Harry Edward Kane MBE is an English professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Kane also captains the England national team. He is known for his prolific goalscoring record and ability to link play. In November 2019, he became Tottenham’s third-highest all-time goalscorer.
About Harry Kane in brief
Harry Edward Kane MBE is an English professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Kane also captains the England national team. He is known for his prolific goalscoring record and ability to link play. Kane was born in Walthamstow, London, to Kim and Patrick Kane. He played football from a young age, joining a local club, Ridgeway Rovers. He joined the Arsenal youth academy when he was eight years old. He was released after one season for being chubby and not athletic. He also had a trial at Watford but was not successful. In 2008, he played for Watford against Watford in the FA Cup. He then played for Tottenham in the 2008–09 season. In 2009, he was promoted to the senior team at the age of 16. He made his senior debut in March 2015, aged 21, scoring in that game. In the 2017–18 season, Kane registered his best campaign statistically to date, with 41 goals scored in 48 games in all competitions. He led England to fourth place, their highest finish since 1990, and won the Golden Boot. In November 2019, he became Tottenham’s third-highest all-time goalscorer in official competitions. Kane has scored 32 goals in 49 games for England. He named former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham his childhood idol, and saw him as a great finisher. Other childhood sporting influences he cited include David Beckham and Jermain Defoe.
He has also spoken of his admiration for the former Brazil forward Ronaldo, adding that he loved to watch footage of him on YouTube: ‘Wow He’s a goalscorers, I want to be a goalcorer’ Kane was made the squad’s captain from May 2018, prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In that tournament, he also finished as the top goalscoreer, winning the Golden boot. Kane played in the final game of the tournament, as England won 4-2 against Costa Rica. He scored England’s only goal in the game, and was named man of the match. Kane is also the England captain for the 2018 World Cup finals in Brazil, where he helped his country to a fourth-place finish. He won the PFA Young Player of the Year award for the 2014-15 season. He helped Tottenham finish as the competition’s runners-up and won PFA Fans’ Player of The Year award. In his early days at Tottenham, Kane did not stand out as a player, but those who worked with him noted his constant desire to improve his game. He initially played as an attacking midfielder – initially in a holding position – then in the 16-16-16 season, he then moved to the attacking side. In 2004, he joined Watford for a four to six-week trial, but he was then given another chance at Tottenham after he impressed playing for the Watford side. He later played for Arsenal in the 2004-09 season, but was released by the club.