Huge congratulations to Dennis Bergkamp, who has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The legendary Dutch striker becomes the sixth player to be named, joining his former Invincibles team-mate, Thierry Henry, alongside Alan Shearer, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona and Frank Lampard.
Bergkamp scored 87 goals in 315 Premier League appearances for us after signing from Inter Milan in 1995 - including arguably the greatest strike in Premier League history with his pirouette and finish at Newcastle in 2003. He also claimed 94 Premier League assists, a club record.
Known as the ‘Iceman’, Bergkamp flourished under Arsene Wenger and was a central figure as we won the Premier League title in 1998, 2002 and again as member of the Invincibles, who went unbeaten during the 2003/04 season.
"I’m extremely proud if people say I was one of the first foreign players who added something to the English game," Bergkamp told premierleague.com.
"The Premier League most definitely made me a better player. From the moment I arrived in England, I 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. I enjoyed every minute of it."
The Hall of Fame recognises and celebrates the exceptional skill and talent of individuals who have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992. It is the highest individual honour awarded to players by the League.
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