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Hall of Fame 2021 nominee: Dennis Bergkamp

4 May 2021

See the Arsenal legend's best goals, assists and milestones as we go through the 23 players up for vote

After the launch of the Premier League Hall of Fame, we are looking at the 23 nominees who you can vote for to join inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

The six players with the most combined votes will enter the Premier League Hall of Fame.

See: Bergkamp named Premier League Hall of Fame inductee

Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp’s arrival in 1995 introduced the Premier League to a new level of skill that inspired Arsenal to three titles and opened the competition’s borders to more international stars.

The Dutchman’s technical ability and eye for a pass gave the competition some of its most entertaining play.

As well as providing gilt-edged chances for team-mates, Bergkamp scored some spectacular goals, including a magnificent strike against Newcastle United which was voted by fans as the best goal in the Premier League's first 25 years.

Career in numbers
Category Dennis Bergkamp
Appearances 315
Goals 87
Assists 94
PL titles 3
Monthly awards 4
What they said

“He was always trying to respect the game when he could do other stuff. I respected him a lot for that but also the way he trained. The way he used to train was just not normal." – Thierry Henry

"I was very lucky to find Dennis Bergkamp already in the squad when I arrived at Arsenal. You do not find a player like that everywhere you go. It was a blessing, a gift when I arrived." – Arsene Wenger

"[He] played football like it was all a dream. You couldn’t even imagine some of the things that he was capable of doing with a football." – Peter Schmeichel

See: Vote for your Hall of Fame players

Did you know?

Bergkamp was directly involved in 181 Premier League goals for Arsenal, with 87 goals and 94 assists. Only Henry has been involved in more for the Gunners, with 249.

Bergkamp was the first Dutch player to score a PL hat-trick when he netted against Leicester City in August 1997.

In a 5-0 win over Leicester in February 1999, Bergkamp became the first player to assist four PL goals in one match, which remains a joint-record. 

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