Kane warming up at the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
|Full name||Harry Edward Kane|
|Date of birth||28 July 1993|
|Place of birth||Chingford, England|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2011||→ Leyton Orient (loan)||18||(5)|
|2012||→ Millwall (loan)||22||(7)|
|2012–2013||→ Norwich City (loan)||3||(0)|
|2013||→ Leicester City (loan)||13||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:40, 24 May 2015 (UTC).
He made his senior debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a UEFA Europa League game against Heart of Midlothian. Before establishing himself in Tottenham's first team, Kane spent time on loan in League One playing for Leyton Orient, the Championship playing for Millwall and Leicester City and in the Premier League for Norwich City. He became a regular starter and goalscorer for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, winning the Premier League Player of the Month award twice, for January and February 2015. With 31 goals across the campaign, 21 of which were in the league, he was also named the PFA Young Player of the Year.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Kane was born Chingford, London. He is of Irish descent through his father who is from Galway. 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. 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. 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 and the other appearance coming in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Bolton Wanderers on 24 February 2010.
On 7 January 2011, Kane moved to Leyton Orient on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. 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. On 22 January, Kane scored his first senior goal in Orient's 4–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Kane spent pre-season with Tottenham, scoring a hat-trick 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 an injury, breaking a metatarsal bone, in the League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers in 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.
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. He marked his home debut with a goal against Blackburn Rovers, a 3–0 win on 26 February. 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.
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. He also scored in the following game, helping Tottenham to recover from a 3–0 deficit against West Brom before eventually drawing 3–3. 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.
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. He scored a late goal against Nottingham Forest in the Football League Cup to secure a 3–1 victory for Tottenham on 24 September. 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. 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.
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. 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. On 1 January 2015, Kane scored twice and won a penalty as Tottenham defeated league leaders Chelsea 5–3, and he scored a further two in a 3–0 away win against West Bromwich Albion on 31 January, including one from a penalty. Kane set up Christian Eriksen's late equaliser against Sheffield United on 28 January, a goal which put Tottenham into the 2015 Football League Cup Final. His performances led to him being named as Premier League Player of the Month for January.
On 2 February, he signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the club. 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. After scoring against Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham United, Kane was again named as the Premier League Player of the Month for February, becoming only the fourth player to win the award in consecutive months. On 21 March, Kane scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4–3 home win over Leicester City; this brought him to 19 league goals in the season, making him the division's top scorer.
On 5 April, Kane captained Tottenham for the first time in a goalless draw with Burnley at Turf Moor. Two weeks later, he scored his 30th goal of the season in a 3–1 win against Newcastle United at St. James' Park, making him the first Tottenham player to reach that milestone since Gary Lineker in 1991–92. Later that month, he was included as one of two forwards in the PFA Team of the Year, alongside Chelsea's Diego Costa. He was also voted the PFA Young Player of the Year. On 24 May, he headed in an Eric Dier cross for the only goal of an away win at Everton on the final day of the season to confirm fifth place for Tottenham, thus qualifying them to the group stage of the following season's Europa League. It was his 21st goal of the league campaign, equalling a club record alongside Teddy Sheringham, Jürgen Klinsmann and Gareth Bale.
In January 2010, Kane was called up to play for the England U17 side for the Algarve Tournament in Portugal. Kane missed the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship due to illness, with England going on to win the tournament in his absence. He later moved up to the U19s and scored twice in a 6–1 victory over Albania on 8 October 2010. 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. He made his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay. He assisted Luke Williams' goal in the opening group-stage game on 23 June against Iraq. 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.
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 was also 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.
After a good run of form with Tottenham and being the third top goal scorer just behind Diego Costa and Sergio Agüero with 16 goals on 19 March 2015, Kane was named by manager Roy Hodgson in the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy. He scored on his international debut at Wembley Stadium, replacing Wayne Rooney in the second half of the game against Lithuania, and scoring just 80 seconds later with a header from a Raheem Sterling cross. On 30 March, the day before the Italy game, Hodgson announced that Kane would start alongside Rooney, and he played the full 90 minutes of the 1–1 draw at Juventus Stadium.
Style of play
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. They wrote that he preferred to place his shots, although he could also score from distance. The report also noted that he had good pace, but was weak in the air and had not scored on his loan at Norwich. 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.
Former Tottenham manager David Pleat described Kane as an "old-fashioned traditional centre-forward". 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".
Kane's style of play has been compared to that of former Tottenham forward Jürgen Klinsmann, a comparison Kane called flattering in February 2015. 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". Alan Shearer, the Premier League's all-time top scorer, said in March that year that Kane "seems to have that natural ability to get goals. He's also young, fresh and his attitude appears to be very, very good. What I like about him, is that he is willing to run in behind defenders, as well as go short. When he gets opportunities he inveariably [sic] takes them. He wants to get his shot away very quickly, which is good to see. It looks as if he could have a very good future in the game." He added that Kane was one of the three best strikers playing in the league, besides Diego Costa and Sergio Agüero.
- As of match played 24 May 2015.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Tottenham Hotspur||2009–10||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|Leyton Orient (loan)||2010–11||League One||18||5||0||0||0||0||—||0||0||18||5|
|Norwich City (loan)||2012–13||Premier League||3||0||1||0||1||0||—||—||5||0|
|Leicester City (loan)||2012–13||Championship||13||2||0||0||0||0||—||2[b]||0||15||2|
|England national team|
- Score and result list England's goal tally first.
|1.||27 March 2015||Wembley Stadium, London||Lithuania||
||UEFA Euro 2016 qualification|
- Millwall Young Player of the Season: 2011–12
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- Goal of the Month (England): January 2015
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