Elland Road return: The best photos of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Leeds career

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink returns to face former club Leeds United tonight.

Tonight's match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers may appear to simply be a meeting between two mid-table Championship clubs, but it will also see Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink return to Elland Road.

The Dutchman, 44, has adjusted well to life in management, impressing with Burton Albion before taking the reins at QPR back in December 2015.

Before that though, Hasselbaink was a feared striker. Many will remember his time at Chelsea over any other club he played for, but he will always have a connection with the Leeds United fans who adored him during the 1990's.

The Suriname-born forward arrived in West Yorkshire back in the summer of 1997, having hit 23 goals in 35 games for Portuguese side Boavista. A relative unknown at the time, few could have expected him to make such a huge impact at Elland Road.

With 42 goals in 87 games, Hasselbaink was a fan favourite at Leeds, scoring goal after goalbefore heading to Spain with Atletico Madrid in 1999.

It was a short but superb stay at Leeds for Hasselbaink, who went on to play for Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton and Cardiff before retiring in 2008.

Now heading back to Elland Road tonight - to no doubt receive a rapturous applause from Leeds fans - here is a selection of the best images from Hasselbaink's time at Leeds ahead of this evening's clash...

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