The former Chelsea winger had been without a club since departing Real Madrid following the conclusion of his contract this summer and the Athletic reported in June that he had been considering retirement.
Hazard wrote on Instagram: “You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time. After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer.
“I was able to realise my dream, I have played and had fun on many pitches around the world.
During my career I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches and teammates – thank you to everyone for these great times, I will miss you all.
“A special thank you to my family, my friends, my advisors and the people who have been close to me in good times and bad.
Finally, a huge thank you to you, my fans, who have followed me for all these years and for your encouragement everywhere I have played.
“Now is the time to enjoy my loved ones and have new experiences. See you off the field soon my friends.”
Source: The Athletic