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Dennis Bergkamp
Dennis Bergkamp
Personal information
Full name Dennis Nicolaas Bergkamp
Date of birth 10 May 1969 (1969-05-10) (age 51)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current club Flag of None
Youth clubs
1981–1986 Netherlands Ajax
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1986–1993
1993–1995
1995–2006
Total
Netherlands Ajax
Flag of Italy Internazionale
England Arsenal
185 (103)
052 0(11)
315 0(87)
552 (201)   
National team
1989
1990–2000
Netherlands Netherlands U-21
Netherlands Netherlands
0000(0)
079 0(37)
Teams managed
2011–2017 Netherlands Ajax (assistant)

Dennis Nicolaas Bergkamp (born 10 May 1969) is a Dutch professional football coach and former player. Originally a wide midfielder, he was moved to main striker and then to second striker, where he remained throughout his playing career. Bergkamp has been described by Jan Mulder as having "the finest technique" of any Dutch international and a "dream for a striker" by teammate Thierry Henry.

The son of an electrician, Bergkamp was born in Amsterdam and played as an amateur in the lower leagues. He was spotted by Ajax at the age of 11 and made his professional debut in 1986. Good form led to an international call-up a year later, attracting the attention of several European clubs. Bergkamp signed for Italian club Inter Milan in 1993, where he had two disappointing seasons. He then joined Arsenal in 1995. It was at Arsenal where Bergkamp rejuvenated his career, helping the club to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cup trophies and reach the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final, which marked his last appearance as a player. With the Netherlands national team, Bergkamp surpassed Faas Wilkes's record to become the country's top goalscorer of all time in 1998, a record later eclipsed by Patrick Kluivert.

Bergkamp was selected by Pelé as one of the FIFA 100 greatest living players and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in his generation. In 2007, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame, the first and so far only Dutch player ever to receive such honour. Bergkamp has also finished third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice. Due to his fear of flying, Bergkamp has been affectionately nicknamed the "Non-Flying Dutchman" by Arsenal supporters.

Honours

Clubs

Ajax
Inter Milan
Arsenal

External links

UEFA Europa League top scorers

1972: Bründl  · 1973: Heynckes/Jeuring  · 1974: Schoenmaker  · 1975: Heynckes  · 1976: Geels  · 1977: Bowles  · 1978: Deykers/Ponte  · 1979: Simonsen  · 1980: Hoeneß/Nickel  · 1981: Wark  · 1982: Nilsson  · 1983: Giresse/Vandenbergh  · 1984: Nyilasi  · 1985: Bahtić/Bannister  · 1986: Allofs  · 1987: Cascavel/Houtman/Kieft/Rantanen  · 1988: Brylle/Saravakos  · 1989: Gütschow  · 1990: Götz/Riedle  · 1991: Völler  · 1992: Saunders  · 1993: Baticle  · 1994: Bergkamp/Schmitt  · 1995: Kirsten  · 1996: Klinsmann  · 1997: Ganz  · 1998: Guivarc'h  · 1999: Chiesa/Kulawik  · 2000: Kovačević  · 2001: Berbatov/Bolo  · 2002: van Hooijdonk  · 2003: Derlei/Larsson  · 2004: Anderson  · 2005: Shearer  · 2006: Delgado  · 2007: Pandiani  · 2008: Pogrebnyak/Toni  · 2009: Vágner Love  · 2010: Cardozo/Pizarro  · 2011: Falcao  · 2012: Falcao  · 2013: Kozák  · 2014: Soriano  ·

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1992

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Aerle 3. Van Tiggelen 4. Koeman 5. Blind 6. Wouters 7. Bergkamp 8. Rijkaard 9. Van Basten 10. Gullit 11. Van 't Schip 12. Kieft 13. Menzo 14. Rob Witschge 15. Winter 16. Bosz 17. F. De Boer 18. Jonk 19. Viscaal 20. Roy

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Netherlands – 1994 FIFA World Cup

1. De Goey 2. F. de Boer 3. Rijkaard 4. Koeman 5. Rob Witschge 6. Wouters 7. Overmars 8. Jonk 9. R. de Boer 10. Bergkamp 11. Roy 12. Bosman 13. Van der Sar 14. Van Gobbel 15. Blind 16. Numan 17. Taument 18. Valckx 19. Van Vossen 20. Winter 21. De Wolf 22. Snelders

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1996

1. Van der Sar 2. Reiziger 3. Blind 4. Seedorf 5. Stam 6. R. de Boer 7. Taument 8. Davids 9. Kluivert 10. Bergkamp 11. Hoekstra 12. Winter 13. Numan 14. Richard Witschge 15. Bogarde 16. De Goey 17. Cruyff 18. De Kock 19. Mulder 20. Cocu 21. Hesp 22. Veldman

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Netherlands – 1998 FIFA World Cup

1. van der Sar 2. Reiziger 3. Stam 4. F. de Boer 5. Numan 6. Jonk 7. R. de Boer 8. Bergkamp 9. Kluivert 10. Seedorf 11. Cocu 12. Zenden 13. Ooijer 14. Overmars 15. Bogarde 16. Davids 17. van Hooijdonk 18. de Goey 19. van Bronckhorst 20. Winter 21. Hasselbaink 22. Hesp

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2000

1. van der Sar 2. Reiziger 3. Stam 4. F. de Boer 5. Zenden 6. Seedorf 7. Cocu 8. Davids 9. Kluivert 10. Bergkamp 11. Overmars 12. van Bronckhorst 13. Konterman 14. van Vossen 15. Bosvelt 16. R. de Boer 17. van Hooijdonk 18. de Goey 19. Numan 20. Winter 21. Makaay 22. Westerveld

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