BREAKING: Eden Hazard retires from active football at aged 32

Ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has finally hanged his boots from professional football.

The Belgium international, Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football after leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season.

Hazard took to social media to announce his retirement at aged 32.

He joined Los Blancos from Chelsea in 2019 for £89m, but played just 54 league games for the Spanish giants, including only six in 2022-23.

He won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring 110 goals across 352 appearances.

The Belgian had already retired from international football last December.

“You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time.

“After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, 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.

“During my career I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and teammates – thank you to everyone for these great times, 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. See you off the field soon my friends,” he wrote on Instagram.

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