Harry Kane, born July 28, 1993 in Walthamstow, England, is an English international footballer who plays as a striker at Tottenham Hotspur.
He was revealed during the 2014-2015 season and quickly distinguished himself as one of the best number 9 in the world. He particularly shines in the English league and wins six times the player of the month award, which is the absolute record in the Premier League. He is the league’s top scorer in 2016 and 2017 and reached the Champions League final in 2019 with Tottenham.
He is the captain of the England team which plays in the 2018 World Cup and which reaches the semi-finals where it is eliminated 2-1 by Croatia in overtime, before being beaten by Belgium 2- 0 in the “small final” for third place. He finished the competition’s top scorer with six goals.
Harry Kane, the future of English football
He has been at Tottenham since 2009 and has the distinction of having played at a younger age at Arsenal, Spurs’ nemesis.
Future host of the transfer window?
Given his level during his last outings, it seems very likely that Harry Kane will host the next transfer window for which transfer rumors will fuse with astronomical sums, Tottenham being known as a club that negotiates at a high price the departure of its players.
London training (2001-2011)
Harry Kane started playing football at the local Ridgeway Rovers club, where he met David Beckham, who also took his first footballing steps there. He was spotted by Arsenal, which he joined at 8 years old. After one season, he was not retained by the London club and returned to Ridgeway Rovers. He was then spotted by Watford but remained there only two months before joining the training center of Tottenham in 2004, eternal rival of Arsenal. During the 2009-2010 season, the young Harry Kane took part in 22 meetings with the Tottenham U18s and scored 18 goals. These statistics allow him to be retained for the first time in the professional group during the Round of 16 of the League Cup against Everton on October 27, 2009 but remains on the sidelines when he is just 16 years old (2 -0). Harry Redknapp recalls it during the round of 16 of the FA Cup against Bolton on February 24, 2010 but Kane still does not come into play (4-0).
Multiple loans (2011-2013)
Despite very good matches in the youth team, Harry Kane failed to find a place in Harry Redknapp’s professional group, who decided to loan him to League One club Leyton Orient in January 2011. He made his professional debut. against Rochdale in a draw (1-1). The next match and the reception of Sheffield Wednesday, Harry Kane scored his first professional goal (4-0). On the 32nd day of League One and the reception of Bristol Rovers, Kane comes into play twenty minutes from the end of the game and offers himself a brace in five minutes (4-1). During his six months of loan, Harry Kane found the net 5 times in 18 games but Leyton Orient finished 7th, one point away from the play-off places for the accession to the upper division.
Back in Tottenham, Harry Kane released the Spurs jersey for the first time at White Hart Lane during the return match of the Europa League play-offs against Heart of Midlothian (0-0). Harry Redknapp not counting on him in the Championship, Kane must be satisfied with the end of matches in the European Cup. Thus, he scored his first professional goal for Tottenham on December 15, 2011 against Shamrock Rovers after entering late in the game (0-4). 3rd in his group, Tottenham is eliminated from the competition and Harry Kane understands that he will have to find playing time elsewhere.
On December 29, 2011, he joined Millwall Championship club along with his teammate Ryan Mason. He took part in his first meeting with his new club on January 3, 2012 against Bristol City but could not avoid defeat (1-0). During the replay of the 3rd round of the FA Cup, Harry Kane achieved his best pro game by scoring a brace and giving an assist for a 5-0 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge. At the very next, it is Southampton who will pay the price for the form of Kane who will give two assists during the replay won on the outside (2-3) before being eliminated by Bolton in the eighth (0-2). In the Championship, Harry Kane explodes from the 33rd day scoring 7 goals in 13 days allowing his club to stay in D2. In total, Harry Kane takes part in 29 matches including 22 Championship games for 9 goals in all competitions. The young forward is voted Millwall’s Best Young Player of the Season4.
Tottenham Hotspur (since 2013)
- 2013-2014 season
Harry Kane has a new chance to break into his training club since the Portuguese coach, André Villas-Boas, is counting on him after Gareth Bale’s departure from Real Madrid and despite the arrivals of Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen or even Erik Lamela. Number 37 on the back, Kane played his first minutes against Dinamo Tbilissi in the preliminary round of the Europa League first leg (0-5) then in the return (3-0) for a qualification for the group stage. On September 22, 2013, Kane played the last minutes of the victory against Cardiff in Matchday 5 of the Premier League (0-1). On October 30, 2013, the young Kane replaced Nacer Chadli against Hull City in the Round of 16 of the League Cup. During extra time, the opponent takes a goal but Kane equalizes by scoring his first of the season before transforming his shot-on-goal and seeing his family qualify (2-2 ap; 10-9 tab) . Harry Kane, then in good shape, was injured and was taken off the pitch for a month. On his return, André Villas-Boas was dismissed and replaced by Tim Sherwood, his assistant, who detects in Harry Kane real scoring abilities5. After an elimination in the round of 16 of C3 by Benfica Lisbon (3-1; 2-2), Harry Kane experienced his first start in the Premier League on April 7, 2014 during the 32nd day against Sunderland where he scored his first goal in Championship and distributes his first assist for Emmanuel Adebayor (5-1) 6. The following day, he scored another goal against West Bromwich Albion (3-3) 7 and then against Fulham the next match (3-1) 8. For the past three days, Kane has held the title and will no longer be part of the Sherwood team until the end of the season. For his first full season at White Hart Lane, Harry Kane will have played 19 games including 10 in the Premier League for 4 goals and will have above all changed status thanks to a great end to the season allowing Spurs to finish in 6th place, synonymous with qualifying for the Europa League.
- 2014-2015 season
With the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino in place of Tim Sherwood at the head of the Tottenham first team, Harry Kane is rewarded with his good end to last season and extends his contract until 2019 and swaps his No. 37 for No. 1810. The Argentinian gave him his chance from the first day of the Premier League by bringing him in at the end of the game against West Ham where he gave the winning goal to Eric Dier after additional time (0-1) . Kane started in the Europa League preliminary round against Limassol and scored the winning goal at the end of the match (1-2) then repeated in the return match (3-0). On October 23, 2014, he scored a hat-trick against Asteras Tripolis in the European Cup before finishing the match in the cages following the expulsion of Hugo Lloris where he committed a hand fault (5-1) 11. On November 2, 2014, when his team was led against Aston Villa, Kane came into play and reversed the trend by giving the winning goal at the very end of the match (1-2). From then on, Mauricio Pochettino, who until then hesitated to trust him12, made him his starting center-forward at the expense of Roberto Soldado. He scores again on Matchday 12 against Hull City (1-2) 13. From the 16th to the 18th day, he scored in three consecutive victories against Swansea (1-2), Burnley (2-1) and his former club Leicester (1-2). Kane literally explodes in the eyes of Europe with a thunderous start to the season, the English now make it one of their great hopes to carry the national team to Euro 201614. On January 1, 2015, Tottenham Hotspur receives the ogre and Chelsea leader at White Hart Lane, it is the moment chosen by Harry Kane to humiliate José Mourinho’s team by scoring a brace and offering two assists to Andros Townsend then Nacer Chadli for a resounding 5-315 victory. Author of 18 goals in 32 games, Harry Kane sees Tottenham offering him a new extension until 2020 with a doubled salary reaching € 2.5 million annually16,17. While a photo of Kane with the shirt of Arsenal, eternal rival of his club, at the age of 8 appears in the media and unleashes passions18, the young striker silences his detractors during the derby against the Gunners in offering himself a brace that allows his team to win 2-119. His superb season did not go unnoticed and caught the eye of the national coach, Roy Hodgson, who could give him his first cape20. On February 13, 2015, Harry Kane was voted Player of the Month for January with 5 goals in 3 games21. In the Europa League, Tottenham came out on top of Group C but was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Fiorentina, Harry Kane only coming into play in both matches (1-1; 2-0). Carried by an excellent Harry Kane, the Spurs reached the final of the League Cup where they failed against the Chelsea three days after elimination in C3 (2-0) 22. In a late match of Matchday 27 of the Premier League against Queens Park Rangers, Harry Kane scored another brace and brought his total of goals in the competition to 14, 26 in all competitions23. On March 7, 2015, he was voted Best Young Londoner of the Year at the London Football Awards24 before being voted Player of the Month for February with 4 goals in 3 games and retaining his title for two months in a row like Cristiano Ronaldo, Dennis Bergkamp or Robbie Fowler in the circle of double consecutive winners of this award25. His statistics earned him the nickname “HurryKane” by the English, pun on the word “Hurricane” meaning “Hurricane” in English26. It didn’t take much for him to be compared to Gareth Bale, a former darling of White Hart Lane27. Two days after being called up for the first time in the national team, against Leicester City, his former club, Harry Kane offers his first treble in the Premier League and succeeds … Gareth Bale, the last Spur to have scored a treble . (4-3). At the same time, he became the Championship’s top scorer with 19 points, overtaking Diego Costa, best director since the start of the season. On April 5, 2015, during the match against Burnley, he was promoted to captain of the Spurs in the absence of Hugo Lloris, for the first time in his young career (0-0). On April 27, 2015, he was elected Best Young Player in the Premier League for the 2014-2015 season, ahead of Eden Hazard who will be voted best player of the year ahead of him30. He scored his 20th goal against Newcastle (1-3) but against his rival in the matter Sergio Agüero and Manchester City, he lost his scoring duel, the Argentinian scoring the only goal of the match and bringing his total to 22 goals. this season (1-0) 31. He will not find his way back to the net until the last day and a perilous trip to Everton where he scored the only goal of the match (0-1) allowing his team to finish in 5th place in the Championship synonymous with direct qualification in the League. Europa. In total this season, Harry Kane will have taken part in 51 games for 31 goals in all competitions, including 21 in the Championship for 31 games, making him the second top scorer in the competition.
- 2015-2016 season
Carrier of number 10 since the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor, it is not until the 7th day of the Premier League and the card against Manchester City to see Harry Kane unlock his goal counter (4-1) 32. On October 25 and the trip to Bournemouth, Harry Kane scored a hat-trick (1-5) 33 before scoring two new goals in the victory against Aston Villa (3-1) and the draw in the North London derby at Arsenal ( 1-1) interspersed with an achievement in the Europa League to beat Anderlecht (2-1) 34. On Boxing Day against Norwich, Kane scored twice and became the top scorer in Tottenham history over a calendar year with 27 goals in 2015, beating Teddy Sheringham and his 26 goals in 199335. A few days after the elimination of Spurs in the round of 16 of the Europa League by Borussia Dortmund (3-0; 1-2), Kane offers himself a brace on the 31st day against Bournemouth (3-0), becoming thus the Premier League’s top scorer with 21 goals, as many as last season and then surpassed him on April 2, 2016 during the trip to Liverpool where he scored the tying goal, his 22nd of the season and was elected Day of the Month in March36 . During the 38th and final day, the Spurs explode in midair against the relegated Newcastle (5-1) and lose 2nd place to the benefit of the intimate enemy of Arsenal, but this 3rd will allow Londoners to play the League champions next season. Second last season behind Sergio Agüero, Harry Kane holds his revenge with a small goal on the Argentine and is crowned Premier League Top Scorer, a first for an Englishman in 16 years, with 25 goals scored in 38 games for the one who will therefore have taken part in each of his club’s matches in the Championship this season37. In all competitions, the Englishman recorded 28 goals in 50 games played.
- 2016-2017 season
As in the previous season, Harry Kane failed to score in August but found the net on the 4th day of the championship in a victory against Stoke City (0-4) 38. He then scored the only goal of the match between his family and Sunderland (1-0). He found the net during the North London Derby of the 11th day against Arsenal (1-1) then offered the victory to Spurs against West Ham by scoring a double at the end of the match (3-2). He scored another brace in December in a landslide victory over Swansea (5-0) and scored a goal against Southampton (win 1-4) and a brace against Watford (1-4). Against West Bromwich in January 2017, he scored his first hat-trick of the season (4-0), before registering another against Stoke City in February (4-0). He scored a brace against Everton (3-2) and scored a penalty against Arsenal (2-0) allowing Tottenham to finish ahead of Arsenal in the standings for the first time since 1995. In May, he scored in the victory against Manchester United (2-1), then scored a quadruple (the first of his career) against Leicester (1-6) 39, before scoring a hat-trick against Hull City (1-7) 40.
In the Champions League, Tottenham was eliminated in the first round, despite goals from Kane against AS Monaco and against CSKA Moscow. In the Cup, he notably scored a hat-trick in the round of 16 against Fulham (0-3) 41. Harry Kane finished the Premier League’s top scorer for the second time in a row with 29 goals in 30 games and 35 goals in all competitions in 38 games.
In June 2017, its transfer value was estimated at 153.6 million euros by the International Center for Sports Economics, the third highest value in the world after Neymar and Dele Alli.
- 2017-2018 season
On December 7, 2017, Harry Kane was ranked 10th in the Ballon d’Or.
On 23 December 2017, the England international scored a hat-trick (Spurs’ 0-3 victory) at Burnley on Matchday 19 of the Premier League. He then had 53 goals in the 2017 calendar year, including 36 in the English championship, as many as Alan Shearer had scored in 1995.
Three days later, on December 26, 2017, the Tottenham striker did it again (again scoring a hat-trick for his team’s 5-2 victory against Southampton) on Matchday 20 of the Premier League, the last meeting of the year 2017.
This is how Hurrykane surpassed the record for goals scored in the English league over a calendar year (39) and also found himself the top scorer on the planet over this same period (56 in 54 matches) ahead of Lionel Messi who had some 54 in 64 parts43. On February 4, 2018, he scored his 100th Premier League goal.
In June 2018, he was assessed by the Football Observatory of the Center International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) as the player with the highest transfer value on the market, to the tune of 201.2 million euros.
- 2018-2019 season
After the World Cup, Harry Kane starts his new season with Tottenham in the Premier League. He breaks his curse of no longer scoring in August by scoring a goal against Fulham on Matchday 2 (3-1) 45. He is tipped to become the new captain of Spurs following the extra-sporting problems of Hugo Lloris. However, the French keeper keeps his armband on and Kane scores a goal and gives Lucas Moura an assist against Manchester United in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford46. He scored twice against Huddersfield which allowed his team to win (2-0) 47. In the Champions League, Kane scored a goal to save the honor of Tottenham during the defeat against FC Barcelona at Wembley (2-4). He scored a header against PSV Eindhoven (2-2) on Matchday 3 of the group stage. When the Londoners received the Dutch at Wembley, the latter opened the scoring in the second minute of play, virtually eliminating Tottenham from the competition (the London club only had one point in three days). However, Hurrykane scored twice at the end of the match and allowed Tottenham to win their first European game of the season (2-1) 48. While Inter Milan and Spurs are neck and neck for second place in the group, Harry Kane distributes an assist to Lucas Moura for the equalizer goal against Barça (1-1), synonymous with qualifying for the round of 16 following the draw of the Italians against PSV.
In the Premier League, Harry Kane scored six goals in December, including a brace against Everton (2-6 victory). However, he was injured in January against Manchester United and did not return until the end of February during the defeat against Burnley (2-1) in which he was a scorer. Having missed the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund (3-0), Kane is present for the second leg at Signal Iduna Park. While the Spurs suffer, Harry Kane consolidates the qualification of his team by scoring the only goal of the match at the start of the second period (0-1). He scored the equalizer in the North London Derby against Arsenal in early March (1-1) and thus became the top scorer in the London derby. He was injured again in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City following a sole from Fabian Delph. Despite his injury, Son Heung-min scored the only goal of the match (1-0), after Hugo Lloris stopped the penalty from Sergio Agüero at the start of the match. Despite his absence, Tottenham eliminated Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam and qualified for the first final in their history against Liverpool.
- 2019-2020 season
In the pre-season match, Harry Kane scored a magnificent goal from the central circle to offer the victory to Tottenham against Juventus (2-3) 49.
On the first day of the Premier League, while Tottenham and Aston Villa are neck and neck (1-1), Kane scores a brace in four minutes to give Spurs three points. He scored a penalty against Arsenal and scored his 10th goal in the North London Derby. He also distributes an assist for Erik Lamela in the victory over Crystal Palace (4-0).
In the Champions League, he offers himself two braces in the group stage against Red Star Belgrade and against Olympiakos. He thus becomes the player to have reached the 20 goals mark in the Champions League the fastest (only 24 games played) 50.
For José Mourinho’s first on the Spurs bench, Kane scores the third goal in the win over West Ham (2-3) on November 23, then scores a brace on December 7 against Burnley (5-0). On December 28, in his 200th Premier League match, Kane converted a penalty against Norwich City (2-2). In the next meeting against Southampton, Kane injured his thigh and missed the rest of the season51,52. However, the coronavirus crisis interrupts the exercise and allows the striker to participate in the last Premier League games with Spurs. He scored in the derby against West Ham (2-0) and scored the consolation goal against Sheffield United (3-1) after being unfairly denied a goal following a fall from Lucas Moura. Silent during the next three meetings, he however stood out during the North London Derby against Arsenal by his acceleration through the defense of the Gunners (2-1). Against Newcastle, Harry Kane scored a brace and his 200th club goal from a cross from Steven Bergwijn (1-3) 53. Kane hit the symbolic bar of 200 club goals in just 350 games, where Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Agüero needed 379 and 396 games respectively. Harry Kane scored another brace against Leicester City (3-0) then scored a goal against Crystal Palace (1-1) to allow Tottenham to qualify for the Europa League after a complicated season.
- 2020-2021 season
Harry Kane is not participating in Tottenham’s preseason, being placed in quarantine following his return from vacation in the Bahamas due to COVID-1956. The England striker scores his first goal of the season by equalizing from a penalty in the Europa League second qualifying round against Lokomotiv Plovdiv (win 1-2) 57. In September 2020, on the lawn of St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton FC, Harry Kane delivered four assists for the same player (Son Heung-min), which has never happened in the history of the Premier League. Spurs win 2-5 (on a final goal from Kane), matchday two of the league and Kane also becomes the seventh player in Premier League history to give four assists in one game58.59 . Kane confirms his excellent form by signing a hat-trick in the Europa League play-offs against Maccabi Haifa (7-2 victory) 60. With Tottenham facing an extremely tough schedule at the start of the season (4 games to be played in one week), the north London club manage to crush Manchester United on their Old Trafford lawn with a sparkling new Kane who is once again decisive passer for his attacking teammate Son Heung-min and who signs a double for a final victory 6-161. On November 5, 2020, he made even more history at Tottenham by scoring his 200th goal in his 300th game played for Spurs against Ludogorets in the Europa League (victory 1-3) 62.63. Three days later, he scored his 150th league goal against West Bromwich Albion (0-1) and entered the ranking of the top ten scorers in Premier League history.
Kane went through all the youth teams from England U17 to England U20 before being called up for the first time in Under-21s against Scotland Under-21s and a 6-0 victory. He is called again during the qualifiers for Euro hopes 2015 against Moldova hopes (1-0) then Finland hopes (1-1). On October 10, 2013, he scored a hat-trick in a match between England hopes and the team of San Marino (0-4) 65. He scored the winning goal against Lithuania U21 (0-1) before registering a new achievement against Moldova hopes (0-3). During the play-offs against Croatia U21, he scored the goal of the first leg equalizer (2-1) before delivering an assist on the return trip (1-2) and ensuring qualification for Euro hopes 201566. He knows for the first time the defeat in Espoirs in a friendly match against France hopes despite a double from the English striker (3-2).