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Dennis Bergkamp Inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Dennis Bergkamp Inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Fans’ voting has just seen Dennis Bergkamp inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, after Frank Lampard was elected.

The Arsenal legend is the sixth Premier League player to join the Hall of Fame.

Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, and Roy Keane are the other iconic footballers who’ve received this Premier League honour.

Bergkamp’s arrival at Arsenal in 1995 led to the Gunners winning three Premier League titles.

The Dutchman, like fellow inductee Henry, was part of Arsenal’s ‘The Invincibles’, unbeaten in all games in the 2003-04 campaign.

He scored 87 goals in his 315 appearances Premier League appearances, before he retired from his playing career in 2006.

Bergkamp is also infamous for his iconic goal against Newcastle in 2002. In 2017, fans voted his legendary pirouette strike as the best goal in the Premier League’s first 25 years.

Dennis Bergkamp Inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Bergkamp talked to Premier League’s official website, after they inducted him as one of the six Hall of Famers.

“It feels special to be part of a small group of players who got the recognition of playing in the strongest league in the world,” the Dutch player said.

“I’m honoured,” he exclaimed. “I’m extremely proud if people say that I was one of the first foreign players who added something to the English game.”

In praise of the domestic top-flight, Bergkamp remarked: “The Premier League most definitely made me a better player. From the moment I arrived in England I’ve embraced the English mentality and passion for football, it suited me and my style of play.”

“Playing every game against good and tough opponents meant I improved all the time,” he concluded. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”

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