Dennis Bergkamp was born 10 May 1969 he played for teams like Ajax Amsterdam, Internazionale Milano, Arsenal and the Dutch national team.
Originally he played as a wide midfielder, but he was moved to main striker and then to second striker, where he remained throughout his playing career. In 2006 he retired from football.
Bergkamp was an Ajax player from age 11, coming from a successful youth setup. On 14 December 1986 against Roda JC, he made his debut under legendar manager Johan Cruyff.
Bergkamp scored his first senior goal for the club against HFC Haarlem on 22 February 1987 in a match Ajax won 6–0. After this season he bacame a first-team player for Ajax.
Trophies won while playing for Ajax Amsterdam:
- 1 x Europokal 86/87
- 2 x Dutch Cup (86/87, 92/93)
- 1 x Dutch Champion(89/90) 86/87
- 1 x Uefa Cup(91/92) 86/87
In the 1990–91 season Bergkamp became the top goalscorer in the league, together with PSV Eindhoven striker Romário and he continued to be the top scorer in the Eredivisie until 1993.
Bergkamp attracted the attention of several European clubs as a result of his performances for Ajax. On 16 February 1993, he agreed a 17,50 Mill. € move to Internazionale.
Bergkamp made his debut against Reggiana on 29 August 1993 at the San Siro in a 2–1 victory. He scored his first goal for the club against Cremonese in September 1993.
Trophies won while playing for Internazionale Milano:
- 1 x Uefa Cup(93/94) 86/87
In June 1995 Bergkamp left INter and signed with Arsenal for a transfer fee of 11,25 Mill. €, it was a new transfer record for the club. He made his debut against Middlesbrough but scored his first goals six games later against Southampton.
Then in 1996 Arsène Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager and this was a turning point in Bergkamp's career.
Trophies won while playing for Arsenal:
- 3 x English Champion(1998, 2002, 2004)
- 4 x English FA Cup(1998, 2002, 2003, 2005)
- 3 x English Super Cup(1998, 2002, 2004)
Bergkamp made his international debut for the Netherlands national team against Italy on 26 September 1990 as a substitute for Frank de Boer. He scored his first goal for Netherlands against Greece on 21 November 1990.