Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was not known for possessing searing pace but former Chelsea front man has proved he’s still got enough in the tank to take gold at his daughter’s school sports day  courtesy of a despairing dive at the finish line.The former Holland international, who scored 88 goals in 177 games during a four year spell at Stamford Bridge, took on a number of other dads in a 100 metre race in front of his former Blues team-mate John Terry.Hasselbaink started  race in fine form and was leading the pack at  half-way point but began to badly fade in the closing stages under pressure from another super competitive dad.


In a desperate attempt to win, Hasselbaink flung himself over  finish line before collapsing in a heap, much to the amusement of Terry.The Aston Villa defender uploaded a video of  race to his Instagram on Monday, alongside the caption ‘When @official_jfhasselbaink decided to run in the Dads race at school. The nervous look after his tumble to see if I was filming.’Hasselbaink will go down as one of the finest strikers in Premier League history after notching top-flight goals for Leeds, Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Charlton during his illustrious 18-year professional career.

Terry, meanwhile, is preparing for his first season in Championship with new club Villa, who he joined on a  one year contract after leaving Chelsea as a free agent at the end of  last campaign.The 36 year’s old centre-back made his debut for the club in a pre-season Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, although he could not prevent Villa suffering a 2-1 defeat.

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