Eden Hazard is one of the best-attacking midfielders in the World. He plays for both the Belgian national football team as well as the English premier league side, Chelsea FC. He has grown to become a highly significant talisman for both his club and country and that has earned him a place with the Belgian team ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Eden Hazard Biography, Age, and Religion
The Belgian was born Eden Michael Hazard on 7 January 1991 in the Belgian city and municipality of La Louvière. He was born into the family of footballers with a father, Thierry who played football in his early years. His mother, Carine Hazard was also a football player who played as a striker in the Belgian women league.
He was raised alongside 3 brothers in a home that was rather very comfortable. Hazard began playing football since he was little as the family has always lived close to football fields. Thus, it was very easy for him to join a youth club and later work himself to the top level where he is playing at the moment.
As regards his religion, the attacking midfielder is a Muslim.
Brothers and Wife
As pointed out, Eden Hazard has three other brothers and all of them are involved in football. One of the Hazard brothers that is very popular is Thorgan Hazard who also plays as an attacking midfielder and was a former Chelsea player. He now plays for the Belgian national team as well as the German club Borussia Mönchengladbach.
His other brother is Kylian Hazard. He was born in 1995 and like his eldest brother, Kylian plays for Chelsea F.C as an attacking midfielder. He made the move to the English club in 2017 and since then, he is yet to wear the blue jersey.
The youngest of the boys is Ethan Hazard. He was born in 2003 and like his elder siblings, he is also looking to have a career in football as he plays as an attacking midfielder for Tubize.
Eden Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker. The two got married in 2012 in a very secret event. The Chelsea player and his wife have dated since they were in their teens and have remained close ever since. Their marriage is blessed with three children: Yannis who was born in 2010, Leo in 2013, and Sammy in 2015.
Club Football Career
As a youngster, Eden Hazard began his youth career with Royal Stade Brainois in 1995. He played for the club until 2003 when he made a move to Tubize, and in 2005, he made a move to the French side, Lille. He continued in the Youth team until 2007 when he gained promotion to the senior team.
After playing 147 games and netting 36 goals for Lille, Chelsea FC came for the attacking midfielder whom they signed in 2012. By the end of the 2017/2018 season, Hazard had already scored 69 goals for the English premier league side after 208 caps.
Following his move to Chelsea, Hazard has helped the team to win various titles including 2 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, Football League Cup, and the UEFA Europa League. Before his move, he has won the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France with Lille.
As regards his individual achievements, he has made the PFA Team of the Year for four times, PFA Young Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season in 2014, among many other achievements. He was nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015.
He made his national team debut in 2006 with the Belgium Under-15 team, and in the same year, he played for the Under-16 and Under-17 team which he played for until 2008. In 2007, he wore the Belgian colours for the Under-19 team. The big call to the National senior team for Hazard came in 2008. Before he was invited for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he had already won the country’s colours for 82 times wearing 21.
Height and Weight
The Belgian star is a very tactical player who is creative and pacey. One of the things that have helped him develop his skills is his athletic build. While not necessarily the tallest player on the field, he has a height that is good enough for him to succeed as a footballer.
Hazard has a height of 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) and a body weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).
A player who has risen to the top of the sports to a point that he was considered among the best in the world, it is only expected that he should have a large net worth. In 2015, he was listed by the Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 most paid athletes in the worth with a salary of $17 M and $5 million endorsements.
That stated, he has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He has made his wealth from football as well as the many endorsement deals he has including with Nike.