Belgian winger Eden Hazard, formerly of Chelsea and Real Madrid, has decided to retire from professional football at the age of 32. The details of his retirement have been revealed through a post on his social media accounts.
According to Hazard, he stated, “You have to know how to listen and say stop at the right moment. After 16 years of my career and over 700 games played, I have decided to end my professional footballing career. I have fulfilled my dream of playing and having fun on the fields of Europe and the world.”
Throughout his career, Hazard has encountered great individuals from club executives to coaches and teammates. He expressed his gratitude towards the clubs he has represented, namely LOSC, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, as well as the Belgian national team. He also reserved a special thanks for his family, friends, advisors, and those who have supported him through thick and thin.
Lastly, he addressed his fans directly, saying, “A huge thank you to all of you, my fans, who have followed me throughout these years, for your encouragement in every country I have played. It is now time for me to enjoy my loved ones and embark on new experiences. See you soon off the field.”
This announcement marks the end of a remarkable career for Eden Hazard, who has been a prominent figure in football for many years. His decision to retire comes as a surprise to many, but it is evident that he is looking forward to the next chapter of his life outside of the game.