- Hazard started his career with French club Lille
- In July 2019, Hazard joined Real Madrid
- He won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, the FA Cup and League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard 32, has revealed his retirement from football on social media on Tuesday; “You must listen to yourself and stay stop at the right time,” he wrote on Instagram.
“After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer.
“During my career, I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and team-mates – thank you to everyone for these great times, I will miss you all.”
Hazard, named PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2015, added: “I also want to thank the clubs I have played for: LOSC, Chelsea and Real Madrid; and thank the RBFA for my Belgian selection.
“A special thank you to my family, my friends, my advisors and the people who have been close to me in good times and bad.
“Finally, a huge thank you to you, my fans, who have followed me for all these years and for your encouragement everywhere I have played.
“Now is the time to enjoy my loved ones and have new experiences. See you off the field soon my friends.”
The Belgian had already retired from international football last December after being part of the squad which was knocked out of the 2022 World Cup during the group stage.
Eden Hazard Football Career
Hazard started his career with French club Lille, scoring 50 goals in 149 appearances and helping the club to win a domestic double of Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France in 2010-11.
He moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2012, signing for a reported £32m and went on to become a club great, winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2014-15.
He won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, the FA Cup and League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.
In July 2019, Hazard joined Real Madrid in a deal worth a club-record £130m including bonuses.
Hazard signed an initial five-year deal until 2024, but his time at the Bernabeu was beset by injuries and poor form.
During his time at Real, he scored seven goals in 76 appearances, 10 of which came in all competitions in the 2022/23 season.
Among the trophies won at the club are two LaLiga titles, one Champions League and one Copa Del Rey.