Belgium World Cup 2014 prospects Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany were name in the Team of the Year by the Professional Football Association at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 27th April. Chelsea winger Hazard, who was out of action in the Blues’ win over Liverpool, fended off Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey to take home the award for PFA Young Footballer of the Year. The award has previously been won by Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale (hero).
Hazard, who joined the club from Lille in a £32million deal in 2012, has scored 17 goals in 48 appearances for Chelsea this term. He is now said to be worth over £50 million. The 23-year-old forward scored a stunning hat-trick against Newcastle in February and also hit vital goals against Arsenal, Tottenham and title rivals Liverpool. In the video below, Hazard accepts his award and shy of his level of English, the presenter makes a joke which Hazard simply doesn’t understand – thereby confirming his level of English!
In defence, Belgium’s very own captain Vincent Kompany was named as a Centre-Back in the PFA’s Team of the Year. Currently in 3rd place with Manchester City, he leads his team with one game in hand and will go top provided they win all their games, including Everton away on 3rd May. Other main features in the PFA awards included Luis Suarez winning PFA Player of the Year and City teammate Yaya Toure in the centre of midfield.
The full PFA Team of the Year is below:
By Daniel Tannenbaum
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