Eden Hazard announces retireme...


Eden Hazard announces retirement

RedFM News
RedFM News

10:51 10 Oct 2023

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Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football at the age of 32.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid forward won 126 caps for Belgium, making his prefessional debut for Lille in 2007.

Among his honours in his 16 year career, Hazard won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Europa Leagues with Chelsea, two La Liga titles and the Champions League with Real Madrid and a Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France with Lille.

In a statement on Instagram, Hazard thanked his team mates, coaches and his family, and said that you must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time.

Hazard's statement in full reads:

"You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time.

"After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer.

"I was able to realise my dream, I have played and had fun on many pitches around the world.

"During my career I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and teammates - thank you to everyone for these great times, I will miss you all.

"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.

"#onestensemble ❤️"


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