Dennis Bergkamp career

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.

Dennis Bergkamp

Ajax career

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.

Season League Cup Europe Total
MP G A MP G A MP G A MP G A
1986-1987 14 2 2 5 - - 4 - - 23 2 2
1987-1988 25 5 6 1 - - 4 - - 32 6 6
1988-1989 30 13 - 3 3 - 1 - - 34 16 -
1989-1990 25 8 1 2 1 - 1 - - 28 9 1
1990-1991 33 25 1 3 1 - - - - 36 26 1
1991-1992 30 24 - 3 - - 11 6 - 44 30 -
1992-1993 28 26 - 4 4 - 8 3 1 40 33 1
Total 185 103 10 21 9 - 31 10 1 237 122 11

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.

Inter careeer

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.

Season League Cup Europe Total
MP G A MP G A MP G A MP G A
1993-1994 31 8 - 13 9 - 11 8 - 55 25 -
1994-1995 21 3 - 3 1 - 2 1 - 26 5 -
Total 52 11 - 16 10 - 13 9 - 81 30 -

Trophies won while playing for Internazionale Milano:

  • 1 x Uefa Cup(93/94) 86/87

Arsenal career

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.

Season League Cup Europe Total
MP G A MP G A MP G A MP G A
1995-1996 33 11 - 8 5 - - - - 41 16 -
1996-1997 29 12 - 4 2 - 1 - - 34 14 -
1997-1998 28 16 1 11 5 - 1 1 - 40 22 1
1998-1999 29 12 - 8 3 - 3 1 - 40 16 -
1999-2000 28 6 - - - - 11 4 - 39 10 -
2000-2001 25 3 - 5 1 - 5 1 - 35 5 -
2001-2002 33 9 - 6 2 - 7 3 1 46 14 1
2002-2003 29 4 7 7 1 - 5 2 1 41 7 8
2003-2004 28 4 8 4 1 - 6 - 1 38 5 9
2004-2005 29 8 12 5 - - 4 - - 38 8 12
2005-2006 24 2 2 3 - - 4 1 - 31 3 2
Total 315 87 30 61 20 - 47 13 3 423 120 33

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)

International career

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.

Year Apps Goals
1990 4 3
1991 5 2
1992 11 7
1993 6 4
1994 11 6
1995 5 1
1996 10 6
1997 5 4
1998 9 3
1999 5 1
2000 8 0
Total 79 37

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