Profile: Popular football player of French football club Lille: Eden Hazard

Football player of French football club LilleFamous football player Eden Hazard is 20 year old Belgian born footballer (7 January 1991) who plays his football for French football club Lille. He stands in at 1.70 meter (5 feet and 7 inches) plays primarily as an attacking midfielder or winger and wears the number 26 shirt. He’s also represented Belgian at the international level. He’s labeled as one of the hottest young prospects in European Football. Hazard broke into Lille’s senior team from their youth team in 2007. It took time for him to settle but he finally reached his peak in the 2010-2011 season in which he helped Lille secure a historic season by winning The French League and The French Cup and securing a great double season for the club. Hazard can play with both his right and left feet due to which he was deployed on either of the wings in Lille’s much used 4-3-3 formation. He was regularly switching flanks with his teammate Gervinho. Eden Hazard is famous for his pace and dribbling skills and possesses outrageous long range shooting skills. One of his best  qualities as a footballer is his calmness and coolness under pressure which he has been criticized by some managers as in lacking charisma but he just likes to remain cool and collected and is considered one of the most honest footballers in Europe at the moment. He was also voted as UNFP  Ligue 1 Young player of the year in 2008 and 2009 and as the Player of The Year in 2010-2011. He’s also been voted in the team of the year both in 2009-10 and 2010-2011. He made his international debut in 2008 but is yet to score for Belgium.

Appearances:

  • 109 matches for Lille Football Club with 19 goals
  • 20 matches for Belgium and yet to score.

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