Roland Bergkamp

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Roland Bergkamp
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Personal information
Full name Roland Adrianus Martinus Bergkamp[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-03) 3 April 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sparta Rotterdam
Youth career
Excelsior
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Excelsior 56 (8)
2011–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
2011–2012 Rochdale (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2013 VVV-Venlo (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2015 Emmen 72 (26)
2015– Sparta 30 (6)
National team
2011 Netherlands U-21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2016.

Roland Adrianus Martinus Bergkamp (born 3 April 1991 in Amstelveen)[2] is a Dutch footballer, who currently plays as a forward for Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie.

Club career[edit]

The striker 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.[3]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 1 July 2011, having rejected a new contract at Excelsior, Bergkamp signed for newly promoted Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a 2-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.[4]

After failing to make an appearance for Brighton, Bergkamp was released on 21 May 2013.[5]

Loans[edit]

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.

Sparta[edit]

Bergkamp returned to Rotterdam in summer 2015, when he signed for Sparta.[7]

International career[edit]

He earned his first call-up for the Netherlands national under-21 football team for a friendly game against Germany national under-21 football team and made in the game on 25 March 2011 his debut.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Roland is the nephew of former Ajax, Internazionale and Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp.[9] His father Ad Bergkamp is currently an orthopedic oncologist at his former club Excelsior Rotterdam.[10]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sparta Rotterdam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 77. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Voetbal International – Roland Bergkamp
  3. ^ UEFA.com – Excelsior – Feyenoord
  4. ^ Albion Sign Dutch Striker, "Seagulls World", 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011
  5. ^ "New Deals for Development Squad players". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Bergkamp signs for Rochdale". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Sparta haalt Bergkamp weer naar Rotterdam - Voetbal International (Dutch)
  8. ^ Die DFB-Elf setzt sich klar gegen die Niederlande durch Holtby setzt den Schlusspunkt
  9. ^ Holland Eredivisie 2010/11 Season Preview
  10. ^ Excelsior – Ad Bergkamp – Orthopedisch chirurg

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