BREAKING: Chelsea legend Eden Hazard retires from football at 32
Chelsea legend, Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football at age 32.
Hazard, who won the Premier League twice during his time at Stamford Bridge, revealed the news on social media on Tuesday.
He won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring 110 goals across 352 appearances.
The Belgian departed Real Madrid in the summer of 2023, a year before his contract was due to expire, and didn’t sign with any other club despite various rumours.
Hazard had already retired from international football last December.
His statement 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 realize 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.”