Harry Kane (footballer)

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Harry Kane
Harry Kane.jpg
Kane warming up with England at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship
Personal information
Full name Harry Edward Kane[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Walthamstow, England[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 18
Youth career
2009–2011 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Tottenham Hotspur 13 (3)
2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 18 (5)
2012 Millwall (loan) 22 (7)
2012–2013 Norwich City (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Leicester City (loan) 13 (2)
National team
2010 England U17 3 (2)
2010–2012 England U19 14 (6)
2013 England U20 3 (1)
2013– England U21 9 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:14, 18 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:54, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer currently playing for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur as a forward.

Kane made his way through the youth teams at Tottenham Hotspur before making his senior debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in the Europa Cup game against Hearts. Kane has previously enjoyed successful loan spells at League One team Leyton Orient, Championship teams Millwall, Leicester City and Norwich City. Kane is currently part of the first team squad at Tottenham Hotspur.

Kane has represented England at U17, U19, U20 and U21 levels.

Club career[edit]

Kane is a product of the Tottenham Youth system, in the 2008–09 season he played in the Under-16s side that competed in the Copa Chivas and Bellinzona tournaments in Mexico, scoring three goals.

In the 2009–10 season Kane played 22 times for Tottenham’s Under-18′s, scoring an impressive 18 goals.[3] Kane appeared on the first team bench twice during the 2009–10 season, both games were in home domestic cup fixtures, one being in the League Cup fixture against Everton on 27 October 2009 and the other appearance coming in the F.A. Cup fourth-round replay against Bolton Wanderers on 24 February 2010.

2010–11 season[edit]

On 7 January 2011, Kane moved to Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.[4] He made his senior debut for Orient on 15 January, coming on as a substitute in the 1–1 draw at Rochdale.[5] On 22 January, Kane scored his first senior goal in Orient's 4–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.[6] On 12 February he scored twice in a 4–1 win over Bristol Rovers, coming on as a substitute in the 70th minute.[7]

2011–12 season[edit]

On 25 August 2011 Kane made his first European start for Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of their Europa League qualification round against Hearts.He went on to make six appearances in the Europa League this season which also saw him score his first European goal in the 4–0 win at Shamrock Rovers

On 1 January 2012, Kane and Tottenham teammate Ryan Mason joined Championship club Millwall on loan until the end of the season. Kane went on to score nine goals in 27 games and earned praise from both manager Kenny Jackett and Millwall’s supporters which resulted in Kane being named Millwall’s Young Player of the Season 2011–12.

2012–13 season[edit]

During the 2012–13 pre-season Kane figured heavily within the first team squad and was at one point the only recognized forward travelling with the team during the nationwide tour of the USA, which incorporated high-profile fixtures against LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls. Kane capped off an encouraging pre-season by scoring a hat-trick for a Spurs XI side against Southend United on 10 August. On 18 August, he made his Premier League debut, coming on as a substitute for Sandro against Newcastle United .

On 31 August 2012, Kane joined Norwich City on a season-long loan, making his Premier League debut as a substitute against West Ham United. Kane suffered injury breaking a metatarsal bone in the League Cup tie against Doncaster on only his second appearance. The 19-year-old underwent his rehabilitation at Tottenham but returned to action for Norwich on 29 December. However, with Spurs having been unable to add to their attacking options during the January transfer window, they opted to recall Kane four months early. Norwich manager Chris Hughton told a press conference: "Spurs have recalled Harry Kane from his loan with us. He was unlucky with the injury. We would have liked to keep him, but wish him well."

On 21 February 2013, it was announced that Harry Kane would be joining Leicester City for the remainder of the 2012–13 season to aid in the club's push for automatic promotion.[8] Kane marked his home debut with a goal for Leicester City against Blackburn. Kane went on to make 13 appearances for Leicester City, eight from the bench.

2013–14 season[edit]

Kane is currently part of the Tottenham first team squad. Kane scored his first Spurs goal at White Hart Lane in the League Cup tie against Hull City, scoring the equalizer in extra time, the game finished 2–2. Tottenham won 8–7 on penalties, with Kane taking and converting the fifth of the nine sets of spot-kicks. On 7 April 2014, Kane was given his first Premier league start for Tottenham, in a 5-1 win against Sunderland, and scored his first Premier League goal in the 59th minute of the match.[9] He also scored in the following game, helping Tottenham to recover from a 3-0 deficit against West Brom before eventually drawing 3-3.[10] He scored for the third game in a row on 19 April, this time helping Tottenham to a 3-1 win at home to Fulham.[11]

2014-15 season[edit]

Kane made his first appearance of the season as a substitute against West Ham on the opening day of the season providing an assist for Eric Dier in the form of a well timed through ball.

He scored in both games against Cypriot opposition AEL Limassol in the Spurs' UEFA cup playoffs, scoring an 80th minute winner in the first leg, and opening the scoring in the 3-0 second leg victory after missing a penalty.

He scored a late goal against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup to make it 3-1 to Tottenham.

International career[edit]

In January 2010, Kane was called up to play for the England U17 side for the Algarve Tournament in Portugal.[12] He later moved up to the U19s and scored twice in a 6–1 victory over Albania on 8 October 2010.[13] Kane played a large role in the England Under 19s progression to the semi-finals of their respective UEFA European Championship in Estonia during July, 2012. Kane scored the winner against France in the final group stage game to ensure the team a safe passage through to the semi finals. In total Kane has appeared 14 times for England U19s and has contributed 6 goals during that period.

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[14] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[15] He assisted Luke Williams' goal in the opening group-stage game on 23 June against Iraq.[16] He then scored in the following game against Chile, collecting a pass after a fine run by Ross Barkley and firing in from the edge of the box.[17]

On 13 August 2013, Kane made his debut for the England U21 side,coming on as a substitute in the 58th minute. Under the stewardship of England senior manager Roy Hodgson, England went on to win the game 6–0.

On 10 October 2013, Kane scored a hat-trick for England under-21's against San Marino during 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification.

Kane is also eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his Irish born Grandfather.[18] However in August 2014, Kane ruled out switching allegiance to the Republic of Ireland stating he wants to break into the England senior team.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leyton Orient (loan) 2010–11[20] League One 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5
Tottenham Hotspur 2011–12[21] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 6[a] 1 6 1
2012–13[22] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[23] Premier League 10 3 0 0 2 1 7[a] 0 19 4
2014–15[24] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 1 4[a] 3 8 4
Total 14 3 0 0 3 2 16 3 33 8
Millwall (loan) 2011–12[21] Championship 22 7 5 2 0 0 27 9
Norwich City (loan) 2012–13[22] Premier League 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Leicester City (loan) 2012–13[22] Championship 13 2 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 15 2
Career total 70 17 6 2 4 2 16 3 2 0 98 24
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Championship play-offs




  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 8. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 543. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Tottenham unearth themselves a striking gem". FootballFanCast.com. 10 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Leyton Orient sign Harry Kane & Andrew Whing". BBC Sport. 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rochdale 1–1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 15 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Leyton Orient 4–0 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. 22 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Leyton Orient 4–1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 12 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Harry Kane: Leicester City sign Tottenham striker". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tottenham 5–1 Sunderland". BBC. 7 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 3-3 Tottenham Hotspur" BBC Sport. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Fulham" BBC Sport. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  12. ^ "U17 squad announced". Thefootballnetwork.net. 23 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "England U19 6 Albania U19 1". england-mad.co.uk. 8 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  16. ^ "England v Iraq" TheFA.com. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013/
  17. ^ "All square in Antalya" TheFA.com. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Ireland manager Martin O'Neill will target English youth stars for his Republic revolution". Daily Mail. 12 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Blow for Martin O'Neill as Harry Kane rules out playing for the Republic of Ireland". Irish Independent. 29 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Harry Kane in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Kane in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c "Games played by Harry Kane in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Harry Kane in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Harry Kane in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Millwall boss Jackett hands award to Spurs loanee Kane". NewsatDen.co.uk. 27 April 2012. 

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