Eden Hazard introduced his retirement from skilled soccer on Tuesday after a 16-year taking part in profession with Lille, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old Hazard’s retirement comes after 4 years of harm and health struggles at Real Madrid. Although Hazard gained two LaLiga titles and a Champions League crown with Madrid, he’ll be finest remembered for his time at Chelsea in the Premier League, the place he netted 106 targets in 332 matches performed throughout all competitions.
“You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time,” Hazard wrote in an Instagram post.
“After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer. I was able to realise my dream, I have played and had fun on many pitches around the world.”
Former teammates of Hazard shared messages on social media.
Good Luck Eden 💙 pic.twitter.com/7fJDgSlTYT
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) October 10, 2023
Oh how I loved taking part in with you… 🙏. One of the perfect. Enjoy your new chapter, my good friend, you deserve it. Thanks for all of the recollections and for bringing your pleasure to soccer, @hazardeden10 🪄🔝❤️ #LEGEND pic.twitter.com/8nwLyJ2t67
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) October 10, 2023
Great profession @hazardeden10 !! It’s been a pleasure to share a number of large moments with you. All the very best for you and your loved ones in this new chapter of your life 🙌🔝 pic.twitter.com/QoJW7Sq1lM
— Pedro Rodríguez (@_Pedro17_) October 10, 2023
— Oscar (@oscar8) October 10, 2023
— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) October 10, 2023
Me and my boy we go approach again.
Back in 2015, I’ve organized a charity dinner and this man got here with me at occasion earlier than everybody arrived and left after everybody was gone. Showing me the upmost assist earlier than driving me again at my lodge in the nighttime.
This is extra… pic.twitter.com/H4gsyHbNcg
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) October 10, 2023
Current gamers, together with Chelsea’s Reece James and Ben Chilwell, additionally reacted. Paris Saint-Germain ahead Kylian Mbappé wrote “The great Eden. Thank you.” on his Instagram story.
Happy retirement legend 👑 pic.twitter.com/aj1kutPtBW
— Reece James (@ReeceJames) October 10, 2023
— Chilwell (@HQChilwell) October 10, 2023
— Sadio Mané FC 🇸🇳 (@StopThatMane) October 10, 2023
If you like good soccer, then you definitely take pleasure in Eden Hazard. Iconic🎩 👏🏾
— Tchouameni Aurélien (@atchouameni) October 10, 2023
Pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher shared his ideas, whereas Manchester City and the World Cup chimed in.
Interesting seeing the takes on right here concerning @hazardeden10
so this is mine!
He was the very best participant in the Premier League for 4 years. Won PFA younger participant, PFA participant & FWP of the yr awards. He gained each trophy at Chelsea besides the CL.
He was in my eyes the very best performer…
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 10, 2023
Eden Hazard was simply too fast to catch for @YayaToure‘s liking! 😆
All the very best in your retirement 🤝 pic.twitter.com/MeRlraDUAQ
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 10, 2023
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 10, 2023