Dennis Nicolaas Bergkamp is a former professional football player who was born on May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bergkamp is best known for being a second striker for a number of top clubs such as Internazionale, Ajax, and Arsenal. He is also a member of the Netherlands national team, and has established his presence by exemplifying heightened tactical awareness and making deft passes. Incidentally, Bergkamp has been chosen by Pele to be one of the Top 125 FIFA Greatest Living Players in the world. He is also recognized by the English Premier League as one of the all-time greatest players so far.
As a youth football player, Bergkamp started playing for Ajax’s youth team when he was still 12 years old, from 1981 to 1986. He then went on to play for Ajax’s club level from 1986 to 1993. During his time as a regular player of the Dutch league, he was able to win the 1993 UEFA Cup in the KNVB Cup. He was also voted as Player of the year for 1992 and 1993.
Bergkamp enjoyed a brief stint at Internazionale before transferring to Arsenal, where he spent his last few games with.
In 2007, Bergkamp was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame, making history as the only Dutch player to receive such honor. As a member of the Dutch international football team, he enjoyed playing for his country from 1990 to 2000, making 79 caps and scoring 37 goals.