Rise to fame: Eden Hazard
At the moment, the Belgian winger Eden Hazard is among the best players in the world, and with his recent form, he has been an important player for Chelsea. The young player have been a star ever since he joined Chelsea FC from Lille a few seasons ago, but where did the young player come from, and how did he go from nothing to super star, in just a few years?
Eden Hazard was born 7th of January 1991 in Belgium, making him 25 years old at the moment, but the young man seems to have been around forever already. Eden Hazard is just like many other big players born into a family of football players, so it was no surprise when young Eden made some remarkable performances for his local side Tubize in Belgium.
The young player aatracted a lot of attention, and deceided to join the first division side Lille in France back in 2005, aged only 14, a big move for a young man, but a move which should give Hazard access to the world.
Spending just two years in the youth academy of Lille, Eden Hazard was given his senior debut for the first team aged 16 in 2007, which did make the headlines in France and the rest of Europe, here was a player to look out for. But it was not until four years later, that Hazard would really show what he was capable of.
Lille are not a team normally in the top of the Ligue 1 in France, but five years ago, in the 2011 season, they where the best team in the league, in highly surprisingly they ended up winning the title. Eden Hazard was not only a part of the that team, the young Belgian winger where the star of the team, aged only 20 years old. For his performances in the Lille team, he was awarded with the prize best player of the year in France, which was a huge achievement for young Hazard.
Following that season, the hype surrounding Hazard was huge, and shortly after, in 2012, Hazard joined Chelsea FC, and instantly became a key player for the Blues, and have been ever since. In last season for Chelsea, Hazard experienced his first ever set back, as he struggled. His impact in the team came to show, as Chelsea struggled with him. This season however, he seems to have found his feet once again, and now Chelsea are looking like to top side we know.