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
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