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10 Things You Don’t Know About Eden Hazard

Eden Michael Hazard born 7 January 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger. Hazard’s creativity, speed, and technical ability are widely acknowledged.

Eden Hazard

He has been described as “a superb passer” and has earned critical acclaim for his playing style, which has led to the media, coaches, and players drawing comparisons to FIFA Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard is often ranked by coaches, colleagues, and commentators as one of the best players in the world . Here are 10 things you don’t know about this decorated footballer!

1.Hazard is the son of former Belgian footballers and began his football career in Belgium playing for local clubs Royal Stade Brainois and Tubize

2.Hazard spent two years in the club’s academy and, at the age of 16, made his professional debut in November 2007

3.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

4.In the 2010–11 season, he was named the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year becoming the youngest player to win the award

5. He has since earned over 60 caps

6. His mother, Carine, and father, Thierry, were both footballers

7. His mother played as a striker in the Belgian Women’s First Division and stopped playing when she was three months pregnant with Eden

8. Hazard is the eldest of four children. He has three brothers, all of whom play football

9. Hazard’s father later admitted that the decision to let Eden and, later Thorgan, join clubs in the North of France was the best solution stating “They remained so close to home and, at the same time, they integrated at structures where they could grow, because in Belgium, unfortunately, it’s a little empty for the training of youth”

10. Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker. On 19 December 2010, Belgian and French media announced that she had given birth to a baby boy, Yannis. She gave birth to their second son, Leo, in February 2013

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