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Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink

Position Centre forward
Born 27 Mar 1972, Paramaribo (Suriname)
Height 182 cm
Weight 86 kg
International Caps Netherlands: 23 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Campomairorense 01 Jun 1995 01 Jun 1996 31 12  
Boavista 01 Jun 1996 18 Jul 1997 29 20 £2000000
Leeds United 18 Jul 1997 04 Aug 1999 87 42 £12000000
Atletico Madrid 04 Aug 1999 01 Jul 2000     £15000000
Chelsea 01 Jul 2000 09 Jul 2004 89 55 £0
Middlesbrough 09 Jul 2004        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997 - 1998 30(3)16 44 32 0  0 
1998 - 1999 3618 51 2  41 0 
Total 66(3)34 95 52 41 0 

Jabba's Comments

Jimmy made an immediate impact when he joined Leeds with a goal and a strong performance against Arsenal. Since then, he's had more problems finding the net and has frequently been the player chosen to come off when GG wants a change. He was banned for 3 games after being sent off in the Coca-Cola Cup tie at Bristol City.

After a bit of time out of favour with GG, Jimmy is now back in the starting line-up and has once again started to find the net with some excellent individual goals as well as being on hand for a tap-in.

Selected for the Dutch squad for WC98, Jimmy didn't play a major part in the tournament but probably learned a lot from the experience. Jimmy now needs to show that he's no one-season wonder and keep up the excellent goal-rate he produced in his first season.

Despite a barren patch that saw produce only 2 goals in September and October, Jimmy has come through this and is banging them in again, working well with the young players that David O'Leary is bringing through.

With the 1999-2000 season about to start, he slapped in a transfer request and stated that he would leave unless he was paid £60,000 per week. This would make him easily the best-paid player in the country but is hopelessly out of range of what Leeds could hope to - or want to - pay. Atletico Madrid took him off our hands and paid £12 million for the privilege - he's since bagged quite a few goals for them, but the team is not doing well.

In fact Atletico were relegated - but Jimmy's goals ensured he got a good move - and Chelsea will now be meeting his wage demands - nearly £60,000 a week over the term of his contract. He continued to deliver with some great goals and strong play on and off the ball. Sometimes temperamental, but he's a player who can create his own goals and make things happen around him.

Tommy Bouwman says: He's a fantastic player. I'm a big fan from him. I come from the Netherlands.

Anonymous says: Too bad the Hollandisch didn't qualify for 2002. Hasselbaink could well have been one of the big stars.

mark says: a fantastic player. How has he got so few caps for Holland. If only England had a forward like him.

paul hebden says: the guy is world class he scores goals wherever he plays leeds were fools for letting him go if only they had kept him they might have won the title


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