Nigel Hasselbaink

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Nigel Hasselbaink
Personal information
Full name Nigel Hasselbaink[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Number 34
Youth career
2001–2005 AFC
2005–2007 Ajax
2007–2010 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2010–2010Go Ahead Eagles 13 (2)
2010–2011 Hamilton Academical 27 (3)
2011–2012 St Mirren 34 (6)
2012–2014 St Johnstone 66 (12)
2014–2015 Veria 1 (0)
2015 Hamilton Academical 10 (1)
2015–2017 Excelsior 49 (11)
2017–2018 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 33 (7)
2018–2020 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 53 (13)
2020–2021 Bnei Sakhnin 27 (0)
National team
2019– Suriname[2] 9 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11:53, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 09:14, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

Nigel Hasselbaink (born 21 November 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward. Born in the Netherlands, he represents the Suriname national team.

Personal life[edit]

Hasselbaink was born and raised in the Netherlands.[3] He is the nephew of former Leeds United, Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.[4]

Club career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Hasselbaink began his career at PSV and by 2007, Hasselbaink signed his first professional contract with PSV.[5] 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.[6] After his loan spell at Go Ahead Eagles, Hasselbaink was released by the club.[7]

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.[8] He made his début for Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League four days later, in a 1–0 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[9]

On 6 June 2011, Hasselbaink moved to St Mirren, signing a one-year contract along with Paul McGowan.[10][11] 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.[12] On 6 August 2011, Hasselbaink 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[13] but lost the appeal, becoming the first player to go through new streamlined disciplinary procedures.[14]

At the end of the season, Manager Danny Lennon says the club offered both Hasselbaink 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.[15][16] Whilst negotiations were taking place, club captain Jim Goodwin pleaded the duo to sign a new contract and show their loyalty.[17]

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.[18]

By 28 June 2012, Hasselbaink signed with St Johnstone.[19] 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.[20] Hasselbaink was praised by manager Steve Lomas,[21] and he has formed a striking partnership with Grégory Tadé.[22] In his first season at St Johnstone, Hasselbaink scored seven goals in forty-two appearances in all competitions, including scoring a 2–0 win over Motherwell to earn St Johnstone a place for Europa League next season.[23]

However, in 2013–14 season, Hasselbaink partnership with Tade came to an end after Tade left for Romania.[24] Hasselbaink then scored his first goal of the season, in a 4–0 win over Ross County on 11 August 2013.[25] Hasselbaink went on to score four more goals this season and made thirty-nine appearances in all competitions. Hasselbaink was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season.[26] His release came when Hasslebaink was an un-used substitute for the Scottish Cup Final, which St Johnstone won 2–0 against Dundee United to win the club's first Scottish Cup in their first final appearance.[27]

On 31 July 2014 he signed for Greek club Veria.[28] However, making one appearance, Hasselbaink was released by the club on 2 February 2015.[29]

In February 2015 he re-signed for Hamilton Academical until the end of the season.[30] Hasselbaink made his Hamilton Academical debut, making his first start, in a 4–0 loss against Celtic on 22 February 2015.[31] Hasselbaink then scored his first Hamilton Academical on his return, in a 3–2 win over Kilmarnock on 2 May 2015.[32] He was released by Hamilton at the end of the 2014–15 season.[33] He returned to the Netherlands in Excelsior in later 2015.[citation needed]

On 2 November 2020, Hasselbaink joined another Israeli Premier League side, signing for Bnei Sakhnin.[34]

International career[edit]

Hasselbaink debuted for the Suriname national football team in an unofficial friendly 3–2 loss to Curaçao wherein he scored his debut goal.[35] In November 2019 Hasselbaink was called up to represent Suriname in Gold Cup qualification matches.[36] He scored his first official international goal in a 2–1 CONCACAF Nations League win over Nicaragua.[37] On 27 March 2021 he scored a hat-trick against Aruba.[38] In June 2021 Hasselbaink was named to the Suriname squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup,[39] where he scored the winning goal in Suriname's 2-1 triumph over Guadeloupe in their final group match.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Scores and results list Suriname's goal tally first.[2]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 2019 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 2–0 2–1 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B
2. 27 March 2021 IMG Academy, Bradenton, United States  Aruba 1–0 6–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 3–0
4. 4–0
5. 4 June 2021 Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Bermuda 2–0 6–0
6. 4–0
7. 5–0
8. 20 July 2021 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Guadeloupe 2–1
2–1
2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honours[edit]

St Johnstone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Suriname - N. Hasselbaink - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Nigel Hasselbaink". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ Crawford, Kenny (6 February 2015). "Nigel Hasselbaink: Hamilton Academical re-sign Dutch forward". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ "PSV's Nigel Hasselbaink wins transfer to Hamilton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink en Robert Oepkes naar PSV". PSV Official Website. 2 June 2015. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International.
  7. ^ "PSV niet verder met Hasselbaink" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  8. ^ "PSV's Nigel Hasselbaink wins transfer to Hamilton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Inverness CT 0–1 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Saints Sign Hasselbaink". St Mirren F.C. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  11. ^ "St Mirren clinch deals for McGowan and Hasselbaink". BBC Sport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  12. ^ "St Mirren 1 – 0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  13. ^ "Hasselbaink to appeal dismissal". Sky Sports. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  14. ^ "St Mirren lose appeal against Nigel Hasselbaink red card". BBC Sport. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Buddies hope to keep duo". Sky Sports. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  16. ^ "Danny Lennon confident on securing Tesselaar and Hasselbaink futures". Sport STV. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  17. ^ "St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin urges Dutch duo to show loyalty". BBC Sport. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  18. ^ "Hasselbaink & Tesselaar to leave St Mirren after rejecting new deals". BBC Sport. 17 May 2012.
  19. ^ Neil Robertson (28 June 2012). "New St Johnstone man targets some Dutch success in Europe". The Courier. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Hasselbaink happy with Saints". Sky Sports. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  21. ^ "Hasselbaink attitude delights Lomas". Yahoo! Eurosport. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  22. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink eyes continued Gregory Tade partnership". BBC Sport. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  23. ^ "St Johnstone 2 – 0 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  24. ^ "St Johnstone boss feared Nigel Hasselbaink's game would be affected when best pal Gregory Tade left for Romania". Daily Record. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  25. ^ "St Johnstone 4 – 0 Ross County". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  26. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  27. ^ "Scottish Cup Final: St Johnstone 2 – 0 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  28. ^ http://www.veriafc.gr/index.php/2012-10-10-16-37-41/597-paiktis-tis-verias-o-hasselbaink
  29. ^ "Λύση συνεργασίας με Nigel Hasselbaink".
  30. ^ Kenny Crawford (6 February 2015). "Nigel Hasselbaink: Hamilton Academical re-sign Dutch forward". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  31. ^ "Celtic 4–0 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  32. ^ "Kilmarnock 2–3 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  33. ^ "Hamilton boss Martin Canning was pleased with last season and wants rebuilt side to do even better". Daily Record. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  34. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink heeft weer een club". voetbalplus.nl (in Dutch). 2 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  35. ^ "De Nooijer wint bij debuut voor Curaçao van Suriname: 3-2". RTV Rijnmond. 20 May 2015.
  36. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink klaar voor zijn eerste wedstrijd voor Suriname". Waterkant. 15 November 2019.
  37. ^ Oosterwolde, Terence. "'Natio' kwalificeert zich voor Gold Cup". dwtonline.com (in Dutch). de Ware Tijd. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  38. ^ Suriname dendert door en is ook veel tr sterk voor Aruba ad.nl
  39. ^ Surinamese Football Federation [@OfficialSVB1920] (25 June 2021). "The 23 That Will Represent Us At The CONCACAF Gold Cup" (Tweet). Retrieved 12 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  40. ^ "Suriname 2-1 Guadeloupe". CONCACAF. 20 July 2021.
  41. ^ "St Johnstone cup squad broken up". The Courier. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2019.

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