80 Facts About Harry Kane


Harry Edward Kane was born on 28 July 1993 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team.

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Harry Kane was loaned out several times to clubs across the English football pyramid, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City, and Norwich City.

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Harry Kane appeared and scored at every youth level and at 21 years of age made a goalscoring debut with the senior team in March 2015.

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Harry Kane featured and scored during England's successful UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, and represented the country at the tournament.

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Harry Kane was named England captain just before 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he finished as competition top goalscorer, winning the Golden Boot, leading England to fourth place, their highest finish since 1990.

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Harry Kane led England to the runner-up position at UEFA Euro 2020, marking their first appearance in a final at the tournament and their first major final since 1966.

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Harry Kane was born in Walthamstow, London to Kim and Patrick Harry Kane and has one older brother, Charlie.

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Harry Kane has Irish ancestry through his father, who is from Galway.

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The family moved to Chingford where Harry Kane attended Larkswood Primary Academy until 2004, followed by Chingford Foundation School .

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Harry Kane played football from a young age, joining a local club, Ridgeway Rovers, when he was six in 1999.

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Harry Kane said: "Most of my family were Spurs fans and I grew up 15 minutes from the ground, so I was always going to be a Spurs fan".

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Harry Kane named former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham his childhood idol, and saw him as a "great finisher" and a role model in his ability to get in the box and score goals.

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Harry Kane first played for a local club, Ridgeway Rovers, and joined the Arsenal youth academy when he was eight years old.

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Harry Kane was released after one season for being "a bit chubby" and not "very athletic", according to Liam Brady who was then in charge of Arsenal's academy.

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Harry Kane had a trial at Tottenham Hotspur but was not initially successful, and he returned to his old club Ridgeway Rovers.

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Harry Kane first played at Tottenham as a midfielder – initially in a holding position, then as an attacking midfielder.

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Harry Kane signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2010.

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Harry Kane's debut was a goalless match, although he won a penalty after being fouled by goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald, who then saved the penalty which Kane took himself.

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Harry Kane said that Kane would "be a good addition" for the club in the second half of the season.

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Harry Kane went on to score seven goals in the final 14 matches of the season.

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Harry Kane's run of goals scored towards the end of the season has been credited with helping to raise Millwall in the table away from the threat of relegation that season.

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On 31 August 2012, Harry Kane joined Premier League team Norwich City on a season-long loan, making his debut as a substitute against West Ham United.

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Harry Kane suffered an injury, breaking a metatarsal bone, in the League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers in only his second appearance.

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Twenty days after he was recalled to Tottenham, Harry Kane joined Leicester City for the remainder of the season to aid in the club's push for automatic promotion from the Championship.

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Harry Kane made 13 appearances for the East Midlands club, eight from the bench, and they reached the play-off semi-final before being eliminated by Watford.

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Harry Kane was forced to play in goal for the final three minutes, after Hugo Lloris had been sent off with no substitutions remaining, and conceded a goal when he dropped a free-kick from Jeronimo Barrales.

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Harry Kane set up Christian Eriksen's late equaliser against Sheffield United on 28 January 2015, a goal which put Tottenham into the 2015 League Cup Final.

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Harry Kane's performances led to him being named as the Premier League Player of the Month for January 2015.

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On 2 February 2015, Harry Kane signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

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On Tottenham's pre-season tour of Australia, Harry Kane attracted numerous fans while visiting the Westfield Sydney shopping centre, resulting in the club sending a minibus to escort him away.

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Harry Kane was Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in March 2016, after scoring five goals in four games, including an angled strike from the corner of the 18-yard box in the North London derby which Harry Kane called "one of my best goals technically".

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Harry Kane ended the season winning the Premier League Golden Boot, finishing one goal ahead of Sergio Aguero and Jamie Vardy with 25 goals.

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Harry Kane was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second consecutive season, as he helped Tottenham to a third-place finish, and UEFA Champions League qualification.

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Reports indicated that the ligaments in Harry Kane's ankle were damaged, ruling him out for six-to-eight weeks.

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On 1 December 2016, Harry Kane signed a new contract with Tottenham, keeping him at the club until 2022.

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Harry Kane was named Player of the Month for the fourth time in his career in February 2017.

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Harry Kane was included in the six player shortlists for the PFA Players' Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.

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Harry Kane was awarded Premier League Player of the Month for the fifth time, and named September 2017 – in which he scored 13 goals in 10 club and international games – as the best month of his career.

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Harry Kane was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the fourth consecutive season in April 2018, alongside fellow forwards Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero.

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On 8 June, Harry Kane signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2024.

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Harry Kane started the season opener against Newcastle United without scoring, before opening his account against Fulham the following weekend.

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Harry Kane scored the opening goal against Cardiff City on 1 January 2019, and with that goal, he became the first player to have scored a goal against every Premier League team he has faced.

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On 13 January 2019, in a match against Manchester United, Harry Kane injured his ankle ligaments late in the game, thereby missing some crucial games including the Champions League last-16 home game.

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Harry Kane returned to the first team squad on 23 February 2019, in a match against Burnley, and was immediately placed in the starting XI.

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Harry Kane won the Premier League Playmaker of the Season award for most assists in a season, becoming the first player to win both the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards in the same season since the introduction of the playmakers' award in 2018.

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Harry Kane failed to turn up for pre-season training, and did not play the first two games of the season.

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Harry Kane scored his first goal of the season in the London derby away at Chelsea.

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Harry Kane broke the record the following game when he scored the only goal in the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming the first player to score 185 goals in the Premier League for a single club.

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In January 2010, Harry Kane was called up to play for the England under-17 team for the Algarve Tournament in Portugal.

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Harry Kane missed the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship due to illness, with England going on to win the tournament in his absence.

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Harry Kane played a large role in the England under-19s progression to the semi-finals of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Estonia.

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Harry Kane scored the winner against France in the final group stage match to ensure the team a safe passage through to the semi-finals.

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In total Harry Kane appeared 14 times for England U19s and contributed 6 goals during that period.

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Harry Kane assisted Luke Williams' goal in the opening group-stage match on 23 June 2013 against Iraq.

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Harry Kane then scored in the following match against Chile, collecting a pass after work by Ross Barkley and firing in from the edge of the penalty area.

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Harry Kane continued to score prolifically, with his brace against France marking 13 goals in 12 matches for the under-21s.

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Harry Kane was named in the England under-21 squad for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Czech Republic, despite opposition from his club manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Harry Kane played every minute of England's campaign at the tournament, which ended with them eliminated in last place in their group.

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Harry Kane was eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his father, who was born in Galway, but in August 2014 he ruled out switching allegiance, saying that he wanted to break into the England senior team.

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Harry Kane made his international debut at Wembley Stadium, replacing Wayne Rooney in the second half against Lithuania, and scored just 80 seconds later with a header from a Raheem Sterling cross.

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Harry Kane was the first England player to fail to score from the penalty spot during a game since Frank Lampard in 2010, and the first to miss the target since Peter Crouch in 2006.

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Harry Kane was named in the 23-man England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and was made captain.

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Harry Kane scored his sixth goal of the finals as England overcame Colombia in the Round of 16.

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Harry Kane first assisted Jesse Lingard's equaliser then scored the winning goal which saw England top the group and qualify for the finals in June 2019.

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Harry Kane was in fine form throughout the qualifying process, becoming the first Englishman to score in every game in a qualifying campaign, registering a total of twelve goals – the joint-most for an England player in a single year.

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Harry Kane moved slightly awkwardly, he was a bit cumbersome.

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Under Pochettino, Harry Kane said that his game has improved through the tough training techniques instituted by the manager.

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Harry Kane strives to achieve marginal gain in order to maximise his potential by tweaking various aspects of his training and preparations as well as nutrition.

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Harry Kane wants to get his shot away very quickly, which is good to see.

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Harry Kane'sarer said that month that the three best strikers playing in the league were Kane, Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.

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In February 2015, BBC Sport wrote that Harry Kane was best as a lone striker, with his "hold-up play and close control" making him apt in other positions as well.

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Also that month, Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy said that the England team should be built around Harry Kane, stating, "I'm struggling to see a weakness in the lad's game".

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ESPN reporter Michael Cox stated that "Harry Kane was initially considered a pure goal scorer, he's actually a good all-round player, often playing as an attacking midfielder", pointing out that during the 2018 FIFA World Cup "Harry Kane's contributions in deeper positions were outstanding, his back-to-goal work as impressive as ever".

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Indeed, although Harry Kane is predominantly known for his clinical finishing and prolific goalscoring ability as an out-and-out striker, he is known for his vision, technique, link-up play, and passing ability, which enables him to drop deep, bring his teammates into play, and create chances for other players; as such he is capable of playing in a more creative role as a false 9 or even as a number 10.

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Harry Kane has a sponsorship deal with sportswear and equipment supplier Nike: he wears Nike Hypervenom football boots.

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Ahead of UEFA Euro 2016, Harry Kane featured in advertisements for Mars Bars and Beats by Dr Dre headphones, the latter alongside Antoine Griezmann, Mario Gotze and Cesc Fabregas.

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On 14 May 2020, Harry Kane announced that he would sponsor Leyton Orient's shirts for the next season to help support the first club he played for professionally through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Harry Kane has cited The Brady 6, a documentary about Brady, as an inspiration for his development.

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In 2019, Harry Kane expressed an interest in becoming a kicker in the NFL "in 10 to 12 years".

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Harry Kane was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to football.

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