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Happy Birthday | Not Always Mercurials - Here Is Eden Hazard's Full Boot History

Eden Hazard, Belgium international and Chelsea striker, celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday. While the 26-year old striker is now famous for wearing Nike's Mercurial soccer boot, Hazard has not always laced up in Nike's speed boots.

First Years as Professional - Nike Tiempo and Mercurial

Eden Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012 from Lille, five years after his first senior match.

Hazard, a product of Lille's and Tubize's youth system, made his senior debut in 2007 at the age of 16. And while he wore Nike's Mercurial soccer boots in his first senior match, he also laced up in the Nike Tiempo Legend soccer boots between 2007 and 2012 very often, interestingly.

Eden Hazard Joins Chelsea - Says Goodbye to Nike's Most Classic Pro Player Boot and Receives First Signature Boots

When Hazard joined Chelsea, he quickly became one of the Premier League's biggest stars. He therefore was one of the players to headline the Nike Green Speed ACC II football boots in 2012. He also never again laced up in Nike Tiempo boots since he joined the Blues, and never used Nike's high-cut Mercurial Superfly boots.

In May 2015, Eden Hazard received a unique signature boot from Nike honoring Eden Hazard's great season which saw him win the Premier League with Chelsea and the PFA Player of the Year award individually.

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