Eden Hazard hopes to emulate basketball greats with the number 23

After selecting the number 23 at Real Madrid, Eden Hazard is hoping to emulate David Beckham… as well as the success of basketball greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James who have also worn the famous number

  • Basketball fan Eden Hazard has selected the number 23 shirt at Real Madrid
  • It has been worn by basketball legends Michael Jordan and LeBron James 
  • It’s also an important number in Madrid, having been worn by David Beckham 

Eden Hazard has selected the number 23 to wear at Real Madrid, as he hopes to emulate the success of NBA greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James, according to Marca. 

Hazard isn’t going to be wearing the number 10 shirt, because that’s currently occupied by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric, so he’s had to choose another.

The number 23 shirt at Real Madrid is mostly attributed to David Beckham, but now the Belgian is hoping to put his own mark on it. 

Eden Hazard has selected the number 23 at Real Madrid, with the number 10 in use by Modric

Real Madrid’s new £150million man is also a basketball fan, where the number holds weight

Michael Jordan and LeBron James have worn 23, as has former Real player David Beckham

Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan made the number 23 famous when he played for the Chicago Bulls.

More recently, LeBron James wore it at the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. 

So, basketball fan Hazard has plenty of sporting pedigree to live up to at his new club. 

Eden Hazard completed a £150million move from Chelsea to Real Madrid, and the Spanish club has also spent big on the likes of Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic so far this summer. 

He reported for his first day of training last week, as Zinedine Zidane started to get his new-look side into shape for the season ahead.  




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