What happened to Eden Hazard's Lille team that won Ligue 1 in 2010/11?

Eden Hazard during his days with Lille

Eden Hazard will always remember his time in France fondly.

That's because the dynamic Belgian winger forged his elite reputation by helping Lille lift the Ligue 1 trophy back in 2010/11.

Paris Saint-Germain could only finish fourth that season, with Marseille in second and Lyon in third.

Lille lost just four games all season, with Hazard picking up the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award - he would also win it in 2011/12.

But just how good was that team? Well, we've taken a trip down memory lane to find out and there are certainly some familiar names.

Just for a bit of trivia, one of the players Lille sold before their title-winning campaign was none other than Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

GK - MICKAEL LANDREAU

The now retired French goalkeeper spent his best years at Lille between 2009 and 2012, making 119 appearances in total.

RB - MATHIEU DEBUCHY

Debuchy lines up for Lille

Joined Newcastle in 2013, before earning a huge move to Arsenal which sadly didn't pay off. Can now be found rebuilding his career with Saint Etienne.

CB - ADIL RAMI

Earned a move to Valencia in the summer of 2011, before spells at AC Milan and Sevilla. Rami is now back in France with Marseille.

CB - AURELIEN CHEDJOU

Chedjou in action for Lille

Swapped Lille for Galatasaray in 2013 where he was a resounding success. The Cameroon international is now at Istanbul Basaksehir.

LB - EMERSON

Decided to leave Lille for Benfica in 2011 and his career never really took off. Emerson is now back in his native Brazil with Coritiba.

CM - RIO MAVUBA

Mavuba on the ball for Lille

The captain of Lille's title-winning team recently announced his retirement after one season at Sparta Prague. Made 282 appearances for Lille between 2008 and 2017.

CM - YOHAN CABAYE

Scored a move to Newcastle after 2010/11, failed in his return to France with PSG in 2014 and decided to join Crystal Palace a year later. The Frenchman is now playing for Al Nasr in Dubai.

CM - LUDOVIC OBRANIAK

Obraniak chases down the ball

Joined Bordeaux in 2012 after five years at Lille and the Polish midfielder is now a free agent after a two-year spell with AJ Auxerre.

RW - GERVINHO

Fifteen goals and six assists in 35 games from Gervinho? You better believe it. Decided to give Arsenal a try after his goal-ridden campaign and it didn't exactly work out. He's now at Parma.

ST - MOUSSA SOW

Sow in action for Lille

Scored 25 goals in 36 games during Lille's title-winning season, before moving to Fenerbahce in 2012. He's now on loan at fellow Turkish side Bursaspor.

LW - EDEN HAZARD

What ever happened to Lille's talented left winger? Oh yes, he became one of the Premier League's very finest with Chelsea.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS - IDRISSA GUEYE & PAPE SOUARE

Gueye fights for the ball vs Guingamp

Everton midfielder, Gueye, made 11 appearances in 2010/11 for Lille, while Palace left-back, Souare, made just four.

And there you have it, not a bad little side Rudi Garcia - now Marseille's manager - had at his disposal.

The season after their surprise win, Lille brought in the likes of Joe Cole, Dimitri Payet and Lucas Digne, finishing third in Ligue 1 and exiting the Champions League at the group stage.

News Now - Sport News