4 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eden Hazard

April 19, 2019

Seven years after signing with Chelsea from Lille, 28-year-old Eden Hazard has become one of the top players in the English Premier League. Taking the soccer world by storm with no signs of slowing down, the Belgian international has truly become a valuable asset to the Blues.

Here are four facts you didn’t know about Chelsea’s No. 10:

Hazard’s Footballing Family

Hazard’s father, Thierry, played for La Louviere in the Belgian Second Division, while his mother, Carine, played in the Belgian Women’s First Division. Two of his three brothers are also professional soccer players: Thorgan and Kylian play for Borussia Monchengladbach and Chelsea, respectively.

Soccer Prodigy

At the age of four, Hazard began his career at his hometown club, Royal Stade Brainois. He spent eight years there before joining AFC Tubize.

He Peaked Early

A 17-year-old Hazard debuted as a substitute for the Belgian national team in 2008, becoming the eighth youngest international player in the country’s soccer history.

Hazard Loves Basketball

A New York Knicks fan, Hazard has been seen at live NBA matches. As far as his own basketball skills go, he has a “decent jump shot”.

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