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Ball boy who was kicked by Eden Hazard 10 years ago now has a £40 million fortune

Harley Young

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Ball boy who was kicked by Eden Hazard 10 years ago now has a £40 million fortune

A ball boy who was kicked by ex-Chelsea star, Eden Hazard has been featured on the Sunday Times Rich List 2022 thanks to his successful business.

See what happened with Hazard below:

Back in 2013, Charlie Morgan was on the receiving end of a kick from then-Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard, during a match against Swansea City AFC.

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The Chelsea player kicked Morgan in a frustrated attempt to dislodge the ball as the young ball boy attempted to time-waste by keeping the ball from the opposing team 80 minutes into the match.

Hazard ended up kicking the 17-year-old player in the torso and was sent off with a red card and a three-game ban.

With a nil-nil draw the match came to an end and, accidental or not, the kicking wasn't a great look for Hazard - who was a strong player for Chelsea at the time.

Charlie Morgan was kicked by Eden Hazard back in 2013 when supporting Swansea as a ball boy. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Charlie Morgan was kicked by Eden Hazard back in 2013 when supporting Swansea as a ball boy. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
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Hazard then went on to become one of Chelsea's best performing players, resulting in a number of Premier League titles and Europa League wins as well as winning the FA Cup and the League Cup.

But that's not all, as Morgan went on to do well for himself also.

Morgan, a now 26-year-old businessman, is worth a whopping £40 million thanks to his successful beverage business he created with school friend, Jackson Quinn.

Perhaps you're familiar with Au Vodka? Morgan launched the brand in 2016 along with his school friend, Quinn. It has since fast become a popular drink of choice with many celebrities choosing to pose with the distinctive golden bottles that the brand reps.

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In December 2019, things really started to skyrocket for the brand with the Sunday Times recounting 10,000 bottles of their black grape-flavoured vodka being sold in that month alone - more than they'd sold throughout the rest of 2019 combined.

The vodka brand then saw another sales boost during the pandemic. Morgan said this was down to 'a lot of lockdown parties going on' leading to higher consumer interest.

Charlie Morgan (left) pictured with his sought-after vodka brand. Credit: AU Vodka
Charlie Morgan (left) pictured with his sought-after vodka brand. Credit: AU Vodka

Since their humble beginnings making 2,000 bottles of vodka per day, production levels have surged to 35,000 a day to keep up with the worldwide demand.

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Au Vodka has since become a staple drink on most supermarket shelves, but the entrepreneurial pair do admit that some flavours weren't a hit.

A Manuka honey and chocolate vodka wasn't too well favoured and a banana-flavoured vodka trial was 'particularly disgusting' says Quinn.

Amongst the high-profile customers the brand has received, Hazard's fellow sporting superstar Ronaldinho is said to be a fan.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports / Lewys Canton / Au Vodka

Topics: Chelsea, Sport, Food And Drink

Harley Young
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