Heralded as one of the best players on the planet, after the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea's Eden Hazard is a treat to watch on the field.
Born on 7 January, 1991, in La Louviere, Belgium, Hazard kicked off his footballing career with Royal Stade Brainois in 1995 and spent eight years at the club's academy, before moving to AFC Tubize in 2003. In 2005, Hazard was snapped up by French Ligue 1 side Lille where he spent two years at the academy, before making his first-team debut in November 2007.
Hazard soon established himself as an integral part of the Lille side and went on to be named the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons between 2008 and 2010 becoming the first non-French player to win the award and also the first to win it twice. The wing wizard led Lille to a league and cup double in the 2010-11 campaign, in the process becoming the youngest ever player to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award.
In the summer of 2012, after seven years at Lille, during which he made close to 200 appearances and scored 50 goals, Hazard joined then-European champions Chelsea, rejecting advances from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. In his first season with the Londoners, Hazard fired the team to UEFA Europa League glory and won the Premier League and the League Cup in 2014/15, in his third campaign.
Very much the fulcrum of Antonio Conte's side that won the league title in 2016/17, Hazard has been enchanting the Premier League fans with his speed, trickery, creativity and ability to create magical moments out of nothing.
A recipient of the PFA Young Player of the Year award (2013/14), PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year awards (both 2014/15), Hazard is well and truly on his way to achieve greatness in the game of football.