Who is Eden Hazard and what is his net worth 2018? Eden Michael Hazard, the attacking midfielder from Belgium, is largely known for his creativity, speed and technical ability on the football pitch. Eden Hazard is often depicted as heir to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and as one of the best by football fans and pundits. Hazard, presently, plays in the English Premier League for Chelsea FC. According to the experts, Hazard possess the pace and finishing ability of Lionel Messi along with flair and tricky style of gameplay similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo. Eden Hazard, the left attacking midfielder for Chelsea FC, at present, is the most outstanding talent in Europe. Let us take a sneak peek into the life of a footballer who is meant to be a megastar.
Eden Hazard was born on 7 January 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium. Eden was eldest of the four children. His father Thierry and mother Carine were both footballers. Football runs through the genes of Hazard family as all the four Hazard-children are professional footballers. Eden and his brothers were raised in a comfortable environment with their parents ensuring that the kids acquired the dedication and discipline to learn the game. Their home was merely three meters from the training ground.The Hazard parents after retiring went on to become sports teacher.
Hazard started his football career at age of 4 playing for hometown club Royal Stade Brainois. By the time Eden was 12; his talent was already attracting scouts from different countries. French Club Lille was the first to respond and Eden was offered a youth contract. Owing to the lack of training facilities and opportunities, Hazard’s father permitted him to join Lille. In 2007, Eden Hazard signed his first professional contract and made it to the reserves team of Lille. By the start of 2009-10 seasons, Hazard was a hot property in football with the likes of Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid FC showing a keen interest in the Belgium International star.
Hazard witnessed a dip in form in the early 2010-11 season. Hazard, still 19 at that time, worked hard and came back strongly and lead his team to a domestic double of League and Cup titles. The love affair of Lille and Hazard continued for one more season. Lastly, on the 4th of June 2012, Hazard signed for the UEFA Champions League winner of that time, Chelsea FC. Till date, Hazard has won Premier League, Football League Cup, and a UEFA Europa League title with Chelsea FC.
Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker, whom he met at the age of 14. Eden and Natacha are blessed with three sons namely Yannis, Leo, and Samy.
Eden Hazard Net Worth
Eden Hazard net worth is $115 million. A huge split of $17 million comes from his salary and winnings from Chelsea FC and rest $5 million from different endorsement deals. Eden had signed a revised deal with Chelsea FC in January 2015 that will pay him $16 million a year until June 2020. His biggest endorsement deal is with sporting giant Nike. Eden has sponsorship deals with China’s Sina Sports and Biscoff brand of biscuits. Hazard also featured for EA Sports FIFA 15 cover. Hazard was announced as one of the official ambassadors for FIFA 17 game.
Eden Hazard is a big fan of Luxury cars. His compilation of luxury cars includes the likes of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, BMW X6 and Range Rover. The latest additions to his car collection are the prolific Audi R8 V10 and Audi RS4.
Apart from London, Eden owns a luxury designer mansion in Belgium. Recently, it was rumoured that Eden was house hunting in Manchester, England.
Eden Hazard, since bursting into the Football Scenario, has won many individual honours for club and country. Hazard was the first non-French player to win the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) young Player of the Year award. Hazard is the only player in history to have won the prestigious award consecutively. Apart from that, Hazard has won Premier League Player of the Season in 2014-15, PFA young player of the year 2013-14, Chelsea Player of the year 2013-14 and 2014-15.Most recently, Hazard won the Premier League player of the month October 2016.
Eden hazard’s performance for Chelsea FC this season has been astonishing. The wide man for Chelsea has already scored 10 Goals. As a result of Eden Hazard‘s superlative form, Chelsea FC is at this time, are the League toppers. Although, Chelsea FC squad is full of superstars but Eden Hazard stands out from rest of the squad. Eden can be seen in action on weekends in Barclays Premier League and FA Cup. Eden’s career, so far, has been clear of controversies and with age on his side, he is bound to reach stardom in the future years.