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JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK

Date of birth: 27/03/72

Position: Forward

Nationality: Holland

Club: Chelsea

Notes: Dutch international who was plucked from obscurity at Boavista (Portugal) in mid 1997 by George Graham, the then-Leeds manager. He played at two seasons at Leeds becoming one of the top goalscorers in the league scoring 34 goals over this period. His performances over this period helped him to a place in the Dutch World Cup squad in 1998 which finished third. He then made a big money move to Atletico Madrid in mid 1999 for 12m. After scoring 24 goals and being the star player as Atletico were relegated, he made a move back to England and to Chelsea for 15m. He has continued his goalscoring run at the start of the season, and he helped Chelsea win the Charity Shield.

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