But Bergkamp's game is about much more than just goals, as highlighted by his tally of assists.
He has kept every team he has played in ticking over, threading passes through the eye of a needle to release team-mates with an all-seeing vision and in his first four years at Arsenal he played a part in more than 40% of their goals.
Manager Arsene Wenger has described him as having "intelligence and class" on the field.
"Class is linked to what you can do with the ball, but intelligence makes you use the technique in an efficient way. What he does, there's always a head and a brain."
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