Who is Dennis Bergkamp?
Arsenal’s history has been full of legends, and Dennis Bergkamp was one of them, the man behind the Gunners success.
Dennis Bergkamp is a former player and professional football manager in the Netherlands. He began his football career as a wide midfielder before being shifted to a forward, where he remained for the rest of his career. Bergkamp is widely recognized as one of the best talents of his generation, nicknamed the “Non-Flying Dutchman” by Arsenal supporters following his phobia of flying with airplanes due to that he has been forced to miss most of the away matches.
Bergkamp was born in Amsterdam and started his football career at Ajax
At the age of 11 years, he has been with Ajax he made his debut for the club in 1986. A year later, his fine performance earned him an international call-up to Netherlands, which drew the attention of numerous European teams.
In 1993 Dutchman has arrived at Inter Milan where he has spent two years before making a move to Arsenal helping them to win three Premier League trophies, four FA Cup, and reaching the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final, which was his final game as a player.
He was the first and only Dutch star to be admitted into the English Football Hall of Fame, which he received back in 2007. Bergkamp’s 2002 goal against Newcastle United is considered as one of the best Premier League goals of all time.
All you need to know about Dennis Bergkamp’s coaching career
Arsenal legend after retiring, he moved into coaching. He had an offer from the Gunners to become their scout. However, he turned it down and undertook a trainee role at his former club Ajax. Bergkamp then was appointed assistant to Johan Neeskens for the Netherlands B team on 26 October 2008. Dutch forward has made a return to Ajax in a formal coaching position to the youth team. Following the promotion of Frank de Boer as head coach of Ajax in December 2010, Bergkamp was appointed assistant manager.
In August 2011, Bergkamp was named De Boer’s assistant at Ajax. Currently, he has been working as an assistant coach for the Almere City U21 side. as per transfermarkt.