Dennis Bergkamp is a former player and professional football coach from the Netherlands. Dennis Bergkamp began his career as a wide midfielder before being moved to the main striker and then to the second striker, where he remained throughout his playing career.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Dennis Bergkamp was born on May 10, 1969, in Amsterdam, Netherlands his age is 53 years as of 2022 and Bergkamp is a naturalized Dutch citizen who practices Catholics.
Similarly, his birth name is Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp and his birth sign is Taurus currently, he is living in Amsterdam. Bergkamp was born to his mother Tonnie Bergkamp and father Wim Bergkamp (an electrician). Similarly, Bergkamp has 3 siblings.
Talking about his educational background, there is no information available regarding Bergkamp’s schools, colleges, and academics. Bergkamp might have done his schooling at a community school in Amsterdam.
Later, Bergkamp might have skipped college as he started to act play football at an early age to pursue his professional career.
Career and Professional Life
Bergkamp came up through Ajax’s youth system, joining the club at the age of 11. On 14 December 1986, manager Johan Cruyff gave him his professional debut against Roda JC, which Ajax won 2-0.
Moreover, Bergkamp scored his first senior goal for Ajax against HFC Haarlem on February 22, 1987, in a 6-0 victory. Bergkamp’s performances for Ajax drew the attention of several European clubs. Johan Cruyff advised him not to join Real Madrid, which was rumored to be interested in him.
In addition, Bergkamp made his debut against Reggiana on August 29, 1993, in a 2-1 victory at the San Siro. He scored his first goal for the club against Cremonese in September 1993, but struggled against the highly organized and tenacious Italian defenses, scoring seven more goals in the league.
Bergkamp left Inter in June 1995, as Moratti prepared to make wholesale changes at the club, and signed with Arsenal for a fee estimated at £7.5 million. However, Bergkamp had another productive season in 1998-99 after an effective World Cup campaign with the national team in 1998.
Bergkamp made his international debut for the Netherlands against Italy on September 26, 1990, as a replacement for Frank de Boer. On November 21, 1990, he scored his first goal for the team against Greece. Bergkamp was chosen for Euro 1992, where his country was defending champions.
Despite Bergkamp’s three goals in the tournament, the team was defeated on penalties by eventual champions Denmark in the semi-finals.
Apart from his earnings from football Bergkamp too is linked with endorsing brands like Reebok which has helped to add to amount to his net worth.
Awards and Nomination
Throughout his playing career, Bergkamp has received numerous awards. He finished third in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 1993 and 1996. Similarly, he was named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers compiled by footballer Pelé.
Moreover, Bergkamp won two consecutive Dutch Footballer of the Year awards in 1991 and 1992, and he led the Eredivisie in scoring for three consecutive seasons (1990–91 to 1992–93). In April and May 1998, he was named FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Players’ Player of the Year. Also, he was named to the PFA Team of the Year for the 1997-98 season.
In addition, Bergkamp also accomplished the rare feat of being voted first, second, and third in the Goal of the Month competition on Match of the Day in August 1997. Bergkamp was the top scorer for his country at Euro 1992 and was named to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team for the 1998 World Cup.
Dennis Bergkamp is a former player and professional football coach from the Netherlands who has earned a considerable income from his work. Bergkamp’s estimated net worth is around $40 million. Bergkamp used to receive an annual salary of $1 million per year and his source of income is mainly his football profession.
On June 16, 1993, Bergkamp got married to his beautiful wife Henrita Ruizendaal. Also, Bergkamp and Henrita have four children and their names are Mitchel Dennis, Estelle Deborah, Yasmin Naomi, and Saffron Rita. Mitchel, his son, joined Watford U23 in February 2021.
Moreover, his daughter Estelle is married to Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Bergkamp hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies. Also, Bergkamp always avoided the media and engaging in situations that could have damaged his professional football career.
Dennis Bergkamp – Body Measurements
Talking about Bergkamp’s height he is 6 Feet tall and weighs 70kg. Moreover, Bergkamp’s eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. Also, Bergkamp’s shoe size is 10(US).
Dennis Bergkamp – Social Media
Bergkamp is very active on Instagram. He has 778k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @officialdennisbergkamp. Similarly, his Twitter handles @db_official_10 are followed by 7.9k followers. His Facebook account is @Dennis-Bergkamp.