Hasselbaink named as one of the Premier League's best ever
By Emma Sanders
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named as one of the Premier League’s 25 greatest strikers of all time in a list compiled by reporters at The Daily Star.
Alongside Hasselbaink, there’s room for Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Sergio Aguero.
The former Leeds United striker won the Golden Boot during his first season with the club, netting 18 goals.
It wouldn’t be the last time he picked up the award though as he did again in 2000 following his first season with Chelsea.
He made 72 league appearances for the Whites during a two-year spell at Elland Road and has always been regarded as one of the best strikers to have been with the club.
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Hasselbaink enjoyed successful spells with Chelsea and Middlesbrough after his time with Leeds and deservedly has his place in the 25-man list.
He spent four years with Chelsea after leaving Leeds in 2000 and went on to score 23 goals for them that season.
It was his joint-highest total, equaling the same number the season afterwards as he recorded another 23 goals in 35 league appearances.
The Dutchman was listed at number 12, just missing out on the top ten which includes former Premier League stars, Andy Cole and Gianfranco Zola.
In 288 Premier League appearances, Hasselbaink scored 127 goals, with 34 of those coming during his time with Leeds United.
In other Leeds news, a summer signing has vowed to notch even more goals and assists this season.