Where is Dennis Bergkamp now?
A huge favourite with the Arsenal fans, Dennis Bergkamp finally finished his playing career in 2006 after eleven successful seasons in the Premier League.
He will be forever remembered as one of the Gunner’s greatest players, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and picking up player of the year awards from the Football Writers’ Association and the PFA during his time at the club.
During his 20-year playing career Bergkamp also won the Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup, the European Cup Winner’s Cup and the UEFA Cup with Ajax and he also won the UEFA Cup for a second time with Inter Milan.
He was also an important player for the Netherlands national team winning 79 caps, scoring 37 goals and representing his country in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 UEFA European Championships as well as the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals.
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Upon retiring, Bergkamp was adamant that he wouldn’t move into a coaching role but in 2011-12 he was appointed assistant coach and striker trainer at Ajax working alongside his former Dutch national team-mate Frank De Boer.
When De Boer left Ajax in 2016, Bergkamp moved away from his assistant manager role to a more training focused role behind the scenes which also saw him presiding over the club’s youth policy.
In 2014 a bronze statue of Bergkamp was unveiled outside the Clock End of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
He also released a book in the same year called Stillness and Speed: My Story, in which he answers various questions about his illustrious career.
As part of the Premier League’s 25th anniversary in 2017, Bergkamp’s goal against Newcastle in 2002 was voted the league’s greatest ever goal.
He is currently volunteering his coaching services at Dutch side Almere City with whom his son is registered with.
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Dennis Bergkamp: Premier League Statistics
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