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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jerrel "Jimmy Floyd" Hasselbaink (born March 27
1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former
Netherlands|Dutch international striker. He
currently plays for Middlesbrough
F.C.|Middlesbrough in the English FA Premier

The story goes that Hasselbaink got his current
football alias of Jimmy Floyd because his
Portugal|Portuguese teammates couldn't pronounce
his real first name. The name seems to have stuck.

Jimmy's first club was Stormvogels
Telstar|Telstar. He played there until 1991 in
sports|1991, when he moved to AZ Alkmaar. However,
he only played there a year before moving to
Campomaiorense in August of 1992 in sports|1992
and had a good four year spell there. At the age
of 24 he was snapped up by Boavista FC|Boavista,
were he really made his mark. Jimmy scored 20
goals in 29 league appearances for the
Portugal|Portuguese giants, which caught the eye
of Leeds United F.C|Leeds United of the English FA
Premier league. Once again, after only one year at
Boavista, Hasselbaink was bought by Leeds United
F.C.|Leeds United in June 1997 in sports|1997 for
£2,000,000, were he carried on his fine goal
scoring form. He bagged 16 goals in 30 league
appearances and 23 goals in all competitions in
his first year in England. His second year at
Elland Road was just as good, this time he scored
18 goals in 36 league games, and 21 goals in all
competitions. Jimmy then joined the Spain|Spanish
club Atletico Madrid for £12,000,000 in 1999.
Once again a phenomenal season for the Dutchman,
he adapted to the Spain|Spanish game very quickly,
this time scoring 24 goals in just 34 La Liga
appearances and 32 goals in all competitions. The
message was clear: wherever Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink goes, he scores goals. And that's
exactly what he did when he returned to England,
this time with Chelsea F.C|Chelsea, for a club
record fee of £15,000,000.

During his second spell in the FA Premier League
he scored 23 goals in 35 league appearances in the
2000 in sports|2000/2001 in sports|2001 season,
finishing as its top goal scorer. He formed a
deadly partnership with Iceland|Icelandic target
man Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen in his second season
at Chelsea F.C.|Chelsea, scoring 29 goals in all
competitions helping Eiður to a reasonable 23, 52
goals between them! Hasselbaink was 31 now and his
last two seasons with the blues wasn't as
successful. He scored only 11 goals in 27 games in
the 2002 in sports|2002/2003 in sports|2003 season
followed by a tally of just 12 goals in 22 league
games. At the age of 33 he joined Middlesbrough
F.C.|Middlesbrough on a free transfer. In his
first season he got 13 goals in 36 games, he is
yet to open his account for the 2005 in
sports|2005/2006 in sports|2006 season.

Hasselbaink played 29 times for
Netherlands|Holland, scoring 8 goals for his
national team.

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