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Cool footballer - Dennis Bergkamp

A Dutchman shows Britain how to kick a ball, just don’t ask him to turn up at the airport

Imagine the situation, there was a time when there were no super-skillful players in the Premiership, and all the good ones didn’t didn’t want to come over because, well, why would they? But one man did, and had learnt his trade at a club called Ajax, which was renound for keeping the ball on the ground…and not in the carpark.

Firstly, he was called Dennis, and secondly, after a uninspiring year at Italian giants Inter Milan, thought ‘sod it, it can’t get any worse’ but then he went to Arsenal. But before we close the story there, a Frenchman in glasses arrived, setting himself the task of marshalling the caveman at the back, as well as bringing a European influence in midfield and attack. And Dennis thrived…

No matter what club you support, there can be no denying this tall blonde Dutchman changed the thinking of the game in this country forever. And two moments standout, the glorious hatrick against Leicester, finsihed with this wonderful take down and finish

And the god-like first, second and third touch against Argentina to put the Dutch National team through to the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup is beyond reproach…utter genius.

However, everyman has his flaws, and Dennis would not travel on planes…period.

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