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10 Interesting Facts about Harry Kane.

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Full Name: Harry Edward Kane

Date of Birth: 28 July 1993 (age 30)

Place of Birth: Walthamstow, London, UK

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Position: Striker / Forward

Current Team: Bayern Munich

Harry Kane, a name synonymous with excellence in football, has left an indelible mark on the sport. Born on 28 July 1993 in Walthamstow, London, with his Irish roots and raised in Chingford, Kane's journey from a promising youth academy player to becoming one of the world's finest strikers is a story that captivates football enthusiasts worldwide.

In 2015, Kane was a promising rising star, who had left an indelible mark on the Premier League. Since then, significant changes have occurred, and he currently plies his trade with the German football giants, Bayern Munich. For the 2023/24 season, Kane's goal tally with Bayern Munich stands at an impressive 22. Notably, 18 of these goals were achieved in 12 Bundesliga matches, with the remaining four in four Champions League games.

As one of England's most celebrated footballers, Kane's journey from Tottenham to the international stage has been nothing short of extraordinary. Let's revisit this article and update it with fresh insights about the remarkable career of Harry Kane.

Here are 10 interesting facts about the man himself, Harry Kane.

10. Early Beginnings

Harry Kane attended Larkswood Primary Academy and later Chingford Foundation School. Kane's love affair with football began at age six with local club Ridgeway Rovers. Despite playful debates about sporting genes, he acknowledged his family's deep ties to Tottenham Hotspur, being a Spurs fan himself. Influenced by idols like Teddy Sheringham, David Beckham, Jermain Defoe, and Ronaldo, Kane's early years set the stage for his future football stardom. His passion for the game led him to the doors of Tottenham Hotspur's academy in July 2009. Little did anyone know that this young talent would go on to achieve great things in the world of football.

9. He was Born 5 Miles From White Hart Lane

“Harry Kane, he’s one of our own” is the chant heard at every Spurs game, and it is very much true as he was born in the area, comes from a family of Tottenham fans, and arrived at Spurs at just 11 years old. Kane made his way through the ranks and went from being a fan in the stands to the starting striker for his boyhood team. This made him a firm favourite at the Lilywhites.

8. A Stint At Arsenal

Prior to a North London Derby in 2015, a photo emerged of a very young Harry Kane in an Arsenal shirt, inevitably causing a bit of an uproar. The story emerged that he had spent a year at their academy (when he was 8 years old) before he was released, and before long he was snapped up by the team that he would regularly go to watch and would much later become their star striker. How things might have been different had he remained with the red half of North London?

7. Emergence At Spurs

Kane made his senior debut for Tottenham back in 2011 during a Europa League game against Hearts. Although it was a match in which Spurs already held a comfortable lead, Kane quickly became a fan favourite at White Hart Lane.

However, the 2013/14 season marked the beginning of Harry Kane's ascent to the top. He started to make a name for himself in Spurs' first team, making 19 appearances in all competitions. His breakthrough moment came when he was handed his first Premier League start in Tottenham colours, facing Sunderland in April 2014. In that game, he responded with his first top-flight goal, setting the stage for what was to come.

6. He Had Loan Spells At 4 different Clubs

Much of Kane’s development over the years is thanks to a series of loans, which have enabled him to get first-team action and experience instead of warming the bench. This was under Sherwood’s direction and has clearly paid massive dividends. Kane has had spells at Orient, Leicester, Norwich, and most notably at Millwall, where he scored 9 in 27 games and was named their Young Player of the Season.

5. The 2014/15 Break Through Season & Breaking Records

During the 2014/15 season, Harry Kane achieved a milestone that had eluded Tottenham Hotspur for decades. He became the first Spurs player to break the 30-goal barrier since the legendary Gary Lineker in the 1991/92 season. His 21 goals in 34 Premier League appearances matched the totals of football icons Gareth Bale (2012-13) and Teddy Sheringham (1992/93). Kane's incredible feat also made him the first home-grown player to bag 20 league goals in a season since Mark Falco in 1984/85. Before he departed for Bayern, Kane’s 213 Premier League goals for Spurs is still the most any player has managed to score for a single club in the competition.

4. The 2017-2018 Goal Rush.

Kane's goal-scoring exploits reached new heights in the 2017/18 season. He achieved the remarkable milestone of scoring 30 goals in the Premier League and a staggering 41 in all competitions. This feat included back-to-back hat-tricks against Burnley and Southampton at the end of 2017. In doing so, Kane broke Alan Shearer's record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year with 39.

3. The National Captaincy & England All-time Goal Scorer

Harry Kane's influence extended beyond club football. He captained the England national team for the first time in a World Cup qualifier away to Scotland in June 2017. In that memorable match, Kane scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 draw. His leadership qualities were evident, and he was subsequently appointed England's captain for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Kane currently holds the record for the highest number of goals scored for the England men's national team. While Wayne Rooney achieved 53 goals in 120 appearances, Kane surpassed this milestone with 61 goals in just 87 appearances, all be it against teams of lower standing or with less international football prominence. Remarkably, Rooney and Kane stand as the sole male English players in history to breach the 50-goal mark for the national team, solidifying their positions as iconic goal scorers in the annals of English football.

2. Diverse Sponsorships and Charitable Endeavours

Harry Kane, the prolific footballer, boasts a sponsorship deal with Nike, featuring his signature Hypervenom football boots and a special-edition Hypervenom 3 HK commemorating his 100th Premier League goal. Beyond sportswear, Kane has been the face of campaigns for Mars Bars and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, aligning with football stars on the global stage. In a ground-breaking move, he sponsored Leyton Orient's shirts for the 2020 season, directing 10% of the proceeds to charities supporting NHS workers, Haven House Children's Hospice, and mental health organization Mind. This unique blend of commercial success and charitable initiatives showcases Kane's diverse impact in the sports and philanthropic spheres.

1. World Cup Triumph

The 2018 FIFA World Cup marked a crowning achievement in Harry Kane's career. He not only led the England national team (as captain) but also claimed the tournament's 'Golden Boot' with six goals. His performances guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals, captivating fans and further solidifying his status as one of the world's premier strikers. As a bonus, in his final season with Spurs, Kane found the back of the net in an impressive 26 different Premier League matches. This achievement equalled the record set by Andrew Cole for the most matches scored in during a 38-match season. Kane's dominance also extends to Sundays, where he sits atop the list for the most goals scored. In a heart-warming tribute to his deep affection for his wife and expanding family, Harry is renowned for tenderly kissing his ring finger following each goal he scores.

Harry Kane Honours:


  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018

  • IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer: 2017

  • London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year: 2018, 2021

  • Millwall Young Player of the Year: 2011–12

  • Premier League Player of the Month: January 2015, February 2015, March 2016, February 2017, September 2017, December 2017, March 2022

  • PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21, 2022–23

  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2014–15

  • Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2014–15, 2020–21, 2022–23

  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2020–21

  • Premier League Playmaker of the Season: 2020–21

  • PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2016–17

  • Football Supporters' Federation Player of the Year: 2017

  • England Player of the Year Award: 2017, 2018

  • London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year: 2018, 2021

  • Bundesliga Goal of the Month: October 2023


  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: 2019

  • Freedom of the City of London: 2023

Harry Kane's remarkable journey from a budding talent in North London to a global footballing sensation serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment, resilience, and unparalleled knack for scoring goals. His impact, not only at Bayern Munich and with the England national team but also on the broader landscape of football, is immeasurable. As he continues to shatter records and inspire generations of footballers, Harry Kane's legacy in the sport remains indelible and secure.

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