Belgian footballer, Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 32.
The attacking midfielder, who played for Real Madrid and Chelsea, made the announcement on Instagram after failing to find another club following his release from Real Madrid.
Hazard enjoyed the best years of his career at Chelsea, winning both the Premier League title and Europa League twice as well as the FA and League Cup from 2012 to 2019.
He was also integral to Belgium’s impressive run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, beating Brazil in the quarter-finals but bowing out to eventual champions France in the semi-final.
Hazard’s injury-plagued spell at Real Madrid saw him play just 76 matches in all competitions across four seasons.
He thanked his clubs and the Belgian federation as well as friends, family, and advisors “who have been close to me in good times and bad.”