Harry Kane is a professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Tottenham and the England national team. Born on 28 July 1983, the striker is known for his stunning goalscoring ability, exemplified by his scoring 30 goals in each of the last three seasons for Tottenham.
Kane started football at the local club Ridgeway Rovers in 1991 as a six year old before joining Arsenal's youth academy in 2001. He had brief stints with his old club Rovers and Watford before being scouted by Tottenham in 2004, who moulded the prodigy into the striker he is today. Kane quickly rose through the ranks of the club and represented the side in the Under-16 and Under-18 formats.
Harry Kane emerged on the international platform when he was called up to represent England in the Under-17 format in 2010. He then played an integral role in carrying the Under-19 team to reach the Semi finals of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Kane then went on to represent his side in the Under-21 format as well, before breaking into the senior side.
In the 2010-11 season, Kane was loaned to Leyton Orient with whom he made his professional debut in a 1-1 draw against Rochdale. Kane finished the season with 5 goals under his bag in 18 matches.
Harry Kane made his debut for the senior England team in 2015 in Euro 2016 qualifiers in a match against Lithuania, where he headed a goal just 80 seconds after appearing on the field. Kane then went on to score 2 more goals in the next two matches to end England's campaign successfully.
Rise to glory
Following successful loan stints with Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester city, Kane cemented his spot in Tottenham's first team in the 2014-15 season. Kane had a glorious campaign, which saw him being included in the PFA team as well as being named the PFA player of the year. He was also the division's top scorer with 21 goals.
Kane continued his form in the next season, where he won the Premier League golden boot with 25 goals and helped Tottenham finish on the third place. He was included in the PFA team for the second time in a row.
As the seasons progressed, so did the number of goals coming from Harry Kane's boot. The 2016-2017 season saw him finishing with 29 goals and was awarded the Golden boot for a second time in the row, becoming the only fifth player to do so. He was also included in the PFA team for the third time in a row.
The 2017-2018 saw him reigning supreme over Europe, as he became the continent's top scorer with 56 goals across all competitions. He also became the first player in Premier League's history to score 6 hat tricks in a year. He ended the season by scoring his 100th Premier League goal and also became Tottenham's all time top scorer.
Harry Kane’s goal scoring spree was not limited to the Premier League as he also England's one of the most prolific strikers today. In the 23 games played so far for England, Kane has netted the ball 12 times.
Harry Kane was first handed the onus of captaincy in 2016, when the Spurs beat Crystal Palace 1-0.
Kane captained the English side for the first time in 2017, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and confirmed England's qualification for the same