Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career of this man will be presented to your attention in this article.

Early Years

Dennis Bergkamp was born on May 10, 1969. His father was an avid fan of "Manchester United", so named his son after the Scottish striker Denis Law - Legends Club 60s. Since childhood, the boy is attached to football. While in kindergarten, he began playing the yard level and goto school and started training in the sports section. In 1979, when Bergkamp was ten years old, his scouts have noticed, "Ajax". He was admitted to the football academy "Tukmost", were among the 25 has the same lucky. There's a boy for a long time and trained hard, playing the first to be protected. But to achieve great success and prove themselves Dennis failed the gap. But soon coach Dick de Groot noticed his attacking potential and sent him first to the midfield, and then attack. Caught in their roles, the young Bergkamp began to play a much more confident and began to regularly score goals.

This has not gone unnoticed, and the head coach of Ajax, Johan Cruyff called him to the main team. This happened in 1987, when Denis was 17 years old.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Presentation of "Ajax"

In his first season for FC Bergkamp spent "Ajax" 23 games and scored 5 goals. In that year, he and his team won the Cup Winners' Cup. But, while FC "Ajax" played Marco Basten baths, Bergkamp could not break into the first team, and he had to gain experience and to wait for his chance. And the fate rewarded him for his patience after leaving Basten to Milan's position main striker freed. Young striker lived up to his expectations in season 90/91 was the best scorer of the Dutch championship. He repeated this achievement, and in the following two seasons, when coupled with the "Ajax" became the champion of the country and the UEFA Cup. Top European clubs, such as "Barcelona", "Real Madrid", "Inter", "Juventus" started to sign Bergkamp campaign. He opted for the "Inter", because he wanted to play in the strongest at that time the Italian championship. During the transition of the young star Milan club paid 20 million dollars.

Presentation of "Inter"

In his first season of "Inter" the Dutchman has scored 25 goals in all competitions and won the UEFA Cup, becoming the top scorer of his. It was a good achievement, but in spite of him, Dennis could not show my best game. He is often mistaken, he lost combat with the defenders, badly interact with partners in attack Ruben Sosa and Salvatore Skilachi. The situation has not changed in the next season. Bergkamp began to appear less and less in the starting lineup and began to think about leaving. The new owner of "Inter" Massimo Moratti, who has decided to radically change the composition, put the Dutch player on the transfer list. There was a not so many who want to buy a football is not justified hopes. The most interesting proposal came from London "Arsenal", the general manager is Bruce Rioja, I decided to take a chance and buy Bergkamp for 13 million dollars - a record sum for the club at the time. In the end, it proved to be the best value in the history of the club.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Presentation of "Arsenal"

With the advent of Beregkampa club began their systematic movement to the league title. In 1996 he took 5th place in the championship, and in 1997 - 3, and the season 97/98 was for the "Arsenal" victory: has won the English Premier League and conquered the Cup. In many ways, this contributed to the game of the Dutch play-maker. In that year he scored 11 goals and gave 13 assists, so that was considered the best player in England. At the same time, he was nominated for the Golden Ball, but eventually was voted the third player of the world. Bergkamp such success achieved largely due to the Gunners coach Arsene Wenger. That he used in place of the Dutchman drawn forward. The gap widened his best qualities: a great vision of the field, an accurate pass, scoring flair. The Dutchman was the nerve center of attack and took part in most of the attacks on other people's doors. That season was later named the pinnacle of a career as a footballer Bergampa.

This was followed by a series of injuries, which is recovering from the Dutchman, though back in the team, but became much less appear in the starting lineup. He needed to compete with the newly arrived to the team and acting in the same position talented footballers Thierry Henry and Sylvain Wiltord. However, Bergkamp continued to play an important role in the field, regularly scored and gave assists. Arsenal was then considered one of the strongest teams in the Premier League. In the season 98/99, 99/00 and 00/01 Club became the second, and in 2002 the newly designed golden double by winning the championship of the Premier League and the Cup. The Dutchman then marked 15 goals in 33 games.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

January 4, 2003, leaving the field in the cup game, Dennis Bergkamp scored his hundredth goal for the London club. A year later, the "Arsenal" again became the champion of England. That season FC have not lost a single match. A command called "invincible", and along with it, Dennis Bergkamp ever entered his name in the history of football. He played for the club two more seasons and retired in 2006. 100 head of Dennis Bergkamp for "Arsenal" - it was not the limit. In all he spent 425 games for the club and scored 125 goals. Such impressive stats and the outstanding play of Dennis Bergkamp for 11 seasons were highly marked. In 2007, the football player was included in the Hall of Fame of English football. To date it is the only Dutchman to be awarded this honor.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Presentation of the team

The Dutch national team Bergkamp took in 1990. His first match for the national team against Italy, he spent as a substitute in the second half. A November 21, 1990 marked the first goal for the national team at the gate of Greece team. Soon, Dennis became a player of the starting lineup and joined the chase for the title. Have a great game selection stage, Dennis Bergkamp went to the final of the 1992 European Championship. At the championship, he scored three goals and was the top scorer of his team. However, to win the tournament failed - Holland took off in the semi-final and took fourth place.

Disappointment awaited Bergkamp and the World Cup in 1994. Then he again managed to score three goals and reach with the team to the quarter-finals. But the defeat of the Brazilian national team with a score of 2: 3, marked the end of the speech the Netherlands at that tournament.

Not the best game for the "Inter" has not affected the call Bergkamp national team, and he has successfully held all the matches of Euro 96 qualifying round. Then the Dutch were considered the favorites, but in the final tournament again flew to one fourth, losing at the French team a penalty. Dennis then marked with one goal and efficient transmission.

After spending a "golden" season is over "Arsenal," Bergkamp was hoping to repeat this achievement and FM-98. The Netherlands has become the best in their qualifying group, and she once again predicted a title or, at worst, a place in the top three. That part was the most stellar in the history of the team. In addition to Bergkamp, ​​for it played Kluivert, Davids, Seedorf, Cocu, the brothers de Boer. Dutch successfully overcome group stage and reached the final one-eighth. In the match with Yugoslavia Bergkamp scored the first goal of his team, and Holland finally won with a score of 2: 1. In the quarterfinals, Dennis scored the winning goal in the national team of Argentina Gate in the last minute of added time. That goal he described as the best in his life. But to win it at the championship was not meant to be. In the semifinals, the Netherlands team met with Brazil, which lost in a penalty shootout. After this World Cup Bergkamp played for the national team for another two years and, having played at Euro 2000, where the Netherlands has taken off in the semi-finals, he left the national team.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Personal achieving

Total spent 552 appearances for the club Dennis Bergkamp. Goals scored them - 272 79 games for the national team players had, which was marked by 37 times. Twice nominated for the Ballon d'Or - the prize of the best player of the world, but both times became third at the end of voting. Dennis Bergkamp was included in FIFA (in the top-100 ranking), the Hall of Fame of English football, as well as a list of 125 of the best players in the history according to Pele. Bergkamp was often the player of the year in the Netherlands, the best player of the month in England, was included in the symbolic team of the European Championship and the 94 World Cup 98.

Coaching career

Initially, Dennis did not want to be a coach, and the first two years after the end of a career spent on the free bread. But attachment to football took her, and in 2008, Bergkamp went on coaching courses. He studied under the guidance of his former mentor Arsene Wenger. After receiving the license Bergkamp became an assistant coach in the youth national team of Holland. Having stayed in this position for about a year, he returned to his native club "Ajax". Initially, he worked in the youth team and then assisted coach juniors. After joining in 2011, "Ajax" Frank de Boer, Dennis Bergkamp became his assistant. In this position he is at the moment.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career

Non Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp number ten lifetime he loved most. He has performed with this number on the shirt in the "Ajax" and "Arsenal". In "Inter" 10 number was busy, so Bergkamp took him 16 minutes. For the team he performed numbered 7 (CHE-92) at different times, 8 (FM-98) and 10 (FM-94, 96 Euro, Euro 2000).

Fear of Flight

In 1993 he was killed in a plane crash and Bergkamp friend - V. Yunahman. Dennis in connection with this incident developed a fear of flight. At first he was able to control it, and regularly flew with the team to away matches. But after an unsuccessful joke of one of the passengers, who declared that carries a bomb, Bergkamp is no longer able to overcome his panic. He began to get to European stadiums by car. This is very exhausting him before the game and in the end Arsene Wenger did not include it in the application to the European Cup meeting. The team reacted to this with understanding, and at the exits outside England "Arsenal" do without their leader. And how he reacted to this Dennis Bergkamp? Statistics away games will suffer from it, he was considered a "home" player. But the Bergkamp began to treat these as forced admissions due to injury.

Dennis Bergkamp - Dutch football coach. Biography sports career


In 1993, Bergkamp married Herite Rosenthal. From this marriage he had the three daughters - Deborah Estelle, Yasmin Naomi, Saffron Rita and son Dennis Mitchell. Bergkamp - an exemplary family man and an exemplary Christian. He regularly attends church and bringing up children in accordance with its canons. Religiosity Bergkamp noted many times by both journalists and teammates. Nevertheless, the daughter of Dennis Bergkamp - Estelle came in the top 11 "hottest" daughters players.

Monument Bergkamp

In 2014, near the stadium "Emirates" monument stellar attacker opened. Arsenal paid tribute to Bergkamp for his contribution to the team's history. The bronze sculpture depicts the player receiving the ball in the air as he scored his famous goal, "Newcastle". Bergkamp was present at the opening of the monument and took a few photos on the background itself.