Roland Bergkamp

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Roland Bergkamp
Roland Bergkamp.jpg
Bergkamp in 2011
Personal information
Full name Roland Adrianus Martinus Bergkamp[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
TOGB[2]
2006–2009 Excelsior
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Excelsior 56 (8)
2011–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
2011–2012Rochdale (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2013VVV-Venlo (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2015 FC Emmen 72 (26)
2015–2017 Sparta Rotterdam 32 (6)
2016–2017 Jong Sparta 5 (0)
2017–2019 RKC Waalwijk 51 (4)
2019–2020 VV Katwijk
National team
2011 Netherlands U-21 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Roland Adrianus Martinus Bergkamp (born 3 April 1991) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a forward.[3]

Club career[edit]

Bergkamp began his career on youth side with Excelsior and was promoted to the senior team. He made his professional debut in the Jupiler League on 14 August 2009 against FC Den Bosch and in the Eredivisie on 15 August 2010 against Feyenoord Rotterdam.[4]

On 1 July 2011, having rejected a new contract at Excelsior, Bergkamp signed for newly promoted Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a two-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.[5]

On 17 November 2011, Bergkamp signed for League One side Rochdale on an initial six-week loan deal.[6] Bergkamp made his debut in a 1–0 away win at Preston on 19 November 2011.

During the summer of 2012, Bergkamp signed a loan deal at Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo for the remainder of the 12/13 season. He made his debut in a 2–2 draw against NEC Nijmegen.

After failing to make an appearance for Brighton, Bergkamp was released on 21 May 2013.[7]

Bergkamp returned to Rotterdam in summer 2015, when he signed for Sparta after a successful stint at FC Emmen.[8][2]

After a two-year stint at RKC Waalwijk, Bergkamp moved to VV Katwijk where he retired in April 2020.[9][10]

International career[edit]

Bergkamp earned his first call-up for the Netherlands U21 national team for a friendly game against Germany U21 and made in the game on 25 March 2011 his debut.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Roland is the nephew of former Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp.[12] His father Ad Bergkamp is currently an orthopedic oncologist at his former club Excelsior Rotterdam.[13]

Honours[edit]

Sparta Rotterdam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers: 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Roland Bergkamp tekent bij Sparta". rijnmond.nl. RTV Rijnmond. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ Roland Bergkamp at WorldFootball.net
  4. ^ UEFA.com – Excelsior – Feyenoord
  5. ^ Albion Sign Dutch Striker Archived 3 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine, "Seagulls World", 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011
  6. ^ "Bergkamp signs for Rochdale". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 17 November 2011. Archived from the original on 19 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  7. ^ "New Deals for Development Squad players". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  8. ^ Sparta haalt Bergkamp weer naar Rotterdam - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Kuyvenhoven, Rien (20 May 2020). "Spits Roland Bergkamp stopt met voetballen". herautonline.nl. De Heraut. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ Radstaat, Erwin (25 April 2020). "Bergkamp laat contract ontbinden bij Katwijk en stopt met voetballen". voetbal247.nl. Voetbal247. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  11. ^ Die DFB-Elf setzt sich klar gegen die Niederlande durch Holtby setzt den Schlusspunkt
  12. ^ Holland Eredivisie 2010/11 Season Preview
  13. ^ Excelsior – Ad Bergkamp – Orthopedisch chirurg

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