Dennis Bergkamp was one of the most naturally gifted footballers of his generation, possessing a flawless first touch and a player capable of producing magical moments.
The finest football of Bergkamp’s career came in the colours of Arsenal, with the forward one of the most transformative signings of the Premier League era after winning three league titles with the north London side.
Bergkamp’s gifted genius had first been honed in the fabled academy system at Ajax, where he rose through the ranks to become one of the club’s most exciting talents.
Bergkamp scored 122 goals in 237 appearances for the Amsterdam outfit, though perhaps none were as captivating as this brilliant effort against Vitesse in January 1993.
It’s a goal that encapsulates the very best of Bergkamp, an exquisite first touch followed by the composure and quality to lift the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper to score a memorable goal.
Here is Dennis Bergkamp’s stunning chip for Ajax against Vitesse.