Belgian football sensation Eden Hazard has officially declared his retirement from professional football. The decision marks the end of an illustrious career that has spanned 16 remarkable years and encompassed more than 700 matches.
Hazard shared his decision with fans and well-wishers, reflecting on the incredible journey that his football career has been. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to live his dream, showcasing his exceptional talent on pitches around the world.
Throughout his career, Hazard had the privilege of working with some of the greatest managers, coaches, and teammates in the sport. He extended his heartfelt appreciation to all of them for the incredible experiences they shared.
The footballer also paid tribute to the clubs he represented, starting with LOSC (Lille OSC) in France, where he made his professional debut. His time at Chelsea FC in the Premier League and Real Madrid in La Liga solidified his status as one of the most talented and revered players in the world. Additionally, he expressed his gratitude to the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) for the honor of representing his country.
Acknowledging the invaluable support system around him, Hazard expressed his deepest thanks to his family, friends, advisors, and all those who stood by him during both triumphant and challenging moments.
A heartfelt note of appreciation was also extended to his fans, who have been a constant source of encouragement and support throughout his career. Their unwavering loyalty and passion have left an indelible mark on him.
As Hazard steps away from the professional football arena, he looks forward to cherishing moments with his loved ones and embarking on new adventures. While this marks the end of an era on the pitch, it is just the beginning of a new chapter in his life.