Nigel Hasselbaink

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Nigel Hasselbaink
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Excelsior
Number 7
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)
2014–2015 Veria 1 (0)
2015 Hamilton Academical 10 (1)
2015– Excelsior 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2016.

Nigel Hasselbaink (born 21 November 1990) is a Dutch-born Surinamese professional footballer who plays for Excelsior, as a winger or striker.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Hasselbaink began his career at PSV and by 2007, Hasselbaink signed his first professional contract with PSV.[1] 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.[2] After his loan spell at Go Ahead Eagles, Hasselbaink was released by the club.[3]

Scotland[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.[4] He made his début for Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League four days later, in a 1–0 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[5]

On 6 June 2011, Hasselbaink moved to St Mirren, signing a one-year contract along with Paul McGowan.[6][7] 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.[8] 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 [9] but lost the appeal, becoming the first player to go through new streamlined disciplinary procedures.[10]

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.[11][12] Whilst negotiations were taking place, club captain Jim Goodwin pleaded the duo to sign a new contract and show their loyalty.[13]

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.[14]

By 28 June 2012, Hasselbaink signed with St Johnstone.[15] 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.[16] Hasselbaink was praised by manager Steve Lomas,[17] and he has formed a striking partnership with Grégory Tadé.[18] In his first season at St Johnstone, Hasselbaink scored seven goals in forty-two appearance in all competitions, including scoring a 2–0 win over Motherwell to earn St Johnstone a place for Europa League next season.[19]

However, in 2013–14 season, Hasselbaink partnership with Tade came to an end after Tade left for Romania.[20] Hasselbaink then scored his first goal of the season, in a 4–0 win over Ross County on 11 August 2013.[21] Hasselbaink went on to score four more goals this season and made thirty-nine appearance in all competitions. Hasselbaink was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season.[22] 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.[23]

Greece[edit]

On 31 July 2014 he signed for Greek club Veria.[24] However, making one appearance, Hasselbaink was released by the club on 2 February 2015.[25]

Return to Scotland[edit]

In February 2015 he re-signed for Hamilton Academical until the end of the season.[26] Hasselbaink made his Hamilton Academical debut, making his first start, in a 4–0 loss against Celtic on 22 February 2015.[27] Hasselbaink then scored his first Hamilton Academical on his return, in a 3–2 win over Kilmarnock on 2 May 2015.[28] He was released by Hamilton at the end of the 2014–15 season.[29]

He returned to the Netherlands in Excelsior in later 2015.[30]

International career[edit]

Hasselbaink was born and raised in Netherlands to parents of Surinamese descent. He debuted for the Suriname national football team in an unofficial friendly 3-2 loss to Curaçao wherein he scored his debut goal.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 December 2015[2][30][32]
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 2 0 1 0 16 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 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Hamilton Academical 2014–15 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Excelsior 2015–16 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Career Total 163 24 16 4 8 1 7 0 194 29

Personal life[edit]

He is the nephew of former Dutch international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 
  3. ^ "PSV niet verder met Hasselbaink" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "PSV's Nigel Hasselbaink wins transfer to Hamilton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Inverness CT 0–1 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Saints Sign Hasselbaink". St Mirren F.C. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "St Mirren clinch deals for McGowan and Hasselbaink". BBC Sport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "St Mirren 1 – 0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hasselbaink to appeal dismissal". Sky Sports. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "St Mirren lose appeal against Nigel Hasselbaink red card". BBC Sport. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Buddies hope to keep duo". Sky Sports. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Danny Lennon confident on securing Tesselaar and Hasselbaink futures". Sport STV. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin urges Dutch duo to show loyalty". BBC Sport. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hasselbaink & Tesselaar to leave St Mirren after rejecting new deals". BBC Sport. 17 May 2012. 
  15. ^ Neil Robertson (28 June 2012). "New St Johnstone man targets some Dutch success in Europe". The Courier. 
  16. ^ "Hasselbaink happy with Saints". Sky Sports. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Hasselbaink attitude delights Lomas". Yahoo! Eurosport. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nigel Hasselbaink eyes continued Gregory Tade partnership". BBC Sport. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "St Johnstone 2 – 0 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 13 (help)
  20. ^ "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. 
  21. ^ "St Johnstone 4 – 0 Ross County". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Scottish Cup Final: St Johnstone 2 – 0 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  24. ^ http://www.veriafc.gr/index.php/2012-10-10-16-37-41/597-paiktis-tis-verias-o-hasselbaink
  25. ^ Λύση συνεργασίας με Nigel Hasselbaink
  26. ^ Kenny Crawford (6 February 2015). "Nigel Hasselbaink: Hamilton Academical re-sign Dutch forward". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  27. ^ "Celtic 4–0 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "Kilmarnock 2–3 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "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. 
  30. ^ a b Nigel Hasselbaink at Soccerway
  31. ^ http://www.rijnmond.nl/nieuws/129452/De-Nooijer-wint-bij-debuut-voor-Curacao-van-Suriname-3-2
  32. ^ Nigel Hasselbaink at Soccerbase