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Harry Kane
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Kane warming up with England at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
Personal information
Full name Harry Edward Kane[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Chingford, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 18
Youth career
????–2001 Ridgeway Rovers
2001–2002 Arsenal
2002–2004 Ridgeway Rovers
2004 Watford
2004–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Tottenham Hotspur 34 (17)
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 10 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:58, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur as a forward.

He made his senior debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a UEFA Europa League game against Heart of Midlothian. Kane has also been loaned to League One team Leyton Orient, Championship teams Millwall and Leicester City and Premier League team Norwich City.

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

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]


Kane was born Chingford, London.[3] From local club Ridgeway Rovers, he had a year at Arsenal's academy aged 8, and later two months at Watford's, before joining Tottenham aged 11.[4] He 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 tournament in Mexico, and Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland, scoring three goals.

In the 2009–10 season Kane played 22 times for Tottenham’s Under-18s, scoring 18 goals.[5] Kane appeared on the first team bench twice during the 2009–10 season, both games were in home domestic cup victories, one being the League Cup fixture against Everton on 27 October 2009[6] and the other appearance coming in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Bolton Wanderers on 24 February 2010.[7]

2010–11 season[edit]

On 7 January 2011, Kane moved to Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.[8] He made his senior debut for Orient on 15 January, coming on as a substitute for Scott McGleish in the 73rd minute of a 1–1 draw at Rochdale.[9] On 22 January, Kane scored his first senior goal in Orient's 4–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.[10] On 12 February he scored twice in a 4–1 win over Bristol Rovers, after coming on as a substitute for McGleish in the 70th minute.[11]

2011–12 season[edit]

On 25 August 2011 Kane made his first appearance for Tottenham Hotspur, starting in the second leg of their Europa League qualification round against Hearts, with Tottenham making changes after winning the first leg 5–0. His 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.[12] He went on to make six appearances in the Europa League that season, scoring his first Tottenham goal in the 4–0 win at Shamrock Rovers on 15 December.[13]

On 29 December, Kane and Tottenham teammate Ryan Mason agreed to join Championship club Millwall on loan from 1 January 2012 until the end of the season.[14] Kane went on to score 9 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 against Southend United on 10 August.[15] On 18 August, he made his Premier League debut, coming on as a substitute for Sandro against Newcastle United.[16]

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.[17] Kane suffered an injury, breaking a metatarsal bone, in the League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers in only his second appearance.[18] 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."[19]

On 21 February 2013, it was announced that Kane would be joining Leicester City for the remainder of the 2012–13 season to aid in the club's push for automatic promotion from the Championship.[20] He marked his home debut with a goal against Blackburn Rovers, a 3–0 win on 26 February.[21] He went on to make 13 appearances for the East Midlands club, eight from the bench, and they reached the playoff semi-finals before being eliminated by Watford.

2013–14 season[edit]

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.[22] Tottenham won 8–7 on penalties, with Kane taking and converting the fifth of the nine sets of spot-kicks.[22]

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.[23] He also scored in the following game, helping Tottenham to recover from a 3–0 deficit against West Brom before eventually drawing 3–3.[24] He scored for the third game in a row on 19 April, this time helping Tottenham to a 3–1 win at home over London rivals Fulham.[25]

2014–15 season[edit]

Kane and Federico Fazio with Chelsea's John Terry and Branislav Ivanović on 1 January 2015

Kane made his first appearance of the season as a substitute against West Ham United on the opening day of the Premier League season, providing an assist for the game-winning goal by Eric Dier.[26]

He scored in both games against Cypriot opposition AEL Limassol in Spurs' Europa League 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.[27]

He scored a late goal against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup to secure a 3–1 victory for Tottenham on 24 September.[28] On 23 October, Kane scored his first professional hat-trick for Tottenham in a 5–1 win over Asteras Tripoli in the group stage of the Europa League.[29] Kane was also forced to go in goal for the final three minutes of the match, after Hugo Lloris had been sent off with no substitutions remaining, and conceded a goal when he dropped a free-kick from Jerónimo Barrales.[29]

He came on as a second-half substitute in Tottenham's 2–1 win over Aston Villa on 2 November, and scored the winning goal in the 90th minute.[30] He scored again in Tottenham's 2–1 win over Hull City shortly afterwards, pouncing on the rebound from an Eriksen free kick to equalise.[30] On 1 January 2015, Kane scored twice and won a penalty as Tottenham defeated league leaders Chelsea 5–3,[31] and he scored a further two in a 3–0 away win against West Bromwich Albion on 31 January, one from a penalty.[32] Kane set up Christian Eriksen's late equaliser against Sheffield United on 28 January, a goal which put Tottenham into the League Cup Final.[33]

On 2 February 2015, he signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the club.[34] Five days later, he scored both of Tottenham's goals as they came from behind to defeat Arsenal in the North London derby, his 21st and 22nd goals of the season across all competitions.[35] His performances led to him being named as Premier League Player of the Month for January.[36]

International career[edit]

Conor Coady and Kane warming up for England at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Estonia

In January 2010, Kane was called up to play for the England U17 side for the Algarve Tournament in Portugal.[37] He later moved up to the U19s and scored twice in a 6–1 victory over Albania on 8 October 2010.[38] 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 appeared 14 times for England U19s and 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.[39] He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[40] He assisted Luke Williams' goal in the opening group-stage game on 23 June against Iraq.[41] 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.[42]

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-21s against San Marino during 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification. He has continued to score prolifically, with his brace against France under-21s marking 13 goals in 12 games for the under-21s.

Kane is also eligible for the Republic of Ireland through his father, who was born in Galway,[43] but in August 2014 he ruled out switching allegiance, saying he wants to break into the England senior team.[44]

Style of play[edit]

When profiling Kane in February 2013, Talksport said that he was best as a second striker, despite also having ability as a centre forward or in a wide position.[45] They wrote that he preferred to place his shots, although he could also score from distance.[45] The report also noted that he had good pace, but was weak in the air and had not scored on his loan at Norwich.[45] In February 2015, BBC Sport wrote that Kane was best as a lone striker, with his "hold-up play and close control" making him apt in other positions as well.[46]

Former Tottenham manager David Pleat said of Kane: "His feet are firmly on the ground. He is a very sensible boy, a modest, humble boy".[46] He referred to him as an "old-fashioned traditional centre-forward".[46] Clive Allen, who coached him at Tottenham, stated that "one thing I'd say about him, which unfortunately you don't say about a lot of young footballers, is that he had a passion for the game. He loves football, he loves playing, he loves scoring goals".[46]

Kane's style of play has been compared to that of former Tottenham forward Jürgen Klinsmann, a comparison to which Kane expressed flattery in February 2015.[47] Also that month, Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy said that the England team should be built around Kane, stating "I'm struggling to see a weakness in the lad's game".[48]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 March 2015.
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
Tottenham Hotspur 2009–10[49] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[50] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 6[a] 1 6 1
2012–13[51] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[52] Premier League 10 3 0 0 2 1 7[a] 0 19 4
2014–15[53] Premier League 23 14 2 0 6 3 9[a] 7 40 24
Total 34 17 2 0 8 4 22 8 66 29
Leyton Orient (loan) 2010–11[54] League One 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5
Millwall (loan) 2011–12[50] Championship 22 7 5 2 0 0 27 9
Norwich City (loan) 2012–13[51] Premier League 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Leicester City (loan) 2012–13[51] Championship 13 2 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 15 2
Career total 90 31 8 2 9 4 22 8 2 0 131 45
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Championship play-offs




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