Nigel Hasselbaink

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Nigel Hasselbaink
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Veria
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 PSV 0 (0)
2010 Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 13 (2)
2010–2011 Hamilton Academical 27 (3)
2011–2012 St. Mirren 32 (6)
2012–2014 St. Johnstone 66 (12)
2014– Veria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nigel Hasselbaink (born 21 November 1990) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Greek club Veria as a winger or striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Hasselbaink began his career at PSV. He failed to make a senior appearance for the side, and instead made his professional début during the second half of the 2009–10 season while on loan at Go Ahead Eagles in the Eerste Divisie.[1]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

On 23 August 2010, Hasselbaink signed for Hamilton Academical on a free transfer following his release by PSV, after impressing manager Billy Reid while on trial.[2] He made his début for Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League four days later, in a 1–0 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[3]

St. Mirren[edit]

On 6 June 2011, Hasselbaink moved to St. Mirren, signing a one-year contract along with Paul McGowan.[4][5] Hasselbaink made his debut for the club in a 0–0 draw against Dunfermline Athletic on 25 July 2011 where he played 90 minutes. Hasselbaink scored his first league goal for the club on 30 July 2011, against Aberdeen which was the only goal in the game.[6] On 6 August 2011, Hasslebaink provided an assist for Steven Thompson but received a straight red card for Unsportsmanlike conduct towards Paul Dixon in a 1–1 draw against Dundee United. After receiving a red card, the club appealed for his sending off [7] but lost the appeal, becoming the first player to go through new streamlined disciplinary procedures.[8]

At the end of the season, Manager Danny Lennon says the club offered both Hasslebaink and Jeroen Tesselaar a new contract due to their good performances throughout the season and felt 'confident' and 'optimistic' of keeping both of them at the club.[9][10] Whilst negotiations were taking place, club captain Jim Goodwin pleaded the duo to sign a new contract and show their loyalty.[11]

St. Johnstone[edit]

In May 2012, Hasselbaink turned down an improved contract from St. Mirren and left the club with clubs from England and Scotland chasing to sign him.[12]

By 28 June 2012, Hasselbaink signed with St. Johnstone.[13] After his move to St. Johnstone, Hasselbaink says he made a right decision to joining St. Johnstone and revealed that manager Steve Lomas convinced him that he has taken the best decision for his promising career. Hasselbaink also revealed that he had offers from several English clubs.[14] Hasselbaink was praised by manager Steve Lomas,[15] and he has formed a striking partnership with Grégory Tadé.[16]

Hasselbaink was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season.[17]

Veria[edit]

On 31 July 2014 he signed for Greek club Veria.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 August 2014[1][19][20]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV 2009–10 0 0 0 0
Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 2009–10 13 2 13 2
Hamilton Academical 2010–11 27 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 28 4
St. Mirren 2011–12 32 6 5 1 3 1 0 0 40 8
St. Johnstone 2012–13 36 7 2 0 2 0 2 0 42 7
2013–14 30 5 2 1 3 0 4 0 39 6
Total 66 12 4 1 5 0 6 0 81 13
Veria 2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 139 22 10 3 8 1 6 0 163 26

Personal life[edit]

He is the nephew of former Dutch international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 
  2. ^ a b "PSV's Nigel Hasselbaink wins transfer to Hamilton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Inverness CT 0–1 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Saints Sign Hasselbaink". St. Mirren F.C. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "St Mirren clinch deals for McGowan and Hasselbaink". BBC Sport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "St Mirren 1 – 0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hasselbaink to appeal dismissal". Sky Sports. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "St Mirren lose appeal against Nigel Hasselbaink red card". BBC Sport. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Buddies hope to keep duo". Sky Sports. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Danny Lennon confident on securing Tesselaar and Hasselbaink futures". Sport STV. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin urges Dutch duo to show loyalty". BBC Sport. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hasselbaink & Tesselaar to leave St Mirren after rejecting new deals". BBC Sport. 17 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Neil Robertson (28 June 2012). "New St Johnstone man targets some Dutch success in Europe". The Courier. 
  14. ^ "Hasselbaink happy with Saints". Sky Sports. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hasselbaink attitude delights Lomas". Yahoo! Eurosport. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink eyes continued Gregory Tade partnership". BBC Sport. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.veriafc.gr/index.php/2012-10-10-16-37-41/597-paiktis-tis-verias-o-hasselbaink
  19. ^ Nigel Hasselbaink career stats at Soccerbase
  20. ^ Nigel Hasselbaink profile at Soccerway