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Ball-boy kicked by Eden Hazard 10 years ago now one of UK’s richest men, worth £55m


Charlie Morgan, the Swansea ball boy who was kicked by footballer, Eden Hazard in a 2013 match, is now on the Sunday Times’ list of the richest people under 35 in the UK.

The UK’s richest under 35 list was unveiled today and has estimated the worth of the 350 wealthiest people in the country.

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Former ball boy, Charlie Morgan made it to the list, appearing on the 27th with an estimated worth £55 million, after developing a premium vodka company with his school friend, Jackson Quinn.

At the age of 17, on 23 January 2013, Morgan was in Swansea’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.

He appeared to shield the ball from Hazard when it went out for a corner, with less than 10 minutes to go in the clash.

Chelsea were losing 2-0 at the time, and needed to find two goals in the short space of time.

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Hazard was seen attempting to kick the ball from under the teenager, but Morgan’s reaction saw the Belgium international sent off for violent conduct.

Chelsea were ultimately knocked out and the youngster was celebrated in South Wales and less so in west London.

Ten years past, Morgan is all grown up and worth a reported £55 million thanks to his multi-million-pound alcohol company – Au Vodka.

Hazard on the other hand, who joined Real Madrid in 2019, is not on the 2023 Sunday Times richest people’s list. Forbes estimated his earnings in 2022 to be around £25 million.

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