Chelsea magician Eden Hazard is 26 today. We say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a player that brings joy and happiness to all Chelsea fans around the world. Hope he would still be at Chelsea when he celebrates his 30th birthday.
Here is everything you need to know about the birthday boy, Eden Hazard.
1. Eden Hazard was born on January 7, 1991.
2. Hazard was born in La Louvière and grew up in Braine-le-Comte in Belgium. His mother, Carine, and father, Thierry, were both footballers.
3. Eden Hazard is the eldest of four children. His siblings including Thorgan Hazard (a former Chelsea player) all play football.
4. Hazard began his football career playing for hometown club Royal Stade Brainois at the age of four.
5. Eden Hazard joined French side Lille in 2005 as a 14-year-old and spent seven (7) years with Lille.
6. Eden Hazard made his Lille debut in a league game against Nancy on November 24, 2007.
7. Eden Hazard made 147 league appearances for Lille and scored 36 goals before his £32 million move to Chelsea in 2012.
8. Hazard made his league debut in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Wigan. He assisted Branislav Ivanovic’s goal and also won a penalty for Chelsea which Frank Lampard converted.
9. On August 25, 2012, Hazard scored his first Chelsea goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle.
10. Hazard ended his debut campaign at Chelsea with 13 goals in all competitions.
11. Hazard scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on 8 February 2014.
12. On April 24, 2014, Hazard won the PFA Young Player of Year Award after an outstanding season with Chelsea.
13. In May 2014, Hazard was voted Chelsea’s Player of the Year in just his second season at Chelsea.
14. Hazard was given the number 10 jersey ahead of the 2014/15 season after the departure of Juan Mata in January 2014.
15. Hazard helped Chelsea win the Premier League title in 2015 and was voted PFA Player of the Year for his outstanding performances for Chelsea in the 2014/15 season.
16. On August 15, 2016, Hazard scored Chelsea’s first goal of the current season in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over West Ham.
17. On December 26, 2016, Hazard scored his 50th Premier League, making him the sixth Chelsea player to get to this achievement.
18. Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker and they have three sons, Yannis, Leo and Samy.