Leeds' All Time Greats: No 22 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Last updated : 28 February 2010 By Rick Broadbent
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (1997-99) 87 apps, 42 goals

Hasselbaink always seemed to be in danger of tripping over his quivering bottom lip, but he could be fabulous as well as fabulously sulky. When he got his head down within 40 yards of goal, it was a throwback to the days when you knew Peter Lorimer would not be bothering with any deft chips or such nonsense. He was Hotshot Mk II. He also had a wonderful way of shooting with minimal backlift, thus surprising many a goalkeeper and helping himself to bucketloads of goals before it all got too much for David O'Leary and he was offloaded to Atlético Madrid for £12m.

Personal information
Full nameJerrel Floyd Hasselbaink
Date of birth27 March 1972 (1972-03-27) (age 37)
Place of birthParamaribo, Suriname
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps (Gls)
1990Telstar004 00(0)
1990-1993AZ046 00(5)
1995-1996Campomaiorense031 0(12)
1996-1997Boavista029 0(20)
1997-1999Leeds United069 0(34)
1999-2000Atlético Madrid034 0(24)
2000-2004Chelsea136 0(70)
2004-2006Middlesbrough058 0(23)
2006-2007Charlton Athletic025 00(2)
2007-2008Cardiff City036 00(7)
Total468 (197)
National team
1998-2002Netherlands023 00(9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).