Eden hazard

Full Name
Eden Michael Hazard
Date Of Birth
7th January 1991
Place Of Birth
La Louvière, Belgium
Spouse
Natacha Van Honacker
Occupation
Professional Footballer
Net Worth
$120 Million

Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team. Widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, Hazard is known for his creativity, speed, acceleration, dribbling and passing.

Early Life

Hazard was born in La Louvière and grew up in Braine-le-Comte, Belgium. His parents were football players and so are his three younger brothers.

He began his football career playing for club Royal Stade Brainois at the age of four before joining Tubize.

Career Achievements

At age of 13 he joined French side Lille after being spotted by clubs scouts.

He made his professional debut aged 16 at Lille where he played for the club 190 times. He twice became Ligue 1's young player of the year and Player of the year.

In his 5 seasons at Lille, he featured in Ligue 1 team of the season thrice and won a domestic double in 2010 - 2011 season.

The Belgium international signed for Chelsea in 2012 for approximately $40 million.

Hazard won the Europa League in his first season and the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his second. In the 2014-15 season, Mourinho’s second year in charge, Chelsea won the Premier League and League cup.

Hazard was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year after regiterring 14 goals and 10 assists in the league. 2 years later Hazard won his second league title in 2017 and won the FA Cup in 2018.

He won the Europa League in his final season at the Stamford Biridge, where in his 7 year stint scored 110 goals and assisted 92.

Hazard was called up to the Belgium senior team for the first time on 18 November 2008 and his debut was against Luxembourg.

In 2018 he was named the National team captain leading them to a third place finish at the 2018 World cup.

Eden Hazard Net Worth

Eden Hazard earns £20 million ($25 million) per year at Real Madrid. The Belgian attacking midfielder is sponsored by Nike but also endorses trading card company Topps and Biscoff biscuit manufacturers Lotus Bakeries. Hazard is currently considered as on of the best professional footballers in the world today.

As of 2020, Eden Hazard's net worth is roughly $120 million.

Eden Hazard Fun Facts

  • Eden's dad played in the Belgian third division. Eden's mom was really good, and she played as a striker in the Belgian women's league.
  • He's an ardent NBA fan, supporting the New York Knicks
  • His first red card as a result kicking a ball boy in a match against  Swansea city
  • Moving from Chelsea to Real Madrid was great opportunity for Hazard to finally work with his idol Zinedine Zidane.