Netherlands and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp was announced as one of the new Premier League Hall of Fame inductees alongside Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer Frank Lampard on Wednesday.
Bergkamp, who joined the Gunners from Inter Milan in 1995 was part of three Premier League title-winning squads, including ‘The Invincibles’ who went unbeaten in the 2003-04 season.
Initially a winger, Bergkamp was later used as a second striker behind Thierry Henry with both forming a fantastic strike partnership. “The non-flying Dutchman” scored 87 goals in 315 Premier League appearances before retiring in 2006.
Meanwhile, ex-England international Lampard scored 177 goals in 609 appearances for West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The midfielder also won the Premier League three times during his playing days at Chelsea in a tenure spanning 13 years at Stamford Bridge.
Bergkamp and Lampard join former Manchester United captains, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane, who were both confirmed as Premier League Hall of Fame players on Tuesday, with the quartet joining inaugural inductees, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.
Source: Sky Sports