Thorgan Hazard


{Profile Sent-In 21/07/2012}

Date of Birth:- 29 March 1993.

Nationality:- Belgian.

Height:- 5 ft 8 in.

Club History:- Lens.

Linked With:- Chelsea.

Estimated Market Value:- around 2 million.

Club career:-

-On 7 April 2010, Hazard signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal until June 2013.

-Ahead of the 2010–11 season, Hazard trained with the senior team during the pre-season. On his pre-season debut, he scored a goal in a 1–1 draw with Belgian club KSV Roeselare.

-Hazard, however, began the season with the club's Championnat de France amateur team in the fourth division. He made his amateur debut on 8 August 2010 appearing as a substitute in a 2–0 victory over Drancy.

-On 9 May 2011, Hazard was named to the senior team for the first time for a league match against Bordeaux that was played on 11 May. The player ultimately did not feature in the match and finished the 2010–11 campaign with no senior team appearances.

-Ahead of the 2011–12 season, Hazard was promoted to the senior team permanently and assigned the number 22 shirt.He made his professional debut in the team's opening league match of the season against Reims appearing as a second half substitute in a 2–0 defeat.

-He has made eleven appearances overall for the senior team.

- He has now reportedly signed for Chelsea, and will join up with his brother Eden.

International career:-

-With the under-16 team, Hazard was a regular participant. He made his debut on 16 September 2008 in a 5–0 defeat to Germany in a tournament in Hassloch.

-Hazard has scored goals with the U16 team against Macedonia Malta and Poland.

-Hazard made his U17 debut in Belgium's first qualifying round for the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship

-Hazard appeared in only one match with the under-18 team before bypassing the age level to represent the under-19 team ahead of the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

-He made his debut on 8 February in a friendly match against Belarus scoring the team's only goal in a 1–0 win.

Club Statistics:-

2011/2012 season- 11 appearances 0 goals.

International statistics:-

U15 2008 - 3 appearances 0 goals.

U16 2008/2009 - 12 appearances 4 goals.

U17 2009/2010 - 12 appearances 1 goals.

U18 2010 - 1 appearance 0 goals.

U19 2011/2012 - 23 appearances 10 goals.

General Comments:

If Thorgan Hazard is anything like his brother then he's going to be a talent. Do i think he will be as good as his brother? we will have to wait and see. In what I've seen of Thorgan he looks a very similar player to Eden (lets hope he doesn't have Edens attitude), they even play in the same positions. Not only can he get some goals, he has a great eye for a pass and can create chances out of nothing. I expect that he will sign for Chelsea in the coming days or even hours. Will he be a big hit at Chelsea? It his hard to say this early in his career but he is most definitely got talent and is one for the future. When he joins Chelsea (one step ahead of myself) i expect him to go out on loan, maybe to another premier league club to give him experience. Then Chelsea will slowly mold him into a star like his brother. Overall Thorgan is a fast creative midfielder than can create and score goals.

Summary of Hazard:-

Strengths - fast, score goals, vision, versatile and skilful.

Weaknesses - not the greatest in the air and not very strong.