After earning 126 caps for the country in 14 years, Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international football shortly after Belgium exited the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the group stages. 

Eden Hazard was the posterboy of Belgium’s renaissance in international football

Belgium, who had found great success in the early 20th century, regained their prominence in world football over the last decade and are currently positioned No. 2 in the FIFA world rankings. Hazard was an integral figure in their surge, alongside other stars like Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Vincent Kompany. 

Eden Hazard made his international debut with the Belgian national football team in 2008 in a friendly match against Luxembourg. He was 17 at the time. Hazard scored his first goal in an international match in 2011 against Kazakhstan.

Hazard played his first FIFA World Cup at Brazil 2014. He led the team at Russia 2018, steering Belgium to their best finish at the football World Cup with a third place. Hazard also won the Silver Ball in that World Cup, an award given to the second-best player of the tournament. He had scored three goals and one assist for Belgium in the 2018 edition.

Hazard finished his international football career with 33 goals and 36 assists for the Red Devils. Only Romelu Lukaku has scored more goals for Belgium than the former Chelsea attacker. 

Hazard rose to prominence during his days with French club LOSC Lille and became a global superstar after his move to Chelsea in 2012. 

Hazard went on to win two Premier League titles with the English club, alongside two UEFA Europa League titles and one FA Cup. 

Real Madrid broke their transfer record to welcome the Belgian star in the summer of 2019. The Galacticos paid €115 million to complete the little magician’s dream move.  

Here’s a look at Eden Hazard’s statistics for club and country.

Eden Hazard stats

International football


  • Matches: 123
  • Goals: 33
  • Assists: 36

FIFA World Cup

  • Matches: 14
  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 4

World Cup qualifiers

  • Matches: 12
  • Goals: 7
  • Assists: 6

UEFA Euros

  • Matches: 9
  • Goals: 1
  • Assists: 5

UEFA Euros

  • Matches: 17
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 8

Club football 





LOSC Lille








Real Madrid




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