Eden Hazard, Belgium

Eden Hazard, Belgium

Eden Hazard, Belgium

Personal information
Full name Eden Hazard
Date of birth 7 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth La Louvière, Belgium
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / winger
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 10
Youth career
1995–2003 Royal Stade Brainois
2003–2005 Tubize
2005–2007 Lille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Lille 147 (36)
2012– Chelsea 69 (23)
National team
2006 Belgium U15 5 (1)
2006 Belgium U16 4 (2)
2006–2008 Belgium U17 17 (2)
2007–2009 Belgium U19 11 (6)
2008– Belgium 45 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:55, 11 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:12, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Club: Chelsea

Belgium are considered a “dark-horse” pick to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup—despite being a seeded team for the Group Stage draw—and boast a deep pool of wonderful talents.

Perhaps the only position at which the nation cannot boast two world-class players is full-back, with central midfield being a particular strong point.

The team as a whole, though, produce an extremely physical outlook and can struggle without a fair sprinkling of guile and creativity; parallels to Tottenham Hotspur are easy to draw.

Eden Hazard is the solution for coach Marc Wilmots, who knows that for his side to make waves in Brazil next year and challenge the very best, Hazard must be on top form to make the difference.

He’s generally deployed in a wide role in Wilmots’ 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 formation, bringing pace, trickery and good deliveries for mammoth strikers Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku.