Dennis Bergkamp, the perfect footballer: Martin Keown

Dennis Bergkamp is undoubtedly the best foreign player to set foot on English soil and play for the English league. We can talk of Thierry Henry, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie, and countless others who have come to find fame in the English league but Bergkamp set the trend, when he moved from Inter to Arsenal on Bruce Rioch’s signing on for £7.5m. And what a career he had. We can all appreciate his greatness as a player but for many, he was also the epitome of a ceaseless work ethic, and a player who spoke through his feet, and not through personal exploits off the field.
Here is Martin Keown’s tribute to a fellow great >>

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