Eden Hazard, 32, who captained the Belgian national soccer team during its golden era, has announced his retirement from international soccer.
“You have to listen to yourself and stop at the right time. After 16 years and more than 700 matches, I have decided to end my career as a soccer player,” he said on social media.
“I have been very lucky in my career. I had great managers, coaches and teammates throughout my career. I will always miss them,” he added.
During his career, Azar made 623 appearances for Chelsea (England), Real Madrid (Spain), and Lille (France), scoring 167 goals and providing 157 assists, and scored 33 goals in 126 games for Belgium.
Azar has played for the Belgian national team since 2008 and was a key member of the country’s “Golden Generation”. Led by Azar, Belgium reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and topped the FIFA rankings in 2015.
At Chelsea, he was considered one of the best strikers in the English Premier League (EPL), leading the Blues to two league titles and two UEFA Europa League titles.온라인카지노
However, after a highly anticipated move to Real Madrid in 2019, Azar’s career took a downward turn. Azpilicueta struggled to maintain his weight and suffered from frequent injuries, which prevented him from looking as sharp as he did at Chelsea. As a result, Azpilicueta became synonymous with the phrase “out of shape” at the end of his career.
He spent four months without a club at the end of the 2022-23 season and eventually decided to call it a day.