Dennis Bergkamp
Dennis Nicolaas Bergkamp (ˈdɛnɪs ˈbɛrχkɑmp; born 10 May 1969), is a former Dutch
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Football (soccer)
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 who is currently the assistant manager to Frank de Boer
Frank de Boer
Franciscus "Frank" de Boer is a Dutch former professional footballer, and the younger twin brother of Ronald de Boer. Since 6 December 2010 he is the Manager of AFC Ajax.-Club career:...

 at Ajax. At club level he played for Ajax, Internazionale
F.C. Internazionale Milano
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, and Arsenal
Arsenal F.C.
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, and also represented the Netherlands
Netherlands national football team
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 at international level. Bergkamp played most of his best games as a support striker at Arsenal, where his tactical awareness and deft passes made him a great exponent of the game from the 'hole'
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In association football, or soccer, the hole is generally referred to as the gap between a team's midfield players and its front strikers, particularly in a 4-4-2 formation resulting in a 4-4-1-1 formation. The gap might be filled through the employment of an attacking midfielder, or a deep lying...


"If Ryan Giggs is worth 20 million, Dennis Bergkamp is worth 100 million." — Marco Van Basten|Marco Van Basten.

"Bergkamp. He had the finest technique [of all Dutch players]." — Guus Hiddink|Guus Hiddink