CLASSIC CLIP – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his career

24 Mar

“I first met Johan in the Ajax academy. He made a big impression on me.”


Dutch football great Johan Cruyff has sadly died aged 86 after a battle with lung cancer.

The Barcelona and Ajax legend was one of the greatest technical pioneers in football, and inspired a generation of players to pursuit a career in the sport.

And he had a huge impact on the career of one of England’s most loved strikers in particular – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

In a very special interview with Drivetime a few years ago, Gunners great Bergkamp spoke of his relationship with the man himself and recalled how Cruyff handed him his chance in the Ajax first-team as a 17-year-old.

Listen to a clip from the interview above

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