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Eden Hazard announces retirement at age 32

The attacker couldn’t find a team this summer.

Belgium v Austria: Group F - UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round Photo by Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images

Former Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football at age 32. Hazard announced his decision on his Instagram account.

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

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.

During my career I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and teammates - thank you to everyone for these great times, I 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.

Source: Hazard’s Instagram

Hazard signed for Real Madrid in 2019 and four years later it is safe to say that he’s the worst signing in club history, as he could not make an impact on the field nor stay healthy on a consistent basis.

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