“The greatest challenges humans face throughout their lives are two folds:

1- the challenge of where to start

2- the challenge of when to stop.”

-Sameh Elsayed

Career stats with the Red Devils are below.

It is the end of the Hazard era for the Red Devils.

The Belgium captain announced on Wednesday his retirement from international soccer.

“A page turns today… Thank you for your love. Thank you for your unparalleled support. Thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008. I have decided to put an end to my international career. The succession is ready. I will miss you.” – Eden Hazard

He made his debut for the national team at 17 years and 316 days old in a friendly against Luxembourg in 2008. He scored his first international goal against Kazakhstan, three years after making his debut for Belgium.


Part of the famous Golden Generation of the Red Devils, Eden Hazard retires internationally having scored 33 goals and 36 assists in 126 matches in all competitions with Belgian. He was named the captain of Belgian before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he guided his team to their best finish ever at a World Cup, third place, beating England 2-0 and earning the man of the Match honors for the third time of the tournament, an unmatched accomplishment at Russia 2018. He was voted the second-best player of the entire tournament by the FIFA Technical Study Group, awarding him the Silver Ball. He scored 3 goals and 2 assists during the Russia 2018 tournament.


Is this the first of many to retire for Belgium?

Is this the end of the Golden Generation for Belgium?

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