Thorgan Hazard

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Thorgan Hazard
0Full Name Thorgan Ganael
Francis Hazard
0Date of Birth 9 December 1992
0Place of Birth La Louvière, Belgium
0Position Attacking midfielder
0Chelsea career 2012 - 2015
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Lens
Zulte-Waregem (loan)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan)

Thorgan Hazard is a Belgian Under-19 international who formerly played for Chelsea. He is the younger brother of Eden Hazard.


Pre-Chelsea career

Thorgan, the second of four footballing brothers, grew up playing youth football in his native country at Brainois and Tubize before crossing the border into France and beginning his professional career at Lens, regional rivals of Lille, where brother Eden played. He made his professional debut in May 2011.

Chelsea career

Roughly a month after Eden joined Chelsea, Thorgan followed in his brother's footsteps, making a reported €1m move from Lens, having refused to sign an extension to his contract. He joined up with Dermot Drummy's Under-21 squad and featured in the first matches of the season against Manchester City Under-21s and CSKA Moscow in the 2012-13 NextGen Series before departing to Zulte-Waregem on loan.

There, he became an instant hit for a small team which would go on to have their most successful season ever. A string-puller and schemer in central midfield, Hazard scored five goals and laid on at least as many more as Zulte mounted a title challenge which only fell short on the last day, when they were unable to defeat eventual champions Anderlecht. They did, at least, qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history, and Thorgan earned full international representation at the end of the campaign.

Unfortunately, Zulte did not make it through the Champions League qualification groups despite Thorgan returning there for a second year on loan, but they did maintain a title challenge as well as debut in the Europa League. Thorgan's performances improved even further in the first half of the season as he put up double figures in goals and assists and he was duly named the best player in Belgian football in 2013, winning the coveted Golden Shoe award.

He overcame something of a mid-season slump to come alive again during the title playoffs and was named the Players' Player of the 2013-14 season, finishing with seventeen goals and twenty assists.

He joined Borussia Mönchengladbach on loan for the duration of the 2014-15 season and, after generally impressing in the first half of the season, signed a permanent deal with them in February 2015.


Thorgan made his full debut for the Belgian national team in June 2013, appearing as a second-half substitute during a friendly in the United States. Prior to that, he had represented the Red Devils at every age group up to and including the Under-21s. He was included in their provisional 30-man squad for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil but did not make the cut to 23.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 NextGen Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0

Senior Club Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 Zulte-Waregem (loan) 34 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 5
2013-14 Zulte-Waregem (loan) 39 14 4 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 53 17
2014-15 Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan) 19 1 2 1 0 0 8 2 0 0 29 4
Total 92 20 9 2 0 0 18 4 0 0 109 26

(Statistics accurate as of Thorgan's departure)

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