Dennis Bergkamp


Coach Johan Cruijff granted him the honor to make his debut in the first eleven of Ajax Amsterdam. On that date, 14 December 1986, Dennis Bergkamp was only 17 years. It was the beginning of a stunning career at Ajax, Inter Milan, Arsenal and the Dutch national team.

Dennis Bergkamp was nicknamed ‘The Iceman', for the piece and control he demonstrated on the pitch. As it also applied to his goal scoring ability. Fans around the world praised the ‘Non flying Dutchman' for his superb technique, learning everyone something about the ethics of the game.

His winning goal for Holland in the World Cup game of 1998 against Argentina is probably the best example for remembering Dennis Bergkamp as the unique player he was. Controling the ball in the air after a splitting pass of Frank de Boer, bringing the ball down through an Argentine defender legs, he finished by firing a volley with the outside of his right foot past the keeper at a tight angle from the right. The fast three intelligent right-footed touches in a matter of seconds were admired around the world.

Transfers made by Wasserman

  • 1995Inter MilanArsenal
  • 1993Ajax AmsterdamInter Milan
  • 1986Ajax Amsterdam

Club Career

  • 1995 - 2006Arsenal
  • 1993 - 1995Inter Milan
  • 1986 - 1993Ajax Amsterdam

International Career

  • 1990 - 2000Dutch national team79 caps, 37 goals

Coaching Career

  • 2011 - presentAjax AmsterdamAssistant Coach
  • 2009 - 2011Ajax AmsterdamYouth Coach
  • 2008 - 2009Dutch national B-teamAssistant Coach

Club Honours

  • 2005FA CupArsenal
  • 2004English Super CupArsenal
  •  English ChampionshipArsenal
  • 2003FA CupArsenal
  • 2002English ChampionshipArsenal
  •  FA CupArsenal
  •  English Super CupArsenal
  • 1999English Super CupArsenal
  • 1998English Super CupArsenal
  •  English ChampionshipArsenal
  •  FA CupArsenal
  • 1994UEFA CupInter Milan
  • 1993Dutch CupAjax Amsterdam
  • 1992UEFA CupAjax Amsterdam
  • 1990Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam
  • 1987Dutch CupAjax Amsterdam
  •  European Cup IIAjax Amsterdam

International Honours

  • 2000European Championshipsemi-finales
  • 1998World Cupsemi-finales
  • 1996European Championshipquarterfinals
  • 1994World Cupquarterfinals
  • 1992European Championshipsemi-finales

Individual Honours

  • 1998English Player of the Year
  • 1997Third FIFA World Player of the Year
  • 1993Dutch Topscorer26 goals
  •  Third FIFA World Player of the Year
  • 1992Dutch Player of the Year
  •  Dutch Topscorer22 goals
  • 1991Dutch Player of the Year
  •  Dutch Topscorer25 goals
  • 1990Dutch Talent of the Year

Coaching Honours

  • 2014Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam, Assistant Coach
  • 2013Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam, Assistant Coach
  • 2012Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam, Assistant Coach