The son of the Arsenal legend scores his first goal for a new non-league team… and surpasses the son of a Bolton cult hero

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp’s son scored his first non-league goal for Bromley last night.

And incredibly, he surpassed the son of another former Premier League star.

Mitchel Bergkamp scored his first goal for Bromley, beating the son of another Premier League legendCredit:
Mitchel, the son of Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, ​​joined National League side Bromley in JanuaryCredit: Bromley F.C.
Dennis Bergkamp with his son Mitchel after his testimony.Credit: AFP

Mitchel Bergkamp is following in his father’s football footsteps, joining Bromley as a free agent in January.

The striker scored his first Bromley goal when he netted in a 2-1 loss to Woking.

The goal came in the 25th minute of his first start and sixth appearance for the National League team.

And it came after he shot from the side after a mistake by Woking goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen, son of former Bolton hero Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Surprisingly, their parents clashed during their playing careers, with Dennis even besting Jussi in the Premier League in 2001.

Despite Mitchel Bergkamp scoring his first Bromley goal since joining in January, the striker was substituted at half-time.

Manager Andy Woodman explained that he made the decision because he “kept falling in the middle of the park.”

Woodman said: “I felt sorry for Mitch, I took him out at half time because I was playing him in a position that wasn’t right for him.”


He added: “I couldn’t get him into the game. I wanted him to go up top and he kept falling in the middle of the park. We tried to create something for Mitch there and he did well, but we weren’t putting anything up.” pressure on the front man from him, so I had to change that a bit.

“But credit to Mitch, he understands his place in the team and got his first goal for Bromley, so we’re immensely pleased.”

Mitch was released after his contract with Watford Under 23 team expired, having joined them from Dutch side Almere Under 21 team in 2020.

He also had a brief trial at Arsenal but was not accepted by the Gunners.

Bromley sit eighth in the National League and are next in action at Eastleigh on Saturday.

Mitchell celebrates his goalCredit:
Will Jaaskelainen joined Woking earlier this monthCredit: Getty
His father, Jussi, played most memorably for Bolton, but also had spells at West Ham and Wigan.Credit: PA: Press Association


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