Bergkamp had a gift for scoring beautiful goals. He scored a total of 239 times for Ajax. Bergkamp feels his strongest in the position behind the strikers, the same position Jari Litmanen had until he left.Bergkamp was top scorer three times in a row in the Dutch League and he got the honors of footballer of the year twice (1991 and 1992)
Bergkamp became famous for his 'stiffies', a shot in the air over the defence of the opponents. He says he never practised these shots, but that it is a natural gift he obtained at a young age. His best 'stiffie' was probably the one in the last minute of the match against RKC on 4 October 1992. Ajax-coach van Gaal described it as 'a goal from another planet'.