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Stillness and Speed My Story by Dennis Bergkamp
  

Stillness and Speed My Story

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Bergkamp – a great player – Yes – but he’s also a great tactician with ideas about football way ahead of the majority. Always a quiet figure, he now talks for the first time of his vision for the future of his sport without forgetting the triumphs of his own career.

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Stillness and Speed My Story by Dennis Bergkamp

In Stillness and Speed, one of football's most enigmatic stars finally opens up about his life and career, revealing the things that motivate and inspire him. Viewed by many as one of the most influential figures in Premier League history, and scorer of the goal that Arsenal fans voted the best in the club's history, Dennis Bergkamp is a true giant of the game. As a youngster, Bergkamp learned from the Dutch master Johan Cruyff. By the time the pupil was ready to graduate from Ajax and move abroad, he was ready to spread the word, but in Italy he found few willing listeners. It was only when he moved to Arsenal and linked up with Arsene Wenger that he met someone else who shared his vision for football's possibilities. Bergkamp became central to everything the club did: now he had become the teacher, their creative genius, and the one who inspired some of the wayward old guard to new heights, helping them to seven major trophies. Few footballers' books make you think anew, but in Stillness and Speed Bergkamp presents a new vision for the game and how it might be played. He was a player like no other; his story is told like no other. It is a book that will inspire football fans everywhere, whatever their allegiance.

About the Author

Born in Amsterdam in 1969, Dennis Bergkamp began his hugely successful career at Ajax, before moving to Inter Milan and then on to Arsenal in 1995, where he was a central figure in the side that won three league titles and four FA Cups. He also won 79 caps for the Netherlands. He is currently assistant manager at Ajax.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

Dennis Bergkamp

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: sport
Football (Soccer, Association football)

ISBN

9781471129537

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