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
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
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
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