in the media so far.

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No legal issue has been reported in the media so far.

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Religion

Eden Hazard was raised in a Muslim-Christian family and it makes a huge impact on his life as he later converted into Islam. However there is some controversies over

Eden Hazard religion

.

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Eden Hazard style of play

Hazard mostly plays as either an attacking midfielder or a winger and has been considered as one of the most outstanding talented players in Europe.

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Eden Hazard reception

In Belgium, Hazard's talent has led to comparisons to former Belgian international Enzo Scifo. Both players share the same birth-place and Scifo spent time with Hazard while he was in Tubize.

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Eden Hazard goal celebration

Hazard's frequent goal celebration saw him sliding on his knees; since 2018 he has stayed on his feet.

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Eden Hazard Career statistics

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Club:

587 appearancecs, 164 goals

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International:

106 appearancecs, 32 goals

Eden Hazard's honors

Lille

  • Ligue 1: 2010–11

  • Coupe de France: 2010–11

Chelsea

  • Premier League: 2014–15, 2016–17

  • FA Cup: 2017–18; runner-up: 2016–17

  • Football League/EFL Cup: 2014–15; runner-up: 2018–19

  • UEFA Europa League: 2012–13, 2018–19

  • FIFA Club World Cup runner-up: 2012

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2019–20

Belgium

  • FIFA World Cup third place: 2018

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Eden Hazard outside football

 

In 2012, Hazard signed a sponsorship contract with Nike. He appeared in an advertisement for the Nike Green Speed II in November 2012.

Hazard features on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA video game FIFA 15 in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and France, along with Lionel Messi. Hazard, Marco Reus, James Rodriguez and Anthony Martial.

 

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